Nintendo Hardware Sales Fell 31% Last Year, First Time Outsold By Sony Since 2006

The Japanese news publication Nikkei is reporting that from April 2013 to March 2014, worldwide sales for Nintendo hardware fell 31% year over year. Nintendo consoles and handhelds sold a total of 16.31 million units, while Sony sold 18.7 million units of hardware and Microsoft sold 11.6 million units. Keep in mind that these numbers include the wildly successful launches of the PS4 and Xbox One, accounting for the excellent numbers on Sony and Microsoft’s end.

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Geekman2500d ago

Ok....... so?

And what's with the random Iwata pic?

HollywoodLA2500d ago

What do you mean "so?"'s bad news, ya fuckin idiot lol.

punctualdork2499d ago

Maybe that's just the best reaction shot of Iwata they could google.

amywelshcastle2500d ago

If it's the first time they've been outsold in nearly 10 years then I really don't think Nintendo have all that much to worry about...

LOL_WUT2500d ago

I don't know man I mean their hardware isn't quite selling, MK8 got outsold by Watchdogs not to mention the layoffs Nintendo recently made things really aren't looking good. ;)

Dan_scruggs2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

Recently Sony laid off 10,000 in 2012 and 6000 is 2014 and lost 1.3 billion dollars last year. Nintendo lost 350 million and laid off 150 people. Does that change your view on things? Nintendo is fine. Oddly enough so is Sony.


TekoIie2500d ago

A Cross gen multiplat game outsold an exclusive... *clap, clap, clap*

keegamer802500d ago

There is no surprise watch dogs outsold Mario Kart 8. Watch dogs was released on 5 different platforms. I think it's very impressive that Mario Kart sold over a million copies. Nintendo will be fine.

Knushwood Butt2500d ago

Hmmm, a new IP compared to one of the biggest selling series in gaming history.

Let's just ignore that though, and focus on Watch Dogs being multiplat.

Delsin_Rowe2500d ago

@Dan_scruggs you know it not fair talking about Sony entirely since they have different division so you only allow to talk about Sony Computer Entertainment Aka PlayStation since this only about games.

herbs2500d ago

Watch Dogs came out like a week earlier also.

punctualdork2499d ago

Don't know why y'all are feeding the troll. I'm sure all of you have seen LOL_WUT's other posts on N4G.

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Dan_scruggs2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

Ups and downs my friend. Funny how you never see a positive Nintendo article like "Nintendo has been beating Sony in hardware sales since 2006". Oddly in light of that fact no one is calling for Sony to third party only. But when it comes to Nintendo that rule doesn't apply. News spin is interesting indeed. Its a lot like watching democrats and republicans bicker. Nintendo was up for so many years. Now its Sony's turn and soon enough things will change again.

(Console) War never changes.

Qrphe2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )


Taking this a bit too hard there bud

Edit: nice ninja edit

Pancit_Canton2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

I guess the author are either too young or clueless. Sony has been outselling the competition since year 1997. It's not the first time Sony outsold both Nintendo and Microsoft. More like 3 times for Nintendo, 3 times in a row for Microsoft.

@Dan. You have to give it to Sony for selling the PS3 for steep price of $600, yet manage to sell 80+ millions and still counting. PS3 are still alive and kicking compared to Wii.

Dan_scruggs2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

Nintendo outsold Sony through the entire run of the Wii.

Currently Nintendo Wii sits at 100 Million Sold and the PS3 is at around 80 million.

Rogert2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

and that is not factoring in the DS destroying the PSP and the 3DS doing the same to the Vita.

Delsin_Rowe2500d ago

PS4 just at sold WiiU in a few months having more sells than WiiU that have a year start. PS4 in 3 months made more money than WiiU in a year.

Nes_Daze2500d ago

The Wii was a casual gamer's console, those casual gamers apparently aren't back to buy the WiiU. PS1 and PS2 owned the competing Nintendo consoles, what is your point?

Concertoine2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

This is total hardware. As in nintendo sold more consoles and handhelds combined than sony's handhelds and consoles combined. They had more consoles on the market from 2006-2013 than sony, and sold almost twice as much hardware. This is wii, ds, 3ds, and for just a little bit wii u VS Psp, ps3, and for a bit the vita.

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