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Worldwide Hardware and Software Chart for Week Ending July 11th, 2008

VGChartz reports that their estimated worldwide hardware and software chart for week ending July 11th, 2008 is as follows:

Hardware Totals: [Last Week #]

DSL: 449,603 (+1%) [443,513]
Wii: 352,054 (+3%) [340,896]
PSP: 199,998 (+5%) [190,875]
PS3: 167,286 (+1%) [165,880]
360: 114,449 (-5%) [120,093]
PS2: 98,382 (-2%) [100,326]

Top 10 Software:

1 Wii Sports (Wii) 320,875 25,803,176
2 Wii Fit (Wii) 232,154 5,717,157
3 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2) 202,338 202,338 [NEW]
4 Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon 2: Time / Darkness (DS) 183,001 2,657,998
5 Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii) 164,609 6,225,950
6 Wii Play (Wii) 151,127 13,539,653
7 Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 112,523 6,259,924
8 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 102,412 2,467,405
9 Battlefield: Bad Company (360) 85,489 566,274
10 Nintendogs (DS) 75,926 18,962,348

Other New Releases:

50 Legendary Stafy: Confrontation Daiiru Pirate Squad (DS) 28,775 28,775 [NEW]

Software Totals: [Last Week Total]

DSL: 2,062,173 (-3%) [2,123,072] Tie Ratio: 3.53
Wii: 2,009,423 (-9%) [2,214,017] Tie Ratio: 4.96
360: 1,239,121 (-9%) [1,366,508] Tie Ratio: 6.83
PS3: 930,669 (-13%) [1,075,268] Tie Ratio: 4.46
PS2: 728,624 (+9%) [669,377] Tie Ratio: n/a
PSP: 366,499 (-5%) [387,491] Tie Ratio: 2.09

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karlostomy3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

360 to ps3 sales gap is 45000 this week.

Good job ps3. (or is it?)

Outselling the 360 worldwide is something that SONY really needs right now.
If I am not mistaken, the ps3 has been outselling the 360 in the steady average range of 25-45k per week for most of 2008 now.

However, despite all SDF fantasy, the trend has NOT accelerated in the last 6 months, nor has the 360 slowed significantly.
Please check the numbers.

The PS3 is catching the 360 - there is no doubt - BUT will it be enough?

Sales gap is now 20mill-14mill= 6 mill.

at 30-45000 units per week extra, it will take the ps3 until AT LEAST
July 2011 to catch up..
Too little too late?
What do you think?
(Don't forget these figures are now also post MGS4.)

The imminent 360 price drop will not likely help the ps3 situation either.

ThatCanadianGuy3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Sony only released one of it's AAA titles so far.
there's many,many,many more to come.

360 released all of it's

Halo 3
Gears of War
Bioshock
Mass effect

other then gears 2 and fable 2,futures looking bleak for 360.

Wait till R2 comes out,the motor storm 2,then SOCOM,then LBP,Then killzone 2,Then God of War 3,The Gran turismo 5,Then FF Verus,inFAMOUS,Heavy rain,MAG,DC Universe and tons of rumors of other AAA titles in the works.

I belive PS3 will catch up,if not surpass 360 by end of 09.

And for the record,VGchartz numbers are always wrong.
Last time they inflated 360's numbers by 60K
And deducted almost 120K of PS3's sales,according to NPD.

PoSTedUP3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

you gotta remember how many consoles mgs4 moved and it wasn't even that big of a game. dont get me wrong, mgs4 is the greatest game i have ever played but in terms of sales its not the most popular franchise and look how many consoles it has moved, over a million and still counting.

now socom on the other hand is a whole new jump. socom is a proven franchise that is over 10 million strong. now if mgs4 managed to move that many (it will probable move close to 2 million over all) then socom will move a whole lot more.

the way your talking i dont think you know a whole lot about sony or the way things work.

and remember... thats just one game. mgs4.

@ canadian- yea you know what your talking about man. stay strong.

pwnsause3746d ago

poor xbot, why so delusional?

Dark General3746d ago

Uhh what? Metal Gear Solid games have pretty much always sold strongly (6 mill for MGS1, 7 for MGS2 and close to 4 mill for MGS3). MGS4 has already sold over 2 mill worldwide. Hell it sold over a mill in NA alone (including bundled units) estimated by NPD. It sold a bit over 600,000 in Jtown and i'm pretty sure it's close to a mill in EU. I think MGS4 when it's said and done will sell more like the original Metal Gear Solid game. It's sold over 2 mill in the first month.

