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VGChartz Hardware data for the period 20th Dec 2009 to 26th Dec 2009:

Here are the numbers for the Console sales Worldwide for the period 20th Dec 2009 to 26th Dec 2009 . Wii outsells both Ps3 and 360. And the Ps3 outsells the 360 by almost 200,000 putting it over the 31 Million mark .

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swiftshot933666d ago (Edited 3666d ago )

Notice how all those Nintendo games either come with a peripheral or have Mario in the title.....so sad

Weird games in the top 20 though. Pure? Fun game but Im surprised its selling so well.Lego Batman ehhh....

Forza should be selling more, but i guess to 360 gamers racing takes a seat to games like CoD and L4D which look to be doing very well. But GTA isnt doing so hot for a GTA game. That is certainly a surprise.

Uncharted 2 is already over 2.5 million units sold, which is like 100 times faster than the original. It would be great if it sells 3 million.

Edit: Next year Reach vs. CoD will be crazy. ODST is almost 5 million which is great, but CoD is ridiculous. Jesus FPS is reigning the market.

EVILDEAD3603665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

Call of Duty; Modern Warfare 2 selling 8.4 Million on the 360 alone is astronomical. It is also an indication of what's about to happen when the monster Halo:Reach is unleashed next year.

Forza 3 did 2+ Million in 2 months which is absolutely great numbers for the game. Considering Forza 2 did 4 million lifetime and was offered as a pack-in.

In fact, all the big exclusives and multi-plats did great on the 360.
Halo: ODST is the top selling exclusive of 2009 with over 4 millions sold. To put that in perspective PS3's leading selling exclusive of all time sold 4.5 million.

Left 4 Dead 2 doing 2.2 million is also great for a game that got almost 6 months of constant hate. The true fans spoke with their wallets.

Between the PS3 Slim's brillliant hardware numbers this year and the updated worldwide number switch..the 360 lead is 5 Million

Uncharted 2's accolades and 2.5 million in sales have got to be considered a complete success for Naughty Dog. They deserved it and more.

What can be learned here is that alot of PS3 fans pretend that the 360 has the only fans that love shooters. When it is abundantly clear that with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 selling over 5 million copies on the PS3 alone that this is not the case.

I think the biggest disappointment for the PS3 would be the numbers for the last Ratchet (670,000)

At the end of the day 2009 will be known for the huge PS3 move with Slim and the price cut resulting in the PS3 pushing major numbers. It will also be known as a year that the 360 maintained most of the under the pressure and continued to sell alot of software.

EVIL

Dawn_Of_Ashes3665d ago

pure and lego batman was in a xbox360 bundle for the christmas time thats why they are on the top 20

snp3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

I think the biggest disappointment for the PS3 would be the numbers for the last Ratchet (670,000)
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Personally i don't believe those numbers. If you have a look at the previous R&C it sold almost twice the numbers in Europe it did in the US (1.06 million versus .65 million), and now suddenly they have the this one doing under half for Europe what it does in the US? And doing only a third what the previous one did on a greatly expanded (since then) user base, to boot?

Smells fishy.

Does anyone know of any other European sources to cross check against? Uncharted 2 Europe numbers look a little slim to me also (versus the first one's and what you'd expect them to be as a ratio of the US's).

But, considering VGChartz underestimated the PS3's Europe to the tune of >2 million versus Sony's numbers last time Sony announced them, i guess it shouldn't be any surprise their PS3 (European) software numbers are possibly more than a bit off to the low end.

mikeslemonade3665d ago

Hey stop trying to spin how software sales are so great for 360. For one, MW2 is a multiplatform game. Yea Microsoft games have sold so good, but what they given back to you? XBL is still $50 and gaming studios are leaving like Bungie and Bioware.

SCThor3665d ago

At this rate, Xbox360 and PS3 sales gap will be between 2~3M by year end.

bunfighterii3665d ago

a reason a game like Pure might sell so well is I know that alot of retailers throw it in with the console-

here i've seen advertised the last few months retailers chucking pure and the first assassin's creed in as a bundle deal for both 360 and PS3

I was surprised by Uncharted 2's numbers; I heard it wasn't selling well at all but 2.5 million copies and counting seems pretty good methinks, considering it's been like 2 months or so since it came out.

sikbeta3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

You can't say the industry is healthy and talk only about COD, yeah, COD games sell a lot, but what about other games or what about other games from other genres

COD franchise created the FPS-hype trend, is obvious when you see @ BFBC2 and the new MW-ish MOH

[Sikbeta's Chaos Theory]

And if people keep buying only FPS games, the VARIETY will become NICHE and every Dev will want to make only FPSs, except Japan, with this persistent trend, a new "genre" will come out called Shovelware FPS games, but trends appear and disappear in variable amounts of time, so when people feel overloaded with FPSs, VARIETY will reborn like a PHOENIX

[End of theory statement] -> [see what I did there Patcher lol]

Better support all kind of genres instead of give money to hyped games

kewlkat0073665d ago

You take 1 million away from this FPS game then another game might have a chance at a sequel.

