Take a look at which console is leading the way in the life-to-date and year-to-date sales in the U.S. based on NPD data.
"Year to Date" But the year is not over. And December makes up a big chunk of yearly sales.
YTD is not the same as end of the year sales... Anyway, DS and Wii have totally dominated dominated this generation, reducing the previous generation leader (Sony) to last place dust.
So far.... lets see the numbers in a few years when this generation is over.
Last place dust? Its going to be a tight battle for 2nd place, I wouldn't exactly call them last place dust.
Stay classy N4G. How the hell is lumley666 trolling? Blaaah comes out with blatant antagonistic bollo**s, and you do nowt..... Good work mods.
your on crack
lumley666 is not trolling, WTH?
YTD means "Year to Date"......the year so far up to the current date. So the year does not have to be over. "reducing the previous generation leader (Sony) to last place dust" Gotta love how crap like this is never marked as trolling. I'm surprised that the ps3 is that far behind the 360 in the US and yet still outselling it by almost a million in WW YTD sales. Just goes to show you that while the US is an important chunk, it does mean anything certain. MS better step their game up on selling to other regions.
BitbyDeath: Apparently if someone gets bubbled down you can bubbles them back up and reopen the comment. I bubbled him up try it and see if Cat was lying to me.
I didnt realize the wii install base is double the PS3. I knew the wii was a huge seller in the US. The 360 leads the PS3 by 11 million units sold. Yeah the US does not equal the world but it does equal the single largest consumer territory for video games. The Wii is the real leader and neither looks poised to surpass it anytime soon. Unless of course, you count the DS but it is still a Nintendo dominated generation. All 3 companies have nothing to be ashamed of and everything to be proud of.
I wonder if the PS3 will outsell the 360 and Wii WW again like last year despite the 360 doing 2 million in Nov/Dec? Edit: For the future disagrees http://gamer.blorge.com/201...
that would not surprise me. Then again, wouldnt that comment be better suited for a WW numbers story? Since you threw it out there. It takes the combined sales of the rest of the world to try and negate the numbers a single country is capable of. I didnt disagree with you by the way.
Agreed that the Wii has sold the most hardware this generation...but if you look at the software sales of the Wii... I am pretty sure it is not doing all that well. This is the weekly software totals world wide for last week according to vgchartz (yes i know its not 100% reliable but its fine for this comparison) X360 7,372,192 (-35%) N/A PS3 6,194,229 (-31%) N/A Wii 3,939,900 (+25%) N/A Based on those numbers... I have a very different view of the Wii... I would suggest as a software selling / money making platform it is the least successful given "software" has always been the primary revenue source when it comes to consoles and it clearly is not performing as well.
The Wii (and DS) is heavily affected by piracy.
i wonder what sony november month is.
750K.... just a wild shot. ; )
MS 3.8M is just sick.....
Really wana see 3DS sales after Mario 3DS release and Black Friday :P
Interesting numbers. I actually am surprised the Wii has done as much as it has so far this year. Every month (except Black Friday) they have been struggling in NPD sales...
Don't forget is that for November and December the primary purchasers of consoles is going to be parents, grandparents etc. where price is the big determining factor in a purchase decision. And with the Wii selling for peanuts these days it should do well this holiday season.
without November and december yet o.O
Nothing can stop Nintendo
The wii is declining fast for what it was earlier this generation.
@jeffGUNZ not sure why you got disagrees, what you stated is fact and documented fact. The wii shot up and is steadily shooting down
^ Exactly, besides the more people buy the less people there are left to buy more. It is not like people are breaking their Wii's to buy another one.
@ Raoh Thanks for the support brother, but this is n4g.com. I am kinda of screwed if you think about it; I own a PS3 and an Xbox 360, so I got the PS3 fanboys jumping down my throat and the 360 fanboys doing the same. I'll probably get disagrees from 360 fanboys for listing I have a PS3 first instead of "I own an Xbox and a PS3". Long story short, you can't win on this site !
Very interesting. So if Sony earned sold another 10mil, it would still be 1mil under the 360. Another 10mil and the 360 would surpass the wii by about 2mil. YTD tells another story, the story of change. YTD = 360/PS3/Wii Quite a difference from 2 years ago. The 360 dominating in America is no surprise. The PS3 climbing to second place is equally no surprise. What is a surprise is how far the wii is falling. No wonder they are ready to release the wii u. I just don't agree that MS and SONY need to. I personally feel the ps3 is the better machine but the 360 does not need to release first or so soon anymore, they established presence, they really only have one thing to prove and that is that the xbox is not a one trick pony. Outside of that, you can still make good games on both consoles. Gears 3 and Uncharted 3 releases do not mean its time for next gen. Internally sharing those engines and techniques means lots of games for this current gen. Catching up to the pc will never happen, a new console means that for what? 2 years maybe we get on par pc games then we go back to being outdated hardware compared to the pc, its not worth it to chase the pc, it is its own animal. For sony its another game entirely, but I think they are too blind to see it. If MS releases first or second that is fine. The ps3 is still technically still powerful enough to be the next gens' 360, meaning the weaker hardware to the next wii and xbox. If the ps3 can still pump out decent games next gen sony can slow down the console pace because no one wants to not sell games so publishers would have to continue to make ps3 games making the ps3 the lowest common denominator tech wise, just like the xbox 360 is. Wouldn't matter what the wiiU and 720 are capable of, you have to be able to play the games on the ps3 as well. Just like current gen, many devs could achieve heavy rain, unreal tournament 3, burnout paradise, uncharted series etc but having to cater to the lesser yet easy to dev for xbox made the ps3 look weaker. Sony could turn it around by not releasing so soon. Ultimately their fanbase is not ready to move on.
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