2010's Global Console Sales At A Glance

Some supplementary information provided as part of Nintendo's latest financial results has got something interesting tucked away amidst all the chest-beating: global home console sales data for 2010.

2010's Global Console Sales At A Glance

That's data for all three home console platform holders across the United States, Europe and Japan from January 2010 until around September.

2010's Global Console Sales At A Glance

What's interesting is that, considering the figures were published by Nintendo, about the only conclusive thing they show is a global and sustained decline in Wii sales. There are a few other patterns - the Xbox 360's surge in the US, the PS3 picking up in Europe and Nintendo not even bothering to include Microsoft's console in Japanese figures - but that Wii drop-off is simply the most obvious and important of the lot.

2010's Global Console Sales At A Glance