Sony Sells the Most Consoles for the First Time Since 2005

By Leon Hurley on at

Sony sold 18.7 million consoles this year, a figure that puts it back at the top over Nintendo's 16.3 million and Microsoft's 11.6 million.

According to nikkei.com (via Gamasutra) the figures are for all consoles sold, so while Vita saw a 20% drop year on year the PS4's sales still pushed Sony to the front of the line.

For the other players Nintendo dropped 36%  thanks to a "slump" in 3DS sales while Microsoft rose 16% thanks to the Xbox One launch.