Sales of gaming hardware are down 40% the week ending January 26th, compared to the previous year, according to data released from VGChartz. Software sales also saw a drop of 35% compared to 2012, in the clearest indicator yet that the current generation of gaming is in decline.
Weekly sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were 102,538 and 75,559, respectively, down 10% from last week and roughly half from last year's numbers (192,645 and 167,786, respectively). Software sales for the systems also saw a decline, though far more severe for the 360 than the PS3. Despite the 360's holiday showing, it has once more fallen behind the PS3, which is likely to overtake Microsoft's console in global sales later this year. Right now, though, the relative lack of strong January titles, along the impending next-generation, are not doing the aging systems much good.
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