2013 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to January 4th - End of 2013 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 January 2014 / 6,832 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 January 8, 2011)

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to January7, 2012)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to January 5, 2013)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to January 4, 2014)

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 116,073, Year to Date -44.4%

Xbox One – n/a


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 151,394, Year to Date -31.2%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 136,491, Year to Date -31.6%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-year 48,969, Year to Date -17.2%

PlayStation 4 – n/a


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 78,391, Year to Date -61.7%

Nintendo DS – n/a

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 48,299, Year to Date -1.2%

Nintendo Wii U – Down Year-on-Year 13,704, Year to Date +30.5%


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

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Turkish (on 13 January 2014)

Looks like PS4 is dominating, the hell?

NintendoPie (on 13 January 2014)

Wow, I thought the 3DS did much worse than last year. Seems I was misled. It's also interesting to note that last year the 3DS didn't have all too many big hitters, yet this year and 2011 brought several. Maybe it's not the then and now, but the overall culmination of titles? In that case, could 2014 be even bigger?

Michael-5 (on 13 January 2014)

Pokemon X/Y is the best selling 3DS game. Add in Animal Crossing, and Fire Emblem to the West, Monster Hunter 4 to the East, and Zelda for everyone then 2013 had a lot of big games.

I'm surprised it didn't top 2012 by even more, Animal Crossing and the 3DS XL really helped 2012.

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wangjingwanjia (on 13 January 2014)

If you count all sold consoles for both Nintendo and Sony, as both have four systems, they have sold about the equal amount of systems. About 20 million each, if my fast calculation was correct. :P It's pretty interesting. And for 2012 it was almost the same, but Sony had one system less. And in 2011 Nintendo had a much larger gap down to Sony. So I wonder if this generation could be equal for Nintendo and Sony. The 3DS for Nintendo will sell a lot but the WiiU will sell poor and for Sony the PS4 will sell a lot but the PSV will sell poor. I think they could be quite equal in the coming years.

late_release (on 13 January 2014)

wiiU is doomed

Nintentacle (on 20 January 2014)

Nintendo - 20,700,994 with 4 consoles Sony - 19,513,244 with 4 consoles Microsoft - 9,216,491 with 2 consoles

zuvuyeay (on 13 January 2014)

nintendo lead every totals dept,doomed for sure

Michael-5 (on 13 January 2014)

Why is January 4th the end of 2013? There are 4 days in 2014 for that week.