Submitted by Prcko 864d ago | news

Microsoft dominates UK in first-half 2013, 3DS rallies

Despite a strong push by Sony in June, Microsoft continues to dominate the video game console market in the UK according to the latest retail figures for the first half of 2013.
The bad news for Nintendo is that its new Wii U console has had a terrible six months, with a mere 179,000 units of software sold at retail so far this year. Even if digital sales added 10 percent to the total software units sold on the Wii U, its year-to-date results would just barely match retail software sales for the moribund PlayStation Vita. (Industry)

Prcko  +   864d ago
Wii U console has had a terrible six months, with a mere 179,000 units of software sold at retail so far this year.
wow,what's happening with WII u?
this is crazy bad
Death  +   863d ago
Software drives hardware. To this point there hasn't been much of a reason to buy a Wii U.
fermcr  +   863d ago
At the end of this year, the console business is certainly going to get interesting with the X1/PS4 launch. I'm curious to see what happens.

As for the WiiU, i expected more sales.
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IanVanCheese  +   863d ago
Interesting stuff.
Ezz2013  +   863d ago
i'm happy to see TLOU doing this well
Lboogieskells  +   863d ago
If you add all of Nintendo's sales, they've out sold the PC.
sGIBMBR  +   863d ago
As a UK gamer, it is pretty obvious that the Xbox is the king over here, but I do sense a change in power next gen.
mcstorm  +   863d ago
Wow PSV and WiiU sales are low over here. I hope they pickup soon and the games out on the WiiU soon ide expect it to and the new bundles on the PSV should help it to.

Looking forward to latter half of this year though as its a big one in terms of all 3 amazing games coming for the WiiU Xbox one, PS4, PS3 and 360 but for me the end of the year is about the WiiU and Xbox one.
sherimae2413  +   863d ago
the last of us (only out for a month) > all wii u games sold within 6 months 0_0

we also should take the fact that sony stated that vita games sell more digitally than retail at 60% to 40% and its not counted here

but still the retail releases of vita managed to outsell the retail releases of wii u which had MH, injustice, lego city,ninja gaiden 3, batman arkham city, nfs most wanted and nintendo exclusives among its softwares and people wonder why 3rd party devs are not supporting it....
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marcelliuss1  +   863d ago
Good job Microsoft keep the good momentum going.
CrossingEden  +   863d ago
wow, even after all the flak, microsoft STILL comes out on top

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