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 .
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.
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
go PS3 and wii
pure and lego batman was in a xbox360 bundle for the christmas time thats why they are on the top 20
I think the biggest disappointment for the PS3 would be the numbers for the last Ratchet (670,000) ---- 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.
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.
At this rate, Xbox360 and PS3 sales gap will be between 2~3M by year end.
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.
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
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.
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. :)
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.
@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 :)
I thought PS3 fans don't buy games? :p great sales for all platfroms!!!
"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....
it releases the motion control in spring . not bad sony for being 1 year behind and twice as much as the 360 .
and we all know once again VG chart underestimated the real number of ps3 sold. They always do.
considering japans ps3 sales ps3 has most definitely sold more than a million worldwide for December
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.
@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.
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.
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.
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
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
"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.
since VGcharts are not counting them for unknown reasons!! when that done then VGcharts is more or less 80% reliable to give an estimates!!
the gaps need to be filled in.
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.
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
'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..
^ 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.
^ 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
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.
It's nice to see them all do well in such troubled times and glad to see uncharted 2 doing so well.
half or 1 more million and u'll get the real PS3 figures!
WTF! That thing is printing money for Nintendo.
to be fair though those things are so fickle i been through 4 of them and refuse to buy another now. Thye break too easily. And cheaper to buy a new one than repair.
Um, how did you manage break 4 of them? Are you stabbing the touch screen with a knife or something, or throwing it at the wall? I've got 2 kids who are under 10 years old and they've each managed to play their ds without breaking it in any way for over 2 years, and they play them on a daily basis. You must be a special case. Do people you know tend to call you 'clumsy'? Do you walk into lamp posts on a regular basis? If you drive do people say to you "um, better not, just in case" when you offer them a lift? Hmmm.
I remember when VGChartz numbers were banned from N4G. Or at least I think they were. Never saw them getting approved. Now I see them at least once a week. Funny how things change around here.
And do you know why Vgchartz was banned from NeoGAF, right?
I still don't trust these numbers. I don't think anyone should. But as long as they show good #'s for the preferred console around here VGcharts will continue to be approved... >.>
According to VGcharz, the PS3 seems to be out selling the 360 worldwide by about 200,000 weekly. At this rate the PS3 will catch the 360 before summer.
it's only doing that now, cause it's the holidays, once we hit mid jan, PS3 will be hard pressed to outsell 360 worldwide each week by more than 50-60 k (Which is extrememly good) considering hardware sales slowdown from jan to April, across the board.
I'm pretty sure it's been outselling the 360 regardless ever since they launched the Slim.
I think hardware sales will be better than usual this Jan to April because of the sheer number of AAA games coming from Jan to April.
@ 9.2 its been outselling world wide since launch according to vgc
Don't underestimate the Power of The Gran Turismo Series and the Perfectionism of Kazuroni Yamauchi-san Seriously, EUROPE and JAPAN love GT series and GT5 will not be the exception, quite the opposite, we're expecting for this game and we know the game will deliver Quality as always
The PS3 doesn't make up any ground in the US, though. The Americans love their 360s it seams. Like my GF's son (9). Wanted to play Halo, that's all he cared about. He still thinks he can play blue ray movies and play online. I will enjoy the look on his face, when he'll put the first BD movie in, which won't work (despite me telling him it won't - kids know better these days) and I am looking forward to the discussion with his mum how we get a (ethernet) cable into his bedroom or she'll spend another $100 on WiFi (no, I don't want to bother with a access point setup), and we got to create a nice plane so he can earn his $50 live fee / month. He want's all that, but either ignores it doesn't work (like BD) or doesn't believe those other things cost money. I think he's not alone with those perceptions, otherwise I cannot explain those US numbers...if you would know you'd buy the "other" console, me thinks.
In his case the XBox is the probably right choice (apart from the bluray), he wants to play Halo, if that's what he wants then XBox is what he needs, though maybe he can't afford all the extra costs. But for someone just starting out that has no emotional investment in any particular game and doesn't have a lot more friends on live than on PSN then the PS3 is clearly a better choice. You get a lot more for your money and a comparable or better game for any genre you may be interested in. But still it comes down to the games you want to play and who you want to play with. If the games you really want to play are XBox exclusives or if all your friends are on Live then of course you will ask for an XBox. This is where the 1+ year release lead for the XBox really makes a difference.
In regards to LIVE, it has been much longer than a year's headstart.
@keon He doesn't really want to play Halo. It is just the only thing he knows. That's all. You could sell him whatever you want and put a "Halo" sticker on it and he would still play it. I could put a PS3 with R2 into a Halo Bundle box and he would tell all his friends he got an XBox with Halo. Believe me. The power of the word.
Modern Warfare 1&2 will reach easily 30 million copies untill the end of the year, which makes Infinity Ward the most successful and renowed developer of this generation. Sony managed to close the gap from 7 to 5.5 million units attracting much more consumers after the price drop and in cojuction with their continuously increasing number of exclusives. Also, offering free basic online gaming has played a significant role, especially in the European continent. Yet 360 will remain a monster in the American continent (and UK). Wii, WTF? This toy seems to have Endless legs.
why is wii selling so much.. wtf..
