Xbox 360 was the UK's best-selling home console in 2013

The Xbox 360 was the UK's best-selling home console in 2013, figures shown to Eurogamer reveal.

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Team_Litt1523d ago

Not bad for an 8 year old console. I'm still enjoying mine, I don't see me upgrading for another 2 years at least so I hope the games keep coming.

vigilante_man1523d ago

I got a PS4 but still many, many games to play for my PS3. The 360 and PS3 selling well around the world still.

Can't see me giving up my PS3 in the 5 years. I got the best of both worlds!

Mr Pumblechook1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Chart-Track have already released their results for best selling home console in the UK and they are different from Eurogamer's finding. Industry body ChartTrack revealed them directly to industry magazine MCV.

In this contradictory piece Eurogamer said "figures shown to Eurogamer" but they didn't say who showed them the figures (Microsoft!).

Eurogamer is a big website but it is irresponsible of them and Tom Phillips to quote sales figures contrary to the main UK chart organisation and not say where they got their figures from.



imt5581523d ago

Well, MCV said different things!

miyamoto1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Eurolamer liars really showed its true colors at the end of the year. And many witnessed how Anti-Sony they are since the PS3 generation.

They really hate it when PlayStation succeeds.

Sony does not have the money for media buyout like this.

Look at how they went bonkers and raged when Knack outsold Mario 3D World? They went freaking crazy and was in full defensive denial!


UK PS4 sales narrowly beat Xbox 360 in 2013
While 3DS was the best-selling game system of the year
By Tom Ivan on Friday 10th Jan 2014 at 11:40 AM UTC

PS4 was the UK's top-selling home game console of 2013.

As previously revealed by retail monitor Chart-Track, UK PS4 sales surpassed 530,000 units in 30 days. In doing so, sales of Sony's new console topped annual Xbox 360 sales by just a couple of thousand units, MCV reports.

Boosted by a strong software release schedule, 3DS was the UK's best-selling game system of 2013, while Microsoft managed to shift 364,000 Xbox Ones in the UK during the console's first five weeks of availability.

PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara said: "We are delighted with the very strong sales of PS4 to date. Since we unveiled the console, gamers have shown huge interest in the PS4. Our focus now is rebuilding stock levels so those have not been able to get a PS4 can finally experience the next-gen. I'd like to thank the gamers, our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible."

Worldwide PS4 sales topped 4.2 million units as of December 28, Sony claimed on Tuesday.

Microsoft said on Monday that Xbox One sales hit three million globally by the end of 2013.

3DS was out for a full whole yeah, really amazing sales, eh? I will be even more amazed if PS4 outsold it.

Also PS Vita beats the Wii U.

jimbobbeers1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Nope MCV have commented, the chart they released last week was based on revenue, this chart is based on units sold.


So yes, the Xbox 360 sold more units. Fact.

nukeitall1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )


Oh, the irony!

Turns out the liar was MCV, because nobody bases "best selling" on revenue. What kind of weird metric is that!?

It is and always has been "unit" sales!

It's like I would claim Xbox One sold better than PS4, but base it on revenue. That is stupid!

That made me completely distrust MCV! If it is based on an odd metric, they should say it!

Mr Pumblechook1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

MCV have some explaining to do!

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Gamer19821523d ago

The UK... Our little island is so damn small.. US sells 7X the amount of consoles near enough

AngelicIceDiamond1523d ago

@Team Another 2 years? I hope you know there's nothing coming out for 360, exclusive wise.

I mean that's fine that you are sticking with the console hey maybe MS may extend Games With Gold on their. And you like 360's exclusives or numerous apps.

But most of the exclusives or content will be on X1 eventually. If they aren't already.

Team_Litt1523d ago

Oh, I play games because I enjoy gaming, not because I enjoy games that other people can't play on their consoles of choice.
It is alarming that that is the first thing that crossed your mind and not the quality of games. Sad.

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XiSasukeUchiha1523d ago

Remember the word "Was" people

LightofDarkness1523d ago

Err... it will always be the best selling console of 2013 in the UK. 2013 is over now. The numbers aren't going to change.

kneon1523d ago

Well maybe not, this chart contradicts the previous numbers that said the ps4 outsold the 360 in the UK for 2013.

DiRtY1523d ago

those news were about revenue. This one is about units sold.

So no, PS4 did not outsell the Xbox 360 in UK in 2013 and will never do so, because the year is over.

jackanderson19851523d ago

well yes it's a past tense word cuz we are now in 2014... 2013 is set in stone no going back now

christocolus1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Good to see the 360 still doing really well,i hope the xbox one picks up too.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Yep. Doing better and selling more at this time then the 360 did overall. Sony fans are hurt by that. This is why you already have 2 disagrees.

@below.. you tell me Master. You just got a disagree it looks like from a butthurt Sony fan for saying "both" are doing well.

Sony fans are hurt that it's not as big a butt kicking as they led people to think.

MasterCornholio1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Why would Sony fans be hurt when their console is ahead by 1.2 million units?

Anyways both are doing well which proves that there is plenty of life left in console gaming.

Edit: I meant PS4 vs Xbox One in terms of world wide sales.

insomnium21523d ago

LOL! Midnighter is damage controlling.

Your xbone got outsold by 40% by a console that was out of stock pretty much the entire timeperiod (sold out in minutes upon arrival).


JeffGUNZ1523d ago

What is this "your" PS4 and "your" X1 nonsense? Do you people own MS or Sony? Why do you care how they sell, really? Give me a solid answer. Yes, it is important for them to sell well so they continue to be around, but who cares which one has the most sales? It makes no sense. If PS4 sells more copies then X1, are you going to then have a more enjoyable time playing it then if they sold a little less? Look how pathetic you sound.

Kayant1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Looks like one outlet messed up big time because both MCV & eurogamer have the same source.

DiRtY1523d ago

So I spent my 2 bubbles educating others:

The news you posted was about revenue and this is about units sold.

You should bubble me up for being helpful! :-)

rustyspoon801523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

Quote from CVG
"As previously revealed by retail monitor Chart-Track, UK PS4 sales surpassed 530,000 units in 30 days. In doing so, sales of Sony's new console topped annual Xbox 360 sales by just a couple of thousand units, MCV reports."

Sounds like units to me.
(bubbled you up anyway)

jimbobbeers1522d ago


As you can see by what you posted it says 'MCV Reports' and MCV have admitted they made a mistake. So nope, not units.

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