Nintendo edges out Microsoft for December and the year in the U.S. videogame industry's final results for 2010. Full sales analysis by John Lucas.
Nintendo did great Microsoft did good Sony..............
There is a reason why Nintendo reported their own numbers, MS reported their own numbers, but Sony kept mum. Yeah, it appears Sony silenced NPD.
2010 was supposed to be Sony's biggest year. I doubt they'll have a lineup like that again. To those interested in The sales race. The 360 is going to be the victor here. There's absolutely nothing wrong with how much the ps3 sold. But still some people even despite what they say are looking at this a one wins one loses type of deal. In case the ps3 fanboys haven't noticed it yet. I'm trying to console them (pun intended). Turn those frowns upside down and play some games :).
"2010 was supposed to be Sony's biggest year. I doubt they'll have a lineup like that again." You mean like 2011, which is bigger and better in almost every way? Oh, okay. Sure. Sony's line-up will never be greater than it was in 2010. Repeat it 10,000 times and it may come true for you.
We have heard that line every single year: "20xx is going the be Sony's year." Just replace xx with any digit starting with 08. I'm sure 2011 will be the year finally. /s
...provided amazing exclusives for 2010 and secured a hardcore future for 2011 and thats all that matters.
sony did alright, MS were down yoy at the same point in its lifecycle too (2009 lower than 2008 sales in december)
I thought Epic Mickey wasn't selling at all...? Hmmm, Interesting.. Well I guess Wii gamers gotta' play something.. lol
LOL No sales info was released to even give someone that impression. Considering Wii owners have DKC, Kirby, GoldenEye and Epic mickey it looks like they have plenty to chose from. At least more than that one system that got 1 racing game for the holidays.
So, all those give away Kinect is sales accoording to NPD.
what give away kinects is that? Oh you cant answer
http://www.sweepstakeslover... He may be talking about those.
2,688 out of millions is statistically zero. Microsoft gave away quite a few of them, no doubt. But we'll probably never know exactly how many.
i wish people would shut up stating the ds will surpass the ps2 i call it desperate its a hand-held and they have what four different versions no it wont surpass it bc the ps2 is a console period Jesus... where did all these retarded Nintendo fan boys come from they need to crawl back in that ditch with the 64 & game cube where the ps2 & ps1 buried it at.
Someone seems bitter. Maybe its time to get a real girlfriend and stop pretending Sony gives a damn about you. Take the Ken posters down, delete the pics of you and your PS3 from your facebook. Go out get a real girlfriend and then maybe pull your head out of your ass long enough to learn that a handheld is a console. The only people desperate are kids like you getting PMS over your own simple minded theories on handheld consoles not being consoles any more because it takes away from the company you worship
I doubt it will... PS2 is still selling and the DS will end when the 3DS comes out.
Just like the PS2 "end[ed]" when the PS3 came out right?
says who? Pokemon B/W is coming out in March, Same time the 3DS is coming out. No one said anyone had to stop supporting it. Hell the ps2 still gets a few new games here and there.
umad? You're making fun of fanboys yet you're the biggest one of all, given your post.
Why it says Micheal Patcher next to Sony numbers? Edit: lol @ disagress did i say something wrong?
No, you're right. Pachter's name is next to the Sony numbers.
Well Sony didn't officially announce their numbers like Microsoft & Nintendo did. Every report traced the quote backed to Michael Pachter so I used his name as the source. This is the problem when NPD obscures the numbers like this. That's why I call the numbers "guesstimates" instead of "estimates" like I used to. We really don't know what's going on with sales outside of VGChartz so now I source who discussed their figures. I used to say "NPD's Top Hardware Sales" & "NPD's Top Ten Software Sales". Now I have to say "NPD's Top REPORTED Hardware Sales" & "NPD's Top Ten COMBINED Software Sales" due to their changes. I'm really not liking NPD's lack of candor with the sales. Looks like they're trying to hide something. John Lucas
Ty for a real response bubble.
Good numbers all round really. Im surprised at GT5 not being on there though
I'm not. It's an old franchise no longer relevant in North America.
@ socomnick,"it's no longer relevant to fanboys like yourself "fixed.
This is old news, January is almost done, can we move on now...please.
i hate all those 360 fanboys bashing on the PS3 already with sells this is just the U.S. so far, they're not including other regions like Europe or Asia. Pretty sad
The WII amazes me, why does that thing sell so well? don't get me wrong if people like it that's great but I never would have imagined it would do so well, Nintendo has a very loyal fanbase, I guess we should all be optimistic about Kinect and Move if this is anything to go by, I don't know about Sony loosing out by not aquiring the Kinect technology but if Nintendo had got it Sony and MS would not have been able to enter the motion control market, the PS3 will struggle with Move, not because it's no good but because people seem to prefer the WII for that sort of thing, Kinect will do well because in principle it offers somthing new.
Wii sells because what it brought to the videogame business is good. Nintendo fully got in touch with what makes gaming great & chose not to only sell it to kids or males. Motion control is only part of what made Wii great. It was the inclusivity of the experience which underlines everything with the console. The controller was about versatility. You could play Wii Sports on it as motion control or play New Super Mario Bros. Wii turning it to the side like an old NES controller. It could be a light gun, a steering wheel, it can be basically a "Broken Plank" style control when paired with Nunchuk. What I call "Broken Plank" means like you took a traditional controller & broke it in half where you have loose-handed control that you can play comfortably with both halves at your sides. Old-styled controller your hands had to be at attention in front of you. Plus it allowed left-handed players to work controller like right-handed players since Nunchuk could be played on either side. That's inclusivity once again. The console which could hold No More Heroes and Just Dance on one platform shows what Wii could be IF the 3rd party establishment ever got behind it like they were supposed to. They've been trying to sabotage Wii from the very beginning. No doubt old grudges from the past when Nintendo ruled the 3rd party with an iron fist. Because of them Wii is unfairly called "the casual console". It can be EVERYBODY'S console. It was supposed to be that. But even despite the 3rd party establishment's attitude toward the platform, it thrives because of what it brought to the industry in the first place. It dips when Nintendo doesn't focus on it like they should. Ever since 2009 (maybe part of 2008 even) you can tell that Nintendo put virtually all of their teams on the 3DS project. And Wii suffered because of it outside of the holidays. I hope they start putting attention back on Wii in 2011 because this system is destined to outsell the PS2 at the VERY least. In its best case scenario this thing could become like a microwave or a refrigerator or a toaster in people's houses. The gaming appliance. Widespread & common in every household. That's if Nintendo's wants it. They don't need a new console. Graphics? No, it doesn't matter. That's why the 360 & PS3 are changing their approaches. That's why Kinect & Move exist. Wii won, not 360 & PS3. If Nintendo starts putting more great games that sell the system they can get back to 2008 style sales. The 5-year cycle is over. This gen is going into extra innings so it's up to them to go to distance. Wii's ability to sell was never a surprise to me. I knew before this generation started that Wii was the Future of Gaming. John Lucas
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