UK Software Charts: Xbox Dominates 2013 Sales, Nintendo Plummets

Sony sees a sharp rise in software sales compared to 2012.

Posted By | On 12th, Mar. 2014 Under News


Though the PlayStation 4 saw an excellent launch in Europe near 2013 end, it was actually Microsoft’s consoles that collectively sold the most software in 2013 according to Gfk Chart-Track.

New data reveals that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 managed to sell 14.4 million units of software in 2013 for sales of £458 million. Interestingly, the total sales actually dropped by 6.5 percent compared to the previous year. By contrast, Sony’s sales were up by 15.2 percent for a total of £372 million with software on the PS Vita, PSP, PS2, PS3 and PS4 selling 11.4 million units in total.

Meanwhile, Nintendo struggled to remain relevant, selling only 6 million software units on the 3DS, DS, Wii and Wii U as compared to 9.3 million units in 2012. This meant a sales drop of 35.5 percent and sales of £142 million total. This is most likely due to the poor success of the Wii U, where even big name titles like Super Mario 3D World failed to make an impact in the UK.


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  • Psionicinversion

    more console sales less software… guess where the money is, in the software. MS wins

    • You are flat out wrong

      Three months into a new gen after a massive seventh gen lead. The tide is changing blue after the historical anomaly that was last gen.

    • Psionicinversion

      The thing i dont understand is MS must have something up there sleave, no way xbox can last 10 years on its current setups, with nvidia at the helm mobile phones will start outpacing that thing in 5 years. They better start designing the next xbox now really

    • You are flat out wrong

      They wanted to put an all-in-one entertainment system that utilised the Kinect and wasn’t priced too stupidly to market. They thought Sony couldn’t put out a console better and they miscalculated. That’s all it is.

      I think it will be a five year generation, the last one was abnormally long.

    • Psionicinversion

      which means they need to start doing it now. I think sony will keep with the same architectural design and just beef up the cpu/gpu and ram

  • Vious

    hey ravi, way to not link to the actual data
    where’s the link back to your source?
    anyways, good numbers for the xbox franchise

  • wilbut

    Nintendo consles do not sell very well in the UK… It really is a small area compared to america and Europe… Nintendo sold more WORLD wise…

  • Benjammin Carder

    Lets just say that things will turn around and sony will be taking the lead from now on


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