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Submitted by DanielGearSolid 758d ago | rumor

Vgchartz Global Weekly, 4th January 2014

Week Starting January 04 2014

Global Hardware by Platform
Platform Weekly (change) Total
3DS 410,851 (-44%) 42,440,159
PS4 264,916 (-43%) 4,382,474
PS3 247,014 (-31%) 82,294,367
XOne 171,885 (-41%) 3,104,980
PSV 140,761 (-27%) 7,272,095
X360 116,309 (-54%) 80,978,62 4
WiiU 111,325 (-50%) 5,340,720
PSP 84,480 (-6%) 80,529,713
Wii 44,086 (-47%) 100,730,828 (3DS, Industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 48
xHeavYx  +   758d ago
I know this website is not reliable, but it would be sad if the PS3 had sold more units than the PS4
@ Silver
Check the numbers, the PS3 sold more units this month
@ Daniel
I agree but "certain people" will get upset if you don't put that disclaimer
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Xsilver  +   758d ago
wait what are you talking about.
mikeslemonade   758d ago | Trolling | show
abzdine  +   758d ago
PSP still kicking!
Huge success for an amazing handheld.

Vita doing very well also.
Ritsujun   758d ago | Trolling | show
Eonjay  +   757d ago

I don't think they will give up but their is no way for Microsoft to catch Sony without addressing the fact that they aren't as popular outside of the US. I mean, all this without Japan?
abzdine  +   757d ago
PS4 selling almost same as x1 and 360.
imagine what will happen feb 22nd.. just imagine!
MazzingerZ  +   757d ago
Was in stock in Sweden but all the stock went to old preorders...out of stock again without really being i stock, PS4 will sell like mad when production catches up
DanielGearSolid  +   758d ago
I'm confused when ppl say its unreliable...

Before MS announced 3 mil sold, they had it at 2.9 days before.

Before ps4 announced 4.2 they had 4.1 days before

Beyond two souls just announced 1mil sold they're only 30,000 off.

They might not be 100% accurate but they are a good reference
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Axios2  +   758d ago
Very true

What other reference point is there?

Next gen consoles slowing down:

PS4 at 626k average per week into 49 countries

X1 at 517k average per week into 13 countries
DarkLordMalik  +   758d ago
3DS WW sales are close to 35 million yet they have listed it as 42 million so while they are not entirely accurate and neither are totally false, their numbers should always be taken with a grain of salt.
stuna1  +   758d ago
The numbers that VGChartz originaly reported for the PS4 were off by 300,00 consoles sitting at 3,890,000 and the Xbox1 were undertracked by about 60,000 until Microsoft came out and said they had sold 3,000,000 consoles worldwide! A day later the PS4 was reported to have sold 4.2 million consoles.

Check my comment history, I asked the the question then had the numbers ben updated after the announcement.
Magicite  +   758d ago
they are pretty much only this kinbd database available to public.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   758d ago
Wow both gain a hundred thausound a week this site is very unrealible
BattleAxe  +   758d ago
Looks like the PSP and the 360 are neck and neck in the console race.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   758d ago
A dead clock is right twice a day. VgChartz is completely unreliable nothing but lottery work and playing darts blindfolded without knowing where the dartboard is. Last gen is proof of that.
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FriedGoat  +   758d ago
Heh, I can't believe the PSVita is selling as close the the Xboxone.
jackanderson1985  +   758d ago
for both they had it considerably lower and revised it upwards once the official numbers came out.

they're unreliable and that's why pretty much every major gaming site doesn't reference in vgchartz when talking numbers.

if you look at their methodology you'd see why they're unrealistic
scott182  +   758d ago
The thing is no. 1 on Amazon US and not even in stock... It's a shame Sony can't pump these things out faster.
trouble_bubble  +   758d ago
That 30,000+ undertrack on Beyond coulda been fixed though, but vgchartz are notoriously stubborn. Even when corporate and investor figures say otherwise, like on Polyphony Digital, Sony Santa Monica and Kojima Productions websites. But GT5, GOW3 and MGS4 all remain undertracked.

Heavy Rain sold through over 3 million back in August. vgchartz did nothing and it remains undertracked by a whopping 300,000. That's kinda ridiculous. Now Beyond's still undertracked 2 weeks after passing a million. Is Quantic Dream not a good enough source or what, lol?
Gamer1982  +   758d ago
There unreliable in there always a few off there never exactly right but there almost right. The places where they get there figures from use an algorithm to get a ballpark figure. These things are impossible to get right outside of shipped numbers as not all retailers actually tell Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo everytime they have sold a console that's why everybody's numbers are slightly different.
ethomaz  +   757d ago
Just to be accurate...

