Worldwide Hardware: 3DS - 174,341 PS3 - 163,783 360 - 132,959 Wii - 71,227 PSV - 65,566 PSP - 31,364 DS - 28,076
Wow, VITA, soon you'll be selling less than the psp worldwide. Also, I cannot believe 430K people bought Star Wars Kinect plus 179k people bought a new Kinect.
so, when it's WW numbers it's all about how Vita is failing, and when it's American numbers it's all about how the 360 is hammering the PS3... LOL. @Moncole: agreed, it's not doing very well at the moment but let's give it the same amount of time the 3DS has had and then see how things are
people seem to forget how badly the 3DS was doing within the same time frame
People seem to forget that the 3DS has Nintendo 1st party software and had a massive price drop. The Vita could drop the price, sure, but I don't see any game (Pokemon, Mario, Mon Hun-exclusive-, etc.) that could save it right now.
@sack_boi: I bet a Call of Duty and a Monster Hunter could give it a big boost in sales. A Monster Hunter game has been strongly hinted at, and Call of Duty is a given.
closer. I cant even begin to imagine the day it is reported that the ps3 is 1 unit ahead of the 360 in overall sales numbers. Bottom line is both platforms have done a great job in entertaining gamers this gen. Vita will hit its stride when gamers see the quality of games increase for it while at the same time a decrease in quality titles for the psp. It is a natural progression.
So when its American and UK sales its all about how America and UK isn't the world. I love how everyone contributes 3ds success to its price cut but think the Vita doesn't need it because people applauded the price at E3. Obviously the average consumer was not at E3. Funny too, people celebrate the ps3 outselling the 360 even with the 360's headstart but none of those people bring up their many price cuts and different versions of the ps3. Unlike the 3ds.
Hey Gribble, you know what I find funny? When Microsoft released their numbers yesterday, some loyalists here said "so what, the 360 still leads WW" but when I used Vgchartz to show them that it wasn't leading WW, they said that Vgchartz wasn't reliable lol. Now here they are today going on about the sales as if they're suddenly legit again. I'll get the link. Source: http://n4g.com/news/982751/...
dude you hit the nail on the head.
Typical sales chart for Q1-3 of the year, typical comments section. The fanboys are here to convince us that the OTHER fanboys are more hypocritical than the other, and that the Vita is doing "horrible" at 65K units in a week.
It will be a force to be reckoned with soon. It's game library is impressive and the quality is unprecedented for handhelds. It's early days.
NOOO buddy when its WW its about people bragging about how PS3 is beating 360 :3. Thats what I see people looking forward to in every article. Also vita is bound to not do very well this year. It needs to build momentum. In 2 years it'll have loads of games and more people will be inclined to jump on it since (i assume) it will get a price drop by that time.
Fanboys, no matter what side of this "console/system war" they are on, will post anything to support their cause.
i posted this in another thread. people can discount the year plus head start if they want, but what they can't is that the 360 has always been cheaper. so in that regard i personally feel that the 360 is both a success and a failure. success in that M$ did much better with this system than the original, and failure that with its cheaper price its only sitting in the 60 million range when it should have been much higher. hear me out on this the 360 is ALMOST 7 years old and in that time while being much cheaper than the PS3 it has only amassed 67 million units sold (from what i'm hearing here by some there seems to be overshipping on M$ part), conversely the PS3 is a little over 5 years old and has amassed between 62(as of Dec 11)- 64 (when Sony releases their numbers) million units at a higher price point. with all the marketing the 360 has had, AND BEING HELLA CHEAPER than the PS3 shouldn't the 360 have been in the 70 million plus range by now? i had this decision with a friend of mine, and he completely agreed with me and we both have each system, enjoyed games on both. edit i wanna add to this i actually believe the system should be in the 80 million range with the cheaper price point from day one over the PS3.
Vita is going down in sales and I don't see Sony doing anything to step it up, 2 upcaming games will release in May? nothing else WTF!
3DS it only prints money.
by losing $500 million dollars for Nintendo. . Reporting their 1st loss in 30 years.
The World doesnt equal The World.
Probably the most zen comment this article could receive. Well said bro
Uhh....oh yeah?! Well, it's still the most important market, so....THERE!
