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LTD, YTD NPD hardware sales

Lifetime-to-date and year-to-date hardware figures for the PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, and DS based on the most recent NPD sales data have been revealed.

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aviator1892086d ago

All systems still chugging along pretty good. DS is still a beast.

Imperator2086d ago

I wonder if the 3DS will have as huge an impact... ah, who am I kidding, of course it will! And all the other systems are doing nicely to.

mikeslemonade2086d ago TrollingShow
AAACE52086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

I hope the 3DS does well, but i'm scared of the potential price! Hoping it's like $200 or less. Otherwise, it would cost more than a Wii, which doesn't make sense to me, considering your home console should cost more than your mobile console.

@Gunnerforlife... The 360's lead shrunk because of PS Move! Lots of current Ps3 owners had older consoles and traded them in for the new bundles, effectively shrinking the gap! Plus, some newcomers have joined in. I was at Target the other day and saw a family of 4 (mom/dad about 45-50 yrs old, boy/girl about 9-6 yrs old) and the mom was looking for PS Move games.

That gap could be widened now that Kinect is out, because the same thing should happen.

gunnerforlife2086d ago

360 is a million ahead of ps3
i'm wondering how the hell has the 360s lead shrunk so much when there 1 million ahead in the us
they must really be performing bad in Other(and then there's Japan)

Skip_Bayless2086d ago

The move seems to be a huge hit in Europe.

Bathyj2086d ago

Actually its just over 850K.

Rather than being another cheer for the Xbox side with their "its all about the sales" attitude it actually highlights how irrelivant it is to only focus on NPD numbers.

850K a year in their one stronghold where they're supposed to be dominating?

Japans lead alone will likely cancel that out 3 times over. I dont know the numbers, (dont really care) but Japan could sell over 3M this year.

Thats not even talking about Europe.

Yes even the bots are starting to realise the USA does NOT equally the world.

gaden_malak2086d ago

"i'm wondering how the hell has the 360s lead shrunk so much when there 1 million ahead in the us "

Japan.

PS3 outsells 360 by 15 - 20k per week, which equals just over 1,000,000 on the high end over the year.

Triella2086d ago

"i'm wondering how the hell has the 360s lead shrunk so much when there 1 million ahead in the us "

It's really easy to understand : monthly sales advantage for 360 over PS3 in USA and for PS3 over 360 in Japan are canceling each other out.

in USA 360 has sold 4.19 million since January 1st, while PS3 has sold 3.2 million = ~1'000'000 difference, and in Japan PS3 sold 1.15 million, while 360 only sold 174K = ~1'000'000

So the difference is made essentially in Europe and the rest of the world where PS3 is clearly ahead and widening the gap.

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Omega42086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

Wow 360 beating the Wii, how things have changed.

And why no PSP numbers? Im sure the gap between the PSP and DS would be ridiculous.

@Cevapi88
The Wii has been dominating since forever the fact that the 360 is beating it now even though its the older console is a big deal, because its the beginning of the 360 closing the gap on the Wii.

Cevapi882086d ago

how things have changed? you find 50,000 units a big game changer??

calm down child

ForROME2086d ago

Only some one who feels defensive would even take the time to respond to that kid...

Cevapi882086d ago

im not defensive, im just tired of this guy spewing the same crap OVER and OVER again...

plus he always like to leave a little jab at the end because i guess it brings a smile to his face by being some immature child

BLaZiN PRopHeT2086d ago

MS made of up the gap in 3 months that Nintendo built over the first 6.

Masamori Sumimura2086d ago

I just find it funny I never see Cevapi88 respond to ps3 fanboys trolling. oh well...

Cevapi882086d ago

and you definitely have, good for you buddy!

keep fighting the good fight for me, im rooting for you, if you can, please find a bigger troll other than omega and his buddy greenringoflife

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Skadoosh2086d ago

Funny how Omega just talked about the article while Ceva and ForRome just went with childish name calling. How ironic! LOL! Funny site this is.

doughboy20082086d ago

How are you still allowed on this site Omega4. Like honestly do you just sit on your computer all day approving and praising every article that praises Microsoft products, while still managing to diss every Sony related article. Seriously go the fuck outside for once in your god damn life. Either you really need to get laid or your at that age range where your still trying to figure out your sexuality. FUCK YOU.

turok2086d ago

are the reason why people like omega4 exist to begin with.

doughboy20082085d ago

right below this comment you have just called him retarded...

turok2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

"The Wii has been dominating since forever the fact that the 360 is beating it now even though its the older console is a big deal, because its the beginning of the 360 closing the gap on the Wii."

