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)
- 2:13am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
@14 a 2000 a month difference is really not that big of a difference is it? Not enough to say PS3 is a failure or will not catch the 360 imo
- 7:04am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
Averaging sales out per month since launch does not work. The 360 sold, uncontested by the PS3 for the first 16 months of it's life.
More importantly, (un the UK), the 360 has seen 4 christmas periods now. (05, 06,07,08) The PS3 has seen just 2 (07, 08)
- 8:40am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
this is all because of the late lunch and high cost even though run for 10 year :)+(. at end of the generation PS3 console will stay at top as sony always does
- 10:59am EDT - April 23rd, 2009
its a real pity the ps3 doesnt get the fallout 3 DLC....
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