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Worldwide Console Sales Numbers Revealed

As hardware makers Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have all checked in with their latest financial earnings, we've combed through the reports, added the figures, and now present this glimpse of each console's lifetime sales, accurate as of March 31, 2010: Worldwide lifetime sales figures for the PlayStation 2 and PSP are not available, as Sony only began reporting sales, not shipments, after the launch of the PlayStation 3.

Curious as to how each console has sold per year? Well, just look below.

    Wii (Nintendo)
      FY06 / April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007: 5.84 Million
      FY07 / April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008: 18.61 Million
      FY08 / April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009: 25.95 Million
      FY09 / April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010: 20.53 Million

    Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
      FY06 / July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006: 5.0 Million
      FY07 / July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007: 6.6 Million
      FY08 / July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008: 8.7 Million
      FY09 / July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009: 11.2 Million
      FY10 / July 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010: 8.8 Million

    PlayStation 3 (Sony)
      FY06 / April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007: 3.61 Million
      FY07 / April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008: 9.24 Million
      FY08 / April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009: 10.1 Million
      FY09 / April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010: 13.0 Million

    Nintendo DS (Nintendo)
      FY04 / April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2005: 5.27 Million
      FY05 / April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006: 11.46 Million
      FY06 / April 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007: 23.56 Million
      FY07 / April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008: 30.31 Million
      FY08 / April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009: 31.18 Million
      FY09 / April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010: 27.11 Million