Well, there are maybe 150-200 million potential console purchases in Europe / US/ Japan Of which maybe just 30 million are active gamers - which is why even the best games on PS2 barely sold more than a few million, despite a 100 million install base Its the 100 million odd non-gaming console buyers thats going for the wii - they have no clue about games or controls, they like the gimmick and the fact that you dont have to master the gamepad
A village of 5,000 people has 5 pubs. On one Saturday night a month, those pubs are full with each having at least 50 people there for 6 hours or more in the evening getting slightly drunk. Everybody knows eachother, has a laugh, and general chit chat. As you do in your local pub. One person has bought a Wii. Tells others about the Wii and their interst is stoked because they have seen the adverts and are wondering why this person who was never into gaming is suddenly saying how it is best thing since sliced bread was invented. Several people over the course of the next few weeks go to this persons house, as friends do. While there they just so happen to see the Ninty Machine in action. They like it and decide to buy their first ever console. The buyer could be either male or female, it doesn't matter. The next saturday, about 3 of those people bought a Wii. They are now telling everyone about how good their Wii is and how funny it is to see friends and family waving their hands in the air like idiots. After about 2 hours in the pub, the inevideble "Next Stop" happens as some people go to another pub in the local community. The conversation will pop again with different people. As time goes by, more and more people in this adult social environment are exposed to the Wii. A knock on effect has began as the little white gaming machine is now considered a little fashion accessory by both the sturdy, strong strapping men and the lovely, sexy ladies. These people tell of their experiences beyond just the pubs ofcourse, they are telling their colleagues in work, their friends on the mobile phone and facebook etc. And the killer reason to clinch the sale is it's price! I have written this because I see this. Anyone who goes to a local pub to socialise and have a few drinks (or a local bar as they call them in the USA) will agree with me. However, when they ask when I am gonna get a Wii I simply tell them my PS3 is a Wii on steroids.... So there you have it. The Wii is the success story of a social revolution for gaming that broke through the traditional barriers of so called hardcore gaming.
actually sold over a million in that week. Anyways the PS3 in less than six months, reduced the difference between it and the 360 by what? 3 millions. That can't be bad.
Remember just a few months ago some non-gaming journalists from other entertainment industries were saying that the extreme sales within the gaming industry was just a temporary fad and would die down to low levels because of the economic climate? Well.... let's all say BOOM! Check these figures out for the month starting 29/11/09 to 26/12/09!!! And people, this is VGChartz which always underestimates the totals. PS3 consoles sold: 3,111,820 360 consoles sold: 2,352,442 Wii consoles sold: 6,007,155 PSP console sold: 1,675,429 DS console sold: 6,752,438 Total consoles sold in the 27 day period: 17,099,284 Gaming industry heading for a downturn they said?! LULZ WUT?!?!?!?!
Uncharted 2 gonna do 5 M one day. Uncharted 1 and LittleBigPlanet surpass 3 M soon inFAMOUS got so much better sales than Pro. Resistance, MotorStorm GT5P doing better than 3M. MGS 4 do 4.6M. I mean you must compare this sales to the best selling game on PS3 : its 6 M. People say nobody but exclusives but that's wrong. PS3 games doesn't do 100M a day
I bet M$ can really feel the heat about now. lol Imagine if the PS3 was the same price as the 360... Xbox 360 + 1 year head start = 10 Million x 4 years = 36 Million consoles World wide. PS3 + 3 years = 31 Million! M$ should be at 41 Million by now.
I cant believe it has sold close to 14 million on ps3/360 combined. If this game has sold 20 million a year from know on it will be crazy. Just imagine if it was a ps3 exclusive. damn!
hm...would sell half but would look twice as good ? /imagination
sony does 10 mill consoles every year :P
when the crapbox is only doing 8 million a year (that include RRoD replacement and modded consoles)
Who has sold more consoles? and made the most money? Microsoft/sony?
Nintendo has actually.
I also think alot of people believe the 360 sells more shooter games because when you usually see a 360 game hyped up it's most likely a shooter (halo,halo odst). While the only ps3 fps that has had TREMENDOUS hype is killzone 2 (I didn't say resistance 2 because it Is lessed hyped then you're average fps.) Oh and mgs4 isn't really a predominantly fps game.
Who the hell is buying so many wii's?? There is no denying the ps3 now, it's amazing how sony has brought it back from the dead in just a few months. Got to give those old farts some credit. 5 million doesnt seem like much at this rate. Considering the slow year MS had with software i say they did pretty damn good. They need 2010 to be huge for them and Natal has to be a success too or this could be the year that sony overtakes them. Things are going to be interesting this year. Wouldn't hurt if MS drops the price for LIVE either. Good numbers all around.
They have to. The 360 is dying and natal will flop.