Playstation Is The Best Selling Worldwide Console Of 2011
The latest hardware sales put the Playstation 3 as the best selling console worldwide for 2011. Playstation fans it looks like you can finally celebrate since it now "The Year Of Sony" like it has been for the past 5 years. The Playstation 3 is currently ahead of Xbox 360 by almost a million for this year. Below are some estimated figures for you all to google at.
2011 YTD HARDWARE SALES
TOTAL US EU JP
PS3 6.3 2.42 2.79 1.11
NDS 5.5 2.67 2.26 0.60
360 5.5 3.45 1.98 0.09
3DS 5.0 1.42 1.48 2.15
WII 4.9 2.36 2.01 0.55
PSP 3.9 0.85 1.40 1.60
- US: NPD, Jan to Sep.
- JP: Media Create, Week 1 to Week 42.
- EU: Nintendo, Week 1 to Week 41.
"On the software side there is some very interesting information; for instance in Europe, Killzone 3 on the PlayStation 3 has outsold the Xbox 360 version of Rockstar’s L.A Noire. While the PS3 version of FIFA 12 is clearly the most popular, going as far as topping the European charts for the period of January – September. Interestingly even Call of Duty Black Ops is performing better on PS3, which is something which we would not have expected.
PS3 franchises such as Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3 seems to be performing well, while Epic’s Gears of War 3 also seems to have got off to a strong start.
Software for Wii and DS is still going strong in Europe, with eight titles being represented in the top ten. "