Chart indicating that the Wii is reaching the 360 in sales.
Hit the jump to see the chart...
We will have new console king but the question is will anyone ever top Wii from hereon?
I hate to admit it but Microsoft is begining to lose a lot ground lately Wii has outsold them almost 5 to 1 in 2007 so. Even the PS3 managed to sell 4 million consoles when Microsoft is only doing about 2 million in fiscal 2007.
The console war is indeed heating up but this could change with the arrival of Halo 3.
this just prooves that the 360 was only selling cause it was the only new system option to buy at the time, now that there are other systems out its selling like poop. even the mor eexpensive PS3 is beating it in sales weekly.
game cube reaches 10 million world wide wooohooo still some millions to go to reach their competitors though, game cube 18 million,xbox 21 million and PS2 118 million.
now into next gen. talk pls..
a wounded fan boy , well, whatever theory helps you sleep at night
and how long have those systems been out? the wii is still only in its birth year with two months to go. pretty impressive if you ask me. welcome back nintendo.
i think that the 360 will gain back some ground this holiday season because of its wonderful line up (i know i'm going to to help them out by buying one soon), but in the end i think that the wii sales will continue to surge without the dependence of FPS games as its main menu.
Cant w8 for the 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Wiis behind 360 =D!
I can admit I am a PS3 fan more than the other consoles ... however I would like to see Nintendo on top and see how MS will respond to it. I hope its something different than he classic "we don't care about Nintendo ... we are against PS3" talk. I hope MS losing the #1 spot will make them work hard to try and get the hardware issues resolved. I don't think any console should be ridiculously ahead of another ... if the race is close then the consumer benefits greatly :)
I highly agree. i think that this will benefit everyone from this sense of competition; for it can only breed more ingenuity and further games as a whole.
Looks like PS3 sales are starting to slip... and the Xbox price cut hasn't even started...
Lol wow, no mention of the Wii at all in your comment. Congrats to the Wii for the milestone it has hit already. PS3 sales aren't slipping at all btw. The 80 gb and the 60 gb are selling well and once Bioshock and the price cut comes, the 360 is going to start back selling well too. It's all good for all systems...
edit: troll alert
Wii will take first for now - keeping it warm for the PS3
the 360 will be last place again - i honestly cant wait for the 360 to be in last which will happen next year
oh what will the xbots come up with then hahahaha
Why are you so anti anyone who doesn't share the same views and opinions as you? You sound like a nazi.
10 million a year..is about it for the wii...there is no way the wii in its current form can go past 5 years...Actually the PS3 is doing quite well at 4+ million since it has not been out a year yet...The PS3 will probabaly hit 11 million just before MGS4 comes out..then hit 15 million by next summer....but the wii will be at 20 million...the Xbox 360 will probably be at 15 million by next summer...its downhill from here from the Xbox 360..
Lets see if the PSP can get to 35 million by this time next year...i think they can...they will never beat the DS lite but they are doing fine...
your riding there pal. On what basis can you say that the PS will sell 11 million by the year's end? Especially, in light of MS's new price drop and the coming release of Halo 3- a guranteed, triple A, console moving title? PS has some good titles coming out, but none of them are proven franchises and generally cater to a more Japenese audience- an audience that is significantly lower than both USs and Europe's audience.
Keep in mind that just because YOU (a hardcore gamer) enjoy a particular game doesn't mean that game has mass market appeal. Take a look at Gamestats what games coming out this year are in the top 10
It's only a matter of time before the Wii exclusive games start swarming in. You can thank the stupid publishers (cough - EA! - cough) for the current Wii game drought.
Nintendo fans keep saying this and...
No game company is dumb enough to put resources into developing anything but the token joke/mini games that are coming out for the Wii now. Even Nintendo know the stupid waggle hype will only last so long and are already rushing to get a replacement console out the door that actually can handle the huge numbers of 1080p TVs people are buying now.
No, we just need better developers who can actually do something interesting or maybe even useful with the remote. Play Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition and see how wonderful the aiming system is.
They numbers are always much higher than they suppose to be
Look at nexgenwars.com - it shows the 360 2 million over the Wii. The Wii is still gonna take over though.
