Submitted by Valay 1270d ago | news

February 2012 NPD: Hardware sales

February U.S. hardware sales for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS are now available. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Update Update: Added in rough data for the PlayStation Vita.

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tantobanto  +   1270d ago
3DS: 262K

an increase of 53 percent............ thats insanity considering the 3ds has already doubled up on ds first year sames.......and there is still march to go........
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sikbeta  +   1270d ago
No Vita sales?.... Hmm....
zeeshan  +   1270d ago
By the looks of it, all three companies are doing fairly well! MS with their Xbox360, SONY with VITA, PSP and PS3 combined (lets not forget they are also selling PS2) and Nintendo with Wii and 3DS.

Healthy industry means great gaming future. Please don't let someone else let you think otherwise. We need these companies competing for the top spot all the time. Competition drives everything from great hardware to great software. It's good to be a gamer REGARDLESS of the camp you are in.
GraveLord  +   1270d ago
Sony never provides numbers for any of their consoles and NPD never shows any either. I always wonder why they do that....its not like the numbers are bad. Look at the PS3, its ahead of the Wii.
ZippyZapper  +   1270d ago
"SONY with VITA, PSP and PS3 combined"

:D spin cycle
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CarlitoBrigante  +   1270d ago
Congrats Sony!!! Imagine what the worldwide numbers are!

tantobanto  +   1270d ago
still way less than nintendo's I would imagine :)
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eferreira  +   1269d ago
who cares
iNMyFiN4LH0uR  +   1269d ago
nope, sony has been outselling nintendo in the hardware department for a while now. Last week global sales:
Sony (200k PS3s, 170k PSV, 40k PSP = 410k) Nintendo (80k Wii, 200k 3DS, 50k DS = 330k) Source: vgchartz
tantobanto  +   1269d ago

I hate to break it to you but those numbers are far from accurate.

In 2011 its a fact that nintendo sold the most hardware and software worldwide than either microsoft or sony, including the number 1 system worldwide.

please, dont use vg chartz numbers to pretend someone else is wrong
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iNMyFiN4LH0uR  +   1269d ago
vgchartz have always been estimates before the sales data than corrected following the release of actual data. should you choose to take them as accurate is up to you. nevertheless, for 2011 its true Nintendo when DS, 3DS and Wii combined outsold Sony's PS3 and PSP but the Wii failed to outsell the PS3 (14 million for the ps3 vs 11.7 million for the Wii). Moreover, you are also wrong about software as Sony outsold Nintendo. Sony 146 million vs Nintendo 135 million. I am far from a fanboy, just wanted to correct your claims made of the top of your head. Cheers.
FlyWestbrook  +   1270d ago
belal  +   1270d ago
ps3 is doing great in us, europe and asia.
air1  +   1270d ago
360still doin it in america
matt801  +   1269d ago
Ps3 is a beast! Vita numbers r great even ps2 is still selling! Incredible! I see nin also doing well and ms does well in US! No surprise there but I wish they would have good worlwide sales.
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SoapShoes  +   1270d ago
PS3 did pretty well. I wonder if that's because of Twisted Metal?
Captain Tuttle  +   1270d ago
Good numbers for both 360 and PS3

Wonder how Vita did?
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Anon1974  +   1269d ago
Are they good numbers though? The 360 dropped 20% year over year and the PS3 was down 10%. I think quarterly data is more useful in defining the overall health of console sales, but on the surface drops of 20% and 10% year over year aren't something that companies want to see, especially Sony with the struggles they're having with their other divisions and the continued strength of the yen versus other western currencies.
Captain Tuttle  +   1269d ago
Well the 360 is nearly 7 years old and hasn't had a price drop in years. Literally. I'd say that's pretty good.