The Vita isn't doing very well.
I am not sure who disagreed with you but they need to look at the 3DS sales to see that the VITA needs games ASAP or even a price cut. The problem with Sony is that they are only focusing on one audience which is the hardcore - I am glad that Sony is focusing on us but at the end of the day Sony is a business and has to pay bills and people. I took my 14 year old brother to the Movies with 4 of his friends and they were talking about the 3DS and I mentioned the VITA and everyone had that WTF is a VITA look. Sony needs to market the Vita towards the casuals and come up with a game that would rival Mario, Pokemon or Monster Hunter.
I agree with you and I said this in another post. They could of pushed the PSV with MNR as a Mario kart game for kids with more but not giving it online play on the PSV has killed its sales. The same with Uncharted for the core its had low sales and I think this is part down to no mp. Dont get me wrong they are both good games but have limited game play were Mario Kart 7 keeps me going back to it every now and again. The need to bring out a LBP and LBP Karting game for the PSV with online play and push it like mad to get the sales of the PSV up as I love the device but the software lest it down at the moment.
Yeah. Look at the 3DS. Remember when they cut the price by damned near $100 to boost sales? Remember when it was released and it had fewer games than the Vita had on release? Wait. . . What are we looking at again?
@Patriots_Pride I understand your argument and I agree, but you speak as if it's easy to create a rival for Mario. They've been trying it for years.
Haha mario and monster hunter are casual games? Wtf planet are you living on?
"Haha mario and monster hunter are casual games? Wtf planet are you living on?" ^THIS people think 3DS is only selling because its cheaper, but they are hardcore buying it for Nintendo franchises, monster hunter, resident evil, metal gear solid, kid icarus...
@yabhero and Ghengis, I don't think he was saying those were casual games, I think he was saying Sony needs to make the Vita more appealing to casuals AND come up with games as popular as mario, pokemon, or monster hunter. I can't imagine anyone thinking Monster Hunter is a casual game, that game is huge and can be hard without friends.
I think there not dropping the price, because Sony said at launch that they were already selling it at a loss
Understandably this is just the first year. But there are a lot of lackluster titles for it such as F1 that looked like a 1st gen PSP game. 3rd Party devs are hardly putting any effort since the lack of 1st party titles trying to exploit the "easy to develop" system as best they can. TBH, the GOW for the VITA would've been a better marketing choice leaving a new IP to the PS3.
VITA needs more support from developers cmon its a great system
Its got the support as shown when they revealed the Vita and showed all the devs that would want to make games for it. But the question is where are those games???
DS is not doing very well
Do I even have to say anything on this one...
Hmm. Looks like the sky is blue too. Coincidence? That's like saying it looks like the first xbox isn't doing very well....No offense :)
Well I am looking at the numbers and everything is selling very well...I am suprised people are still buying PS3's and Xbox 360's and PSP's still shows you that even after being out for a few years theres still plenty of people that are either buying another one or new folk getting into the game ;-) I would only see as systems selling poorly if those figures were like 500 - 1,000 world wide for the month. All the companies products are selling and in large quantities :-)
The Vita's numbers are horrid. Its great tech, I'm sure the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be great tech as well. I have to wonder if the economy is playing a larger role in why its not selling better? It cant just be because of lack of games because there are some good ones out for Vita. Makes me think the 720 and PS4 need great price points and great games at launch. Launches haven't been a strong suit in the industry lately.
I think the Vita issues lie squarely on price unfortunately. I can't see any other reason for the poor performance. The tech is sound and arguably better than its closest competitor 3DS. So the most obvious issue is price. We saw 3DS go through a similar drought in sales until it dropped price. About the only other thing I can see being an issue is the target demographic. 3DS while popular across all ages still has a very "young" target for its core user. The Vita certainly seems to be skewed towards an older audience. You have to wonder if the Vita is actually having to compete with Smart phones and Tables in terms of a choice of spend. Is the Vita audience more inclined to be looking at the trade off of a Vita vs a new iPad for instance. Yes there is cost differences and the iPad certainly is more expensive...but could it be in this case consumers are willing to pay the extra for the tablet?
