Console Sold Numbers

Here are the Latest Sold Console numbers as reported by Video Game Charts.

Now I’m not trying to start a frenzy here, but their research is based on a credible way to judge these numbers. I have only one question. With all those Wii’s sold, what are they playing??? Beats me.

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  1. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 9:12 pm

    Now this is an interesting turn of events. What I am baffled with is how 360 has numerous AAA titles, yet the system cannot perform better than it has already? Can this be a sign of just how small the “hardcore” market really is? Granted “casual” gamers don’t buy as much games as a typical hardcore person would, but one thing is for sure, they are buying consoles! I also feel there is a snowball effect from people who own DS spilling into the Wii demographic. Now all those dev’s who decided to skip on Wii to focus on PS3 and 360 have just been giving the big I told you so! The only competition facing Nintendo now, is themselves in keeping up with production. This holiday will be MADNESS!!!!!

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  2. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 9:24 pm

    I remember Microsoft projecting to be around the 15 million mark by now. And then they lowered it to 12 million. They seemed pretty right to lower that projection. Maybe next year PS3 will have a good year. Both Wii and PS3 only been out for about a year. I can’t help but get the feeling that Microsoft kinda slept on it’s year lead. With Wii pretty much owning Japan(with no signs of slowing down), I think we will be seeing a big shift with Japanese devs to Wii. Hell rumors are rumbling that Kingdom Hearts will be announced for Wii at this years TGS!

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  3. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 9:25 pm

    Oh yeah, DS is a BEAST!!!!!!!

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  4. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 9:25 pm

    Perform better? The Xbox360 has out perfomed it’s original expectations. The factor that people fail to mention is price. You can buy two Wii’s for the price of 1 360, and that’s what people did. They bought multiples because it is so “Cheap” But you cannot disregard that the majority of people who bought or received a Wii has had their consoles collecting dust. As they haven’t had anything new to play. Peep the software sales of Wii games. Nobody is Buying the GAMES!!!

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  5. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 9:32 pm

    Microsoft didn’t sleep, they used it as a test to work out their kinks. That 15 million projection was done in error, because it was based off the numbers the 360 did when there weren’t any other “next-gen” consoles on the market. The fact that the PS3 and Wii are out is what made them change their projections. The 10 million they are at now is 2 yrs ahead of how long it took the original XBOX. What did accomplished is what they needed to do, they needed to A. build a following, and B. Show the public that they aren’t inferior to Sony. If they would’ve dropped the same time as Sony, they’d probably be in a whole heap of trouble, they wouldn’t have the titles they have now, nor would Devs have warmed up to them. Their strategy of coming out a year early worked. Unlike Sega when they dropped a console that couldn’t compete with PS2.

    Plus they haven’t released their biggest Gun yet. Lemme give you a hint, “Angels are supposed to have em.”

    They’ve purposely held that beast back. They were anticipating a fight this Holiday season, but it’s gonna be won easily based on no competition. And yeah Developers are looking at the Wii and how horribly titles do stacked against Nintendo’s titles. Who’s dropping anything for the Wii this XMas? just to have it sit on the shelves with the Plumber flying off it.

    Oh and if it’s not the Plumber it’s gonna be Smash Brothers. Almost every person with the Wii is gonna have one or both of those games, and NOTHING ELSE. That’s not good for devs.

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  6. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 9:41 pm

    They aren’t buying the games because there aren’t any. Every dev and there moms slept on the system and passed it up in favor of 360 and PS3 there is no deyning that. So now with that, everyone is trying to jump on and make a quick cash in on the success. So we get quick sloppy ports of old titles. As I always said, the Wii is following the same exact pattern as the DS. The first year of that system played out the same way the Wii is happening. Nintendo games that showed what the system could held it down while dev’s just did quick and dirty titles to fill out the rest while trying to figure out what to do with the controls. After that period, better and more titles appeard on the system(due to the fact that it was flying off the shelf).

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  7. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 9:46 pm

    P.S. It’s already been proved that Halo is a monster of a franchise as far as sales.

    You can’t really count Madden, that should be it’s own console really. GTA should have it’s own console but those are no longer “Exclusive”.

