2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to January 26th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 February 2013 / 6,048 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 30)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to January 29)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to January 28)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to January 26)

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 92,227, Year to Date -45.7%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 90,107, Year to Date -37.5%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 43,638, Year to Date -567.6%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-Year 4,731, Year to Date 74.5%


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 86,522, Year to Date -72.1%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 28,308, Year to Date -43.3%

Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 36,181, Year to Date -2.5%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

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MARCUSDJACKSON (on 04 February 2013)

the gap between PS3 an 360 is 1,558,776.

steviej (on 04 February 2013)

Remember last gen when the gap was:
Sony has lost huge market share while MS has tripled.

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platformmaster918 (on 04 February 2013)

soon we shall ascend to 2nd...soon

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Michael-5 (on 05 February 2013)

With consoles selling roughly 60-70% as well as last year, no fall lineup, and successor consoles releasing/announcing imminently, do you think PS3 will overtake the 360 this year? If PS3 only sells 6.5 million units, the 360 would have to sell only 5 million to be surpassed. I think 2014 is more likely.

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torok (on 04 February 2013)

Well, the gap is closing and maybe it can be over this year (at least for a time, since hollydays can change it, but in this case 2014 would be the year).

Ledreppe (on 04 February 2013)

3ds down YoY 2.5%, could it be slowing down? Suppose 2.5% is not significant, so needn't worry about it.

Michael-5 (on 05 February 2013)

Fall 2011 the 3DS had a massive boost in sales with the $80 price cut, Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land. Plus Japan just started to get AAA titles. Last fall, 3DS didn't have very much going for it except the 3DS XL. Expect growth for 2013, but not until that $80 price cut effect wears off from 2012 data.

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