According to the retail figures for the first half of 2013, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 continues to lead in the U.K, with Sony’s PS3 emerging as a distant second.
Xbox 360 took 38 percent of the total software units sold in the region during the first half of 2013, which accounted for over 41 percent of the total software revenue.
Sony managed to impress in June with the launch of The Last of Us, which made the PS3 outmatch the Xbox 360 in terms of total software units sold, a feat which made June the only month of the year where the PS3 beat Microsoft’s console in terms of total units sold.
Nintendo tasted some success with the 3DS, with it finally outselling its predecessor, the DS, by quiet a margin in the first half of the year. However, the Wii U only managed to sell 179K units during the same period, proving yet again it’s lack of a strong line-up of games. The Wii fared better, selling a total of 649K units.
Nintendo needs to re-think its strategy for the Wii U and it remains to be seen if the upcoming line-up of games coming for the console manages to change its fortunes in the second half of the year.
You can view the full software sales charts (as released by Gamasutra) for the first half of 2013 below