Before ps4 announced 4.2 they had 3.9 days before

They adjusted to 4.1m minutes after Sony release the 4.2m figures.
Kribwalker  +   757d ago
They had it at 3.7 million before Sony announced ps4 at 4.1million. Microsoft announced 80 million sold in mid October, and they had less then that on vgchartz until December, and Sony announced 80million ps3 in November but it was at 80 million before the xbox announcement in October, numbers do seem to be off typically, I think they get there numbers from some sales numbers but some surveys as well
insomnium2  +   757d ago

It's been proven to be unreliable years ago. Nothing to discuss here. SSDD.
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360ICE  +   758d ago
Where did you find the numbers for month? Anyway, PS4 has sold more this week... which is what these numbers are for, so it can't be that bad.

Fun to see that the PSP is still in the game after all these years. It will be ten years December this year, actually. At least in Japan.
DarkHeroZX  +   758d ago
GG to the 3DS, PS4/PS3. Much deserved.
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DarkHeroZX  +   758d ago
See after all those disagrees I got in the NA sales figures section I needed up being very right. The PS4/PS3 both outsold and performaned all the X1 worldwide. Dont let that US=WW hoax fool you. By the time its all said and done MS just can't compete. Heck The X1 competition is against the Vita.
Letthewookiewin  +   758d ago
The Vita almost sold as much as the X1. Finally the Xbone has found its match!
Sitdown  +   758d ago
Yeah.....a $500 console almost got beat by a $179 console that has been given new life....... just ridiculous. Meanwhile the 3DS dusted all..... but let's not talk about that. :-/
lifeisgamesok  +   758d ago
PS4 only has little over a million lead and they launched in triple the amount of territories

I wouldn't brag so much
DarkHeroZX  +   757d ago

Lol it doesn't matter. Do you think that releasing in other countries really make a difference since in all the same territories MS launched in they sold more? Spreading out your stock instead of concentrating them in major markets means it'll sell better? No, all spreading the PS4 out did was cause all it did was leave millions of PS4 on back order in the US. Spreading the PS4 out means less supply through all those countries. Sony still has around the same number of boxes available as MS, they just played it smart by not flooding a few countries who may or may not want a box. Let's say MS and Sony launch in all the same countries. Sony would still win look at the PS3 vs 360. PS3 is up almost 2 mill. As long as Sony competes everywhere else but has Japan on lock, MS can't hope to outsell.
Kribwalker  +   757d ago
Sony spread it out to create that demand, if they would have gone with 13 territories as well there would be ps4 stock at all the stores just like the xbox one
DarkHeroZX  +   757d ago

Well you'd have a point if Sony didn't have 2.1 million PS4s in just the US alone to try and fill. Between the US, and Europe alone sony still would have sold 4 million. You got 2 million combined sales in US and Europe/UK alone. Add another 2.1 million people waiting and yeah.......
Kribwalker  +   757d ago
The 2.1million figures you are using for orders to be filled were from early December and included both systems according to gamestop. They have had many big shipments and went on to sell 2million more consoles since that article was published. If they wouldn't have spread so thin, there would be more ps4 in stock
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   758d ago
I don't see what the problem would be.

PS4 is still in a shortage state and this is the golden age for new PS3 gamers, console and games are cheap, lots and lots of amazing games plus it's an awesome blu-ray player.

Some people get in a console when it reaches that point and there's nothing wrong with that, I wish I was that patient :)
wooferine  +   758d ago
Yeah, I wish I were that patient as well. Much more economical way of being a gamer.
Eonjay  +   758d ago
At the current rate of sales it would take the xbox one 3 months to pass the Wii U.
It will take the PS4 6 weeks.
7uff1  +   758d ago
Assuming the Wii U would sell 0 units from now on, you're right.
Eonjay  +   758d ago

No, this assumes they both continue to sell at the same rate.
insomnium2  +   757d ago

They won't though. After feb 22. PS4 explodes in sales with like instant 1.5-2.5 million sold in Japan. Depending how many they can manufacture by then pretty much.
7uff1  +   757d ago
That's correct, I got tricked by the big numbers, sorry.
assdan  +   758d ago
This website is pretty accurate. They need to adjust sometimes. But it tends to do pretty well.
awi5951  +   758d ago
The wii was the only console to break 100 million i guess nintend won that generation by far with no games.
xHeavYx  +   758d ago
Lol, no
NeoTribe  +   758d ago
abzdine  +   758d ago
are you having dyslexia bro?

PS4 264,916 (-43%) 4,382,474
PS3 247,014 (-31%) 82,294,367

PS3 didn't sell 82,294,367 this week but 247,014
xHeavYx  +   758d ago
You are right that the PS3 sold 247,014, but the One sold 171,885, which is what I meant. I wrote PS4 instead
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linkenski  +   758d ago
Except that's not true. PS3 sold around 17.000 less this week than PS4. What are you talking about??