Nextgenwars is well known for being the most unreliable source on the net,they always add 2 millions to the xbox
ps3 fans ever give it a rest. come on its getting old. You sound like a broken record.
next week with will have a new console winner
290,001 more wii to bet xbox 360 in sell
They have done a great job with their console. Price point, innovation, and bringing back fun to gaming.
Instead of making the same tried and true gaming interface and just updating with graphics.
They have truly once again changed the face of gaming. Just like they did back in the original NES days.
Now where is R.O.B. the Robot with nunchuck attachment?
MS is slipping.. The Wii just doesn't seem to be stopping..
If MS is solely banking on Halo 3 and it's line of third party titles that can be purchased on any other system then it's going to be a hard fall to 2nd place or even 3rd place by the end of 08.
***Goes and shoots self in head.
BTW VGChartz is in no way official wait for NPD.
NPD numbers will come out soon enough and will be official numbers unlike these. The only people who would disagree with my comment are Sony fanboys.
When do NPD numbers come out?
@360 Wii PS3 Yup
The fact that people are comparing a $250 game cube with ah $400 semi real next gen. system is pretty sad.
people stop making this comparations pls, nintendo is ripping you all off with that trash i hate nintendo they are milking the fans and casuals people who think this is next gen. it aint.
You seem to be the only one mad about it... Really, I've bought one and I'm not beating myself up too much about it.
Well, sure, you've never PLAYED one and you're just pissed that the Wii is kicking the PS3's non-USB-port-covered ass, but other than that thanks for the update on how we should be spending our money. I'll remember that as I dive into Metroid Prime 3 with its keyboard/mouse quality controls come August 27th...
did VG charts become official? Repeatedly, this site keeps on getting broadcasted as if its fact. The only official numbers we can gather are from the NPD and other OFFICIAL tracking organizations that can provide ACCURATE info about console sales.
This is an example of why Micro$hits will go down 4 the count!
its a shame the wii isnt a next-gen system though... otherwise this would mean something. all this means is they sold thier gamecube with a funny remote at 2.5x the value to 10 million dumb people. i mean do you know anyone that has a wii and has played it for more than like 20 hours (the time it takes to beat zelda plus a few games of wii sports) before it did nothing but collect dust. the wii is only for people with $250 too much in thier pockets that are trying to be "hip" or "with it."
sorry, thats the end of my fanboy rant (sorry my bubbles, how i will miss you). i really do like nintendo. i just dont understand the wii and peoples draw to it.
To be honest, it's a lot of things...
1) The thing is a little white box, it's the most compact non-portable gaming system ever...
2) Virtual Console FTW
3) Great deal, $250, if you consider the killer titles coming out
4) Motion sensing r0xx0rz my s0xx0rz
Don't give up faith in Nintendo just yet. I generally see ignoring the Wii's validity as a next gen console as sheer envy at its great sales, but I'll let yeh off the hook because you're not just some mindless flamer...
I've actually spent alot of time on many of my wii games. 50+ hours on zelda (the most at this point), but i've also played the hell out of excite truck, trauma center, wii sports, red steel, far cry, and oh yeah, the 40+ hours i've clocked into super paper mario (not to mention the time I've put into the VC games).
but dont get me wrong. i have let my wii collect dust from time to time. lately I've been playing through kingdom hearts 2 and MGS3. i don't sit down and play the wii everyday, but i do feel that I've got my moneys worth. (with the exception of some of the VC games... they should have posted links to the videos on the Nintendo's website from the shop channel so i knew what i was getting my self into.)
it will be sony. They are way behind
Xbox 360 vs wii game support from developers is still a large gap. Remedy that hurdle and attract hardcore gamers and the wii can be a competitor. Too bad the wii isn't capable of running current hardcore selling titles.
i struck a nerve. Feeling insecure about your ps3? is that why you bash everybody else?
nintendo doesnt have the balls to make a real next gen. system they are afraid to die like Sega or Atari.
do you think that game cube will be selling that well if it was a real next gen. system with a real price say $400.
the only reason its selling its the price it lacks games and i doesnt any good games for the future the same old mario,and zelda and rehash bros again and again every gen. its boring admit it.
