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VG Chartz: Quarter 3 Sales Summary for the American Videogame Market

VG Chartz has released a comprehensive summary of the U.S. video game industry sales during the 13 weeks of the third quarter, from July 1, 2007 to September 29, 2007.

Here are the total numbers of hardware units moved over the 13 week quarter (ranked from high to low):
1. DS: 1,512,859 (units)
2. Wii: 1,349,203
3. 360: 875,000
4. PS2: 746,341
5. PSP: 739,507
6. PS3: 502,730
7. GBA: 272,000
8. GC: 16,000

The total numbers of software units moved for each platform over the quarter (ranked):
1. 360: 8,819,998 (units)
2. Wii: 5,634,189
3. DS: 4,636,683
4. PS2: 3,969,654
5. PS3: 2,721,050
6. PSP: 1,252,456
7. Xbox: 262,355
8. GC: 68,583
9. GBA: 8,040

Estimated software revenues earned by top ten publishers over the quarter (ranked):
1. EA: $377 million
2. Nintendo: $251 million
3. Microsoft: $207 million
4. Activision: $148 million
5. Take Two: $138 million
6. Sony: $87 million
7. Ubisoft: $65 million
8. THQ: $38 million
9. Capcom: $27 million
10. Sega: $10 million

Estimated total hardware and software revenues earned by the three platform holders over the quarter (ranked):
1. Nintendo: $634 million
2. Sony: $587 million
3. Microsoft: $511 million

The full summary includes more data and numbers in details. It also explains how the estimates are calculated.

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bluebrad19743392d ago

360 software is brutally outselling everything in the U.S. I foresee alot of developers asking MS if they can make a game for 360.

Lightning Mr Bubbles3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

You're right. XBOX 360 owners eat up games. Even Bullet Witch and Vampire Rain, expect more of that.

kewlkat0073392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

is what will make developers "flock" to a certain platform. Whille it doesn't mean they will always stay with this platform. As well as Install-base.

Because of MS's strategy to come out first and seeing why they did not want to go head 2 head with the beast.

Currently Xbox360 lead between HD consoles:

1.Hardware Sold(expected)
2.Software Sales(unexpected)
3.Game Library(expected)
4.Exclusives Stolen(unexpected)
5.Online Functionality/Content(expected with XBL)
6.Market Price(expected between HD consoles)

Now if I was a developer ,I would "JUMP" right in.

The Wii will continue to sell, eve though I have it, I have yet touch it since Zelda. Mario and SSB is coming and will sell plenty of consoles just for Mario. When casual gamers see that games and such on television you'll see.

Sony has some decent games coming out, besides uncharted and LBP, there is still a lot of shooters, for which the Xbox console get sh!t for. But the $400 price will move some consoles unless the BC issues rears it's ugly head, then some might wait. Sony has cut its price by like $200 but that comes at a Cost for the 40 gig model. 60 gig still $500 and 80 gig still $600. We'll see if gamers bite.

Just remember whatever one console maker does the others can COUNTER. It will be interesting.

Nuch Vader3392d ago

The Playstation 3 has a divided market due to the blu-Ray player and up until recently, full backward compatibility. I know plenty of people that bought a Playstation 3 for Blu-Ray movies and most of them (to this day) have yet to buy a PS3 game. In addition, why buy a PS3 game when you can buy 6 New or Used PS2 games for the same price? Remember, the Playstation 2 market was based off of a large percentage of casual and general users. Many of those casual users have moved to Wii and the hard core gamers? Hardcore gamers are on Xbox 360? I would say that the Playstation 2 was such a hot ticket because it was affordable to many families.

Niedermayer_203391d ago

basically allu xbots forget THAT THE BOX HAS BEEN OUT ALOT LONGER THAN THE PS3 MICROSFOT BASICALLLY BROUGHT IT OUT EARLIER TO GET A HEAD START U NAME GREAT GAMES FOR THE BOX GALO 3 LIKE COMMON BIGGEST DISAPOINMENT EVER IT ONLY RUNS AT 620 NOT EVEN HIGH DEF LMFAO
MICROSOFT IS VERY SCARED THE PS3 HAS GR8 POWER AND I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ONE CRASHING AND FAILLING WELL BILL GATES HAD TO IMPOSE 1 BILLION DOLLARS TO FIX BOX CAUSE THAT RED LIGHT THING. BUT NE WHOWITH NO MARKET IN JAPAN EUROPE IS STARTING TO CHANGE AND USA IS STARTING TO REALIZE THE ULTIMATE POWER OF PS3
NE WHO DUE TO THE BRAINWASHING THA MICROSOFT DOES AND ALSO WHY DO U THINK THEY BOUGHT PARAMOUNT HE DOES NOT WANT TO SEE TRANSFORMERS IN AMAZING BLU RAY RATHER TRANSFORMERS IN QUIF HD DVD

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Marty83703392d ago

before long PS3 will become the lead platform for Devs and leave 360 in the dust.

