The controversial sales medium that is VGCharts has put forward that the Wii has now sold 6.03 million units, fast closing in on the 9.66 million units sold by the Xbox 360. PS3 doesn't seem to be doing too badly with 2.67 million units.
The 360 has been at this number for months VGcharts is a bunch of Bull.
The numbers for VGCharts seem to be pretty good for PS3 and Wii (the PS3 just went up from 2.1M to 2.6M (ish), which I believe to be a good estimate for initial sales in Europe). The XBox360 sales havnt moved much, which is odd... But they're not exactly flying off the shelves ATM. They seem to be reasonably accurate, something like +/- 1 Million.
THIS chart is bullshit at best. DJ these numbers are true because you want them to be true. No one takes VGcharts as credible only hardcore Sony fans. VG are the only company saying this despite the rest of the industry.
those numbers are real. They sold 8.5 million units by the end of December, and another million units over the past three months. The Wii is catching up Very fast.
The Xbox360 is a great machine and in my opinion the Wii along with the PS3 can end up out selling it and I will still feel like I had made the best choice for a next-gen console based on its games lineup so these sales figures(who knows if they are true facts) will not upset the "Hardcore" 360 fans as the games are what matter to the 360 camp aswell as the games SHOULD be what matters to "Hardcore" gamers not these "fountain pop" sales figures.
"Honestly DJ, The Xbox360 is a great machine"
I never said it wasn't; if you felt like I was insinuating otherwise, my apologies. I'm simply stating that there are quite a few people who become visibly upset when their console of choice isn't performing as well as they want it to. Now, for Power of Green:
"DJ these numbers are true because you want them to be true. No one takes VGcharts as credible only hardcore Sony fans. THIS chart is bullshit..."
Power claims that 'only hardcore Sony fans' take this site to have credible figures, but it only shows 2.67 million PS3 units sold, not some crazy amount like 8 million. I'm not really comprehending the logic in his accusations. It's possible that he, like several others, simply became confused over Microsoft's statement of "We sold 10.4 million units to retailers (i.e. shipped)" at CES in January. These companies use a lot of clever wording to beef up their image, so I understand that it's hard to see through the PR at times. There's some technicality in the whole shipment vs. sales figures, but it's important to understand the difference between selling to retailers (yes, the manufacturer gets money) and selling to consumers.
P.S. To this day, I still find it funny that I get labeled as a 'hardcore Sony fan' since I own an Xbox. =P
The best way to interpret this stuff is to compare it to your own life. So for the benefit of all your hardcore gamers out there, this is how my gaming community looks.
XBox360s lack of sales recently seems about right to me.
1) The only console on the shelves in my town is the XBox360. No PS3s, no Wiis.
2) I know 2 people with an XBox360, 6 with a Wii, and 0 with a PS3.
3) I know 0 people who are shopping for an XBox360, 0 people who are shopping for a PS3, and 5 who are considering a Wii, but dont want to go check the stores every day.
I knew about 4 people with an XBox, 4 with a PS2, and 2 with a GameCube.
I now know your are a nintendo fan boy whom surrounds himself with other nin-kiddie-to fan boys and don`t socialize very much.
A little FYI dude comments like is what helps give 360/PS3 fans a bad name...and I don't think we appreciate it.
Holy crap you spelled my name right!!! You turbo people argue (disagree) over cars, clothing brands, and even what kind of golf club is the best. Disagreements are inevitable. If I want to make comments over somones choice of game console to please my ego then to bad you won`t stop it. You won`t quell me or the other gamers so end your futile crusade to do so and accept reality. This flower power world were ev eryone likes and accepts everything is un-realistic to occur with your intervention. So I won`t stop and nor will sony boys stop saying wait untill this date and sony will come back. But, it provides me pleasure watch them squirm under the pressure of sony`s failure. SMILE!
No actually, the numbers are just as surprising to me as they are to you. I think it may have something to do with the fact that all my friends have good PCs, and dont really feel the need to buy an HD online system.
Edit: The only reason I bothered to say that was because it brings up a good point. Look at your friends / friends of friends. How many own a wii? How many bought a 360 recently(trading doesnt count)? I dont think its hard for most of us to believe that VGCharts is in the right ballpark.
actually when i think of it, 0 of my friends where looking into buying a PS3, 0 was looking into buying a Wii (but 1 of my brothers friends brought a Wii) and i seems to know about 5+ people that have brought a XBox360 recently, and other people looking into/ wanting to get one.
there is another thread in which it says "looking at the worst kept secret" (talking about the XBox 360 Elite) so as many people knew about this, and i do mean alot as i was told rumours about the 360 elite back in end of October/ beginning of November about the new XBox 360 with smaller CPU (i think its 65 instead of 90 or something) but the only reason i went to buy a 360 (even though i knew of rumours) is because i wanted to play great games then instead of waiting.
Oh and i know at least 1 person who is waiting for the Elite, but then again me and my friends dont only talk about gaming systems, lol so i mite know more then i think.
