Weekly Sales Analysis, 25 February 2012 - Asura's Wrath - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 05 March 2012 / 4,862 Views
The PlayStation Vita finally had its global launched and is now available in North America, Europe and Australia, while it has been on sale in Japan since December 17 of last year. Overall six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Asura’s Wrath (PS3) is this week’s top debut, which made it up to number five with sales of 93,000.
There are no software milestones this week in the top 40.
Hardware sales have improved mainly due to the worldwide launch of the PlayStation Vita, which sold just over 500,000 units. Overall sales are up by 52 percent week on week and 20 percent year on year. The PlayStation Vita has crossed the one million mark and even with the expected decrease in sales, it should pass the two million mark in the next three to four weeks. The Xbox 360 also passed the 65 million mark.
Week on week sales are up for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and Xbox 360, flat for the 3DS and is down for the PSP. The PlayStation Vita has taken the top spot this week with sales of 504,000, which is up 416,000 (473%). The 3DS in second this week sold 247,000 units, which is flat compared to one week ago. The PlayStation 3 is up 15,000 (8%) to 194,000 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 9,000 (6%) to 158,000 units sold. The Wii sold 91,000 units, which is up 6,000 (7%). The DS is up 2,000 (4%) to 57,000 units sold. The PSP sold 48,000 units, which is down 2,000 (-4%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 446,000 (52%) to 1.30 million.
Year on year sales are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 87,000 (-31%), the Wii is down 110,000 (-55%), and the Xbox 360 is down 68,000 (-30%). The PSP is down 103,000 (-68%) and the DS is down 169,000 (-75%). However with the DS and 3DS combined it is up 78,000 compared to the DS one year ago. Also now with the Vita available worldwide, it combined with the PSP is up 401,000 compared to the PSP one year ago. Total year on year sales are up 214,000 (20%).
Home console hardware sales have remained relatively stable the last six weeks and even have had small increases the last two weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 44 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 20 percent market share. The PlayStation 3 is in first for a ninth straight week, while the Xbox 360 led for the one week prior. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.
The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 4 to 1 and the Vita has outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by more than 10 to 1. The DS has a 54 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 46 percent. The Vita’s market share for the next generation of handhelds has increased to 67 percent, while the 3DS holds the other 33 percent. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the other three handhelds are down.
Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Asura’s Wrath (PS3) debuted at number five with sales of 93,000. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 29 with sales of 44,000. The game launched worldwide.
Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (PSP) debuted at number six with sales of 88,000. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.
Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin (3DS) debuted at number eight with sales of 83,000. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (PS3) debuted at number 15 with sales of 65,000. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.
I Don't Have Many Friends Portable (PSP) debuted at number 18 with sales of 57,000. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.
Syndicate (X360) debuted at number 26 with sales of 45,000. The game launched in North America and Europe, with no release date anywhere else.
Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PSV) at number one with sales of 201,000. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number two with sales of 114,000. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is at number three with sales of 108,000. UFC Undisputed 3 (X360) is at number four with sales of 93,000.
Just Dance 3 (Wii) is at number seven with sales of 85,000. UFC Undisputed 3 (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 80,000. FIFA Football (PSV) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 77,000.
Week on week software totals are up for the Wii, DS, PSP, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with 2.16 million games sold, a decrease of 283,000 (-12%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.87 million games, a decrease of 182,000 (-9%). Wii software sales are up 39,000 (3%) to 1.41 million. The Vita sold 633,000 games, an increase of 448,000 (242%). The DS sold 581,000 games, which is up 24,000 (4%). The 3DS sold 554,000 games, a decrease of 147,000 (-21%). PSP game sales are up 159,000 (50%) to 479,000 games sold. Total combined software is up 58,000 (1%) week on week to 7.67 million.
Year on year software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 742,000 (-26%), the Wii is down 1.40 million (-50%) and the Xbox 360 is down 525,000 (-22%). The DS is down 1.03 million (-64%) and the PSP is down 574,000 (-55%). Total combined software is down 3.08 million (-29%) games sold year on year.
The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot in software sales for a fifth week in a row. The Xbox 360 has lead for four of the last 10 weeks and the Wii for one week. The PlayStation 3 has a 40 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 34 percent, and the Wii with 26 percent. Compared to ten weeks all three home consoles are down.
The 3DS software sales has fallen below the DS, after passing it for the first time a week ago, and the Vita has passed the PSP for the first time in its history. The DS has a 55 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 45 percent market share. The Vita has a 53 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the3DS has a 47 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the other three handhelds are down.
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