Thanks to the recent release of Sony 2nd quarterly fiscal report, it now has been confirmed the official worldwide sales of hardware between Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3, and you are in for a treat.
Wow, wasnt quite expecting that. At this point in the year: Wii - 8.45m PS3 - 8.1m 360 - 5.8m PS2 - 4.8m All from official data. So ps3 is right on wii's back and it's also slapping the 360 up and the ps2 is right on 360's back. Shows why you need the world, not just america
I'm sure the PS3 is gonna reach 50 million units sold before the Xbox360 does. However, i'm glad the Xbox360 did a wonderful job this generation... competition is always better for us consumers :-)
not always. one console use to be enough, now you need atleast 2.
I agree, I'm thankful for 360 being on the market because I don't think our psn would be half as good otherwise. It sort of pushed Sony to make the psn better and better
Buh buh buh Teh Salez !
Wow a lot of people who "dont care about sales" up in here!
lol Cold is my fav x-fanboy. Funny stuff there. Looking at the ever growing discrepancy between official data and certain popular guesstimator site. I think it is safe to say lets wait for official figures and dont waste time with guesses. Other than that happy to see PS3 doing good. Apr-Jun (PS3 shortages): 2.4 Jul-Sept(Chain restocked): 3.5m Total 5.9m Considering holidays is the busiest season looks likely Sony reaches its 15m goal by March next year. GT5 plays a big part on this.
What I didn't expect was the PS2 numbers, it just keeps on chugging along not that far behind the Xbox. I didn't expect it would still be selling that well after all the price drops from the other consoles over the past year.
I think it's funny people say these guys are reliable Real numbers: Wii - 8.45m PS3 - 8.1m 360 - 5.8m VG Chartz numbers: Wii - 9.2m PS3 - 7.4 360 - 7.0 Hmmm seems like it's exactly what PS3 guys have been saying since the beginning. Over estimating 360 sales and under estimating PS3. http://vgchartz.com/#Worldw...
I could care less about sales. But YES, VGcharts DEFINITELY slants numbers towards the 360 side of things.
There is another thing that really buggers me from VGCHARTZ data. They claim the difference between their numbers and Sony data is because they report sold vs Sony's shipped. I find hard to believe there is 2+m PS3 on shelves but that is not my point. What is the number of XBOX360 shipped? because the only figure I find everywhere (from MS reports) is something around 44m. At the same time VGCHARTZ has the XBOX at 44m SOLD. However that would mean an almost 100% throughput. I totally cant believe that. Am I missing something? or misreading?
@ Maria I could care less about either, just sick of lines like this, "well VGChartz is accurate, if not 100% they may be off by a bit, but they're pretty much spot on" @ Raztad just another reason why VGChartz numbers shouldn't be taken too seriously
obviously you're one of those "people who don't care about sales" and is also here too, what a hypocrite
I want to know what happened? A month ago MS had over a 5 million console lead over the PS3, and now in 1 month the PS3 dropped that down to a 4 million lead. I know Move did well, but did it move that many consoles. This is a neck and neck race, and I'm starting to think the tides will soon change, as many of those 360 owners begin to pick up a PS3 with the huge wave of titles coming out from November - next holiday season. I think the 360 has been maxed out, and MS is getting ready to release their next console next year or 2012. MS did what they wanted to do: 1. Hold off the PS3 (however, let the Wii dominate trying to do that) 2. Out do what the original Xbox did and by next year they'll have doubled that. 3. Ctrl C, Ctrl V Sony, and they've done a mediocre job of that. So now it's time to move on. If we don't see the new Xbox this E3, you can bet we'll see it 2012. MS doesn't want to lose to Sony which looks like it's going to happen, so their about to drop their new console.
@Raztad - Having 2 million sitting on shelves is not the biggest unbelievable thing to look at though... Somehow Nintendo has done the impossible and found out how to sell more than they shipped!! ROFL
. The PS2 is Highlander- I MEAN, immortal......... O_o
Well...THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!!! Ha i just watched that sh1t last night. Anyways it's good to see that the ps2 is still selling well and all the rest have some pretty good numbers, numbers I imagine will sky rocket as X-mas gets closer.
Its going to be really crazy when those people upgrade to the PS3. So many PS2s out there.... PS2 outsell Xbox360? General MLD will kill himself
The Xbox 360 suffered a lot for being priced at the same price as the PS3 and offering so much less...the Slim changed that and gained them some tempo but will it be enough?
The 360 Slim's and Halo's effect are gone. If Kinect doesn't move consoles, it's over for MS and we can expect either a new console or MS completely leaves the gaming arena.
The xbox 360 got outsold by the PS2 for half the year. No wonder Microsoft released the slim version...
Bu bu bu but VGChartz !
Congrats to the PS3!
This will not go over well with some people on this site who live for sales haha. Good job by all 3 companies. It wasn't like any of them were going anywhere.