i would just have to say the problem is mainly games at he moment. Games are coming in june and late may but i mean i feel like right now theres no must have titles. I have a vita and have a total of 7 games but only 3 retail. I got those three the day when it came out. But ultimately, to me, until say resistance or gravity rush or littlebigplanet come out , i dont see the sales pciking up. I mean i love uncharted and all but i just feel its hard to play it on the vita. just my 2 cents
I don't understand why price is a problem. A tablet or iphone would cost more than a PS Vita. Although, that is proof as to how dumb some American consumers are. The Vita is also more powerful than the iPad(2). I agree with Cy_Wolf in saying that it needs some games. They're just around the corner though with Resistance and Little Big Planet which should be amazing.
'Although, that is proof as to how dumb some American consumers are. The Vita is also more powerful than the iPad(2).' Lol..That statement only proves how 'dumb' you are. Because someone buys a tablet that does a zillion times more things that play games that make an entire country of gamers 'dumb' because you can't take your fan goggles off. What country do you live in? What's the Vits market doing there? Classic N4G.. Evil
Sonys marketing sucks and always has especially when months after the release the average teenager doesnt even know what the Vita is or that it's not just another PSP. I had the hardest time explaining what it was to a friend of mine but when I put the thing in their hands and let them play with it they are taken-aback by how wonderful a device it is but that they've never heard of it.
Ps3 is beating down 360 worldwide. Good now microsoft can consider this chart and bring out the big guns sooner. (720)
Well the Xbox 360 won WW in 2011 and were actually behind most of the year. I don't think we'll see a 720 mentioned this year. Microsoft will just drop the price of the Xbox 360 and Kinect. I'd expect a 4 gig Xbox 360 for $149 and the 250 for $249 and Kinect will drop to $99. Should make for an interesting holiday season, I'd expect a Wii price cut to $99 as well. Also, 30k isn't a beat down at all if these numbers are to be believed. If that stayed the average the PS3 would only beat the Xbox 360 WW by 360k by the end of the year.
What are you talking about? is that why its only 2 mill behind the 360 even though the 360 had a year head start lover price point and was about 8 mill ahead when the ps3 launched...
@spitfire And how many price cuts and revisions did ps3 have to go through? Hey, if the argument is valid for 3DS it should be for ps3.
@SpitFireAce85 I used to agree with that view until I read this comment from DK286K in another one of these pointless sales articles: 'If PS3 had released in 2005 at the same time as 360, it would have certainly been even more expensive than it was at it's actual launch. Conversely, if MS had waited until late 2006 to launch the 360, it would have been cheaper because technology prices drop over time. You can't just subtract sales from 360 or add sales to PS3 and assume everything else would have stayed the same. [...] Sorry, but every sale counts. You can't just pretend that 360's first year sales don't exist. As much as you'd like to, you can't penalize MS for releasing the 360 a year earlier than the competition. That's hardly a common sense argument. After all, PS2 launched a year sooner than it's main competition. Yet you NEVER heard MS fans complaining "well, if it wasn't for PS2's head start..." There's no asterisk next to PS1 or PS2's sales records because they launched a year ahead of their main competition. Why are the rules suddenly different this generation?' Very good points here that have made me rethink my views.
@Fez Of course we can't pretend that the 360 sales before the ps3 release don't count, but the corollary is also true; we should not misinterpret the ps3 sales because it launched later otherwise we forfeit any logic in its sales time-line. If we abolish that then we might as well argue that the PSP is crushing the PSVita because it has sold 70million units more. We also can not accurately discern how much of an effect a year and a half without competition, but we can comfortably say it is an advantage. Long story short, you don't really need to rethink your views.
The point isn't what would have happened if the PS3 had released earlier, or if the 360 had released later. The point is that, with the same amount of time on the market, the PS3 is selling faster than the 360 almost annually. I say almost because the 360, in all likelihood, DID outsell the PS3 last year. Still, outside of that year, the PS3 has been moving units faster than its nearest competitor. In November, the PS3 will be six years old. At that time, it will most certainly have sold more than 65 million systems. At the six-year mark, the 360 was NOT at 65 million sales. How can anyone seriously dispute that?
