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2012 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to April 21st

Console:

PS3 - 3,289,620 (45.1%)
X360 - 2,390,410 (32.7%)
Wii - 1,619,662 (22.2%)

Handheld:

3DS - 3,596,793 (70.4%)
PSV - 1,513,876 (29.6%)
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PSP - 871,652 (65%)
DS - 766,810 (35%)

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ForeverGamer1544d ago (Edited 1544d ago )

great numbers

darthv721544d ago (Edited 1544d ago )

that the ps3 would eventually sell more than the 360? I mean really...legit question. Just because it does, does that some how invalidate the 360 and what it has done for this console generation?

I am reminded of the Genesis and it's time in the light before, during and after the SNES launched. It was still able to hold it's own and garner a solid following.

Times were different then unlike now. If you play a system then it had better be the 'right' one or else you will get no respect. So to us who choose to play them all...what do we get?

PS3 selling well is great for Sony. 360 selling well is great for MS. Wii selling well is great for Nintendo. Solid games being released for all 3 is great for all of us regardless of system preference.

5-6 years into this gen and the ugliness of things still shows. No chance it will change come next gen or the one after that. Play the 'video games' not the sales games. You earn trophies/achievements for your efforts.

Rhythmattic1544d ago

vgchatrz....mmmmm.... virtually guessing chartz?

sly-Famous1544d ago

I cant believe the PS3 is doing so well in "America". I wonder how its doing in America?

wenaldy1544d ago

Did you mean America = world?

sly-Famous1544d ago

You will never know...........but yes.

darthv721544d ago

America does represent the single largest gaming market in the world. So the idea of America equals the world could be correct if you view it as it takes the rest of the world combined to equal America.

kneon1544d ago

You could only take that view if you are Microsoft as they sell about half of their consoles in the US. For the others the US is less than half, if I recall for PS3 it's only about a third of sales.

So in other words the 360 is far more dependent on US sales than the others.

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BubloZX1544d ago

Looks like the ps3 is going to catch the 360 in sales this year. Fora_is_king and Logicwins must really be hating it right now.

TekoIie1544d ago (Edited 1544d ago )

Looks like Forza is king is approaching some... Turbulance :) .... Oh wait Forza isnt a flight simulator, damn it >:'(

specialguest1543d ago

Between the 360 and PS3, those PS3 numbers are pretty good for a console that was a year late to the scene with a huge price tag.

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Outside_ofthe_Box1543d ago (Edited 1543d ago )

I wouldn't make that claim just yet. PS3 was leading for most of the year last year, but the 360 had a great holiday season to be #1 world wide in sales in 2011. It could happen again with Halo 4 on the horizon. We also don't know what MS might announce at E3 that could possibly release in the fall/winter, they could also announce a price drop as well, but Sony could also.

We'll just have to see how it plays out.

SilentNegotiator1543d ago (Edited 1543d ago )

They can't spend half a billion dollars marketing every year.

Besides, the honeymoon is over; people know the quality of Kinect now.

Kushan1543d ago

Why in the name of titties and beer are people STILL arguing about marketshare and sales?
Jesus Christ both the 360 and the PS3 are now older than the previous generation consoles were when they were replaced. We're gearing up for an E3 that may just announce at least one of the next generation consoles with an almost certain guarantee that next year we'll know about both the PS3 and 360's successor's.
Face it - we're at the end of this console's lifecycle and both the PS3 and 360 have done about as well as each other. Sure, the PS3 came out later and sure it was more expensive at first but who gives a crap about what happened in 2005 or 2006 - it's 2012 now and both consoles have managed to score a blatant TIE.

Get over it, your console wasn't better, but it wasn't worse either - it was just as good as the competition and frankly, that's an incredible feat in itself.

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shinrock1544d ago (Edited 1544d ago )

so i guess these #'s are legit 2day. this site is funny. i wonder where the trust in VG has come from all of a sudden.

BubloZX1544d ago

even if they aren't legit they are usually in the ball park. Though the ps3 and 360's total numbers don't look like they've been updated. I'm pretty sure they've been 65 and 63 million since the begining of the year.

pwnmaster30001544d ago

Find it funny people only use that "vchart is reliable today" when is world wide and not America lol

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