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Biggest selling electronic devices in the world

Last updated on: February 22, 2013 08:28 IST

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Electronic goods are one of the biggest selling items all across the world. But not all gadgets survive the cut-throat business of innovation and marketing.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest selling electronic devices in the world.

NOTE: Some of these devices are already practically obsolete. Some have seen their best days behind them, so their numbers will not go up anymore. Android phones have been grouped together, as are Symbian phones.

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Nintendo

Industry: Video games

Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan

Units sold: 555.06 million

Overall rank: 1

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Android

Developer: Google

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Units sold: 500 million

Overall rank: 2

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Symbian

Developer: Accenture

Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland

Units sold: 500 million

Overall rank: 3

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iPod

Industry: Music

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Units sold: 350 million

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Lauren McGowan, 32, listens to her ipod on Labor Day in Central Park, New York.
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PlayStation

Industry: Video game consoles

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Units sold: 330 million

Overall rank: 5

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iPhone

Industry: Smartphones

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Units sold: 250 million

Overall rank: 6

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BlackBerry

Industry: Handheld devices

Headquarters: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Units sold: 200 million

Overall rank: 7

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Xbox

Industry: Video game console

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Units sold: 94 million

Overall rank: 8

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Sega

Industry: Video and arcade games

Headquarters: Ota, Tokyo, Japan

Units sold: 91 million

Overall rank: 9

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iPad

Industry: Tablet computers

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Units sold: 84 million

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Overall rank: 10


Image: A model is reflected in a mirror while she reads her iPad backstage before the Peter Som Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion Week.
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