    Halo 1 - 6.4 million
    Halo 2 - 8.3 million

    Zelda Ocarina of Time - 7.6 Million
    Zelda Twillight Princess Wii - 3.6 Million
    Zelda Twillight Princess GC - 1.3 Million
    Zelda Wind Waker - 4.3 Million

    Mario Sunshine - 5.6 Million

    Halo 3 is predicted to sell over 10million units! That’s crazy.

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  8. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 9:49 pm

    This is in reference to the DS getting better titles… WHERE? Look at the sales charts for DS Games. The TOP 30 games out of 50 are made by Nintendo.

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  9. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 9:52 pm

    This Holiday is going to be pretty crazy for sure. Halo 3 will push consoles off the shelf for Microsft, no denying that. I think it’s really going to be a close call this christmas between Mircosoft and Nintendo. Halo is a beast, but A new Mario(every media outlet already praising it) and Smash Bros. will push systems off the shelf like gangbusters. If Wii is selling with no games now, what will it do when those games drops? Heads who own Wii will cop those games for sure, but for other people on the fence. I think it’s safe to say they just might pick it up! And I’m not even including the moms and pops. I know we are talking about America only, but since we are talking world wide numbers. This holiday in Japan, Wii Fit will be released, I think it’s safe to say thats another easy million plus consoles sold for them in the mother land!

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  10. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 9:59 pm

    Of course Nintendo owns most of the slots. They are the only ones who can make tight game on their console. But when I say better games, I mean better as compared to when the console first released. You compare the first year DS titles to the second year and you will see a huge leap in quality. Im not denying that Halo is a beast. What Im saying is that it will be real tight this holiday with console sales. Wii looks like it will be the most sought after console once again because it has a whole year worth of that stigma riding into the holiday season. The only competition Nintendo will face is keeping up with production!

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  11. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:02 pm

    They are in Alphabetical order:

    Advance Wars
    Animal Crossing
    Brain Age
    Brain Training
    Elite Beat Agents
    Hotel Dusk Room 215
    Kirby Canvas Curse
    Kirby Squeak Squad
    Mario Kart DS
    Mario Vs. Donkey Kong
    Meteos
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    More Brain Training
    New Super Mario Bros
    Nintendogs
    Ossu! Tatakae! Quendan!
    Ossu! Tatakae! Quendan! 2
    Planet Puzzle League
    Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
    Super Mario 64 DS
    Super Princess Peach
    Tetris DS
    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Yoshi Island 2
    Yoshi Island DS

    The only other joints on the list Not from Nintendo are:

    Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
    Dragon Quest Monsters
    Final Fantasy 3
    Final Fantasy Revenant Wings
    Itadaki Street
    Phoenix Wright
    Professor Layton and the Mysterious Village.
    Sonic Rush

    WOW, other pubs are doing great on the Runaway DS and most of those games didn’t even break 1 million units sold on a System that is 40 million Strong.

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  12. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:05 pm

    Everyone that “Wants” a Wii has one already. (Those who fell in love with the Tennis and the idea of free play games)

    A lot of people were waiting on GTA to make their “Next-Gen” purchase, now with Halo 3 dropping I recon they are gonna be coping a 360.

    What’s gonna push Additional Wii systems? Besides Nintendo artificially holding back shipments to create demand?

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  13. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 10:14 pm

    Interesting. I wonder why devs are all on the DS bandwagon if they aren’t making any money? With those numbers, you’d think they would avoid working on the system? Funny thing though, as this was no different on the Gameboy with it’s over 300 plus developers! They may not break a million, but they are clearly making a profit off the system! This can’t be even more evident when compared to the devs working on PSP who have dwindle quicker that you can say UMD!

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  14. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 10:17 pm

    Ha ha ha! Are you going with the demand thing? Really? Didn’t they say Microsft did the same thing when they released 360? They also said Sony did it as well with the PS3! I guess Nintendo is the only one that got it right. LOL!!!

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  15. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:18 pm

    There’s a difference between making money and making a good game. What you mentioned was developers jumping on a console, what good does that do for us as consumers? It just makes Nintendo’s games look all that much more better. (I know that was a weird sentence) but still. Who gives a rats ass if the Wii has 100 games, but only the Nintendo ones are worth spit. Devs know people will buy that spit because they are thirsty for a game. That’s not good for us.

