When it comes to the 7th Generation of Videogame Consoles, it’s common knowledge that the Wii has outsold both of its more powerful competitors, the PS3 and the Xbox 360, which makes it the winner in terms of cash made (especially since it was never sold for a loss, unlike its Sony and MS counterparts), but when it comes to second place, it has been a tug of war between the X360 and the PS3, with the Xbox 360 starting out strong due to its much stronger and varied library. However, a recent report from marketing research firm Games Industry International reveals that the race for the second pace has made an interesting turn: the total number of PS3s shipped worldwide has already surpassed the Xbox 360’s numbers.
According to Games Industry International, the PS3 currently has 77 million consoles shipped worldwide, while the 360 only has 76 million. This is interesting because the PS3 was released one year after the Xbox 360, which means that the act of overtaking its competitor while both are still being purchased actively by consumers is an achievement in itself. However, it’s worth noting that the numbers are for systems shipped, not sold. But it’s not like there’s some kind of mass overstock of unsold consoles for just the PS3.