Home / industry / Sony overtakes Nintendo in global sales

Sony overtakes Nintendo in global sales

With E3 mere hours away Sony, with help from the PlayStation 4, have leapfrogged over Nintendo in worldwide sales. This is the first time we have seen Sony outsell Nintendo since the days of the PlayStation 2 in 2006. Sony go into E3 ahead of the pack in the console wars by outselling Nintendo by 2.5 million hardware units(these ‘units’ include PS3, PS4 and all handheld devices).

The Sony Family

This huge serge of power behind Sony is mainly due to the PlayStation 4’s strong launch in mid November last year. However, the fall in the interest and the sales of Nintendo’s 3DS also has a large part to play in Sony’s rise to the top and Nintendo’s fall in sales by 31 percent. Even with the recent boost in sales of the Wii U, due to the release of their flagship series ‘Mario Kart  8’ which sold just over 1.1 million copies globally, was not enough to turn the company around heading into E3.

Mario ripping the track up

We all know heading into E3 everything can change but whether or not new announcements and releases can step up the game of Nintendo(and Microsoft) and push them back to the top of the totem pole remains to be seen. Or can Sony continue on this upward trajectory and remain the leader of the pack for the coming year. To keep up to date with all the news coming out of E3 in the coming days, stay on BrutalGamer.com.

About Craig Black

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have bells. But what I do have are a very particular set of golden tools, golden tools that I have acquired over a very long career. Golden tools that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you give me back my golden roses now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

Check Also

Marvel celebrates 300 Masterworks books with variant cover slate

Marvel Comics is about to see its 300th Marvel Masterworks book hit publication, and with …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *