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Top 10 consoles ranked by total units sold, 1998–2013

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998

 


Next update March 2015

In 2013, Sony’s PlayStation was the top-selling console for the third year running after displacing Nintendo’s Wii in 2011.

2013

Rank Model Platform
1 PS3 System Super Slim 500 GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
2 PS4 System 500GB Core Pack PlayStation 4
3 PS3 System Super Slim 12GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
4 Xbox System 500GB Day One FIFA 14 Bundle Xbox One
5 Xbox System 500GB Core Pack Xbox One
6 3DS Xl System Blue/Black Nintendo 3DS
7 360 E System 250GB w/ Halo 4/Tomb Raider Bundle Xbox 360
8 360 S System 4GB Black Kinect Ready Xbox 360
9 3DS Xl System Silver/Black Nintendo 3DS
10 3DS Xl System Red/Black Nintendo 3DS

Source: The NPD Group Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2012

Rank Model Platform
1 PS3 System Slim 160GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
2 Wii System Black w/ Mario Kart And Wheel Bundle Wii
3 PS3 System Super Slim 500 GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
4 360 S System 4GB Black Kinect Ready Xbox 360
5 PS3 System Super Slim 12GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
6 PS3 System Slim 320GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
7 360 S System 4GB w/ Kinect Adventures Xbox 360
8 PSP E1000 System Black PlayStation Portable
9 NWU System 32GB Black Deluxe Nintendo Land Bundle Wii U
10 Wii System White w/ Mario Kart And Wheel Bundle Wii

Source: The NPD Group Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Note:
The 2012 list of top 10 ranking consoles was revised due to a change in methodology in 2013.

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2011

Rank Model Platform
1 PS3 System Slim 160GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
2 Wii System Black w/ Mario Kart And Wheel Bundle Wii
3 PS3 System Slim 320GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
4 3DS System Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS
5 360 S System 4GB w/ Kinect Adventures Xbox 360
6 3DS System Cosmo Black Nintendo 3DS
7 360 S System 250GB w/ Kinect Adventures Xbox 360
8 Wii System White w/ Mario Kart And Wheel Bundle Wii
9 360 S System 250GB Kinect w/ Kinect Adventures/Carnival Games Bundle Xbox 360
10 360 S System 250GB Black Kinect Ready Xbox 360

Source: The NPD Group Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Note:
The 2011 list of top 10 ranking consoles was revised due to a change in methodology in 2013.

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2010

Rank Model Platform
1 Wii System Black w/ Wii Sports Resort Wii
2 Wii System w/ Wii Sports Wii
3 PS3 System Slim 120GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
4 360 S System 250GB Black Kinect Ready Xbox 360
5 NDS DSi System Pink Nintendo DS
6 NDS System Metallic Blue DSi Nintendo DS
7 PS3 System Slim 320GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
8 NDS Xl System Bronze DSi Nintendo DS
9 PS3 System Slim 160GB Core Pack PlayStation 3
10 NDS DSi System Black Nintendo DS

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

Note:
The 2010 list of top 20 ranking console games was revised due to a change in methodology in 2013.

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2009

Rank Model Brand
1 Nintendo Wii Console & Wii Sports Nintendo
2 PlayStation 3 120GB Slim Console Sony
3 Nintendo DSI Console Matte Black Nintendo
4 Nintendo DS Lite Black Nintendo
5 PlayStation 2 Slim Console Sony
6 Nintendo DS Lite Red & New Super Mario Nintendo
7 Nintendo DSI Console Matte White Nintendo
8 Nintendo DS Lite Pink Nintendo
9 Nintendo DS Lite Ice Blue Nintendo
10 PlayStation 3 80GB Console Sony

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2008

Rank Model Brand
1 Nintendo Wii Console & Wii Sports Nintendo
2 Nintendo DS Lite Pink Nintendo
3 PlayStation 2 Slim Console Sony
4 Nintendo DS Lite Black Nintendo
5 Nintendo DS Lite Ice Blue Nintendo
6 Nintendo DS Lite Polar White Nintendo
7 PlayStation 3 80GB Console Sony
8 PlayStation 3 40GB Console Sony
9 Nintendo DS Lite Blue/Black Nintendo
10 Nintendo DS Lite Red/Black Nintendo

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2007

Rank Model Brand
1 Nintendo Wii Console & Wii Sports Nintendo
2 PlayStation 2 Slim Console Sony
3 Nintendo DS Lite Black Nintendo
4 Nintendo DS Lite Pink Nintendo
5 Nintendo DS Lite Polar White Nintendo
6 PlayStation 3 60GB Console Sony
7 PlayStation 3 40GB Console Sony
8 Xbox 360 Premium Console Microsoft
9 Nintendo DS Lite Ice Blue Nintendo
10 PlayStation Portable Slim & Lite Sony

