Who's Winning The Console War In The US?

king_ps2.jpgOne batch of numbers we didn't touch on from yesterday's NPD sales data figures were the 2007 year-to-date and lifetime-to-date console sales in the US. The figures reveal some enlightening, and for some, distressing, details about the current winners and losers in the US console war. For example, the Nintendo DS, which walked away with the #1 spot in '07, sold a total of 8.5 million units in the US last year, over twice that of the PSP and essentially doubling it's lifetime install base.

The rest of the annual sales are below.

2007 Total Hardware Sales

  • Nintendo DS - 8,500,000
  • Wii - 6,290,000
  • Xbox 360 - 4,620,000
  • PlayStation 2 - 3,970,000
  • PSP - 3,820,000
  • PlayStation 3 - 2,560,000

But who's currently reigning supreme in totals?

The PlayStation 2, of course, which won't be touched by any of its current generation competitors any time soon. The Wii, on the other hand, could easily overtake the install bases of both the Xbox 360 and PSP in a matter of months, if trends continue. That is dependent upon Nintendo meeting demand, naturally.

Here's how the market looks as of December 2007.

Lifetime-To-Date Total Hardware Sales

  • PlayStation 2 - 41,120,000
  • Nintendo DS - 17,650,000
  • PSP - 10,470,000
  • Xbox 360 - 9,150,000
  • Wii - 7,380,00
  • PlayStation 3 - 3,250,000



    Too bad we can't get similar figures for the rest of the world.

    I'm curious about Australia myself....I imagine the PS2 is still top dog.

    prob ps2 is #1 worldwide, gameboy is prob 2nd over all

    for all time sales anyway

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