Worldwide Hardware and Software Chart for Week Ending June 20th, 2008

VGChartz reports that their estimated worldwide hardware and software chart for week ending June 20th, 2008 is as follows:

Hardware Totals: [Last Week #]

DSL: 426,242 (-10%) [474,215]
Wii: 378,214 (+27%) [297,848]
PSP: 200,902 (-2%) [204,447]
PS3: 164,374 (-47%) [311,836]
360: 123,126 (-5%) [129,490]
PS2: 100,477 (-2%) [102,160]

Top 10 Software Worldwide:

1 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 433,359 1,885,836
2 Wii Sports (Wii) 342,544 24,844,881
3 Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 184,290 5,866,629
4 Wii Fit (Wii) 165,337 4,986,189
5 Wii Play (Wii) 154,672 13,058,808
6 Super Robot Wars A Portable (PSP) 100,011 100,011 [NEW]
7 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) 79,878 1,384,437
8 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (DS) 78,263 278,018
9 Brain Training (DS) 76,446 13,307,783
10 Mario Kart DS (DS) 74,034 11,035,495

Other New Releases:

20 Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) 58,831 58,831 [NEW]
21 Harulanaru Toki no Naka de 4 (PS2) 52,970 52,970 [NEW]
34 Alone In The Dark (360) 39,296 39,296 [NEW]
48 Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What To Eat? (Wii) 29,061 29,061 [NEW]

Software Totals: [Last Week #]

Wii: 2,017,980 (+7%) [1,891,187] Tie Ratio: 4.91
DSL: 1,751,802 (-8%) [1,894,255] Tie Ratio: 3.49
PS3: 1,305,999 (-47%) [2,446,927] Tie Ratio: 4.41
360: 1,213,844 (-13%) [1,392,730] Tie Ratio: 6.71
PS2: 607,835 (-3%) [627,082] Tie Ratio: n/a
PSP: 559,716 (+36%) [410,687] Tie Ratio: 2.07

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pharmd3822d ago

i think the most impressive part is that one week out of the blue the wii is up 27%

the rest was rather predictable IMO

shine13963822d ago

wii or wii fit back in stock?

Kain813822d ago

sorry but this must be wrong, cause konami Told that allone in EU they sold about 1 Mio. units + US about 650000 + Jap about 580000 = 2,23Mio
units and not 1,8 mio.

BananaSlug3822d ago (Edited 3822d ago )

retailers have yet to sell the entire 1 million to consumers

shipped =/= sold

LordXenu3822d ago

"Konami has announced that MGS: Guns Of The Patriots has sold a million copies in Europe since its release on June 12th – and that it has shipped many more SKUs to its retail partners."



SOLD = 1 million

SHIPPED = more than 1 million

BananaSlug3822d ago (Edited 3822d ago )

clearly that author does not know the difference between the usage of the term "shipped" and "sold" in the games industry.

here is the official konami press release that author correctly quoted but partially misconceived with his own journalism:

konami clearly stated shipped

shine13963822d ago

the kotaku article could be just as wrong...and thinking that kotaku journalism is above others let alone similiar...well it is your opinion also so I'll respect that...another opinion was this:

DelSource at 06:09 AM on 06/24/08 Reply by Email

Before the nay-sayers step in and choose which part of the press release to take any notice of, Konami say that the have shipped AND sold over a million.

of course then again somebody else thought something else...who's to know?

BananaSlug3822d ago (Edited 3822d ago )

First of all, screw kotaku's journalism and out of context article titles.

Second, how does one deny official, uncut & raw words from a Konami representative -- which is what is highlighted in yellow. In that article highlight, the representative stated that 1 million units were shipped to European retailers. I have yet to see an official quote from Konami that states they sold 1 million units in European territories on or before Jun 24 2008.

Biphter3822d ago

"Metal Gear Solid 4 blows retail away!
Huge first week sales as Hideo Kojima's epic PLAYSTATION®3 title enjoys storming first week
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that sales of its newly-released Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots title for PLAYSTATION®3 have exceeded one million units within the first week.

Konami has shipped over one million copies of the game to retailers across Europe to meet the exceptional demand"

As far as I see it they said Retail sales EXCEEDED 1 million and shipped OVER 1 million. Maybe its both and the same, but they have at retail and sales in the same sentence, then in the next shipped OVER. They could have sold an amount just over 1 million and shipped an amount a little higher than that the way its worded.

At the end of the day I think vgcharts are a bit low still regardless.

Lew_Ijgee3822d ago

We know they are not 100% accurate. Just use VGchartz as an estimate only please.

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mikeslemonade3822d ago

MGS4 bundle sold out everywhere and if you don't believe that reason why the PS3 numbers are down then your just wrong. When Sony resupplies the bundles in early July the numbers will be up once again.

PoSTedUP3822d ago

look at the wii yo, what a freak.

Le-mo3822d ago

Why are people approving hardware/software sales number from VGChartz? They've said it themselves that it's only an estimate and ANYBODY can make an estimate so why approve it? Let's just wait for official numbers from NPD or the manufacturers themselves.

Guwapo773822d ago

Because NPD is America only. I personally like to get an idea of what the world is buying and not just my country.

VGCharts do good at what they do. Estimate.

Superfragilistic3822d ago (Edited 3822d ago )

You do realise NPD is an estimate as well?!

The difference is that in America it bases it on approximately 60% of retailers where VGChartz uses less than a 5% sample for early analysis and weights more heavily on other factors such as shipping numbers, past sales results and internet hype. VGChartz then amends their numbers after NPD is released to broaden their sample and better reflect analytical estimates.

Up front NPD is a much better estimate. But it's by no means official, it is merely a much better estimate of the North American market as it uses a much larger sample size. :)

Here's the best explanation you'll find:

Le-mo3822d ago

I understand what you mean, but the numbers that VGChartz gives out are only estimates. Even you can estimate the amount of hardware/software sale per week. VGChartz numbers are never right and most of the times they are way off from the official numbers.

Guwapo773822d ago

That may be true. But they have more resources than I do to conjure that estimate.

Like I said before VGcharts are good for what they do but by no means do I take what they say as gospel.

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