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.

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ArchangelMike1684d 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_Syndr0me1684d 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.

abzdine1684d ago (Edited 1684d 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

ArchangelMike1684d 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.

Automatic791684d 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.

abzdine1684d 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_Syndr0me1683d 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!

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1684d ago

uh because they had a drought first half 2013.

ArchangelMike1684d 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 Pumblechook1684d 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.

darkjalil151684d ago (Edited 1684d 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

CAB18021683d ago

Well, what do you expect for Nintendo's drop? it was predictable

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Kiwi661684d 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-Rory1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

Here comes another comment war. About which is a better platform.

DCfan1684d ago

You're certainly not helping.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1684d ago

I know. You gotta add fuel to watch the fun.

Majin Uchiha1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

Wait Xbox 360 & Xbox One, outsould, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS4 & PS Vita in combined software sales last year ?...

ABizzel11684d ago (Edited 1684d 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.

Team_Litt1684d ago

In the UK, yes. Heck 360 was prolly enough to do it on its own.

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