You look like a ghost, thats the creepy part. But you also resemble a busted condom. LOL J/K I could not help it.
Your 100% correct the online sales counters are bogus. They are just there to fuel the console war. LAME
Sorry about the joke but you set that $#!t up for me.
So how's that year start treating you now? I remember last gen when the ps2 had a year start. Once Gamecube and xbox released there was no way they even got close to getting near the sales number of ps2. Here we are with the new gen and Wii is closing in fast. I wish you guys on this site were a bit more pro Nintendo because it's a little tiring for me to be the only one spouting how great it is... ah well least I know I'm sane. It's yall that are crazy not to see ^.-
so that people can see PS3 sales number... last time it was bounced! q:
@sodslawgy (below) then same goes with everything! q:
it wasnt approved last time as VG Charts added 500k for Pal regions on the day it launched. That proved that they had no basis for sale figures they use.
I dont deny that they might have sold that amount but VG has no way of proving it
So the Wii is doing what PS2 did last year! How cool is that. The Wii is really the only system that will make new games out there. Sure the 360 and PS3 will enhance the sequels of games that we've played and maybe bring some new ones but with the old ways. Wii will accually get new IP's that people want and will bring a new wave of gameplay. Kudos on Nintendo and kudos for the general public saying they want some real NEW game consoles and NEW games out in the world. I'm getting tired of yet another fps or yet another GTA knock off.
Said my peace, don't be hating, just disagree. No need to pull the I hate you now lose a bubble technique.
As much as I agree that the Wii is elling well and brings something new to the table, I certainly disagree with your remark that Wii is the only console bringing fresh IP's to the market.
How about Super Mario Number 2145, Mario Party 134, Metroid 10, Zelda (god knows what number it is now...), not to mention the various Mario Universe spin offs and DS ports (Cooking Mama anyone?) The numbers are obviously exaggerated but I am sure you catch my drift. Nintendo has been counting on these franchises to bring them through the past decade. I am in no way implying that Wii is a bad console rather to the contrary as exactly these franchises have proved to be a WW success for nintendo. But please think before you post as your argument with the fresh IP's is nonsense.
P.S. from the controller point of view, sure the games will be refreshing but certainly not any different from their anaolg counterparts except for the controlling methods see SSX Blur.
10/9, reasons, one opinion and a reminder why your sales numbers websites are not to be trusted.
1. Notice there is no contact information available other than an e-mail, I mean if these numbers were official there would be legal information so not to be sued by mega corporations
2. Why do these number sites have discussion forums? And why do these sites lead to advertisements? Wouldn’t these “official legal serious business’s” that provide people with “supposedly” accurate information be unbiased, considering it would benefit all business?
3. Why no information boasting about how accurate there information is? Wouldn’t they want to advertise there accuracy so there “competitor” wouldn’t take there jobs?
4. Why does the site “page layout” look as if it were made on myspace? If it where so important to have such numbers you would think there page would look like something not made by a child.
5. Provide some reliable links and why do the links they do have lead to fanboys?
6. Uh why do PS3, Wii and 360 fans post the one that makes them look good but disapprove of the other?
7. These are used as a sort of recruitment tool for some members, they use it on noobs to score more fans.
8. The best why to track these numbers is wait for the “Company making the product” to release official numbers and subtract a bit for hype (be honest about subtracting don’t be liars, lies hurt everyone) You see unlike us gaming addicts it would hurt them if they were to break international business laws for lying to much to its costumers (fans)
9. If there are people putting up numbers this accurately, then why do they not advertising there genius to world and predict business sales of more then just gaming? And I would love to take these guys to Vegas and ask them to run my company.
10. The PS3 fanboys site of choice makes me laugh the most, it reminds me of when someone erases letters from a sign for form a dirty word or when they write bad sh*t about people on the bathroom walls. And IMO Its obviously the one with the most jealousy written on its face (There are discussion forums where fanboys argue).
One more W?TF is there spyware and ads on these sites?
the rise in sales of Wii will be bad for all the hard-core gamers because all the developers will start making games for the most sold consoles... i know i took the line from somewhere... but it's true!
If by "hardcore" you mean someone who was fine with good graphics 2 years ago, and now suddenly can't do without 1080p... then you may be right.
However, the Wii is completely capable of entertaining "hardcore" gamers... afterall, we're talking about hardcore GAMErs... (notice the "game" in gamers), and if the good games go to the Wii, then the Wii will be the hardcore gaming system.
I think your statements would be more accurate if you said it could be bad news for "hardware fanatics". Yes, "hardware fanatics" may be upset by this, but true "Gamers" will play good games on any system (provided they don't have to give up an arm and a leg to buy said system).
ERR... YOU CAN ALL SPIN IT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE.
Fact of the matter is xbox 360 continues to outsell the PS3 month after month
The wii got skills, but dam i can,t get 1 still out of stock at my local store and a few online stores.
Numbers for Wii so this guy is lieing.
VGCHARTS , lol.
Now they just need a better supply to meet the demand.
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