PS3 numbers are decent as well considering it's February.
I'm more concerned about the Vita numbers.
Sevir  +   1270d ago
Not bad for Sony, and Very good for MS
Wow there's an Increase in demand for the PS3... just 65k difference in hardware sold between that and the 360.
Mastarace  +   1270d ago
cstyle  +   1270d ago
360 on top again.
TheBioLover  +   1269d ago
Why all the disagrees? He is just stating facts.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1269d ago
N4SDF.com ;)
Nes_Daze  +   1269d ago
insecure fanboy comments again..quality > sales
PimpDaddy  +   1269d ago
Your comment was just as insecure. Quality is subjective. Just because you think one console is more valuable and is a better quality for you does not mean it applies to everyone.

I have a 360 and PS3. I find that my 360 gives me more value at the moment. It's my opinion. Difference is I don't go around preaching my opinion as though it is a fact or putting other people down for their choice.

As far as Sony and Microsoft are concerned SALES > EVERYTHING ELSE.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1269d ago
@ PimpDaddy.

Well Said
Dlacy13g  +   1270d ago
This was a great bounce back showing from January for the industry BUT... the numbers seem to be across the board down from last year again for the "consoles".

Feb 2011 the main consoles did this: Xbox 360: 535,000, Wii: 454,000, PS3: 403,000

Feb 2012 they came in lower...again: Xbox 360:426K
PS3: 360K, Wii: 228K
Captain Tuttle  +   1270d ago
Yep, we're reaching market saturation. Time for new consoles or big price drops
Strikepackage Bravo  +   1269d ago
Unbelievable, who would have thought back in say 2006,the Xbox 360 would be outselling EVERYTHING this far into this generation, while still hanging on to second place in world wide total sales. Way to go Microsoft, you guys made a LOT of so called experts look like idiots.
Game3s  +   1269d ago
Wii still on top....
AWBrawler  +   1269d ago
Time for the next Gen it seems
TimeSkipLuffy  +   1269d ago
Wow. Impressed by the Vita sales. It might have lost to the 3DS but considering the fact it's almost twice the price, it is a pretty number ^^
Captain Tuttle  +   1269d ago
Remember that it was only released to the public for four days too.

I was still hoping for a bigger number. I want a Vita and I want good software support. That means alot of hardware has to sell.
DigitalAnalog  +   1269d ago
Wait just a minute here.
How is it that the 3DS is continuing to sell at a consistent pace when the "superior" iPad/iPhone/Android market is dominating the casuals? Shouldn't there be a decline since the 3DS have less than half the features of the IoS devices?
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hiredhelp  +   1269d ago

Were are you now sir!
Told you didnt I pick up
PS Vita – 220K – 230K
big jump from 66k ??
NYC_Gamer  +   1269d ago
Solid numbers all around :)
Krakn3Dfx  +   1269d ago
NPD sales numbers are still based only on certain retail outlets like WalMart, where people walk into a store and buy something, right?

If that's the case, these numbers become more and more meaningless as time goes on. Solid numbers across the board for retail, but I would imagine actual numbers when you add in online sales would be much, much higher.
Nes_Daze  +   1269d ago
PS3 sales are good,probably better worldwide it has been a couple of years and I'm still enjoying playing on my PS3, not so much for my xbox which is currently collecting dust.
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Shnazzyone  +   1269d ago
oof, vita's sales were lower than even vgchartz estimates for america.
andibandit  +   1269d ago
vita has alot of good games, but it still dosnt have a flagship game that makes everyone want the vita
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1269d ago
Ok here's the thing... The source of these numbers is neoGAF, which means these numbers are as fake as the numbers on VGchartz.

Gotta love GAF's funny math. Seems like when the news is bad, we don't get numbers from them at all. And when the numbers are good, we still get nothing but estimates and fanboy spin.
fullmetal297  +   1269d ago
The source comes from (if you haven't read the title) the NPD, not NEOgaf. They are rank as one of the most top research companies in North America and are considered the most creditable sources of information.

MultiConsoleGamer  +   1267d ago
The PS3 and PSV numbers come from NeoGAF and they're pure fanboy fiction.

I'm starting to believe the rumors about GAF are true.

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