What you meant: PS3 vs. One

What you wrote: "I know this website is not reliable, but it would be sad if the PS3 had sold more units than the PS4"

Yeah, right... Reading comprehension issues. So not true.
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Mega24  +   757d ago
Casuals are the ones who buy the last gen console at the end, I sold my ps3 after I bought the PS4, I had tons of offers, managed to sell the 120gb ps3 with 9 games at $200, $70 then gamestops sells them here.
Bowzabub  +   758d ago
Oh..this is the less popular article as usual... Look at that dead in the water Vita right behind a brand new console. Dead indeed huh?
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PeaSFor  +   758d ago

that's really impressive when you look at all the money MS put for the Xbone ads...but only sold over 30 000 more than a "dead" portable console.

on that note, im gonna play Ys:Memories of Celceta.
AndrewLB  +   758d ago
That's a fantastic game. I almost bought a Vita just for it, but luckily I managed to steal my brothers while visiting him over thanksgiving. hehe.
cell989  +   757d ago
That's it!!! I'm gonna go play Tearaway now
gnothe1  +   758d ago
dude are you really gonna try to compare a 500 dollar HOME CONSOLE to a 179 dollar hand held.....I tell guys try anything you can to paint the xbox in a negative light..
Knushwood Butt  +   758d ago
Yeah, but the Vita has no games /s
PeaSFor  +   758d ago
a hot product with a ridiculous amount of ads behind it versus a "dead" portable console aiming at a "niche" audience(its not like mobile phones are eating a big % or that market..)

I tell you, you cant even see a blatant fact without turning into a negative observation toward the xbox one, maybe you are just insecure or something....but hey, good ps vita sales=bad thing for you...i guess.
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cell989  +   757d ago
X1 is a hot new next get item, the Vita is "dead in the water" according to professional analysts, remember?
JeffGUNZ  +   757d ago
And the vita is out worldwide and X1 is in 13 territories. This site always has new tricks.
darren_poolies  +   757d ago
Well everyone seems to compare the 3DS and consoles so why the hell not?
PeaSFor  +   757d ago
When the 360 had a full year(if not almost two in europe) of sales in front of the ps3, without any competition in a hungry market....did peoples cried a river about how "not fair" it was?

I could of sworn they would have the same amount of sales since Microsoft was putting xbox one EVERYWHERE! TV, radios, giveaways, commercials(McDonald) you name it...while the ps4 had little to none noriety on the media yet it beats the xbox.

MS released the Xb One in market where it could sell, now PS4 hasnt even been released in japan(its main market) and its already kicking xbox in the ass...could you even imagine if the ps4 had a better launch lineup and enough stock supply for the blatant high demand.
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SilentNegotiator  +   758d ago
Plus, it outsold the Wii U. I wonder what all of those fanboys - that respond to discussions of WiiU's poor sales with "Oh yeah? Well, Vita, so there!" - are going to say this week.
modesign  +   757d ago
the vita is selling better than the pii u.
Blastoise  +   758d ago
Vita clawing it's way up :)
mushroomwig  +   758d ago
It's nice to see, it seems like the PS4 is definitely helping sales.
WeAreLegion  +   758d ago
I imagine it'll be even better with the Japanese PS4 release.
WeAreLegion  +   758d ago
The industry is doing well, everyone. Love it!

Edit: There's always someone...
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mediate-this  +   758d ago
I think we will see a decline console sales this gen, still be good but not as good as the last. Ps3 is still a really greaat system, with an amazing library of games.
DanielGearSolid  +   758d ago
Gt6 hit 2mil *claps*
Concertoine  +   758d ago
wii u drop :l
looking forward to getting a vita
WeAreLegion  +   758d ago
You'll love the Vita.

Don't worry about the Wii U. Donkey Kong is out soon. With every first party title, it gets a bit of a boost.
Concertoine  +   758d ago
last year i got a 3ds and bought pretty much every good game on the system, will do the same for vita this year.
yeah the last DKC just recently passed 6 million sold. i dont think people actually realize how big that series is.
raresteak  +   758d ago
Besides Sony and MS themselves do we have stronger, more reliable sources? I basically followed VGChartz all through last gen and have no idea how misinformed I may already be.

