Xbox 360 Was 2013's Best-Selling Home Console in the UK
Written Monday, January 13, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
According to figures showing sales of console hardware in the UK, Xbox 360 was the region's best-selling home console for 2013. Chart-Track has the numbers, indicating that 360 managed to beat both next-gen consoles but failed to beat Nintendo's 3DS handheld, despite overall sales on the console falling by 30.7% on last year's figures.
The numbers are of course, unsurprising given that PS4 and Xbox One have only been on sale since November, but what is surprising is that Xbox One only managed to rank fifth overall in the UK hardware sales chart, behind both the PS3 and PS4, coming in fourth and third place respectively.
Here's the 2013 UK hardware chart:
- 3DS (including 2DS, XL) - up 4%
- Xbox 360 - down 30.7%
- PS3 - down 31%
- Xbox One
- PS Vita - down 41%
- Wii U - up 41.5%
- Wii - down 72%
While sales of Xbox One and PS4 seems relatively low by comparison, due to only being on sale a few months, both consoles accounted for approximately a third of hardware purchased in 2013. As a total, hardware sales were up by 5% overall compared to 2012, with a 38% rise in revenue courtesy of Xbox One and PS4's successful launches.
But let's not forget that Xbox One sold 3 million units globally in 2013, making it a resounding success.