I myself also play FPS but in spurts. I mostly play J/Wrpgs, Action Hack & Slash, Action Adventure then shooters.

-Currently Playing

PS3 - [Just started] Demon Souls
X360 - [Finishing] Star Ocean: Last Hope, Fallout 3
Wii - New Super Mario Bros.

-In Between(Refresh)
Left 4 Dead 2
Mass Effect
Bioshock

-Buying
Bayonetta
Darksiders
Mass Effect 2

RPG's take a lot of my time, I tend to fly through Action games and such but really immerse myself in RPGs which sometimes take me months. That's why I like a steady stream of them to come out, not all at once.

eagle213665d ago

NSMBW will outsell MW2 on 360 next week. Reggie was right. We all know the game will outperform both the 360 and PS3 version combined by Spring. :)

DaTruth3665d ago

I still don't see how these guys can say the 360 numbers 37 million, when last NPD had 360 American sales at 17 million. So they sold 20 mil in other territories with 10 mil in Europe and 1 mil in Japan.

Sorry, but I can't work out that math.

mint royale3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

@da truth

But you will ignore MS numbers saying how many they have sold to retailers that back up vgchartz?

I still don't see how these guys can say the PS3 numbers 31 million, when last NPD had PS3 American sales at 10 million. So they sold 21 mil in other territories with no more than 12 mil in Europe and 4.5 mil in Japan.

See we can all do it. Thing is I know that there are many smaller markets in the world that result in the 360 and ps3 numbers making sense.

'Sorry but I can't work out that math'

Its okay don't put yourself out :)

sparta763665d ago

I thought PS3 fans don't buy games? :p

great sales for all platfroms!!!

SilentNegotiator3664d ago

"Uncharted 2 is selling badz! It should have sold 10 million copies if it's so good!"

And look at how "horribly" the supposedly "best racer ever" is doing....

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aceitman3665d ago

it releases the motion control in spring . not bad sony for being 1 year behind and twice as much as the 360 .

Obama3665d ago

and we all know once again VG chart underestimated the real number of ps3 sold. They always do.

DAVID BRENT3665d ago

considering japans ps3 sales ps3 has most definitely sold more than a million worldwide for December

Dutch Boogie3665d ago

Don't forget these are VGCharts numbers so the 360 numbers are actually a lttle more inflated. What people fail to relies is that, if this trend keeps up, the ps3 will overtake the 360 by the end off 2010. Since N/A is the only place the 360 is ahead of the ps3, all Sony has to do is sell close numbers to the 360 and in world wide sales it will outsell the 360 weekly on a 200,000-300,000 weekly basis.

masterg3665d ago

@DAVID BRENT

This is not December.
This is only a week.
944k in one week is amazing.

The PS3 did 2.75 million according to VGC in December.

Pirateogta3665d ago

These are holiday sales. The PS3 is not going to sell 200,000 more than the 360 in one week at any other time of the year. It will be lucky to sell 50,000 more than the 360 any given week, let alone outsell it at all soon. The effect of the price drop is not going to last forever. And if the 360 apparently had such a weak lineup in 2009, and it's still selling this close to the PS3, imagine how well it will sell in 2010 when it has a killer lineup.

Cyrax_873665d ago

How is it "selling close" when the PS3 closed the gap by 2-3 million?

"imagine how well it will sell in 2010 when it has a killer lineup."

I think you underestimate the PS3s lineup next year, GT5 and GoW3 are going to be big.

sikbeta3665d ago

3D gaming will cater the casuals more than the motion controllers

Families that already have a wii, will buy a 3D Sony Bravia + PS3 or a PS3 + motion controls to experience 3D gaming, since there is no chance to experience 3D gaming + motion controls without a PS3

JokesOnYou3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

vg charts has a record of both over estimating and under estimating ps3 sales, in the US this entire gen, its done the same for the 360 as well, which has been verified many times by NPD results and lately since the slim launched vg charts has continuously been OVER-ESTIMATING PS3 SALES, just like in November NPD results. lol at you sony fanatics trying to pretend its slanted in favor of 360, the proofs in the pudding(predictions/estimates prior to NPD) Now if thats happening in the US where tracking is easier, I doubt their more accurate when it comes to Euro....but I like vgcharts because I understand what they are and they generally do pretty good estimates for a free service.

Cyrax that same gap can easily grow in the 360's favor with just a strong 6 mo for 360 in the US and UK over the ps3. The sales gap we currently see in Japan definitely won't last either way because ps3 sales are already sharply declining after the slim+price cut+FF+holiday season= The only part of that scenario that will happen every year is the holidays will come again. As for the 360 even with its worst software lineup in 2009, it was able STILL do well everywhere else in the world and only gets dominated by ps3 in Japan, in regions like US & UK it even did a little better than the ps3, so its only natural with a much more impressive year in software that 360 could potentially do alot better in the same regions, which happen to be the biggest and thus could increase the gap significantly in a short time.

