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Data firm Strategy Analytics is reporting that while Xbox 360 sales dominate the PlayStation 3 in the United States, that the latter is performing stronger on a global scale.
Taking a snapshot of the end of 2010, Strategy Analytics relays that the Nintendo Wii maintains its place as the king of consoles worldwide, with 75.5 million active units to date. The PlayStation 3 plays middleman with 43.4 million units sold, and the Xbox 360 weighs in at 42.9 million.
The firm notes that Microsoft’s reach falls short in European and Asian markets, lowering its overall global adoption rate, and that the number accounts for any boon in sales that corresponded with the launch of Kinect. The report estimates that global sales for the Xbox 360 will clock in at 13.7 million units by for 2011, with the PlayStation 3 moving 15.7 million consoles for the year.
Lastly, Strategy Analytics expects that Nintendo Wii sales will continue to decline, resulting in the perfect storm for Nintendo to launch a home console successor.
I love my Wii, but I do hope that Nintendo announces a new console sometime in the near future.
Then I'm glad a own both a PS3 and 360. Never really wanted a Wii.
this is pretty much in accordance with other console sale related news ive heard. the xbox 360 focuses too much on western gaming, with big open world titles like fable and first person shooters like halo, which is great if youre a western gamer, but it alienates most of asia, who grew up with completely different gaming genres. the ps3 seems the most versatile, but the wii had an incredible boost in its early sales, while the ps3 is only now overcoming the challenges it faced at launch. plus the wii has that family-friendly appeal.i really dont see nintendo staying on top in the next round of console wars unless it announces a console later this year, far away enough from the 3ds release to give both releases some room for anticipation and growth.nintendo is going to have to play a lot of catch up to the current gen, however, before it can start thinking about including new next gen features, so its going to be interesting to see what nintendo comes up with next. i just hope they come up with something soon
I don't think nintendo has the electricity to test a new console, or will its american branch handle it?
PS3 deserves the most sales out of any console this generation.
If Nintendo announces a new console this year, their devious re-takeover plan will be complete. First they bring in the casual audiences... then, at an E3 where their competitors desperately try to reel in said casual audiences, they reel back in the hardcore gamers with a bunch of awesome new games... and then, they bring out a new console and leave their competitors in the dust while they're still in their planning stages!
Aren't these the same people that predicted 127 million PS3's would be sold?
good for sony after the disaster that was the launch for ps3
Yeah PS3!!!! Not hating i have Xbox too but i like PS3 a little more mess with it, big boy status, hahaha
BOOM!!!! PS3 - the console of choice for hardcore gamers...
Oh, The Wii is overdue for a successor.
Meanwhile, I really like the PS3 and do indeed prefer it over the 360, but I'd be willing to bet this shift is at least partly due to some 360 owners having gotten the spare cash to purchase the other system for its exclusives and/or free online play. And maybe the blu-ray thing, though that has been pretty insignificant for me.
Uh, more or less.
The PS3 is nothing special though. Neither is the 360.
PC sales? C'mon.. lol.