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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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Image: A Nintendo promotion woman shows off the next-generation hand-held console Game Boy Advance in Tokyo, Japan.
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Nintendo

Industry: Video games

Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan

Units sold: 555.06 million

Overall rank: 1

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Image: An employee of LG Electronics poses with Optimus G smartphone in Seoul, South Korea.
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Android

Developer: Google

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Units sold: 500 million

Overall rank: 2

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Image: A woman takes a picture with her mobile phone during the Italian motorcycling Grand Prix at Mugello circuit.
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Symbian

Developer: Accenture

Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland

Units sold: 500 million

Overall rank: 3

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

Industry: Music

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Units sold: 350 million

Overall rank: 4

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Image: A woman in a costume plays a game on the Sony Playstation 3 in Beverly Hills.
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PlayStation

Industry: Video game consoles

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Units sold: 330 million

Overall rank: 5

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Image: A woman uses her Apple iPhone 4 smartphone in Seoul, South Korea.
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iPhone

Industry: Smartphones

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Units sold: 250 million

Overall rank: 6

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Image: A woman uses her mobile phone at the Blackberry World Event in Orlando, Florida.
Photographs: David Manning/Reuters

BlackBerry

Industry: Handheld devices

Headquarters: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Units sold: 200 million

Overall rank: 7

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Image: Assistants demonstrate the game Kinect Adventures for Kinect for Xbox 360 in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Xbox

Industry: Video game console

Headquarters: Redmond, Washington

Units sold: 94 million

Overall rank: 8

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Image: A woman dressed in a combat outfit points a weapon as she promote SciFi game Binary Domain from Sega at E3 in Los Angeles, California.
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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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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.
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

iPad

Industry: Tablet computers

Headquarters: Cupertino, California

Units sold: 84 million

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Overall rank: 10