Chart Track reveals UK lifetime console sales figures
- Posted April 22nd, 2009 at 13:24 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 24 Comments
GfK Chart Track has lifted the curtain on some particularly juicy sales figures for UK hardware, unveiling to date lifetime sales figures for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo platforms this generation.
Unsurprisingly, the PS2 takes the top spot with 10 million units sold following it’s launch in November 2000, with both the DS and Wii tracking up 8.8 million and 4.9 million sales each, respectively.
What’s particularly interesting to note is that Sony’s PSP and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 are neck and neck in sales, with 3.2 million units sold since both machines hits store shelves in 2005.
PS3, meanwhile, has racked up 1.9 million unit sales following it’s UK launch in March 2007 – not too shabby considering it was the last console of the bunch to hit the market.
See below for a full list.
-Wii - 4.9 million (launched December 2006)
-Xbox 360 - 3.2 million (launched December 2005)
-PS3 - 1.9 million (launched March 2007)
-DS - 8.8 million (launched March 2005)
-PSP - 3.2 million (launched September 2005)
-PS2 - 10 million (launched November 2000)
- 8:38am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
i'm first bitshes , that all i have to comment
Updator | Updator
- 8:42am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
That's interesting. The PS3 seems to be catching up
- 8:43am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
well idc if 1st lmao
umm this should be right PS3 should be selling 12 million
admartian | admartian
- 8:44am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
Wow you Brits really do game a lot.
- 9:20am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
why is it particularly interesting that PSP and 360 are neck-to-neck? O_o
- 9:33am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
@1. Youre banned, count on it.
At this pace, the Wii is going to outsell the PS2 after it's out for the same time.
- 9:46am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
1mill diference between xbox and ps3 and 2 years hed start nice
- 10:06am EDT - April 22nd, 2009
They havent included the original xbox sales figures. it was out after ps2. pah who cares anyway`s :-) lol
- 12:21pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
Take into consideration the 2,3,4 replacements for rrod and i think 360 sales would be nearer 2mil.even tho this aint from ms i wish microsoft would stop spinning things and admit there true sales.
- 12:48pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
ps3 is out selling the 360, do the math. only slightly but it still IS
- 1:24pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
@5 it's interesting because they launched at the same time :D 360's are even cheaper then PSP's in UK now right? I dunno.
- 1:30pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
I don't want to sound like a price haggler, but just imagine the numbers if the PS3 was indeed cheaper. Their financials would snowball if someone would step up and be willing to take that gamble, instead of just trying to break even with the hardware.
- 1:33pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
@10 2005 - 2009 = 4 years @ 3.2 million consoles (360)
2007 - 2009 = 2 years @ 1.9 million consles (PS3)
Pretty big catch up if you ask me.
- 1:54pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
If it is to date, april 2009 then... that meeans on a monthly basis
360 - 41 months - 78, 049 units a month (rounded up)
PS3 - 25 months - 76,000 units a month
The PS3 is not catching up. And if the 360 continues to outpace the PS3 it probably never will.
- 3:20pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
@14 So if the Playstation3 doesn't sell more than Xbox360 it'll never catch up? How insightful!!
- 4:21pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
I'm all for Sony doing well in the future, I'm a loyal fan, had the PS1, PS2 and now PS3, however this info is kinda irrelevant to me......I've got my PS3 and I'm happy, don't really care if Timmy down the road gets one or not.
- 5:16pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
you'll have more people to murder in Killzone 2...
- 5:38pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
This is old data ,the 1.9 million LTD fo the PS3 was announced months and months ago.
- 10:18pm EDT - April 22nd, 2009
PS3 will pass the 360 just wait and see. Soon idiots will figure out how much superior the PS3 is...
- 1:20am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Darkstorn - True but it seems every 2nd news item is about sales figure or predicted sales figures or comparisons with other console sales etc...
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