    As much as people hate on the PSP it is a success. No other Handheld has ever been able to stay on the market next to Nintendo. 30% Marketshare is waaaaay better than anyone else Ever did. What Sony is doing is what Microsoft did with the original XBOX. They had to gain a foothold in the market and with their next iteration chip away at the Superiority. Long Term my friend. Long Term.

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  16. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 10:20 pm

    “As much as people hate on the PSP it is a success. No other Handheld has ever been able to stay on the market next to Nintendo.” Tell that to the devs who scaled back their support! Cough…*Sqaure*….Cough

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  17. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:25 pm

    Demand thing? Actually Microsoft released the 360 too EARLY. They hadn’t finalized the specs of their system which is one factor in why there were so many faulty ones. On top of that they been breaking their neck to ship em out.

    Nintendo? They didn’t spend on the consoles because they wanted to keep their books in order and show they had X amount of revenue. If they spent on producing the consoles their revenue would’ve been lower. Come on man, it’s all business.

    Sony? hmmm maybe the fact that they also released their system too early had something to do with it? We got a whole NEW system not even 1 yr later. But they had to drop when they did or they’d be worse off than they are now. Nintendo Smart to release a bumped up GameCube? Maybe. For them. But Microsoft nor Sony could not have done that because they don’t have the strenght of library to spit out. I’m fiending for my 15th Mario, 12th Zelda, 8th Metroid, and 5th Smash Brothers, around the bend has got to be the 9th Donkey Kong.

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  18. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:27 pm

    “Cough…*Sqaure*….Cough” who? That developer is becoming more irrelevant by the minute. Their whole internal workings are a mess. Which Final Fantasy are we on? Why do they keep “remaking” all the Final Fantasies except the ONE the fans are screaming for? Why is it with each “New” installment of the franchise we have to have 4-5 side quest games?

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  19. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 10:28 pm

    “There’s a difference between making money and making a good game. What you mentioned was developers jumping on a console, what good does that do for us as consumers? It just makes Nintendo’s games look all that much more better. (I know that was a weird sentence) but still. Who gives a rats ass if the Wii has 100 games, but only the Nintendo ones are worth spit. Devs know people will buy that spit because they are thirsty for a game. That’s not good for us.”

    I agree with you 100%. But people always seem to fault Nintendo and not the Devs themselves! They are the ones who can’t seem to get their act together. Didn’t you read that article where Shiggy called them all out? He basically said to dev’s that “what do you expect if you port crappy title to the system!” He also told them how he is disappointed in how devs will put their 3rd tier teams on Wii games as opposed to the best guys! Alot of publishers are clearly at fault! None of the industry believed in the DS and none of the industry believed in the Wii. So now that they have become hits, it’s like oh snap we need to make money off of that!

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  20. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 10:30 pm

    “Cough…*Sqaure*….Cough” who? That developer is becoming more irrelevant by the minute. There whole internal workings are a mess. Which Final Fantasy are we on? Why do they keep “remaking” all the Final Fantasies except the ONE the fans are screaming for?

    Unfortunatly, no other rpg publishers have yet to top them. So I think calling them irrelevent is a bit much! Hell Final Fantasy 13 just might give the boost PS3 needs!

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  21. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:33 pm

    Actually FF12 wasn’t a success in terms of FF previous sales it didn’t even outdo FFX-2. ALSO I mentioned irrelevent because they are flooding the market with product. Aint no better way to kill something.

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  22. DaveDaGamer on August 26th, 2007 10:35 pm

    “Hell Final Fantasy 13 just might give the boost PS3 needs!” If it’s still exclusive, and Microsoft or Nintendo doesn’t get the “Better” sidequest story. lol

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  23. Sir-G on August 26th, 2007 10:40 pm

    As much as people hate on the PSP it is a success. No other Handheld has ever been able to stay on the market next to Nintendo. 30% Marketshare is waaaaay better than anyone else Ever did. What Sony is doing is what Microsoft did with the original XBOX. They had to gain a foothold in the market and with their next iteration chip away at the Superiority. Long Term my friend. Long Term.

