Nintendo has published hardware sales comparison graphs for the European, US and Japanese markets during the first nine months of 2012.
... How is this news? http://m.n4g.com/news/11082... /trollface
You see, this is exactly the same as the other article. I really don't see this as news worthy. The PS3 outsells the 360 in Europe and the 360 outsells the PS3 in America. It's been like that since the beginning. So writing about it yet again, isn't news. News is supposed to be interesting and thought provoking, not repetitive. As banal as it would be, 'All consoles sold well this generation' would be a more interesting article... To the disagrees: Are you disagreeing with PS3 outsells the 360 in Europe, the 360 outsells the PS3 in America, the fact that I think it's not news worthy or 'All consoles sold well this generation' would make a more interesting story?
like that the PS3 has outsold the 360 worldwide for all the year... i know it's not a news too. :P
The only counter point I could manage(Playing devils advocate here) is that these are all different websites and/or weekly and monthly updates. To the websites themselves these are just singular local posts, even though they add up here.(on n4g) And The people posting them here are most likely trying to up their status here on n4g so they can approve stories... resulting in constant non-new "news".
Oh, I realize that this is an aggregating site and that these are localised version of the news. I'm just saying that news should be more interesting than this. I don't care who won, who lost, how many by or who they beat, I'm just bored with articles like this, regardless of the company they are talking about. This is purely an agnostic opinion.
The PS3 outsells the 360 in Europe The PS3 outsells the 360 in Far East The PS3 outsells the 360 in Middle East The 360 outsells the PS3 in America I agree.. no news here, 360 outsells the PS3 in America but the PS3 outsells the 360 in the WORLD!
Exactly. If you ask me, this is quite a useless article.
@LNDCALLING where do you live? I live in America - what do sells otherwise matter to me as a consumer?
@MadMen what does where I live matter? What does matter is this false interpretation impressed on the lesser knowledgeable public that the PS3 doesn't sell as well as the Xbox360 when the actual global year-on-year figures suggest otherwise. This maters because if this falsehood becomes a matter of 'fact' to the public in general then it could effect PS3 sales which could impact Sony’s investment in their gaming division.. the repercussions of this would not only effect Sony’s faithful but in fact all gamers and it isn’t something any true gamer would want to see happen! Trust this helps clarify?
really? last year, 2011, the 360 ended up selling more WORLDWIDE then the ps3. Will probably do the same this year.
The 360 also outsells the PS3 in UK which happens to be in Europe. I think we have to consider that the some of these regions the PS3 outsells is very small. To say the WORLD is stretching it a bit too far. Especially since there are a lot of places in the world that don't even have ps3/360 or Wii. Not to get technical or specific but this trend on N4G of saying "the world" is a bit silly.
The PlayStation brand is obviously the most popular worldwide, this isn't news.
Positive news in the fields Its nice to see that the Nintendo 3D entertainment system is the worlds go to device for dedicated on the go gaming. If recent trends are factored into the equation, Nintendo is looking to further the sales lead throughout the 2012 holiday season going into 2013 and beyond. Thanks to very affordable strategic pricing, and many high priority high demand exclusive offerings down the pipeline. I expect the recently announced Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS entertainment system bundle to play a major factor in furthering the already healthy install base in the coming months. Rated E For Everyone
LX-General-Kaos that isn't on the script. Didn't you get the revised copy?
My wife has the 3DS and I have the Vita. I like the Vita alot and I am not normally a handheld gamer. I actually think the Vita is amazing for a handheld system. I hope it does better in the future.
Vita is almost dead
All it needs is a price drop and a few more games and it'll come flying out of the gutter, like the 3DS did.
What big games are on the horizon? Games that will move the system beyond the hardcore that already have one? And can Sony afford to drop the price? They're probably dumping money into PS4 (which I heard is likely to be a monster).
'The Vita is dead'. Many people said that about the PSP and the PS3. 10 years is a long time. @Neonridr: no, not at all. As long as the Vita keeps on selling and gets supported, I'm happy with it. I bought it to play games, of which there are plenty.
Being outsold by your predecessor (PSP) on a consistent basis in your home country is kind of a slap to the face don't you think?
Also, bear in mind the current market for handhelds in unlike any market we've seen previously. No other mobile gaming device has had to contend with almost half a billion smartphones and tablets out there as the 3DS and Vita do at the moment, during the worst economic conditions we've seen in a generation. I've pointed this out before. In Feb, analysts said the Vita could sell a "whopping" 12 million in the fiscal year with a price cut. No price cut is coming and now the forecast is 10 million. Given that 12 million was seen as "whopping" sales in the current market, why is 10 million seen as a failure (assuming it hits this figure by the end of March)? What I also find interesting is that despite the current market conditions being the arguably the toughest conditions any handheld has ever faced, the Vita seems to be selling similarly to early DS and GBA sales during their initial Jan-Sept stretch, yet I don't recall either of those consoles being lamented for their slow sales. But we've seen this pattern before of websites repeatedly trumpeting the doom of the PSP, the PS3, the Vita, and now we're already seeing articles about why the PS4 will fail. So far, they've been proven wrong every time, but it certainly hasn't stopped them from going to that well.
