2012 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to November 24th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 30 November 2012 / 8,396 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles over comparable periods for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)



Market Share – 7th Generation (Same Periods Covered)


Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)


2009 – (Week beginning January 4 to November 28)

2010 – (Week beginning January 3 to November 27)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to November 26)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to November 24)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 7th Generation


Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation


"Year to date" sales for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2012 versus 2010 and 2012 versus 2011 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


Xbox 360 - Down Year-on-Year 319,790, Year to Date -24.9%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 79,912, Year to Date -18.5%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 137,089, Year to Date -59.2%

PlayStation Vita - n/a


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 479,362, Year to Date -54.2%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 7,138, Year to Date -65.4%

Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 276,175, Year to Date 21.3%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

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platformmaster918 (on 30 November 2012)

Holy crap WiiU has 100% market share! I wonder if it can maintain it?

the_dengle (on 30 November 2012)

surely for at least the next 6 months! total domination.

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trunkswd (on 30 November 2012)

I had a feeling someone was going to say that when I was adding in the Wii U.

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Heavenly_King (on 30 November 2012)

I did not know the PS3 was the best selling console last year W00t! XD. And by how things are going it is going to be the best selling console this year too!! XD

platformmaster918 (on 30 November 2012)

*home console*

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Michael-5 (on 01 December 2012)

3DS will stay ahead of the PS3 for 2012.

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zuvuyeay (on 01 December 2012)

yes that's right,i had the PSP just pipping the DS in that seece thread,looks liek i got that wrong,good dales from the DS

Michael-5 (on 01 December 2012)

Aww yea, DS managed to stay on top of PSP every year including 2012 with the latest adjustment. Was worried PSP could have topped the DS for a year, but looks like Vita has cut it's sales like 3DS cut DS's. Now lets see if DS can top PS2.

Heavenly_King (on 30 November 2012)

The 3DS price cut was done this year?

Michael-5 (on 01 December 2012)

Last year fall, just a bit before the Vita released. It killed the Vita before Vita was born.

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