2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to March 2nd - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 08 March 2013 / 14,244 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds 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 March 6)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to March 5)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to March 3)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to March 2)

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 56,885, Year to Date -41.4%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 112,865, Year to Date -33.6%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 54,118, Year to Date -64.7%

PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 48,854, Year to Date 52.3%


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 74,799, Year to Date -72.6%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 32,970, Year to Date -60.3%

Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 37,450, Year to Date -17.1%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

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Colocho (on 08 March 2013)

What!!!! PS3 over 50% market share ytd in 2013!! Nice!

Michael-5 (on 08 March 2013)

LOL 50% Market share of what? All 3 systems combined are only just outselling the PS3 in the same time window from any other year. This gen is over.

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gigantor21 (on 08 March 2013)

So total sales dropped by almost 40% year-over-year despite a new console coming out? That's reassuring...

platformmaster918 (on 08 March 2013)

We're all Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo*breath*oooooooooooo...

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mutantclown (on 10 March 2013)

Wii U began outselling its predecessor rather quickly, I don't think that'll be the case with the other next-gen consoles.

DarkFury (on 09 March 2013)

Brutal drops, once again... PS4 and X720 gotta deliver or the console business is in a mortal danger.