2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to January 19th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 29 January 2013 / 6,363 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 23)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to January 22)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to January 21)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to January 19)

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 101,146, Year to Date -43.2%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 82,644, Year to Date -35.4%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 43,638, Year to Date -56.8%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-Year 11,950, Year to Date 88.2%


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 189,043, Year to Date -71.2%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 29,308, Year to Date -40.8%

Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 18,102, Year to Date 0.9%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

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DarkFury (on 29 January 2013)

Brutal. New hardware cannot come soon enough -or we will have no industry left.

BlueFalcon (on 30 January 2013)

It's amazing people are still paying $270-300 for 7 year old PS3/360 consoles in 2013. Don't these people realize that Xbox 720/ PS4 are launching this holiday season? Why would anyone spend $270-300 on these outdated consoles when new consoles are likely to be $350-400 and last 6-7 years?

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platformmaster918 (on 30 January 2013)

we need price drops or we won't have an industry left. I can't believe PS3 still hasn't reached the mass market $199 price. Sales will really pick up after that.

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BlueFalcon (on 30 January 2013)

Exactly! It's laughable that 7 year old consoles still cost $270-300. Can you imagine if PS2, Xbox 1 or Gamecube cost $270-300 7 years after their launch? MS and Sony know that they can't sell $500-600 PS4/720 consoles in this economy, which means next generation consoles won't be much more expensive than this generation, but it's almost certain that Xbox 360's support will be cut as soon as possible once MS refocuses its efforts on 720. We need next gen consoles and price drops on PS3/360 to $149-179.

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Chark (on 29 January 2013)

At this rate PS3 will surpass 360 in 5 months.

platformmaster918 (on 30 January 2013)

have they given the official numbers for the holidays?

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Michael-5 (on 29 January 2013)

Well, at least DS isn't falling too much. Maybe it can overtake PS2. However I worry about the Wii. Can't wait to see WiiU sales explode with every exclusive released this year (I'm looking at you Dragon Quest X and Pikmin 2)

BlueFalcon (on 30 January 2013)

At the rate of Wii U sales, they are not going to reach their 5.5 million units target by March 2013. They'll be lucky to hit 3.5 million.

platformmaster918 (on 29 January 2013)

Ps3 will get little bumps with the big software coming but both it and Xbox need a price drop. I suspect one at e3 for both when full details are given on nextbox and ps4

kumagawa (on 29 January 2013)

Nintendo shouts "2010 sales come back, please, please come back!"