Worldwide sales running up to Christmas

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So it was the week before Christmas and all the shops were selling out of consoles…. Now the sales have been tallied and we can report on which console won the worldwide race…

Okay that’s not true we can confirm that the Wii obviously won but who came second….

In first place as expected was the Wii with sales of 1,457,872….

In second was the PS3…. with 619,388 and bringing up the rear was the 360 with 594,520 units… Suprised?

Well what really matters to these companies is the software sales as that is where they make their profit…

First was the Wii with an incredible 2,718,256

Then in second place (and I have to say I am suprised by this) was the PS3 with 1,154,488 and the 360 again trailed with 999,230.

So is that it for the 360? Has it had its time?

You would be a fool to count them out already but these results must hurt.

Video Game Chartz – Nintendo – Sony – Microsoft – Worldwide Weekly Chart

[As you have most probably guesses I have been on leave. Not to worry the news will start becoming more regular from now on.. excluding my hangover day on the 1st of Jan]

Last Updated: December 27, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • OddSockZA

    The PS3’s time to shine is now! πŸ˜€
    Now if you’ll excuse me while I go play Zelda…

  • Max0991

    Interestingly the poll shows similar results, wii first ps3 second and 360 last

  • Burns ZA

    Nintendo are laughing all the way to the bank. Even with severe stock shortages they still manage sell more than double the hardware of their nearest competitor. Ouch. Not only that they do it in the software department too. There was a lot of talk about Nintendo’s customer base not picking up titles like but this seems to fly in the face of that theory, which is great news.
    The 360 never really had a chance – no price incentive. I’m sure they will have a price drop in the new year and clean up.

  • boredhousewife

    I don’t think the software sales for North America has been included – based on the fact that NA sales alone for the previous week was more than 2 million.

    On the topic of hardware sales the difference between Xbox and PS3 is so close that statistical variance more than accounts for the difference between the two.

    We can however identify trends and can conclude that the Wii kicked some serious ass. If these trends continue then the Wii is on its way to becoming the PS2 of this gen , the Xbox will be the Xbox , and PS3 looks to be the Gamecube.

  • doobiwan

    Sony must be stoked, but I can’t see Microsoft complaining, the seldomly notice any country not part of North America. πŸ˜‰

    Unfortuantly the 22nd Dec American stats aren’t up but they are on the front page summary and it makes for interesting reading, I’m sure all ides will have some fantastic spin.

    All I can say is I told you MS needed a price cut before Xmas πŸ˜‰

  • Yes, the PS3’s time has come… even thou I enjoyed my 360 I enjoy my PS3 much more…. more and more people I know are selling their 360’s and buying PS3’s.
    And the software line up on PS is even better. Oh LG, how bout some more how to… such as how to remote play psp and PS3. How to swap the PS3 HDD….etc?

  • scotty777

    Mwaha ha ha πŸ˜€

  • doobiwan

    Lol.

    One week does not a victory make :p You’ve got 8 million units to go boys πŸ˜‰

  • scotty777

    so? Mwa ha ha ha πŸ˜€

  • sabagamma

    scotty was this you?
    http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showpost.php?p=1401900&postcount=28

    A week is a long time in politics and now console wars eh?

    It will be interesting to see the figures once North America’s numbers are included (thanks boredhousewife). I don’t think there will be a winner between this generation of XBox’s and PS’. This war is currently way too close for the silver and bronze medal (read PS3 and XBox 360). The difference being 20 000 units and 100 000 games – that is not significant in my mind.

    Remember that everyone except Sony is making money on their consoles at the moment, and Sony is loosing big money on every console. They are going to need a miracle before they actually turn a profit. I actually hope they achieve that miracle because I don’t want MS to dominate and I don’t want Sony to dominate. I like them slugging it out and giving us price cuts.

    Funny thing is, the PS3 is getting its teeth kicked by the WII’s 7 year old technology – one year for each of the PS3’s cells πŸ™‚

  • scotty777

    lol… I was just being funny sabagamma πŸ˜€ lol

    I never meant it seriously… plz…

  • ocelot

    MS are not making a profit on their hardware alone either.

  • LazySAGamer

    @Ocelot, Just a small correction. Microsoft started making a profit on their hardware quite some time ago. Obviously we don’t get to see real figures but they are currently expected to be making about $50 profit per machine.

    There is a real chance of them dropping the price by $50-$100 early in the year.

  • Insanie

    @Lazy – I think what Ocelot meant, was that MS are not making a profit on the console alone, but also on the games (with a high attach rate)

  • LazySAGamer

    er… good point.. apologies Ocelot, it’s early πŸ˜€

  • boredhousewife

    The phrase Pyrrhic victory comes to mind

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