2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to February 9th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 February 2013 / 9,939 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 February 13)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to February 12)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to February 11)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to February 9)

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 69,296, Year to Date -41.0%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 86,870, Year to Date -29.3%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 64,719, Year to Date -61.1%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-Year 7,656, Year to Date 52.3%


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 93,293, Year to Date -70.2%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 39,490, Year to Date -58.0%

Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 4,917, Year to Date -13.4%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

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gigantor21 (on 17 February 2013)

So the market has shrunk in half over the past 3 years despite two new handhelds and a new console coming out since then? That's always a good sign...

Conegamer (on 18 February 2013)

Expect the situation to look even more dire when the other next-gen consoles release.

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jacksonwalker2000 (on 18 February 2013)

This is why Sony and Microsoft are using off the shelf components for their next generation of consoles.

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Michael-5 (on 18 February 2013)

LOL This is why you never buy a first Gen Sony or Microsoft. Nintendo is ok though, but there aren't many games for the Wii U worth upgrading for. At least not yet.

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Michael-5 (on 18 February 2013)

Will 2013 be the year that PSP outsells the DS? Wait...does it even matter at this point? LOL

kumagawa (on 17 February 2013)

In 2010 the Wii on it's own sold 45,000 more consoles than all FOUR! of nintendo's consoles combined this year. My God that's bad.

TheJimbo1234 (on 18 February 2013)

So I think we can say that the WiiU isn't going to hits its 4 million sales target by the end of March as Nintendo were hoping for. Ouch.

Michael-5 (on 18 February 2013)

Don't doubt the effect of Dragon Quest X in Japan!

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