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2012 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to February 11th

Seb Parker: Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles over comparable periods for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

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LX-General-Kaos2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

Its an amazing sight to see that the Nintendo wii has almost pushed past the 100 million mark in lifetime sales. The Nintendo 3DS has already pushed past the 16 million mark. Hat is tipped to the hard workers at the house of Nintendo. All hopes to see the Wii U achieve the same success.

The others did pretty good as well

Ulf2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

I actually hope the Wii U tanks.

Nothing against Nintendo, per se -- I actually like classic Nintendo software a bunch. I just dislike "casual" gaming, and I WANT the hardcore gaming hardware to survive.

Anyone who pushes that market... well they are interested in selling you solitaire and poker for as much money as they can grab. I'd rather support a company that pushes to provide the thrilling, involved gaming experiences that made me a gamer in the first place.

If the old Nintendo came back, I would jump for joy for days on end. The new Wii-Nintendo can go away. If a Wii U flop brings the old Nintendo back -- I am all for it.

mcstorm2123d ago

This is the thing with the wiiu it is bringing the old nintendo back. They have said from the start the wiiu is core 1st casual 2nd and looking at what is going on with the 3ds i can see the change in nintendo.

This gen my favourite console has been the 360 just because it offeres me more functions and has more games i want for it than the other two. Last gen it was the gamecube for me the gen before that it was the ps1. I have owned all the consoles in each gen but always have one i play on more then the other but so far what i have heard about the wii u i think it will be my main console next gen just like the 3ds is my main handheld.

BattleTorn2123d ago (Edited 2123d ago )

I have to admit, I wish bad things for Nintendo.

It's not that I want "casual" gaming gone entirely (because I believe everyone likes increasingly-more user-friendly UI), but I will never support having it as the main focus (which seemed to be the case with the Wii).

As for their games. They keep touting the old cartoon classics like Zelda, and Mario cause that is their "thing". But IMHO, that was their fans' "thing" 10-years ago. Most of those fans have grown to want more realism, mature-titles (whatever you may call it).

I just simply don't like them brovadoing these kids games to gamers as if we are still the same age, as we were 10-15years ago.

All in all, I just feel Nindenot is reluctant to move forward because they're scared it will seem like their abandoning their "thing".

They seemed to have had two options; follow their fanbase as they growup and mature, or stick to what they know. And I think it's clear, to all of us, what they chose.

THESONYPS32123d ago

Since Wii or Ds or whatever came first Nintendo has been g a y. The wii u will be inferior to the next ps and xbox

LX-General-Kaos2123d ago

No matter how strong the competition for nintendo is, Nintendo will be ready with mario games at hand prepared to fight off the competition. Console specs mean nothin nothing if your exclusive game isnt stepped up.

BubloZX2123d ago

Lol Mario blows and Pokemon is getting lame. Only thing left is Zelda and metroid which neither sold well enough to indicate wii u's success

THESONYPS32122d ago

@LX-General-Kaos OH no im so scared, ahh mario..... Wth mario is g a y, and uncharted killzone metal gear solid, gran turismo infamous the last of us god of war eat mario for breakfast. Think before you say some 5 year old crap.

Sugreev20012122d ago

I hope Nintendo carries on with it's traditional line-up,but also takes the time to include titles like Eternal Darkness.I haven't been on the side of Nintendo this generation primarily of their reluctance to experiment like they did in generations previously.