@Hicken Clearly the PS3 has sold faster and the 360 has sold more this gen. Now tell the fanboys which is more important... lol The sales argument is so pathetic, especially since it's so close between the two (in 2nd/3rd place... another lol). What interesting facts can you even deduce from sales - absolutely nothing.
Uh, what are you talking about?
Spitfire....what is a lover price point? Does it have something todo with hookers? Yes if you look bac at the last 3 or four years the ps3 always beats ms in the spring and summer and then ms picks up in the fall nearly erasing the 360 thousand lead sony gets in the early months. Look back at the numbers as this is fact. Maybe it has something to do with a lover price point?
Jazz, if that was true, the gap couldn't have narrowed like it has. Think about it. smh The only thing you're right about is that 360 is still ahead because it was substantially cheaper for most of the gen.
Wow! The Wii is actually outselling a new piece of Hardware??? It must be those Operation Rainfall games!!
The bit holding me back from a Vita at the minute is the expensive memory cards and initial launch prices for games. I've already started to snap up some of the dual play games on my PS3 though as i'll definately get one eventually. What if sony offered a good deal on trading in a PSP towards the costs, or even trading in Pro Duo memory sticks for Vita ones. I've already spent a sh** load on the PSP, games and memory card upgrades
The real question here is... Who buys a NEW PSP or DS?!? Seriously...they're much cheaper used. Why fork out money for a new one? It makes no sense.
I know people said they laughed at the Wii, but considering the Wiiu is out in a few months. These sales are actually pretty good seeing as how mostly everyone knows that Nintendo's next system is on its way. Sony is in a hard position here, because yes they need to spur more PsVita sales. But they also need it to be profitable for them as well
You keep talking about price cuts that the PS3 has had. How many 360 were on the market? M$ didn't need to drop the price of the 360 because it had the 360 arcade, 360 20g, and 360 60g. The PS3 has reached 60million in 6 years with a higher price point than the 360. It took the 360 7years to hit the 60million. Thanks to RROD. The 63m Vgchartz has for the PS3 is bull. The PS3 was at 62m in December. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w...
I am a little weary of seeing people say that the 360 had a year head start, when in fact the Ps3 launched a year late. It makes you all sound like petulant children throwing a tantrum. Furthermore, how on earth was the RROD a boon to the 360's sales? Are you actually discounting the replacement program out of hand for the sake of your argument? What is the argument anymore anyway?
"I am a little weary of seeing people say that the 360 had a year head start, when in fact the Ps3 launched a year late." You probably really believe there's a difference, don't you? I know several people who bought new 360s more than once because they had plenty of disposable income and didn't want to wait. I doubt they are the only people on the planet who did that.
@ MysticStrummer I know several people that had to buy new PS3s when their units died. That's not to say it was as many that had to get new 360s either by waiting on the warranty or just outright buying a new one. A couple just gave up on 360 completely and bought PS3s. Just trying to say that having to buy a replacement console wasn't happening to 360s only.
I really. Have to say vgchartz is truly a unreliable source for numbers, acording to them the ps3 as been out selling the 360 between 30 to 60 thousand a week but they have been increasing the gap by a hundred thousand every week, what the fu$k? Besides at the start of this year microsoft official numbers were 66 mil consles world wide and wersterday they announced 67.2 so why do they still have 360 in the 65 mill range? If they are not goinig to attempt to post the correct numbers then they should change the name of the site.
Vgchartz doesn't count Shipped aka sold to retailers, those numbers they have are "estimates" of Sold consoles to consumers. They are likely waiting for Nintendo and Sony's shipment data before they do their adjustments on their estimates.
Vita sales aren't bad but then again its VG Chartz so... Sony needs better marketing with their products. That's all there is to it. But then again, people are just trying to survive in a terrible economy and don't have money to burn. Good numbers for the PS3.
PSV san andreas stories,call of duty cheaper 3g Or Free 3g for first few months or somethings.
PS3 best selling console
Guys in my coutry here Nigeria, almost no body has XBOX 360 while PS3 sells like hot cake with with strawberry flavoure on it. Am sure nobody includes Nigeria and most african countries in their sales count els the PS3 would have been ahead since.
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