PoSTedUP3745d ago (Edited 3745d ago )

well i didnt say anything about numbers or copys sold. i said its not the most popular game in terms of sales...... is that not true? never said it doesnt sell good.

and i was talking about how many consoles it will move, i am aware of how many copys the previous games have sold. im not talking about that and dint say anything about it. talking about how much hardware it moved.

there is nothing in my statement that isnt true man.

and if your looking at this "(it will probable move close to 2 million over all)" i was talking about hardware.

edit @ dark- well i think socom will move ALOT of hardware cause it is a very popular franchise amongst the online franchises on playstation and that comes out this gen, i dont think it will move enough by itself to catch up to the 360 but it will move alot more than mgs4 did and thats just another big boost ya know. well see though. yea mgs4 moved over 1 million consoles already and still counting. but like i said about socom its a proven franchise that is 10 million strong. mgs4 will move consoles up until sept. and thats enough time to hit the 2 million mark in hardware. iight man be easy, peace and god bless.

Dark General3745d ago (Edited 3745d ago )

Mmmmm i see what you're saying. I'll agree with you saying that it isn't the most popular franchise (that title belongs to Mario or Pokemon probably) but it does sell good and is one of the top selling series. In fact if you compare it's overall series numbers with Halo's numbers you'd be surprise how close they are.

As for it moving hardware to tell the truth i haven't been deep into games long enough to really comment on it. I don't usually follows sales and i just started to (along with my other hobbies). But it did help push 400,000 Ps3's in NA during June more than the usual 130,000ish sales they get each month. But it's not a monumental "Console War swinging" franchise. To tell the truth i don't really think there will be a game like that between the Ps3 and 360 this generation. It'll have to do more with the overall catalog of games between the two and what the consumers interests are.

Edit: In general i think MGS4 might help push somewhere in between additional 500k to 1mill consoles. It has only been out a month, i think it'll be a clearer picture by the time August roles in.

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3745d ago (Edited 3745d ago )

PS3: 167,286 ;-P

360: 114,449 ;-D

It's GAME OVER Hitler!!! ;-D

Hitler = Bill Gate$

Micro$oft = Nazi's!!!

THAT'S THE TRUTH!!! ;-D

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karlostomy3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

Is the PS3 destined to remain third?
360 to ps3 sales gap is 45000 this week

Good job ps3. (or is it?)

Outselling the 360 worldwide is something that SONY really needs right now.
If I am not mistaken, the ps3 has been outselling the 360 in the steady average range of 25-45k per week for most of 2008 now.

However, despite all SDF fantasy, the trend has NOT accelerated in the last 6 months, nor has the 360 slowed significantly.
Please check the numbers.

The PS3 is catching the 360 - there is no doubt - BUT will it be enough?

Sales gap is now 20mill-14mill= 6 mill.

at 30-45000 units per week extra, it will take the ps3 until AT LEAST
July 2011 to catch up..
Too little too late?
What do you think?
(Don't forget these figures are now also post MGS4.)

The imminent 360 price drop will not likely help the ps3 situation either.

Sitris3746d ago (Edited 3746d ago )

First it is VGcharts not most reliable but with that out of the way........
It seems that the Ps3 is catching but not at an alarming speed. I strongly believe by mid 2009 to early 2010 it will be small margin between Ps3 and 360. It is a strange thing when you talk about sales per week. some weeks they are higher than average and there is no reason why. Sales will most likely stay like this for ever now. Ps3 2nd and 360 last. Once sony drops ps2 support it will change alot. Ps3 sales will pick up and Japan may begin purchase when price drops. No-one can predict the futute in sales but it definitely better than last year!

PSN ID: Sitris

RebornSpy3746d ago

Weird... But yeah, I helped Sony this week by trading in my Wii for a PS3(Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle). They sold more than 360s yet again...

But 360 sold more hardware, which is where the money is made. I think they lose money on the consoles themselves and gain money on the games. Sony need more games like MGS4(amazing game) to increase software sales as well as hardware.

It's funny how I don't even include the Wii. I just don't think of it as a real gaming system anymore. I used to be a huge Nintendo fanboy, but they really let me down with the Wii.

DJ3746d ago

1). You're relying on VG Chartz.

