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2012 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to June 9th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 June 2012 / 19,608 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 (Same Periods Covered)




2009 – (Week beginning January 4 to June 13)

2010 – (Week beginning January 3 to June 12)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to June 11)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to June 9)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year




"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 52k, Year to Date -20.4%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 21k, Year to Date -9.9%
PlayStation Vita - n/a


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 121k, Year to Date -45.0%
Nintendo 3DS - Up Year-on-Year 61k, Year to Date 50.6%

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Turkish (on 17 June 2012)

PS3 continues to dominate the console sales. A new pricecut could potentionally bring the sales back to 2010 levels.

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DemoniOtaku Turkish (on 17 June 2012)

Back to last year sales could be even better... If you see Last Yaer was peak con PS3 sales.. and could have been even better without the PSN outage...

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Conegamer Turkish (on 18 June 2012)

With a price cut, it'll be down YoY by 10%. If not, it'll be down YoY be 15%.

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nnodley Turkish (on 18 June 2012)

A $200 ps3 would be the perfect price for sales to skyrocket. I think a lot of people wait for consoles to hit the 200 or below mark to buy one.

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Allfreedom99 (on 18 June 2012)

Console sales falling in wait of next gen. Microsoft even though down by a large percentage still holds more cards in their pockets than Sony in terms of consoles. They could still make substantial price cuts on their console bundles and still be making money. They are just waiting for the right moment to do it. Im assuming by holiday 2012 we will see some type of price cut....combine that with Halo 4....Then the flood gates open.

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nnodley Allfreedom99 (on 18 June 2012)

Im pretty positive that sony has room to do a price cut on the ps3 and still be making money. Halo 4 may add some sales to the 360, but everyone who will want the game probably already has a 360. Unless MS bundles H4 with the 360, I don't see the 360 selling much more from H4. I could be wrong though. We will just have to wait and see.

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Plezbo (on 17 June 2012)

Sony started claiming back in '07 that they would finish this generation in front of MS, they weren't lying. They were smart enough to realize that nothing would stop the momentum from the Wii-Juggernaut.

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Jereel Hunter Plezbo (on 19 June 2012)

They weren't lying, they were just wrong. they would finish "in front" of Microsoft? In what way? The 360 has an insurmountable software/peripheral/online sales and profit lead on the PS3. And Sony has conducted 3x the pricecuts on the hardware, with Microsoft making no attempt to match because they have no reason to. We are nearing the point where MS can slash their prices to spike sales to finish off the generation, a movie Sony can't afford to match. Like Sony, MS said they wouldn't lose this generation - but they actually have the financial leeway to back it up.

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Kizmi (on 17 June 2012)

I'm just thinking, what the heck Microsoft is waiting for? If they lose holiday market this year, playstation has a chance to pass 360 this year! Not that, it matters but just thinking.

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