Submitted by jimbobbeers 140d ago | news

PlayStation game sales rose in 2013, but Xbox was still king

PlayStation was the only console brand to increase its video games sales last year. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ArchangelMike  +   140d ago
Ouch Nintendo, a 27.6% drop in software sales from last year. I guess it can't just be all about 1st party support.

It will be interesting to see how the games landscape changes come E3 2014. We really don't know many of the games the big three are developing right now. E3 will be a blast this year as the console war continues :)
Clown_Syndr0me  +   140d ago
I'm looking forward to E3 as I have next to no games on my xbox one or ps4 and I don't even know what's coming out lol, I bought very blindly!
First time I've ever cared about E3 tbh.
abzdine  +   140d ago
To name a few:

The order
These guys all say hi!

for a longer list:
This is without third party, which is not bad for a console start imo
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ArchangelMike  +   140d ago

Only Infamous and MGS:GZ release this month. All the others on that list don't have release dates yet. They could all be 2015 games as far as we know.
MichaelLito79  +   140d ago
@ Clown Syndrome DeadRising 3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, RYSE son of Rome, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Titanfall, Project Spark, Kinect Sports mix in Third party seem like you have enough. This is just 6 months into Xbox One.
abzdine  +   140d ago
my post was for the guy looking forward to E3 cause he doesn't see any games.

Games never get released the same year they have been revealed at E3, it's at least 1 or 2 years after so my post makes perfect sense in terms of "what games coming".
Clown_Syndr0me  +   139d ago
@MichaelLito79 Finished all I'm interested in. Project Spark and Kinect Sports aren't out yet...
Got huge backlog on 360 to keep me going!
OtakuDJK1NG  +   140d ago
uh because they had a drought first half 2013.
ArchangelMike  +   140d ago
Did you read the article, it's not about the Wii U, it's a drop in software sales across all their platforms. Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS etc etc.
Mr Pumblechook  +   140d ago
MCV editor Christopher Dring is doing his usual flaimbait stuff!
The numbers he is talking is for all the Xbox and PlayStation platforms collectively.
So yes, in UK 360 does sell more games then the PS3, it has been this way for the whole generation. But what Dring fails to highlight is that considering this buying pattern, when it comes to the next-generation there has been a sea change. Chart-Track figures show that PS4 games are outselling Xbone games on average 4-1. This is highly significant because the UK was a 360 stronghold but now next-gen console customers have shifted their preference to the competition.
darkjalil15  +   140d ago
the order is coming out Q3. this year there is PlayStation store a couple games to play like reso gun or flow don't starve some cool indies. knack is pretty good 5-7 hours of fun.. kz.. PlayStation plus outlast. etc but you know save money for the big games uncharted might be coming this year.. as naughty dog said.. now drive Most likely this year. ff 2015...and that's it
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CAB1802  +   139d ago
Well, what do you expect for Nintendo's drop? it was predictable
Hugodastrevas  +   140d ago
The King is naked!
MrKrispy  +   140d ago
you know there will be some hurt people out there when they read this article .
I feel kinda sorry for nintendo as it seemed like they were doing ok but guess not guess thats the nature of the beast
OtakuDJK1NG  +   140d ago
Here comes another comment war. About which is a better platform.
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DCfan  +   140d ago
You're certainly not helping.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   140d ago
I know. You gotta add fuel to watch the fun.
Majin Uchiha  +   140d ago
Wait Xbox 360 & Xbox One, outsould, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS4 & PS Vita in combined software sales last year ?...
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ABizzel1  +   140d ago
I found that weird as well considering all the exclusives Sony had and MS only had Gear of War Judgement which didn't do nearly as well as the others. Also GTA V alone sole 16 million on PS3, and 13 million on 360, so where are they getting these numbers? This has to be a specific region like UK, considering the money amount, and it's the only place in EU where the Xbox brand winning makes sense.

The PS2, PSP, and to an extent PSV are irrelevant when it comes to sales, because the PS2 doesn't sell anything. PSP only sells in Japan, and PSV sales most of it's games digitally, since many of the best games are PSN downloads.


Yeah these are UK numbers and the website is UK.


So it makes much more sense now.
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Team_Litt  +   140d ago
In the UK, yes. Heck 360 was prolly enough to do it on its own.
LeonhartX  +   140d ago
Flamebait title, it emplies that those numbers are worldwide when in truth those are UK numbers only
jessupj  +   140d ago
Yeah, I really hate that.

If it's for a specific country why is it so hard to add it to the title?
KingPin  +   140d ago
yawn..more sales sales sales.
last time i checked PS3 had fun games which im still playing.
while sony may be in last place, the PS4 isn't lacking any good games either...so whats the point of all this.
No_Limit  +   140d ago
Nice numbers for both!!
kickerz  +   140d ago
Well done all. I think Sony will win this year, but in the end whatever console you own you will have a good year of gaming. So many good games coming out this year .
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Sharp  +   140d ago
Yeah right, where? The amounts are in sterlings, but the web address is a .com.

With a quick search: these are UK-only numbers.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   140d ago
No surprise that Xbox fans buy more games for their consoles then the PS fans do for theirs. I believe it's off to the same start this generation as well.
Master-H  +   140d ago
Sure...if UK = the world. (It makes sense ,the 360 dominates there, but it's the exact opposite with the 4 and the bone)

We all know the PS worldwide numbers are higher.
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DigitalRaptor  +   140d ago
Well, when you have so many games available for free on PS4, the results are truly unsurprising. When PS+ offers so much goddamn value, why would you expect any different?

- Warframe
- Blacklight Retribution
- War Thunder
- DC Universe Online
- Resogun
- Contrast
- Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
- Outlast
- Don't Starve

PS4 fans have no need to even begin buying retail games with the amount of content that is at their fingertips for free on the network. PS fans have not as much as a need to buy games for their consoles, as Sony handles that beautifully for them.

By the way, this was just an example of the freebies that are a perk of being a PS fan. In reality, when accounting for the entire world, and looking at that performance of games on each platform separately, rather than as a whole, we know the story is entirely different to your trollish account of things.
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kenshiro100  +   140d ago
It's the UK smart guy.
D-riders  +   140d ago
you dont find it strange that the Nintendo destroyed the xbox last year but they are saying it didn't. what console sold the most last year 3ds which console sold the most game last years 3ds

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