PlayStation 3 Has Outsold Xbox 360


Statistics published by top game developer Tose show that with 42 million the total number of PS3s sold globally have exceeded the Xbox 360 by a million units.

The statistics coe by way of a presentation by Tose (a prolific Kyoto-based game developer best known for not being known, as their games as usually credited exclusively to the company outsourcing the work to them, most often Nintendo) at the Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2010, published by Famitsu.

Global sales of each major console to date:

PlayStation 2: 120,000,000

PlayStation: 102,000,000

Wii: 74,000,000

NES: 63,000,000

SNES: 49,000,000

PlayStation 3: 42,000,000

Xbox 360: 41,000,000

N64: 33,000,000

Megadrive: 34,000,000

Xbox: 24,000,000

GameCube: 22,000,000

Atari 2600: 14,000,000

DreamCast: 11,000,000

PC Engine: 10,000,000

Sega Saturn: 8,700,000

3DO: 2,000,000

PONG: 10,000

The slides:


Update: Tose is apologising, saying it made an “error” in its figures for Xbox 360 sales, undercounting sales by 3 million units (and hence having erroneously implied the Xbox 360 was in the lead), having probably not realised its slide would become the subject of innumerable articles keen to point out the supposed change in leadership.

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    Avatar of brningpyre
    Comment by brningpyre
    14:45 08/11/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    So, they're ALMOST at Super Nintendo levels...


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 13/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    SN FTW mother fuqers!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    And Wii beat all 3! XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    PS + PS 2 beat Wii :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    IN JAPAN. PERIOD. In the rest of the world...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the rest of the world (not the fantasy land that you're in right now), the PS3 outsold the 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Er.. No?

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    Comment by Public
    08:07 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll quote something right back at you.

    "The statistics used in this article are wrong"

    Comment by Anonymous

    Did you even read the damn article? Here, I'll quote the relevant part just for you.

    "with 42 million the total number of PS3s sold globally have exceeded the Xbox 360 by a million units."

    Comment by Anonymous

    Here, I'll quote it for you because you and a few others seem to have difficulty in reading.

    "with 42 million the total number of PS3s sold globally have exceeded the Xbox 360 by a million units."

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    Comment by tsukasa2k6
    17:56 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ps2 No1 bitches and im part of it :D

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    Comment by Jash
    18:06 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PONG is win

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why is the Megadrive below the N64, when it has a bigger number?

    "N64: 33,000,000

    Megadrive: 34,000,000"

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    Comment by Baronight
    22:49 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, its about time PS3 outside Xbox 360...

    but after seeing the stats, i wonder if there is any new generation console that could surpass PS2....

    considering PS2 still have demand and new games still being released..

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    Comment by Ben
    17:28 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And nobody thought it would happen otherwise, not even Microsoft with their over-hyped bullshitting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    needs more console yuri

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    Comment by Stangace20
    17:40 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    maybe they'll use that extra money to improve PSN

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ps2 rape them all by millions :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PS2 best console ever, I still find myself playing on it :D

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    Comment by Shadow35
    20:20 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Lets see, what do I still own?

    I still have:

    PS1- slowly gathering dust
    PS2- Currently playing KH 2
    PS3- Need new games :/
    X360- Never play on it though :/
    N64- Don't have many games for it :/

    Thats it :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    cheap bluray, most of my non-gaming friends have one just for the bluray.

    Comment by Anonymous

    and my fren hav 4 ps3
    1 for internet
    1 for movies
    1 for jailbreak
    1 for original games
    such a damn sony fan

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    in reality, does it really matter? i mean the Wii is still outselling the 360 and ps3 by a huge margin. All systems have their own merits. Personally though I would rather go PC than any console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wii out sold/sell because its cheap as hell and got all the classic cute/kid games that all kids like + the girl/women. Well it was a pretty new concept when it was released too.

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    Comment by ollie
    02:29 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Thank god, now those Xbox owners can't be so smug about "how much better the 360 is" and all that false crap.

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    Comment by Quack!
    09:44 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Turns out people have opinions.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It is better and those numbers are wrong.

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    Comment by Demonboy
    02:00 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All hail the Playstation 2!