I think Nintendo does well for themselves. I think it is clear they are not targeting the "hardcore gamer" becasue the market they are in is doing them just fine. I can agree that I do not like Nintendo becasue it just doesn't appeal to me (I a 22), and the graphics really are not there ... but can you really say its not a next gen system ... when it is soon to surpass the #1 MS spot ... and the fact that the DS dominates anything electronic now-a-days? ... I thnik Smash Bros. is an amazing game just like I say the same about Halo ... and I do not own either system ... Give Nintendo credit where its due ... they have done well in a lot of aspects with they're system. I personally do not like it ... but that doesn't mean 11 or 12 million others won't LOVE it :)
Shows that a system with mostly crap/gimmicky games on it...can sell like mad cause its the "Cool" thing to have.... just cause it's cheap!!!
i have one and the best games are just last gen ports... RE4, Strikers charged, SPM and TP.
Striker's isn't a last gen port... It's a sequel... And it's awesome...
But I think you have to at least wait for the end of this year before you pass a call like that on the Wii. Like the PS3, it has yet to show its full potential, but it will on its second generation of games.
takes the lead, we know that 360 will probably lose the war, then its a battle between ps3 and 360 for 2nd place, if sony gets 2nd, they will just have to catch up to nintendo i hate to make assumptions... but hey, who knows, anything can happen
Sign me up for the 290,000 remain units to take the lead because i'm getting the Wii this month.
i will surely buy one to participate in this turning point
made the right decision, Wii-hopper.
its cheap for college students budget,i already have a Ps3, not only am i helping Wii take first, but I'm prepared to play SSB brawl...w00t!!!
I've heard much talk around the internet about it losing momentum in the future and falling into the "fad" category, but I'm just not seeing it that way myself.
A kid is born everyday folks, and other kids are turning 6, 7, 8 all those other days, and what else? Birthdays and holiday seasons, both mean presents to 99% of families out there. Even if one Jimmy Walmart gets bored of his Wii, the next up and comer hasn't played one and think it's the coolest thing in the world probably did.
Kids like to use up their energy and make noise, and frankly, this is the best system to do that on.
I don't see it dying down for a while to be honest, but I could be wrong...
I'm satisfied with my system of choice for now, so I probably won't be buying for at least a year, but count me in eventually, I know I think the thing looks fun. Always wanted to play a shooter that allowed you to point at the screen and WASN'T a rail shooter anyway, so Metriod, here I come(in maybe a year anyway).
you just read my mind.. bubbles 4 u
i wonder where that kid ps3rd place is it. because if he goes by sales then the wii is better then everything. and to say the ps3 is waaaay behind is a lie. they already sold 6 million. and the 360 is at 11 million. and the ps3 is at a higher price and small selection of games.
and its still selling better then what the 360 did WITH competition. so some of you guys really need to think about what you say. becauce sure halo will have in impact. but after march 2008, i HONESTLY think its downhill from there. ps3 will be at a lower price, tripple a titles and good online. ps3 still has those games that people are familiar with. such as god of war 3 and kingdom hearts 3. jak and daxter and others that people love so wait for that and then lets see how the 360 does
the ps3 is at 4-5 million, the 360 just hit that 10 mil sold but most likely 1-2 million are broken. The wii numbers i am not sure about.
I wonder, how long ago would the Wii have gotten 10 mil consoles out there, if they had the supplies on the shelves. The Wii is still hard to find in most places, and those that claim to have seen one sitting on the shelf say just that, they saw ONE sitting on the shelf. It's quite impressive, actually, and by 10 million units, it should be clear, this isn't a fad.
So August seems to be the month, barring something unexpected. I would expect the PS3 to move past the 360 sometime next year, and it will then move by the Wii, most likely, sometime in 2012 or 2013 (a year or two after Nintendo gives us something new and the Wii is out).
10 million consoles isn't a bad landmark in the least. People are skeptical of how long this will keep up, but if third parties make good games fot the Wii (come on Capcom, you know what Nintendo has done for your profits!) it will keep going strong, and even if they keep shoving ports and minigame collections into it, Nintendo makes good games that offer new experiances worthy of having the console. Heck, the Xbox sold 24 million units and wasn't considered a failure, so they don't even have to keep it up.
Congrats to Nintendo for reaching this mark.