Correction the wii console is still dominating. not with sales but with games unlike ur 360. And closing the gap wtf are u talking about? war is over 360 is 2nd place be happy it isnt 3rd place like ps3(...yet)

the gap between 360 and wii is very ridiculous it is NOT the same as against sony we talking more than 30 million (Globally).

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iPad2086d ago

Didn't NPD say the were gonna stop reporting numbers?

toaster2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

DS looks pretty strong. I'm planning on getting a 3DS when it comes to the west and sell my DSiXL. Good job PS3 for taking over the 360's spot, hehe.

[EDIT] Talking about year to date btw.

units2086d ago

lifetime to date

Xbox 360 – 21,840,075
PlayStation 3 – 13,472,196

year to date

Xbox 360 – 3,209,089
PlayStation 3 – 2,343,500

toaster2086d ago

You're right! Misread the numbers.

@ morganfell

That's so sweet of you :) I do care as a matter of fact. I have a 360 that is broken and might get a PS3 for GT5 if it even releases this year.

uxo222086d ago

Self ownage! Just doesn't pay to kiss arse.

toaster2086d ago

lolwut? So it's is IMPOSSIBLE for somebody to mis-read something? The only ass I'm kissing is nVidia's.

strickers2086d ago

Those figures do show that PS3 is getting higher attach rate on most games these days.If you look at game sales recently the 360 sells 10 to 20%more and with games like Madden it's even less.I'd like to see a comprehensive list of game sales.

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Dark3602086d ago

You need glasses...LOL

morganfell2086d ago

You misunderstand. He is a PC elitist that doesn't care for Sony ..or the 360 for that matter.

vault13er2086d ago

You say that like it's a bad thing

YourFlyness2086d ago

Toaster I think you may be refering to Worldwide sells, and it still yet to be seen if PS3 has actually taking 360s spot,However since PS3 has been out they have sold more on a yearly basis than 360.

NPD is North American only (I believe)

BrianG2086d ago

Correct, North America only

BlmThug2086d ago

Where Has PS3 Taken Over 360, Xbox 360 Is Ahead By A Big Margin On Those Figures

BrianG2086d ago

Europe, Japan, and basically everywhere else besides the UK, I believe they hold a 2 mill lead in the UK.

etownone2086d ago

Screw Japan ...
Don't want to come off sounding racist, but that's a country that isn't even giving the 360 the chance it deserves cause it's an American product.

So screw them .... and their cars!!

BrianG2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

(EDIT: for comment above, I was referring to the Xbox having a lead in the UK. Not sure why disagrees for stating facts. But oh well.

Honestly etownone,

Microsoft has to readjus)t their approach in Japan. I've studied Japan in my marketing classes and know that they respond differently to advertising than Americans.

Microsoft has a pretty solid approach in the US, but if they are showing similar commercials in Japan, it is no wonder why they are not succeeding. It is not the people, its the company selling the product. They are not against Microsoft as a race.

Microsoft needs to realize that the Japanese consumer wants to build trust in a company before they buy from them. The fact that Microsoft doesn't put its name explicitly on the Xbox 360 is one reason they are hesitant to buy. It seems like a small reason I know, but the Japanese are more concerned about the company, not the brand.

I don't want to go on too much here, so just PM me if you want to know a bit more. I got some PowerPoint slides I can send to if you want some more info on the Japanese consumer.

Bathyj2086d ago

Japan has no problem buying iPods.
They like American TV, movies, music, culture and fashions.

For a ancient culture, who was bombed by the USA, their embracement of all this American in 60 years is actually quite astounding.

Maybe its just poorly made, technically inferior stuff they dont buy, no matter which country its from.

That "Xbox doesnt sell in Japan because its American" arguement just doesn cut it.

PS
Their cars are better than American cars too.

SprSynJn2086d ago

"Maybe its just poorly made, technically inferior stuff they dont buy, no matter which country its from."

Is the reason. Why would they buy something from Microsoft when Sony and Nintendo make it better? It is common sense that the States seem to lack.

Jeremy Gerard2086d ago

I agree, I think its MS's advertising in Japan that keeps Japanese away from 360, I DO NOT think they have a problem with American products. Like everyone says they love Apple, they also highly respect our aerospace/rocket science technologies.

Its MS, they do not market properly in Japan, plus its hard to find 360 games in Japan.

FYI 360 also leads in Mexico, and AU.

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Trebius2086d ago

They're not going to buy inferior products, and Japanese people that buy the 360 are probably ridiculed for getting a child's toy instead of going for the Adult man's PS3.

gaden_malak2086d ago

"FYI 360 also leads in Mexico, and AU."

Don't know where you get your numbers but Australia is definitely Sony country.

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