NPD's "data" isn't readily available. There's a registration of some sorts before you could access anything, if available at all.
beerzombie  +   758d ago
VGCharts are kind of reliable through out year. they will be more accurate at the end of the end of year. So they are good to look at but can be off a little Sony could have sold less or more its not accurate.
Chrischi1988  +   758d ago
Oh, Wii U sold more Software than PS4... How is that possible, without any games on the plattform? Just kidding^^ PS4 has no games, too, a of now.
DC777  +   758d ago
84k bought PSP??
Knushwood Butt  +   758d ago
Great handheld with a huge library..
GraveLord  +   758d ago
-PS4 continues to dominate as expected. Will surpass the Wii U within the next month or two. It won't even need to launch in Japan. Something needs to be done about the supply issues in America though.
-Xbox One continues to sell decently in America with plenty of stock. EU sales are a different story though. Horrible.
Eonjay  +   758d ago
Does anyone have year one predictions for the 3 Gen 8 consoles?
BosSSyndrome  +   758d ago
So the two condemned systems have similar numbers, Vita being out for almost a year longer. I would say maybe Vita's numbers are what to expect for Wii U in a year but honestly I think it might do much better than that as several huge exclusives come out this year.
TristanPR77  +   758d ago
Wow,the PS3, even when it released a year after the 360 and received all US media hate, it surpassed the 360. That's quite impressive.

Microsoft could not beat Sony after all. Both PS3 and PS4 outsold their competition.

The PS2 era really has come back.
AndrewLB  +   758d ago
The only numbers that matter that can deem a console a success how much $$$ they brought in. Sony took huge losses on the PS3 up until just last year, which contributed to their stock being in the tank.
CaptainSellers  +   757d ago
Sorry but no. Do you own shares in Microsoft? Didn't think so so stop reassuring yourself.
TheGreatXavi  +   757d ago
Sony took huge losses, but MS took even more losses. And with their craps like Windows 8 , Surface ( lol iPad killer lol, nobody I know in my country, not US, know there are tablet named Surface lol ), WP8 lol MS is doomed.
frostypants  +   757d ago
The PS3 became profitable in 2010.
urwifeminder  +   758d ago
Well done MS great start to this gen looking forward to the next wave of games.
MRMagoo123  +   758d ago
It beat the "dead in the water" ps vita by 30,000 sales, i wouldnt say that was a great start for MS.
beerzombie  +   758d ago
Vita cost a 179 dollars really. troll
MRMagoo123  +   758d ago
yes but the xbone fanboys say the vita has no games , so why are ppl buying it then troll?
Knushwood Butt  +   758d ago
I wonder if XBOX 360 has a chance to beat the Wii in terms of lifetime SOFTWARE sales to date.
CBaoth  +   758d ago
It will. MS, just like the other 2, have embraced a dual platform approach. I see the 360 being sold side by side the XB1 for at least 2 years. Factor in another couple of years of annualized software like Madden and Just Dance; to me it's a no-brainer. Back in February, it was reported nearly a third of all American households were still using analog TVs (113 million) so there is a significant portion of consumers yet to upgrade.

Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me to see the PS3 end up with more hardware sales either. I expect to see when the financials are released in early April that Sony sold more PS3s than X360 and Wii combined in 2013. The fantards on this site have moved on to the 8th gen but the 7th gen doesn't end until the last Wii, X360, and PS3 are sold. Lots of revenue left on the table.
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Knushwood Butt  +   756d ago
Yeah, I don't understand why I got so many disagrees when I was simply posting what looks like being a possibility.

I'm a Sony fanboy, but that doesn't blind me from simple facts. 360 is still selling a ton of software, and hardware. Same for PS3. While I think both may struggle to top Wii lifetime hardware sales, they are certainly catching that figure.

For software sales, there's a distinct possibility, although for the 360 it depends on how many people adopt the next (current) gen, as I don't see MS putting many, or any, 360 exclusives out any more. It will depend on the multi-plats, but there's still a huge user base out there.
qzp  +   758d ago
Failfield 4
Geobros  +   758d ago
4/10 games are from next 8th generation....3 for 3DS and one for Wii U. Pokemon X is already the top 3DS game in!!
jeepndave  +   758d ago
MS approximately sells 288k pieces of hardware
Nintendo approximately sells 566k pieces of hardware
Sony approximately sells 737k pieces of hardware

over 1,591,000 pieces of hardware sold in the week after the holidays! yep consoles sure are dying ;-)
bligmerk  +   757d ago
Vgchartz is always a few weeks behind the actual numbers because they are always auto-correcting to match manufacturer numbers after the fact, after first posting their guess-timate. The last official numbers were from MS saying 3 million XBO by calendar year end and Sony saying 4.2 million PS4 by Dec. 28. So, now Vgchartz is saying, as of Jan. 12 end of the week, the numbers are 4.4 million PS4 and 3.1 million XBO. The PS4 has still outsold 42% more than the XBO, even by these numbers. In February, the K/D ratio goes up even more.
Funky Town_TX  +   757d ago
Great job Sony! Now I need PS4 consoles in my area.

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