2). You're comparing Microsoft's "Shipment" figures to Sony's "Sold to Customer" figures. And console makers like to keep a 1~1.5 million hardware buffer in the event of a sales spike, like what we see during the Holidays or a big game launch.

tetsuhana3745d ago

1. The gap has supposedly been at 5-6 million for months now, despite the PS3 outselling the 360 everywhere all year.
2. Check the numbers for when a big exclusive comes out.
3. Check the numbers from Nov-Dec every year.
4. Compare year to year, not month to month
http://vgchartz.com/hwcomps...
5. Use your brain

yanikins1113745d ago

<Yawn>

Haha Sony is only outselling the 360 by 40,000 a month.

Just shh on the fact that the 360 can be purchased for less than the cost of a wii. And they still cant sell them. Go MS!!! Sales FTW!!!!

vasilisk3745d ago

It's VGchartz and it's wrong. Microsoft's Greenberg already stated back in MAY that the difference was at 5 million consoles.
Greeneberg: "Today Xbox 360 has a 5-million-unit console sales lead on a global basis based on most recently public reported data from both companies." And the source:
http://www.destructoid.com/...
Since then PS3 continues to outsell X360 worldwide (even in the US) so the difference is less then five million right now, and with the NPD numbers out for June where x360 is down 200K only in the US, then probably is around or even under 4 million right now.

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titntin3745d ago

If you want to take these figures as your base, PS3 sold 50% more than 360 for this month, and that is a significant percentage.

MS announced at E3 that the hardware lead the 360 enjoys is about 5 million machines, so we'll use that figure since its direct from MS themselves.

Simply extrapolating this extra sales figure would mean the PS3 only sells about 1.3 million units more till the end of the year.

BUT, this figure is from a relatively quite week traditionally in terms of hardware units to be sold. If the percentage difference is maintained through the weeks of heavy machine slaes and major new games, we can assume the PS3 will sell at leat 2.5 million units more tthorugh till december, cutting the install base advantage down to 2.5 million.

Its already established despite the bickering over figures that if PS3 doesn't already have a signifiucant advantage in Europe, then it soon will. No one can dispute that. We all know the situation in Japan where the 360 remains a dead machine. The US is the great territiry for the machine where it still enjoys a significat install base advantage, but its surely becoming clear to even the most die hard fans that this will change and I'd expect the PS3 to surpass 360 install base worldwide sometime around now next year.

Tomdc3745d ago

i predict holiday season 2009 PS3 will overtake 360 =P

mikeslemonade3745d ago

I like how people only use math to caculate the numbers because it just shows how dumb they are.

Just going by the trend the 360 had a 10 million unit lead and now it's down to 5 million. The gap is closing the PS3 is not at its prime yet and the 360 has already been at its prime is starting to decline after this year. There is no question that the PS3 will have the lead by 2009.

Ben10543745d ago

That the 360 only sold less than 20k more than the PS2, yes the PLaystation TWO

harrisk9543745d ago

for Sony and MS... Both will move a lot of units, but this is the time that Sony needs to make its move. If the millions of PS2 owners don't make the jump over to the PS3 this holiday, then Sony will have a much tougher time closing the gap.

rawd3745d ago

Too late for a console created for a 10 year lifespan. Not really

solidt123745d ago

There will be a price drop on the PS3 before 2011 plus during the holidays they sell more system. Talk to a Analyst and Re-do your math.

RAY0173745d ago

its actualy 5.4m and going down

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AlterEgo3746d ago

Tell me that I'm reading Wii Sports numbers wrong...

25 MILLION?!

I knew it was selling well (bundled as it may be), but 25 MILLION?!

shine13963746d ago

here's the thing...I know wii sports is bundled with wii everywhere now...so why the hell is there a 30 thousand number difference? not a few hundred like in the past but 30 thousand.
352,054 Wii hardware
320,875 Wii Sports (Wii)

Cyrus3653746d ago

Cause wii sports I believe is not bundled in Japan, it's bundled every where else but in Japan.

Fighter3746d ago

Am I reading this right? MGS4 already sold close to 2.5 million? If those number are correct then I congratulate Kojima productions because they truly deserve it. Quality products should be recognized.

name3745d ago

It's sold more than that. It sold those numbers reportedly on it's first day -_- If you remember it was 1 million in europe, almost 1 million in us and around 400,000? I think in japan.

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