Console Hardware Sales From Launch

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Console Sales Figures There has been quite a heated discussion recently about console sales figures and who is in fact winning this race. Actually we all know the Wii is winning but the big battle is who is coming second.

So let’s get the over ruling fact out of the way. The current overall sales figures for this generation are as follows

Wii  – 22.61 Million
360 – 17.58 Million
PS3 – 10.90 Million

The exact numbers might be slightly different but the fact of the matter is the Wii is winning, the 360 second and the PS3 third. What makes it even more impressive is the 360 had a years head start on the Wii and is already lagging behind by 5 million units.

However let’s get to the fanboy maths figures

The image above is a chart of all hardware sales with the launches aligned, so we can see from that that the Wii is miles ahead and that the PS3 has in fact sold more since launch than the 360 had in the same period. This is purely down to the fact that the PS3 has been more popular in Japan and Europe while the 360 has consistently beaten it in the US.

Why do you think we have just had a major price cut in the EU? Microsoft are trying to win that ground as they have lost Japan, hell they were never even in the fight in Japan.

Here are the overall sales figures by the 3 main regions. We fall into Europe

America
360 – 11.23 Million
Wii  –   9.80 Million
PS3 –   4.30 Million

Europe
Wii  – 7.26 Million
360 – 5.76 Million
PS3 – 4.61 Million

Japan
Wii  – 5.55 Million
PS3 – 2.00 Million
360 – 0.58 Million

So you can make your own assumptions up about that. The two big things that I see are the fact that the 360 is actually still leading the Wii in the States and that the Japanese really do not like the 360.

If you want to compare hardware sales since launch by region then follow the link below and have a play around, you will notice that the 360 was very quickly overtaken in Europe.

VGChartz.com | Hardware Sales From Launch

Last Updated: March 19, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Banana hammock

    I wonder how much of this has to do with European and Asian perception towards Americans.

    Clearly the Japs will always support their own products and there is no doubt Europeans dislike Americans generally.

    Also you could say that the Americans support their own products, but they’re still loving the Wii.

    Just an out-of-the-box thought.

  • Why can’t we all just get along … *starts singing* why can’t we be friends…

  • ****

    Well, as someone who isn’t European but who lives in a PAL territory I have to agree that I hate Americans. Oh and the reason Americans “are luvin” the wii is because the wii appeals to morons.

    Also, holey cheeses! The 360 had a 365 day head start on the PS3 and they only managed to scrape together 7 million consoles sales? Really? Mmmkay.

  • Fox1

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  • Burns ZA

    **** Says:
    March 19th, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    Well, as someone who isn’t European but who lives in a PAL territory I have to agree that I hate Americans. Oh and the reason Americans “are luvin” the wii is because the wii appeals to morons.

    Also, holey cheeses! The 360 had a 365 day head start on the PS3 and they only managed to scrape together 7 million consoles sales? Really? Mmmkay.

    ——-
    You’re an idiot.

  • But I thought the world loved Playstation? Isn’t it THE brand? Didn’t next gen only start when they say it did?

    Oh wait, I think it started about a year early and no-one told them 😉

    I still reckon they’ll “win” Europe, but they’re going to have to fight for it.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..Ranting in my armchair: The 360 Price Cut & Why the Arcade wins

  • Darthdad

    Fight who?

  • abe

    We will fight them on the beaches, we will fight them in the trenches, we will fight to the death. Damn Nazi’s!

  • Darthdad

    We will never surrender!

  • well that chart shows the ps3 is ahead of 360….

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