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2006

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation 2 Slim Console Sony
2 Xbox 360 Premium Console Microsoft
3 Nintendo DS Lite Polar White Nintendo
4 PlayStation 2 Slim Silver Console Sony
5 Nintendo DS Lite Black Nintendo
6 PlayStation Portable Value Pack Sony
7 Nintendo Wii Console & Wii Sports Nintendo
8 Nintendo DS Lite Pink Nintendo
9 Nintendo DS Console & Mario Kart Nintendo
10 PlayStation Potable Base Pack Sony

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2005

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation Portable Value Pack Sony
2 PlayStation 2 Slim Console Sony
3 Nintendo DS Console Nintendo
4 PlayStation 2 Slim Hot Pack Sony
5 Xbox Console Microsoft
6 Game Boy Advanced SP Platinum Nintendo
7 Xbox Best of Entertainment Pack Microsoft
8 Nintendo DS Console Cosmic Blue Nintendo
9 Xbox Ultimate Entertainment Pack Microsoft
10 PlayStation 2 Slim Silver Console Sony

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2004

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation 2 Slim Console Sony
2 Xbox Console Microsoft
3 PlayStation 2 Console Sony
4 Xbox Ultimate Entertainment Pack Microsoft
5 PlayStation 2 Silver + 1 Ctlr Sony
6 Game Boy Advance – SP Platinum Nintendo
7 PlayStation 2 Silver + 2 Ctlr Sony
8 Game Boy Advance – SP Cobalt Nintendo
9 Game Boy Advance – SP Flame Nintendo
10 Game Boy Advance – SP Onyx Nintendo

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2003

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation 2 Console Sony
2 Xbox Console Microsoft
3 Xbox Beast Pack Microsoft
4 Game Boy Advance SP Platinum Nintendo
5 Game Boy Advance SP Cobalt Nintendo
6 PlayStation 2 Starter Pack Sony
7 Game Boy Advance – Platinum Nintendo
8 PSone Console Sony
9 Game Boy Advance – SP Onyx Nintendo
10 PlayStation 2 + Eyetoy: Play Sony

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2002

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation 2 Sony
2 Xbox Microsoft
3 Xbox Console Entertainment Pk Microsoft
4 PSone Sony
5 Game Boy Advance – Glacier Nintendo
6 Game Boy Advance – Indigo Nintendo
7 Game Boy Advance – Black Nintendo
8 Game Boy Advance – Platinum Nintendo
9 GameCube – Indigo Nintendo
10 GameCube – Jet Black Nintendo

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2001

Rank Model Brand
1 PSone Sony
2 PlayStation 2 Sony
3 Game Boy Advance – Glacier Nintendo
4 Game Boy Advance – Indigo Nintendo
5 Colour Game Boy – Atomic Purple Nintendo
6 Colour Game Boy – Pokémon Limited Nintendo
7 Colour Game Boy – Ice Nintendo
8 Colour Game Boy – Teal Nintendo
9 Colour Game Boy – Arctic Nintendo
10 PlayStation 2 + Gran Turismo 3 Sony

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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2000

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation Dual Controller Pk Sony
2 PSone Sony
3 PlayStation Sony
4 Colour Game Boy – Teal Nintendo
5 Colour Game Boy – Atomic Purple Nintendo
6 Colour Game Boy – Ice Nintendo
7 Colour Game Boy – Purple Nintendo
8 PlayStation 2 Sony
9 Colour Game Boy – Green & Gold Nintendo
10 Colour Game Boy – Kiwi Nintendo

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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1999

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation Sony
2 PlayStation Dual Controller Pack Sony
3 N64 Nintendo
4 Colour Game Boy – Purple Nintendo
5 Colour Game Boy – Pokémon Nintendo
6 Colour Game Boy – Teal Nintendo
7 Colour Game Boy – Kiwi Nintendo
8 Pokémon Pikachu Nintendo
9 N64 Twin Controller Pack Nintendo
10 Colour Game Boy – Berry Nintendo

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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1998

Rank Model Brand
1 PlayStation Sony
2 N64 Nintendo
3 Colour Game Boy – Purple Nintendo
4 Pocket Game Boy – Blue Nintendo
5 Pocket Game Boy – Gold Nintendo
6 Pocket Game Boy – Clear Nintendo
7 Pocket Game Boy – Red Nintendo
8 Pocket Game Boy – Black Nintendo
9 Super Nintendo Nintendo
10 Pocket Game Boy – Green Nintendo

Source: GfK Retail and Technology Australia. Data may only be reproduced with permission.

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