Nintendo has revealed year-to-date sales for PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, DS, and PSP in the US, Europe, and Japan.
"US PS3 – 2.42 DS – 2.67 Xbox 360 – 3.45 3DS – 1.42 Wii – 2.36 PSP – .85 Europe PS3 – 2.79 DS – 2.26 Xbox 360 – 1.98 3DS – 1.48 Wii – 2.01 PSP – 1.40 Japan PS3 – 1.11 DS – .60 Xbox 360 – .09 3DS – 2.15 Wii – .55 PSP – 1.60" For people that don't wanna go to the site. Edit: They changed the numbers, I have updated.
The site's numbers are different than those that you posted. Edit: Thank you for fixing them.
Interesting numbers but we all know the PS3 leads WW just as it has been doing for the past few years. Take away the year the 360 had by itself on the market with no competition and it's clear which console is ahead.
Why do you have take it away. Deal with it. That's when the 360 launched.
its as if a year head start is wrong. Overall it doesnt matter when it releases. Its all about how much it sells in its lifetime. Some want to think all of these systems MUST start at the same time.
PS3 is leading by 800K, which is impressive.
Add Australia, Middle East, South America where ps3 is selling better difference is closer to 1.5 million
That's a good point. Are the numbers for those areas thrown in with EU and US? Or are they only added at fiscal years end?
Proof PS3 is ahead WW over 360 when others said otherwise. I don't know how Microsoft thinks they will be #1 ww this year. This shows sony is still strong because MS threw everything to them and it still isn't enough to overtake them.
see my post above. US and Euro are the real battlegrounds it seems. Japan has all but given up on consoles. They are handheld crazy over there.
@darthv72 #3.1.1: "Overall it doesnt matter when it releases." I guess you're saying it only matters WHERE, not when. So, let's count in 1 year head start for 360, but ignore PS3 numbers in Japan. Right?
we arent ignoring them at all. They are more of a gimme than anything else but the totals prove the PS3 leads in total overall sales. Japan, a region that embraces gaming like no other, has really low console sales and really high portable sales. So the year argument or the territory argument is canceled out. I would expect there to be over 2 mil in jp for the PS3 this year but there arent. They are seariously into portable gaming. This is likely to transcend throughout the rest of the world. Thinking back at early gaming, things that became a hit in Japan tended to become hits everywhere else. True different regions have people with different opinions but we are seeing a surge in portable gaming. Almost to the point of the console possibly going away but not anytime soon. It would not surprise me if the next big thing to take off (besides the ipod/phone/pad) is another portable device. The 3ds has certainly increased its sales once the price was brought into reason. A portable device could be made and sold for less than a full console. We could squabble about the console numbers but what I see and what others should take notice of as well is the increase in portable gaming. From phones to pads to dedicated devices....that seems to be the direction it is going in the next few years. Japan has shown in the past what trends are happening. They dont control them but they sure do influence them.
Like many people have been saying PS3 is leading world wide by 800k this year. These numbers ended in September so its by an even bigger margin now
I need to point out that these numbers aren't exactly World Wide numbers up to September. These numbers don't include the Middle East, Australia, Canada, and other small counties. Those areas I mentioned are also dominated by PS3. So its actually more than 800k
do you know that xbox360 is leading the ps3 in america by 15million units? no wonder sony lowered theyre prices.
Launched $200 more than the competition. Was constantly behind the 8-ball with prices as the most expensive console until just this year. During tough times in the economy such as the recession you think people in the U.S are going to choose the most expensive console? The cheapest console of all which is the Wii is beating all. Followed by the 2nd cheapest console which is the xbox. Prices matter
Sony didn't lower "they're" prices because of the gap. They lowered the prices because they can bring in more buyers at that price and yet still turn a profit. And how is it that you look at these numbers for worldwide sales year-to-date, and somehow come up with lifetime numbers?
maybe thats the reason why exclusives dont sell well on ps3? not enuff ps3s in america
Proof ps3 is leading ww and this is coming from nintendo
the japan numbers are almost embarassing but still helped the ps3 lead over the 360. Handhelds are their thing now. Im sure the vita will do some serious business when it gets released soon enough. edit: no need to try and spin there hicken. The fact that handheld sales are up considerably there vs the rest of the world tells me they are still buying games even in the wake of such tragedy. Maybe when things are rebuilt they will start buying consoles again. That seems likely but for now they are supplementing the loss of consoles (and perhaps digging the town as you put it) with handhelds. All in all, it hasnt broken their spirit in buying game related stuff.
Did it occur to you that there are less people in Japan than elsewhere, and that they're kinda in a rebuilding mode right now? The fact that there are still being systems sold at all is impressive to me. I dunno, I guess you'd rather buy a video game than bury/dig up your whole town. Instead of saying "Console numbers aren't very big there," why don't you just look at things as they are?
So ww so far this year Ps3 6.32m and 360 5.52. At this rate the Ps3 will be ahead in say, 2015. Not that any of this really matters, but it is entertaining.
those numbers are worthless for the 3ds considering it started 3 months later in the year than everything else.
Guys here is the main source on page 2 regarding the EU chart/numbers: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/i... "The chart reflects the sales of the U.K, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria and Switzerland." That is not the entire EU and you can't really call it YTD when Asia (except Japan), Latin America, Middle East and Africa ain't even accounted for (is Canada even counted?). This is the reason why WW Sold is always inaccurate because it will always be incomplete.
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