DrRage773392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

LMFAO and how do you expect the ps3 to leave the 360 in the dust? the ps3 is going to have to sell almost 300,000 units MORE per month than the 360 in order to pull EVEN with it by the end of 2008....good luck

and developers are not going to swtich to the ps3 as the lead platform unless it overtakes the 360 in hardware sales, plus sony needs to make their dev tools cheaper and more user-friendly...not gonna happen anytime soon.

instead of every sony fanboy coming out and saying "just wait and see, the ps3 is gonna leave the 360 in the dust!", why don't all of you simply keep quiet until that ACTUALLY HAPPENS!!!! LMFAO

SKullDugger3392d ago

The PS3 is still getting its A$$ kicked, outsold by the 360 by 372,270 units the truth hurts!! GAME OVER.

Real Gambler3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Estimated total hardware and software revenues earned by the three platform holders over the quarter (ranked):
1. Nintendo: $634 million
2. Sony: $587 million
3. Microsoft: $511 million

So basically, they are pretty much making the same amount of money. (I'm assuming Microsoft is third because of all the money they had to set aside for warranty, otherwise, they would all be within a few millions of each other...

Sadly, the one making the most money software wise is EA. They will likely buy more franchises, and kill those as well.

kn3392d ago

Those are REVENUES! Revenues != Profits. Sony's revenues are higher because they have 3 hardware systems... PS2, PSP, and PS3. Yep, MS lost a lot of money on the RRoD issue but Sony has also lost a ton of cash. Just wait until their next official Financial release and you'll discover the REAL truth.

The only one of the three making money is Nintendo and they are making a LOT of profit on that number...

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Lightning Mr Bubbles3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

It's install base buys games. Those f*ckers crave games. It's the true gamers console. No gimmicks, no bullcrap. Their attach rate says it all.

Games, Games, Games...

Sony needs to learn from those guys. When Microsoft made the XBOX 360, they felt like the under dog and were thinking one thing. GAAAAAAAMMESS!! That's what's gotten them to where they are.

Captain Tuttle3392d ago

It's nice to see an open minded post among the nonsense that gets put on here sometimes.

Have a bubble.

Dannagar3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Every week I'm looking to see whats going to be released for the Xbox 360 because of gamer/achievement points. The community of friends I have all love achievement points as well. So we all fight every week to see who's on top with the most Achievement points. To this day, I've only bought 2 games for my Playstation 3 (although I've taken home PS3 games from my shop). One of those was Virtua Fighter 5 but I sold it for the up coming 360 version because I wanted to be rewarded with Achievement points for my efforts (unlocking crap in that game is hard). I know this sounds silly but one of the reason's I love Xbox 360 so much is because of Achievement points.

jaja14343392d ago

You confuse me so.
Sometimes you post things that make sense, such as this. And others you seem to jump on the bandwagon with well more eccentric people. In the words of my 5 year old nephew.
"Your an odd duck".

Covenant3392d ago

I just...agreed...and bubbled...Lighting.

Gotta be a sign of the Apocalypse! :)

Nice post, free of your usual one-sidedness.

And you have a good point...I see far, far more 360 games sold at my store than any other system, although the PS2 still does pretty well.

Danny Dan3392d ago

Totally agree with Segamer. MS created a system where it made buying games a competition. That strategy is working beautifully. Achievement points for games is such an ingenious idea that I thank MS for doing that.

If Sony wants that attachment rate that the 360 has, they gotta create a system similar to the achievement points. I don't think that whole trophy room BS is going to be as impacting as a gamercard. But we will see.

Real gamer 4 life3392d ago

The 360 has a bigger install base then the ps3. that is why they are outselling the ps3 in the software department is not necessary that they crave for game, it can also mean that a bigger install base equals more software sales for that system. The 360 has been out for nearly two years and the ps3 has like 10 months out. the ps3 has half of the 360 install base. for 10 months that is not bad. And also none of the ps3 blockbuster games have been released yet. Some people are waiting for mgs ff and grant turismo to come out. And now that sony has a 400 dollar model coming out, which will eliminate the price advantage that the 360. So its do early to declare the ps3 dead.

Xi3392d ago

no one said the 360 was dead. But look at the attch rates. 360 gamers buy aaaaaaaa llllllooooootttttt more games. Even per console they buy more.

bennyace3391d ago

in my opinion the reason the 360 is selling more is the same reason the ps2 was selling more than the original xbox, it just has more games to choose from. the original xbox had better graphs than the ps2 but it couldn t keep up the release rate of games for the ps2. it seems the tables have turned and the ps3 is now where the original xbox was.

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Lightning Mr Bubbles3392d ago

They felt all big and badass. They had won the last 2 gens and they said people will buy us no matter what. So they got stupid with their blu ray crap and pricing the machine like there was no competition and everyone was a millionare. True gamers could see right through them.

That's what got them where they are.

harpua3392d ago

hmmmmmm...

1. Nintendo: $634 million
2. Sony: $587 million
3. Microsoft: $511 million

SmokeyMcBear3392d ago

yes sony is making money, they always have.. always will

harpua3392d ago

"yes sony is making money, they always have.. always will"

will be a long time till the MS game division can say that if ever.

nobizlikesnowbiz3392d ago

Ps2 = cash cow

Ps3 = cash drain

djt233392d ago

yes Nintendo is making money

ktchong3392d ago

Nintendo = DS + Wii

Sony = PS2 + PS3 + PSP

Microsoft = Only Xbox 360

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