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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 March 2013 / 5,035 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 13)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to March 12)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to March 10)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to March 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 56,131, Year to Date -35.6%


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 76,559, Year to Date -28.3%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 43,932, Year to Date -64.9%

PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 12,798, Year to Date 46.4%


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 62,325, Year to Date -67.3%

Nintendo DS - Down Year-on-Year 23,500, Year to Date -52.1%

Nintendo 3DS - Down Year-on-Year 43,932, Year to Date -12.1%

Nintendo Wii U – n/a

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Marco (on 18 March 2013)

very good ps3 sales. wiiU is boring, its so sad. no good games in the future.

tbone51 (on 19 March 2013)

3DS will shoot up! Luigi mansion 2 WW release. Japan has SMT IV+Todomachi Collectio(which is another Animal Crossing)

Michael-5 (on 18 March 2013)

3DS is interesting to follow because of the $80 price cut it got in 2011, early 2012 sales were exceptionally strong. I think 2013 can top 2012, but it will be down YoY for a while.

platformmaster918 (on 18 March 2013)

I think it'll be down until Pokemon. Then...oh my

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the_dengle (on 18 March 2013)

I think it'll start to go up in May or June -- last spring/summer was pretty barren until Kingdom Hearts at the end of July. Then it might be down again in August because of the XL. Then, as you said, "Pokémon... oh my."

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