JOY

shadow27973664d ago

"3D gaming will cater the casuals more than the motion controllers.

Families that already have a wii, will buy a 3D Sony Bravia + PS3 or a PS3 + motion controls to experience 3D gaming, since there is no chance to experience 3D gaming + motion controls without a PS3"

Are you saying the same people that went out and bought the only sub-HD console with the least powerful hardware and cheapest starting price are the same people who want to throw down money on a brand new, expensive flat screen tv and a $299 video game console just so they can see the 'pretty 3D'? Does anything about that sound right to you?

For now, 3D caters to the entertainment buff - the people with big, expensive home theater systems.

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Mr Bot3665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

since VGcharts are not counting them for unknown reasons!!

when that done then VGcharts is more or less 80% reliable to give an estimates!!

mcnablejr3665d ago

the gaps need to be filled in.

slave2Dcontroller3665d ago

but if those NSMB numbers are even close to actual NPD's then Donkey Kon.. I mean Reggie Fils-amie could probably be right because I thought that SOB flipped his wig when he claimed that NSMB would outsell MW2.

unrealgamer583665d ago

that was when the 360 was first introduced, Because let's be honest the TOP selling games on 360 are what? shooters

I mean yeah theres other genres that the 360 games sell in but it's usually shooters

EVILDEAD3603665d ago

'that was when the 360 was first introduced, Because let's be honest the TOP selling games on 360 are what? shooters

I mean yeah theres other genres that the 360 games sell in but it's usually shooters'

You get your facts a little twisted..

FPS is the top selling genre period.

TOP 6 SELLING PS3 GAMES OF ALL TIME

1. GTA 4
2. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Will be the number one selling game on the PS3 by March 2010)
3. Call of Duty 4
4. Metal gear Solid 4 (The #1 selling PS3 exclusive)
5. Call of Duty: Wow
6. Resistance Fall of Man

Four of the top 6 selling PS3 games of all time are shooters. But, the funny part about it is to see elitists pretend this isnt the case. Facts are Facts..

Make no mistake..The 360 is a shooter's console based off of the Xbox live + the controller.

The success of Halo 3, Both Gears, and Call of Duty dominate the top 10 of the 360 with massive numbers. Halo 3's 10 million + sales will not be topped be any other exclusive not named Halo Reach. The 360 install base that Modern Warfare 2 far exceeds when Halo 3 had when it was released. Expect Reach to touch history in 2010..

Cyrax_873665d ago (Edited 3665d ago )

^ watch that list instantly change when GT5, GoW3, FFXIII and FFXIII Versus are released.

Also, GT5P should be on top of CoD WaW and Motorstorm has sold just as much as Resistance.

"Halo 3's 10 million + sales will not be topped be any other exclusive not named Halo Reach."

Every GT game has sold 10 million +, I'm not saying GT5 will, but it does have a big chance. GT4P sold around 2 million and the full game went onto sell 10 mil. GT5P has sold 4.2 mil so I think the demand for GT5 is still strong.

EVILDEAD3603665d ago

^ watch that list instantly change when GT5, GoW3, FFXIII and FFXIII Versus are released.

We've already seen what Final Fantasy can do with with exclusive rights to sell in Japan

And that it is 1.5 million...

Great numbers..but not even on the same PLANET as Call of Duty.

To say their is a strong demand for GT5 is an understatement, but this isn't the last generation with a 50 - 100 million install base and ZERO competition in the racing simulation genre.

GT5 will do amazing numbers, but it won't topple the PS3 Gran Theft Autos numbers let alone Call of Duty. But, just like GOW3 it will sell like hotcakes.

Halo Reach is the top game in the top selling genre on the 360. It will have midnight launches that will be attended to by millions and it won't need Japanese numbers at all to still be the king exclusive of 2010.

I called it for Modern Warfare 2 EARLY in the game and people pretended I was blowing smoke last year. Wait till they get a load of Reach

Cyrax_873665d ago

Did I say anything about it reaching CoD numbers? No, I said it'll make that list, when FFXIII is released in the rest of the world it'll easily outsell Resistance, GT5P and probably WaW.

"To say their is a strong demand for GT5 is an understatement, but this isn't the last generation with a 50 - 100 million install base and ZERO competition in the racing simulation genre."

That's funny, wasn't GT3 released during the PS2s 2nd year? Oh it was, and look, it went on to sell 15 million copies, how about that huh? And there was plenty of competition on the PS2, lmao.

"GT5 will do amazing numbers, but it won't topple the PS3 Gran Theft Autos numbers let alone Call of Duty. But, just like GOW3 it will sell like hotcakes."

Isn't GTA4 only at like 6 million or so? If 4.2 million hardcore GT fans bought Prologue, I'm 99% sure the full game will outsell GTA4.

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