2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to May 17th - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 May 2014 / 9,165 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)


2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to May 21)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to May 19)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to May 18)

2014 – (Week beginning December 29 to May 17)

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 40,008, Year to Date -65.9%

Xbox One – n/a


PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 71,259, Year to Date -57.4%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 42,863, Year to Date -75.5%

PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-year 2,443, Year to Date 8.5%

PlayStation 4 – n/a


Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 19,904, Year to Date -67.9%

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 35,694, Year to Date -21.0%

Nintendo Wii U – Up Year-on-Year 11,512, Year to Date 2.0%


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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PDF (on 29 May 2014)

Look at that 2014 PSP market share. Domination.

4peace (on 29 May 2014)

It's because vgchartz stop tracking DS sales now.

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alabtrosMyster (on 06 June 2014)

This is funny how the PSP is considered a "failure" by many while it sold as much as the Xbox 360 in total! Great little console, too bad I am not into hand helds.

DarkFury (on 01 June 2014)

Would be nice to see a y-o-y up week. Let's see what MK8/Watch Dogs can do.

gigantor21 (on 28 May 2014)

Jesus Christ @ the dropoff in last-gen hardware sales compared to last year. The new consoles aren't selling nearly enough to make up for that kind of shortfall. D:

AnthonyW86 (on 28 May 2014)

What are you talking about? Yes there is a big drop off but ps4+ps3 sold more than ps3 last year, and so did XOne+X360 compared to X360 last year.

All home consoles sold last year: About 7.1 million
All home consoles sold this year: About 8.4 million

Sure if you count the portables too it is lower but adding those two together in the age of smartphones/tablets is not a good representation of the gaming market as a whole.

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Jameson_Bond (on 28 May 2014)

You're way off. This is standard transition year stuff. The new consoles are doing great.

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Rogerioandrade (on 29 May 2014)

I agree with you. This is a pattern that has been repeating since 2009. Every year overall console sales are down. Some people will only look at PS home console numbers, but checking a single brand doesn´t make up for the entire market. Take a look at the totals: 17-15-13-12.....The new consoles - be them handheld or home - are not bringing new consumers to the market. It´s really something to worry about, even if some fans refuse to see.

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