    And your right, with Nintendo’s new approach to “non-gamers” they will be around for atleast another decade! They are clearly grabbing a market that far outnumbers us hardcore gamers. One thing the other guys can’t seem to get right yet, is they don’t know how to speak to consumers wallets! And that is key in any business.

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  24. UnitDaGamer on August 27th, 2007 11:10 am

    lol, the system with no games and low gfx’s is kicking ass, talk about a comeback kid. next-gen hd for the win!!!

    “But Microsoft nor Sony could not have done that because they don’t have the strenght of library to spit out. I’m fiending for my 15th Mario, 12th Zelda, 8th Metroid, and 5th Smash Brothers, around the bend has got to be the 9th Donkey Kong.”
    whaaa?? i can understand microsoft. but out of all companies sony had one of the strongest and diverse plus they were coming off the insane sucsses of the ps2. they could’ve released a system not as powerful as the x360 and that thing would’ve flew off a shelves!! their 3rd party support was ridiculous they had more than enuff strenght in their library.it was their arrogance in wanting to be this “holy grail” of a system that’s effin them up.

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  25. DW on August 27th, 2007 11:47 am

    Sorry for the late reply, but it looks like you guys were having fun with this one. With install bases like these, you’d have to wonder just how competive things may be. Oh, by the way, why didn’t you include PS2 in the list, or the original XBOX? PS2 alone has the largest install base out of all of these but sadly, no killer apps for that system this winter that I know of. Well, I’m getting .HACK GU/3 but that’s an acquired taste.

    About the DS; the DS has the greater chance of churning in doe for publishers because of its share in the market, and install base; that alone is reason enough for an investor to take a chance and turn games into serious cash. The numbers are never wrong … sometimes.

    You can’t hate the PSP, it’s the other hand held that we always wanted [like xbox was the other machine we wanted as oppose the tyranny of ps2]. PSP has its place and makes the DS look even better but what’s more, its a great competitor, even if you may not like the games for it or care a lick about the units open ended firmware/hardware benefits. About that, I heard DarkAlex has stopped hacking the firmware updates.

    I agree on the issue of certain titles being bad/good for developers and investors a like. Still, as a console creator/owner, you want your machine to do well, so the bread and butter apps like Mario and Smash Brothers will never go away [as long as the public wants them]. Then again, there will always be place in our hearts, and especially our kids hearts, to want Mario, so its a done deal; these games will be around for a while and the CEOs know this. Whether or not they stump intellectual/creative growth is up to the developers making new IPs and don’t knock’em just yet, there are several new games coming out - the rest is up the public to embrace them. Here was a huge list of new ideas coming out on several systems - http://www.truegameheadz.com/blogheadz/archives/631.

    As for XBOX being faulty - it’s a damn shame. Several bloggers on gametrailers.com and other sites, who recently [within this month] picked up the system for new titles coming out have said that the thing stopped working. One gamer who picked up the system because he “only wants to play Halo” recently reported that the damn thing died on him. Every time I come across a story like this, I back down from my long awaited purchase of the system. It’s a shame really because there are several games for that that system I would love to own and play the hell out of. Ah well, maybe next time and hopefully it will be fully backwards compatible.

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  26. UnitDaGamer on August 27th, 2007 12:20 pm

    im scared my x360 is gonna break on me soon :(

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  27. DaveDaGamer on August 27th, 2007 12:24 pm

    Who knows why these things go down. I’ve had my Premium for over a year and nothing happened (It’s still trucking along) I buy an Elite and it conks out in 3 days. Go figure. You can’t even fault “American” made, cause it’s not. LOL But it’s not unforseen in the industry, it’s just that with the internet news travels fast and there’s a groundswell. IF we had this much access to the Internet back when the original Playstation came out, Sony may be bankrupt. I remember having to turn my Playstation “Upside” down for it to play.

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  28. DW on August 28th, 2007 8:26 pm

    Perhaps, but it was a rare thing for PS1 to overheat [never heard of that, that's a first], or suddenly break on you but I do remember the disc reading problem it had with CDs, a similar plaque for the PS2 with DVDs but so far has not been infected on the PS3. Amen to that.

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