2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to January 5th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 January 2013 / 7,949 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles over comparable periods for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)



Market Share – 7th Generation (Same Periods Covered)


Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)


2010 – (Week beginning January 3 to January 9)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to January 8)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to January 7)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to January 5)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 7th Generation


Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation


"Year to date" sales for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2013 versus 2011 and 2013 versus 2012 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


Xbox 360 - Down Year-on-Year 94,946, Year to Date -35.9%


PlayStation 3 – Up Year-on-Year 130,804, Year to Date -30.3%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 134,184, Year to Date -55.9%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-Year 42,624, Year to Date 92.3%


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 224,994, Year to Date -73.5%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 36,483, Year to Date -36.4%

Nintendo 3DS - Up Year-on-Year 26,317, Year to Date 5.6%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com

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Michael-5 (on 12 January 2013)

Now you guys recognize the Vita. Only took 2 (or was it 3?) weeks to fix that simple mistake. However now you have another mistake with Wii U (2,245k + 339k =/= 2,380k. It equals 2,584k)

jugon21 (on 12 January 2013)

WiiU 2012 & 2013----> 2,245,161+¿338,930=2,380,010? WTF!!

DemoniOtaku (on 12 January 2013)

OK.. seriously who sums the numbers?! PSP this Week: 2,977 +9,338 +53,520= 105,948?! HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!

czecherychestnut (on 12 January 2013)

The world is made up of more than Europe, North America and Japan, it also includes South America, Oceania and Africa. Thats why the global totals are higher than the sum of Europe, N. America and Japan. Some consoles (particularly cheaper Sony ones like the PS2 and PSP) sell a lot in these other area's due to Sony's wider distribution networks, which is why Sony consoles particularly seem to be higher. VGChartz has always been like this, I'm surprised you've only just noticed it.

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007BondAgent (on 11 January 2013)

Look at that PSvita growth, unstoppable :P

arun1077 (on 17 January 2013)

Dont see the charts

Michael-5 (on 12 January 2013)

Wait....3DS sold 1.19 million copies in the first week of 2013? That doesn't make sense.

MARCUSDJACKSON (on 12 January 2013)

looks like the only thing that slowed PS3 down in the US and Europe was not having a big exclusive. can you show me yr. to date for the second wk of Jan. last yr? e PS3 just keeps gaining market share. the gap is 1,659,453 according to these numbers. everything else is as expected.

platformmaster918 (on 12 January 2013)

imagine what it can do with a price drop (a huge one since it'll be below $200 finally) and 6 exclusives ranging from niche to huge in the first half of this year. I predict Sony fully unveils PS4 at E3 and cuts PS3 in the same conference to keep interest (I predict PS4 will be $400 so this should keep people buying 3s). They may be able to close the gap this year with only Gears coming on Xbox and the pre-order numbers being abysmal for it. Sly Cooper is beating it by 10,000 and while I love Sly it is not a mega franchise as it has never hit 2 million before and Gears is one of MS's big 3.

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Michael-5 (on 12 January 2013)

Imagine what 360 can do with a $130 Arcade system lol! People aren't buying primary systems, people who want a PS3 as a main system already have one. However even at $200, 360 owners will still not want a PS3 as a secondary console. Yet a $130 360, with most exclusives costing $20 or less. Hm... I already know a few PS3 owners who did this with Black Friday deals, just for Halo, and Forza.

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jamesmarkus87 (on 12 January 2013)

Market Share prediction (2013): 50% PS3, 35% 360, 15% Wii

angelocp (on 12 January 2013)

@DemoniOtaku ... Hahaha mira, lo que pasa, es que se le suman las ventas de los "otros territorios"... Osea, oceania, africa, el resto de asia, rusia... Entiendes?.. Es que no hay una columna para estos datos, pero estan hai, y se suman... En los "otros territorios" psp vendio 40K esta semana, como ps3 vendio 50K, wii 10K, xbox 25K etc... Generalmente PS3 domina este apartado... No solo psp tiene una incoherencia en las sumas, si te fijas, pasa con todas las plataformas, todas las semanas :)... Te escribo en español porque sé que entiendes y asi me expreso mejor :p

DemoniOtaku (on 12 January 2013)

Eso lo se, pero creo que la diferencia es mucha, dudo mucho que repentinamente la PSP vendiera mas 40k en otros territorios.

Y también están los números de PSVita... la semana pasada tenía 4.1millones y esta semana 4.0... creo que es una diferencia muy grande para ser un margen de error.

Hace unas semanas pasó igual con la PS3 y la PSVita..

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