Bestselling Games Consoles 2013

Overall, console sales are down 25%. We’ll chalk that up to mobile market and online MMORPGs. But the top dogs of the console world aren’t going down without a fight. Do you think you know which console continues to out-sell its competition? You may (or may not) be surprised.

To cut a long story short, the Xbox is dominating markets worldwide. It supports some of the bestselling games, like Halo and Splinter Cell. The Xbox has had to wait until 2012 to reach its pinnacle, and the first iteration of the device was launched in 2001. The Xbox 360 so far has sales of 66 million worldwide. Interestingly, the console barely sells in Japan at all.

The success of the Xbox can be attributed to the Kinect motion sensor. The neat part of the Kinect sensor is that the user doesn’t even need to hold a console, the Kinect understands hand movements. This cool gizmo will sell xbox 360 memberships long into the future. There are 40 million Xbox Live members as of 2012 – that’s a pretty staggering figure. What’s even more staggering is when you consider that this figure includes only active members with a gold or silver membership.

Bestselling Games Consoles 2013

Competitor Wii had all but dropped off the agenda of consumers but the Wii U is expected to reinvigorate interest in the platform. It’s not as if the Wii device hasn’t had a good run – the Wii has so far sold over 96 million units worldwide.

The Playstation is another long-standing mega console. So far, it’s sold ‘only’ 66 million units worldwide. Even the PS Vita is lagging behind its Nintendo competitor the 3DS by only selling 100,000 units. That’s really not good news for a gaming company as big as Sony. Sony’s laptops are selling well but they’re going to need to try and make up ground in their other markets in order to stay ahead as one of the top tech companies in the world.

So it looks like the Xbox dominance is going to continue into 2013. This should be helped by the release of hotly anticipated games like the Tomb Raider reboot and Gears of War: Judgement. The Wii U should hot up the Wii market as it represents a significant break from previous generations of Wii machines and truly offers something new for the consumer. It sold 425,000 during its 7-day November reporting period. A very impressive feat!

Rasheeda Dutt is probably at a car boot sale, trying to sell my psp to buy some milk.

Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Rasheeda Dutt and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,


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