During the entire year of 2010, gamers have watched and witnessed monthly NPD numbers come and go, utilizing the information to fuel the console war debate of which console has sold the most units. Today, with the release of Sony’s official figures and with Microsoft releasing its figures a couple of days ago, it’s quite evident who has sold more thus far in 2010. In surprising fashion, despite Microsoft staking claim to a dominant North American marketshare, Sony has actually closed the gap between the two by a million units, bringing the differential to 2.9 million.
According to Sony, they have sold 3.5 million consoles through September ’10s second quarter–which brings its total units sold through 2010 to roughly 8 million. In comparison, Microsoft has sold roughly 5.5 million consoles in 2010, a number which is staggeringly lower than Sony’s.
Currently the worldwide numbers for units sold sits as follows:
Xbox 360: 44.5 million
Sony PS3: 41.6 million
As you can see, the gap is closing quickly and those who predicted that perhaps Sony may take over Microsoft’s share lead by the end of 2010 aren’t looking so foolish. With Sony still yet to release Gran Turismo 5 this Holiday season and Microsoft with Kinect in its back pocket releasing next week, it definitely makes this Holiday season dash one worth watching.