PLEASE STOP POSTING VGCHARTS AS NEWS! I will make a website with my prognostications and you can report them as news too! You may now return to your regularly scheduled fan war. Thank you.
Thats so awesome :)
Nobody wants to hear your wii-bashing. For someone who hates it so much you really spend a lotta goddamn time trolling in wii news. I have wii and 360, both are 10 million+...f*ckin awesome for me, bad for you and your last place ps3.
EDIT: Wow...can you read? Apparently not illiterate prick. Where the F*CK did I say anything like that? Retards like you are exactly what im talking about. You obviously DIDN'T read anything in my post other than "last place ps3" and you reacted like a true fanboy f*ckwad. Be glad they don't have a membership quiz, cuz you'd FAIL.
do you really expect something that came out a year later and cost more to just MAGICALLY POP TO FIRST PLACE. or are you just talking out of stupidity.
until you can give me a reason why ps3 should automatically jump in first place, then your just a ignorant fanboy who shouldnt be allowed on n4g. sometimes i think they should have a SIMPLE quiz on this site. so people like you couldnt get on.
edit: instead of disgreeing, maybe you guys should answer my question...................... .......IF YOU CAN THAT IS
all you did was whine. Goddamn...your stupid as hell.
I'm going to be in the PSWii camp soon. I hope Sony doesn't come out with more enhanced motion controller right after I buy a Wii because then the Wii is basically useless because im not buying the Wii for there 1st party AAA games like Zelda and Metroid. I will buy Mario and SSB though and those are the only1st party games that i can think of that I will buy. Im getting Wii primarily for a boxing game(not wii boxing)like Ready to Rumble and Fight Night Round 3 or Sword Fighting game.
get RE4 as well, its awesome. Only $30
EDIT: if anyone could help me out with bubbles, i'd appreciate it. With tards like hotshot1237 they're not lasting long.
the wii is unstapable is going 2 sell like hot cakes unce it reach it sell target it will turn into a giant robot n enslave uss all n make uss japans slaves i *jacking off 2 wii*
I do find it funny that people are bashing the 360 because of the Wii starting to sell more. Really, can you guys just take a rest, if your PS3 is that good, go play, some goes for 360 guys.
Nintendo, you are doing well this generation are you are capturing the market which the 360 and PS3 are not aiming at, the casual market. I reckon that the 360 will sell around 12-14 million by april 2008. The Will will sell around 15-18 million by april 2008 and the PS3 will sell up to 10 million around april 2008.
Now someone quote me on that and copy and paste it into notepad or word, i wanna see if i'm right. :)
People who buy wii only right now will likely buy a PS3 or 360 later on. PS3 and 360 will eventually claim some of the casual market. To me Madden and GTA4 are casual games. And so are racing games like Gran Turismo. All three of these games can only reach there full potential on the PS3 or 360.
If those numbers you predict are right, the 360 is actually in terrible trouble.
If they can only move 2 million more units by April, less than half of what you predict for the Wii, and a third of what you predict for the PS3, Microsoft is in deep trouble.
I would say the Wii is selling so well, though, because it's attracting everyone, not just "casual," and not just "hardcore." The only group its not attracting is the non-gamer, which PS3 has pretty well in its grasp with all of the extras, while the Wii only plays games.
The Wii selling more isn't a reason to bash the 360 (there are reasons, but that's not one). The Wii selling this well is reason to praise Nintendo, and, dare I say, thank them for revolutionizing gaming with another "gimmick" (the first being the d pad).
Slow sales on the 360 recently, or the slow sales of the PS3, for that matter, have nothing to do with the Wii selling 10 million consoles. That is a Wii accomplishment, not a PS3 or 360 failure.
agree zone trooper n i like ur pic off dat power ranger is dat halo i jack off 2 dat games website with my friend dog call boner everyday
doesnt mean the wii is the better console, i have a wii and i'd gladly trade it in for a 360
People can be so naive. Wii has no games right now, people buy it cause it's new and looks fun. How will it stack up by end of next year? Poorly, I think. Due to the fact that more people than ever are buying HDTV and they want to see what their TVs can do.
Your face will still be stupid
Needed more bubbles to insult people so you created a new SN? Just shows how pathetic you really are.
whoever wrote this is stupid xbox 360 sold over 12 million
I thought the 360 was at 12 million?