The Best Gaming Consoles of 2013


2013 saw the most gaming consoles on the market in over a decade. The year began with the demise of the Wii, while Nintendo continued its attempt at making and the Wii U relevant. The 3DS and the Vita battled it out for best handheld, with both delivering great software. The aging Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 patiently awaited the arrival of their successors, releasing some of the generation's best games before the start of the Xbox One and PS4 era. Oh, and the Ouya tried to find itself a niche market.

But which console had the best year? The gallery below contains all 9 consoles on sale during 2013, ordered from the least to most successful during the 12-month period.