What sane person has been saying all along. VGchart= over estimate or prety close xbox numbers = under estimate ps3 numbers
If you only lived on planet N4G and believe the rumors, speculation and flat out bullshit posted here by a certain chart tracking site that shall remain nameless, you would think Sony was having their head handed to them. Oh but I'm sure those that believe in fairy tales will avoid this article like a deadly plague. Ladies and gentlemen we are now returning you to your regular broadcast program in your area.
you shouldn't look at NPD and assume its the same for the rest of the world
Impressive PS3 numbers, but what's even more impressive is the PS2. Wow, only 1 million behind the 360. If the Ps3 sells this well for another 6 years (like the PS2 has), I'm sure Sony will have a third 100 million seller on their hands.
comment i saw fake charts they put ps3 sales up to 40. 2 million still a a million and a half behind still not accurate at all
you guys all got owned.
Wasn't quite expecting that either since most cats were saying the 360 is kicking PS3's arse since the 360S came out. Wonder what happened? Oh, that's right, only in America. Thanks VGChartz...
PS2 4.8m!! It Will Be 5 Million soon.WOW!!
And the Wii will be back selling like hotcakes.
wii price drop wont happen until e3 2011
i was actually thinking about it and 2011 they drop the price to 150 2012 they show their new console but wont release until 2013 2013 they drop the price to 100
For a while, maybe. I honestly think Move and Kinect have changed the game entirely. Nintendo is sitting pretty for another year or so. The 3DS will print money as well. Lol. The Wii 2 is...going to be different. Very different. Hopefully. A price drop on the Golden Eye release date, a good advertising campaign, and a golden gun Wiimote attachment...would OWN!
Hardly, it's already cheap enough. Wii simply lost its momentum, even nintendo worries about that. And what if PS3/X360 dropped prices? Wii didn't archieve its success because of innovative controller or by being high quality console. It was successful because it was the cheapest of next gen consoles (although, I don't think we can consider sub HD console truly next gen). Shovelware is killing wii, exactly how many Cooking Mama - style games do we need?
the 360 (arcade) was cheaper than the wii and it didn't sell more than the wii
Muletroid, you and I both know very well that having a console like 360 without HDD is pointless. When I had 360, I installed all my games and downloaded bunch of content. How would I do that with a 512 MB memory stick?
They need games to release not a price drop. Dragon quest Dkcwii Conduit2 is looking good Goldeneye Of course Zelda
Anyone know the all in cost of producing the 120 GB PS3 slim? How profitable is it for Sony now?
PS3 became barely profitable a few months ago.
Probably 30-50 dollars a unit. Thats why Sony hopes buyers buy 2-3 games and other accessories, when buying. They make more profit off games and accessories.
wow, good job sony, keep rolling out those high quality exclusives and my stocks will skyrocket
Yeah, my socks will go crazy too.
to your grandmother's smocks?
something in my pan will skyrocket too :P
Wow so is that where all the ps3 fanboyism stems from? Really stock holders really. That is a bad gamble my friend gaming is on a decline unless the industry can setup a film school for gaming. Your best bet is to take your money out and invest when the gen resets.
Numbers all around.
Another 5mil in the year for the PS2! Killing it, old man!
Seriously. Those are some astonishing numbers so late in the game. Color me throughly impressed.
PS3 is doing better than I thought.
but I'm too busy buying ps3 games to notice.
Same jesus christ. This year I still got to buy Demons Souls, Heavy Rain, ModNation Racers and later on Gran Turismo 5. Then 2011 begins and Sony over kills it starting in January with LBP2 and Mass Effect 2.
Don't forget Socom
And then Sorcery, Killzone 3 and so on :)
socery with move :)
. In March 15th 2011.
Year old late port is overkill? Man it must be sad being a Sony gamer these days. You are having to buy last years games, get excited over late ports and cant wait to play a casual game with sock puppets.... Comments like that make me glad I own a real gaming console and not one where I need to close my eyes to reality in order to enjoy it.... Over kill it with ME2... damn that is pathetic
Bought/buying UC1&2 Dead Space GOW3 Resident Evil 5 COD 4, MW2 Ghoastbusters Bioshock 2 GOW collection Medal of Honor GTA4 MGS4 RDR BFBC2 Killzone 2 15 PSN games pre-orders KZ3 Black Ops GT5 Resistance 3 Infamous 2 LBP 2 Crysis 2 Dead Space 2 UC3 And about 10 Blu-ray movies and growing.
excellent ps3 sales ps3 is so close to wii now, and x360 is trailing behind, i love it when we get real figures and not guestimates by vgc, x360 is overtracked!!
Yup I like 360 very much but enough games.. Its time for the true playstation to come alive. I believe ps3 will over take 360 some time in september of 2011 just be real ... Ant god knows m$ better hope ps3 doesn't get a price cut
LOL! Ps2 over 4 mil hahaha SONY is doing very very well.
Very impressive numbers for Sony. I was not expecting this to be so close. At the end of the day, it makes me happy to see that the competition is doing very well, because this is ultimately good for gamers in general, regardless of your console of preference. Good job Sony!
Never in my life i would have though that the PS3 will ever catch up with the XBOX 360 this fast, we are talking that in december the PS3 will have the same number of hardware sold by Microsoft´s Xbox 360.
yea it has only been four years and it is still behind, I am also impressed at how "fast" Sony has managed to do this. lol "never in my life"i would have thought that after almost five years the 360 would be ahead of the playstation 3, specially after last generation when Sony dominated with a 75% market share. Regardless, it is very good that MS and Sony are sharing the market this gen.
What about the plataform exclusives gap? That would much more interesting than sales statistics.