PlayStation 4 was the UK's best-selling home console of 2013

But 3DS triumphs overall.

Sony's PlayStation 4 has trumped the Xbox 360 to become the best-selling home console of 2013, edging past Microsoft's machine in the last week of the year.

Reported by MCV, the PS4 shifted 530,000 units in just over five weeks. It ended the year a couple of thousand sales ahead of the Xbox 360.

Nintendo will take comfort in knowing that its 3DS handheld managed to sell more units than even the PS4, however.

"Since we unveiled the console, gamers have shown huge interest in the PS4. Our focus now is rebuilding stock levels so those have not been able to get a PS4 can finally experience the next-gen. I'd like to thank the gamers, our retail and publishing partners who played a big part in making this success possible," said PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara, probably before popping open a bottle of champagne.

But what machine will take the crown in 2014?

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Jonathan Herman
Jonathan Herman

I don't think you quite understand what this article is saying. Read it again.

Jonathan Herman
Jonathan Herman

There's honestly one one, maybe two games I'm looking forward too this year so far.

Anmol Maini
Anmol Maini

If the PS4 is the best-selling console of 2013, Im pretty sure it beat the xbox one. Funny to also note that the xbox 360 beat the xbox one in sales for the year

Justin Martin
Justin Martin

It's sold in more countries, pretty much the only reason.

Terrence Jones
Terrence Jones

Look at this M.F here coming to the rescue STFU GENO

Geno Weaver
Geno Weaver

wow is that the best you can say..gotta love fanboys

Geno Weaver
Geno Weaver

Seriously what is the damn deal with Fanboys. Enjoy your new consoles and just game on them. In truth there is a slight difference between the two in Graphics power that is it. Sony always made powerful graphic consoles. It has been proven enough to just move on. But it all comes down to the types of games you like. Geez.....

Geno Weaver
Geno Weaver

And many are sick of MS fanbots. So it goes both ways when it comes to Fanboys.

Mukesh Beri
Mukesh Beri

when gow series launched in ps4.then i bought it..:-/

Topher Drew
Topher Drew

Congratulations PS4!!!!! Whooooo!!!!!

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

lol, just cause these systems are made in the next generation, doesn't mean there next generation gaming, next gen would be like Direct X 12, not 11 which we been running for years

Jeff Shoup
Jeff Shoup

All over being out a week before has no effect on the best selling console! Stupid idiotic morons!

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor

827 likes from sad sony fanboy really why would anyone click like on such a troll artical that is not news. How about news about up and coming games gamespot?

Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor

Gamespot with yet another troll article. This should not even be in your news. I remember when the media use to tell us about up and coming games instead of looking to start fanboy wars. This is not news.

Vydia Bhaene
Vydia Bhaene

this fact was thought to not happen? Even the Wii U is out-selling the XBrick1. The fanboys need to get a clue. M$ sucks at consoles. Only Egos and the sad state of affairs of having bought it on day one would make an XBox fan be so avid. NOTE: i couldn't care less about any of the 3 consoles... PC Gaming > Consoles 4eva!

Michael Michael
Michael Michael

Still will not give up my ps3 for the ps4 but I'm happy we sony is kicking ass.

ChaosKing0991
ChaosKing0991

man I can't stand reading these fanboy comments anymore I wish someone had a real opinion. No one gives a shit about what console you think is better I don't even plan on buying either till a price drop, I'm more then happy to play my old games which are better then any games that have come out yet for either next gen console console. Example GTA V.

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Rofek Sos

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Edwin Soares Jr.
Edwin Soares Jr.

Sony is about the numbers while MS is about the money. I have no doubt that the PS4 will smoke the Xbox One in terms of sales but as is the case between the Xbox 360 vs PS3, MS will make a whole lot more money on the Xbox One compared to what Sony will make off of the PS4.

Mario Pantaleon Caro
Mario Pantaleon Caro

You want real non biased news go to 1up.com... gamespot is all about PlayStation

Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson

Shibby Distel Shibaabadu youre a dumbass...PS4 sold one million in north america alone while the one sold one mil across 13 countries..how is that on par?

Brandon Boreson
Brandon Boreson

Yeah the game selection is week after a week on xbox one I find myself back on my msi pc enjoying myself

John Dettman Jr.
John Dettman Jr.

Microsoft probably cut the price in a year or sell it without the camera I bet.

Brandon Prince
Brandon Prince

I'm in the same boat as shibby distel. I have both consoles and at the end of the day most of my buddies and I play the Xbox one over the ps4. Both consoles are great... But the Xbox one gets more love than the ps4 At the moment !

Ramon Terrell
Ramon Terrell

Because many people are enjoying the launch line up. It's personal taste. Knack got slammed. I loved it. Didn't expect I'd care about Resogun, but I'm addicted to it. Same with Xbox One. Some say the launch is weak while others are loving the games currently available for it. All personal taste.

Steve Philpot
Steve Philpot

Only because people are cheap and didn't want to spend a measely $100 more for an Xbox One. I absolutely love my One, PS4 sucks!

Josh Couch
Josh Couch

Oh and Shibby Distel Shibaabadu they both sold 1 million day one not in a week.........

Josh Couch
Josh Couch

Shibby Distel Shibaabadu wrong. The ps4 came out 1 week before to only two markets US and Canada. Xbox came a week later to 13 countries. The day one sales were about the same but the xbox opened to 13 countries day l one and ps4 only two. Ps4 opened to the other 11 markets a week after xbox. That's when it started dominating.

Keith Jarrell
Keith Jarrell

Neither system have that many games worth having.

Jesse Guidone
Jesse Guidone

Wow that's great. Too bad I have a console by a company who let someone hack in and get access to a bunch of people's accounts financial details. Oh wait.....

Paul Barnett
Paul Barnett

Best selling console of 2013.. what all six weeks of it that remained since the launch.. $ony Spot does it again lol

Shibby Distel Shibaabadu
Shibby Distel Shibaabadu

1 - 1.5 mil is behind in pure numbers? The PS4 came out 2 weeks before the xbox one, and if I remember correctly in the first week both consoles sold 1mil + units. So technically speaking if they both launched at the same time then they would be pretty much on par. Do your homework before opening your stupid mouth.

David Lockyer
David Lockyer

I bought both machines both are great. At the end of the day I liked Sony. I did the same with the ps3 and 360. And again i kept the ps3. I think at the end of the day it's what the games that each machine offers that makes my mind up. I know there's not alot of games out for ps4 but there's alot I'm looking forward to. Cod battlefield will tie me over then. Rant over peace.

Christopher Fisher
Christopher Fisher

I'm really surprised that the XBone is doing as well as it is with its Orwellian characteristics and various other flaws that were advertised in its introductions as though they were features.

Dustin Hall
Dustin Hall

That's the thing, Xbox One is way behind on pure numbers when compared to the PS4, so next comparable is Xbox 360. This is just domination on an elite level. I had both consoles and I sold the Xbox One to my cousin. It's a messy Ui and it just feels a step behind my PS4. No disrespect to adopters of the Xbox One, I just that Microsoft fucked up from the beginning with the console.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

PS4 released in launched in 2 regions while Xbox One launched in 13 and still couldn't outsell PS4.