Darkride makes a great point (the way the market for handhelds has been upended by smart phones and tablets) and then goes on to dismiss these points by pointing out the slow initial sales of previous handhelds. I, for one, think the smartphone/ tablet comment has far more weight than the initial sales of the Gameboy or the PSP
@ Darkride66 "I've pointed this out before. In Feb, analysts said the Vita could sell a "whopping" 12 million in the fiscal year with a price cut. No price cut is coming and now the forecast is 10 million. Given that 12 million was seen as "whopping" sales in the current market, why is 10 million seen as a failure (assuming it hits this figure by the end of March)? " You really, really believe that the PSVita that has managed to sell just about 3 mln units by now (that is launched in Japan in 2011, launched in USA and EU early 2012), thus lets take the most positive view taking the USA/EU launch as a startingpoint, about 7 to 8 months in the market by now selling 3 mln. You really REALLY believe it sells 7 mln extra in just 4 to 5 months to go? They have to sell more than double the figures in about half the time its on the market till now. REALLY? Not even Christmas sales are able to do this dude. I expect the final figure of the PSVita to sell around 6 to max 7 mln. in its first fiscal year. BTW, I do like my PSVita, Sony just needs to do a better job pushing the sales. Low installed base gives little 3rd party support which a system needs. Oh and for those being happy the PS3 sells more, its still millions behind the 360 world wide sales. It might be on par when next gen releases.
You clearly don't have one. The Vita is an amazing handheld and this Christmas shall prove it isn't dead. When do consoles ever do well in their first year anyway?
@capt tuttle "What big games are in the horizon? Games that move the system beyond the hardcore that already have one?" This holliday, i think AC 3: liberation, Blops declassified, Persona 4: golden, and PASBR can move some units for vita. I don't know how much but those titles are compelling for non vita user. Next year will be interesting though because some monster hunter style games will release for vita which are soul sacrifice, god eater 2, and phantasy star online 2. We knew japan love monhun soo much so i'm sure this titles will bring good or maybe great hardware sales for vita. Also, namco just announced Tales of Heart R for vita and tales is big in japan. Fo the rest, Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway, new Bioshock (i think 2k will give some info bout this game), FF X HD, Dragon's Crown, a possible FF Type-0 sequel, and maybe a new KH / GTA (just like psp who had it's own KH / GTA) can revitalize vita from bad sales.
Thanks for the response. I think Blops will do poorly but the others should do well. With the real MonHun on the 3DS I'm not sure what kind of impact clones are going to have however. But yeah, in the main I agree with you, that's a pretty decent lineup. I hope they help the Vita, it's great tech and deserves a shot.
Well done Sony. Looking forward to some of their games coming out as well.
what's with the giant spike around week 40?
For the PS3 that is likely due to the launch of the super slim. But I have no idea why the Xbox would see a spike at the same time unless they ramped up the discounts and bundles to try and counter the PS3 surge.
the spike is also visible for 2011's sales
Although I consider that 360 and PS3 essentially tied this gen, it will be interesting to see who has bragging rights for most sold by the time PS4 and NeXbox arrives. Worldwide, PS3 been outselling 360 for a while but is there enough time to catch up.
All comes down to who can realese first, people won't want to wait for next gen on a specific machine if there is one similiar out it seems.
Not surprised by this news. Well done Playstation and Sony
and where does this leave uk?
Kinda dumb saying being sold out by previous PSP. When it was the same for the 3DS that The DS sold more at first.
Looks here is the deal guys, a good game or console, you worry to much on sales. Be a Gamer 1st and a fanboy last.
yeah and sony dont reach to get money from their consoles (ps3/vita)....this is a better news title still looking at how much console sold? this gen is end guys.....and u all know who did moneys and who not u can feel the king of the road with sales...but theres jsut one company in difficulty and its sony (im not happy at all for this)
difficulty? I think Sony knows what theyre doing more than u do.. If the rest of the WORLD prefers PS3 over 360, what does that say? America is right & everyone else is wrong? lol dont think so... 360 had a yr head start so PS3 will continue to sell surpassing 360.. Vita may be struggling but they got a price drop planned & tons of great games coming to it despite its low install base... Sony is 87 in the fortune 500.. Now if theyre one of the highest ranked companies in the entire world, what makes u think they will be struggling or "in difficulty" in the game industry when its one of the highest sources of revenue they have? I understand your compassion for xbox cuz i used to like em too but they have nothing i cant get on PS3 & then some... Unless u strictly play western titles, 360 has nothing to offer..
Positive PS3 news, so I guess will be seeing a couple of hate articles soon.
yes you will
It's good to know that there are still people purchasing dedicated gaming handhelds, a market that's still thriving and valuable.
The PS Vita survive well for a hardware without Greatest Third party Support. With 3DS ave exclusivity of love by Square Enix, Namco Bandaî, Capcom. This is a performance to survive. ---------- When this third party will return to PS-Vitat here will be change...
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