Weekly Sales Analysis, 17 March 2012 - FIFA Street, Silent Hill

by William D'Angelo, posted on 25 March 2012 / 6,651 Views

Overview

The PlayStation Vita continues to drop in sales and has fallen way below its main rival, the 3DS. The PSP is the only platform to be up week on week and the 3DS is the only platform to be up year on year. As a note the 3DS was only available in Japan at this time a year ago. Overall sales are down by 7 percent week on week and down 17 percent year on year.

Overall five games debuted in the top 30 this week. FIFA Street sold a combined 370,613 copies in its opening week. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3) passed the four million mark; and Kinect Adventures! (X360) passed the 16 million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Week on week sales are up for the PSP and down for everything else. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 172,755 units, which is down 7,379 (-4%).  The PlayStation 3 is down 11,639 (-7%) to 160,732 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are down 3,996 (-3%) to 116,336 units sold.  The PlayStation Vita is down 21,650 (-19%) to 91,633 units sold. The Wii sold 76,120 units, which is down 3,655 (-5%). The DS is down 4,051 (-10%) to 34,895 units sold. The PSP sold 43,460 units, which is up 1,594 (4%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are down 50,776 (-7%) to 695,931.

Year on year sales are down for every platform, except for the 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is down 30,544 (-16%), the Wii is down 64,955 (-46%), and the Xbox 360 is down 35,539 (-23%). The PSP is down 62,636 (-59%) the DS is down 154,368 (-82%) and the 3DS is up 109,397. With the Vita and PSP combined it is up 28,997 compared to the PSP one year ago. Total year on year sales are down 147,012 (-17%).

All three home consoles have dropped in sales for a third straight week. The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 33 percent market share; and the Wii has a 22 percent market share. The PlayStation 3 is in first for a 12th straight week. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more nearly 5 to 1 and the Vita has outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by more than 2 to 1. The PSP has a 55 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 45 percent. The 3DS has a 65 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 35 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the other three handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. FIFA Street (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 198,174. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number five with sales of 172,439. The game launched in North America and Europe, and will be in the following weeks chart for Japan.

Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou (DS) debuted at number four with sales of 172,963. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.

Shining Blade (PSP) debuted at number eight with sales of 123,542. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.

Silent Hill: Downpour (X360) debuted at number 11 with sales of 80,029, while the PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 14 with sales of 76,232. The game launched in North America and will release in Europe on March 30.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable (PSP) debuted at number 17 with sales of 63,845. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Mass Effect 3 (X360) at number one with sales of 338,672. Mario Party 9 (Wii) is at number three with sales of 173,790.

Tales of Graces f (PS3) is at number six with sales of 150,430. Mass Effect 3 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 126,507. Just Dance 3 (Wii) is at number nine with sales of 89,865. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 89,033.

Week on week software totals are up for the Wii, DS and PSP, and are down for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with sales of 2.27 million, a decrease of 155,926 (-6%). The Xbox 360 sold 2.05 million games this week, a decrease of 1.10 million (-35%). Wii software sales are up 185,422 (16%) to 1.37 million. The DS sold 763,674 games, which is up 256,564 (51%). PSP game sales are up 246,633 (109%) to 473,761 games sold. The 3DS sold 429,841 games, a decrease of 107,588 (-20%). The Vita sold 148,022 games, a decrease of 43,694 (-23%).  Total combined software is down 718,625 (10%) week on week to 7.50 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP and 3DS, and are down for the Wii and DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 466,673 (26%), the Wii is down 413,795 (-23%) and the Xbox 360 is up 160,687 (75%). The DS is down 1.46 million (-66%), the PSP is up 4,309 (1%) and the 3DS is up 362,653 (540%). Total combined software is down 726,496 (-9%) games sold year on year.

The PlayStation 3 has retaken the top spot, and has been at the top for seven of the last ten weeks. The Xbox 360 led for the other three weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 40 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 36 percent, and the Wii with 24 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

The Top 50 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
338,672 1,970,281 2
2
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
198,174 198,174 1
3
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
173,790 275,959 3
4
Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou (DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
172,963 172,963 1
5
FIFA Street (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
172,439 172,439 1
6
Tales of Graces f (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
150,430 525,302 68
7
Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
126,507 628,098 2
8
Shining Blade (PSP)
Sega, Role-Playing
123,542 123,542 1
9
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
89,865 8,712,154 24
10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
89,033 13,716,808 19
11
Silent Hill: Downpour (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Adventure
80,029 80,029 1
12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
79,490 11,505,403 19
13
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
76,829 169,356 4
14
Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Adventure
76,232 76,232 1
15
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco, Sports
73,019 5,166,091 70
16
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
64,509 5,147,375 16
17
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable (PSP)
Bandai Namco Games, Role-Playing
63,845 63,845 1
18
Mass Effect 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
62,514 345,765 2
19
The Sims 3: Showtime (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
61,590 88,609 2
20
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
59,200 4,005,689 20
21
Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3)
Capcom, Fighting
57,688 300,086 2
22
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco, Sports
56,735 1,261,489 18
23
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
53,903 5,623,637 20
24
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
52,683 56,661 4
25
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
43,860 5,696,064 19
26
SSX (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
42,172 360,868 3
27
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
40,869 16,019,938 72
28
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
38,214 25,226,636 122
29
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
37,550 31,768,198 206
30
One Piece Pirate Musou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
35,154 788,989 3
31 FIFA Soccer 12 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 25
32 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 6
33 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 19
34 SSX X360 Electronic Arts Sports 3
35 NBA 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 24
36 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 21
37 Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium: 3rd Story PSP Konami Digital Entertainment Adventure 1
38 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 14
39 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 278
40 Mass Effect 2 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 61
41 Street Fighter X Tekken X360 Capcom Fighting 2
42 Twisted Metal PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 5
43 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 14
44 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 18
45 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 143
46 Yakuza: Dead Souls PS3 Sega Shooter 41
47 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 79
48 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 129
49 Major League Baseball 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 2
50 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 21

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6 Comments

Virus_Of_Life (on 25 March 2012)

uncharted 3 reaches 4 million units! =D


NintendoPie (on 25 March 2012)

How did PSP and DS SW sales shoot up so much? There doesn't seem to be that many big sellers on the chart for either of them.


ZaP~ (on 25 March 2012)

I assume DS was due to Pokemon+Nobunaga release


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Mnementh (on 25 March 2012)

The DS-Software is up 250K. 170K does Pokemon, the rest will be increased interest through pokemon. PSP-Soft is up 250K, Shining Blade 120K + Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable 60 K = 180K. Seems reasonable.


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NintendoPie (on 25 March 2012)

Thanks! The numbers just didn't seem to line up with the graph. XD


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ryuzaki57 (on 25 March 2012)

Fantastic launch for Tales of Graces F (^o^)/


Mnementh (on 25 March 2012)

The Vitas afterlaunch drops seems to end soon (the curve is getting more flat). I think it will stay at around 70K until the next big game. 3DS will have a boost next time from Kid Icarus.


Michael-5 (on 26 March 2012)

DS and PSP software is kicking butt. Looks like it's still a while before people will start switching handhelds.


z101 (on 26 March 2012)

The 3DS is capable of playing DS-Games. Obviosly many of the DS-game-sales are from 3DS users.


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foodfather (on 26 March 2012)

Oh dear Silent Hill fails to get in the top 10. I doubt the series will continue.