    Shadow of the Colossus is just one of many reasons why it's number one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I have both consoles and i've got to say it's well deserved. Out of all the consoles i've every owned, the XBOX 360 is probably the most volatile. Hardware-wise. Micro$oft is simply unwilling to properly fix their hardware and they merely offer a slap-dash fix, should something break.

    Also, out of all the games i own for that system, only a handful remain exclusive. All the others got a cross platform release.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I own both consoles as well(and a Wii too i geuss) and both of them have broken in the past. Most of it is down to taste anyway i buy a console for its games not to see how many breakes down after all.

    That said my 360 collection is substantially larger then my ps3 one so i suppose i prefer the games on that one. Both platforms have exclusives that are well worth the effort, i dont think any real gamer should dismiss that unless those games happen to fall outside of his gaming tastes. Its probebly the sole reason i own both platforms despite many releases being multiplatform nowadays.

    Altough ill still buy anything for pc over anything on the consoles in case of a multiplatform game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:08 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If the console can play games...We should all quit about saying which is better and at the end of the day, they both do the same things. And that's letting people have fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    good for sony! now time to come up with more AAA games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sony has a lot more AAA exclusives than the 360 ... 360 has gears halo and ....... yea thats it.

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    Comment by seven
    15:23 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    forgot to sign in... <.<

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    02:14 11/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nice :D

    though i read it was false. it will come sooner or later ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm kinda surprised that PS1 sold double the SNES, considering how iconic some of those SNES games are.

    Comment by Kudeh
    06:07 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sankaku at least tells you exactly what it's sources are, unlike many news outlets.

    I also detected a tone of scepticism about the figures throughout the article; it seemed to be more along the lines of "x said y (but take it with a pinch of salt)" than "y is true". Of course, if you're a fanboy, you'll always interpret articles like this as some kind of biased attack.

    PS. I find it amusing that you quote vgchartz as if they were infallible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    VGChartz has always been considered one of the definitive sites for tracking sales numbers. There is another, thou I don't remember the site offhand. Not much point in remembering it when their figures are usually within reason of one another.

    Next, why would an anonymous 3rd party developer be more accurate? What exactly does a 3rd party software developer have to do with sales tracking? Unless you can come up with a viable explanation that one, the answer is jacksh1t. All they did was quote a developer, who in turn quoted something a sales rep privately claimed and it turned into an article. Guarantee that's how it went down. Real A+ journalism.

    And it's linked to Famitsu, one of the shadiest magazines still published. All you have to do is look at how many perfect 10s they've given in recent years and the rest is self explanatory. Nintendogs got perfect 10s. Yeah, I'm going to trust that magazine. *laughs*

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    Comment by Dia
    15:30 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Question: Did SNES games cost way over 100 dollars/euros everywhere when it came out? I remember in Finland they cost like 700 marks (116 euros) back then and I was thinking that how could anyone buy those.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they could run anywhere from 60-100$ us, the carts themselves were the most significant part of the cost of production, them eeproms werent cheap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not a big enough nerd to get involved in video game arguments, but I can say that these numbers do not correspond with the quarterly reports to investors.

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    Comment by meiling
    14:36 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes that data looks totally trust worthy. O_o

    According to PS3mmgn the 360 had already sold more that they list back in July of this year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:06 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What this says: If you sell a product with advertised features X, Y and Z and then later take away those features, your customers will love you for it.

    Gamer Stockholm syndrome?

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    Comment by Panda
    08:00 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    About time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    41 million 360's sold lol they should cut that number in half since most people had to buy 1 or 2 new ones.

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    Comment by Quack!
    09:38 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    This is getting boring.

    Anyone with a brain sends it in to be repaired free of charge; very few people have had a serious fault outside of the warranty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    120 mill for ps2? yeahhhh ok

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 09/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're absolutely right, they're totally wrong about PS2 sales figures. It closer to 150 million.

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    Comment by Castronaut
    14:36 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I notice that there is no listing for Atari Jaguar sales.

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!

    Comment by Rashid Hasbun
    14:38 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    or Lynx... or Virtua boy or Ngage... or 32X.

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    Comment by Castronaut
    14:52 08/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Or the Philips CD-i!

    HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    23:57 08/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What about the Magnavox Odyssey?
    Back to the electronic stone age. ^_^

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