Seeing as these charts include handhelds, is anyone even remotely surprised by these numbers? Were it not for the sudden huge rise and then "fall" of handheld gaming the charts would look a lot more consistent.
This year ranks 15th out of 20 years for Platstation home consoles.
This year ranks 18th out of 20 years for Nintendo home consoles.
And you know very well why....
not only the typical trasition years...,but transiton years from a generation that lasted way longer than anyone before.
-5th gen lasted 6 years before PS2 launched (and when Playstation was at its peak)
-6th gen lasted 5 years before X360 launched.
-7th gen lasted 7 years before WiiU launched, and most people don't consider WiiU a 8th gen console, so you can even say that in fact are 8 years.
Considering that 7th gen consoles can do anymore sales..., and the fact a new generation can't bring up number sales like when a generation is a few years going on, i can say, in my opinion, that those low numbers for FY 2013 across all consoles is a normal thing and that FY 2014 for Home consoles will be better than last year with any doubt.