Weekly Sales Analysis, 24 March 2012 - Resident Evil, Kid Icarus

by William D'Angelo, posted on 31 March 2012 / 5,495 Views

Overview

The PlayStation Vita continues to drop in sales due to the lack of new software and its sales is just 36 percent of its main rival, the 3DS. The 3DS is the big winner week on week as its sales are up nearly 40,000. Year on year sales don’t look so good with every platform being down. However the 3DS did launch in Europe exactly one year ago. Overall sales are up by one percent week on week and down 40 percent year on year.

Overall six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City sold a combined 577,127 copies in its opening week. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Mass Effect 3 (X360) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up for the Wii, 3DS and PSP. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 210,514 units, which is up 37,759 (22%).  The PlayStation 3 is down 13,667 (-9%) to 147,065 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are down 6,899 (-6%) to 109,437 units sold. The Wii sold 767,308 units, which is up 1,188 (2%).  The PlayStation Vita is down 14,026 (-15%) to 77,244 units sold. The PSP sold 43,792 units, which is up 332 (1%) compared to last week. The DS is down 992 (-3%) to 29,193 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 3,695 (1%) to 694,553.

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%).

Hardware Home Consoles

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have dropped in sales for a fourth straight week, while Wii sales have stabilized. The PlayStation 3 has a 44 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 33 percent market share; and the Wii has a 23 percent market share. The PlayStation 3 is in first for a 13th straight week. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 7 to 1 and the Vita has outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by nearly 2 to 1. The PSP has a 60 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 4 percent. The 3DS has a 73 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 27 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita and 3DS are up, while the DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) debuted at number one with sales of 290,922. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 286,205. The game launched in North America and Europe and will be in the following weeks chart for Japan.

Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) debuted at number three with sales of 240,967. The game launched worldwide.

Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (PSP) debuted at number six with sales of 104,997. The game launched in Japan with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3) debuted at number 13 with sales of 66,703. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 24 with sales of 35,672. The game launched worldwide.

Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) debuted at number 19 with sales of 44,221. The game launched in Japan, and launches on April 3 in North America and Europe.

Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3) debuted at number 28 with sales of 34,033. The game launched in North America, and will be in the following weeks chart for Japan.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Mass Effect 3 (X360) at number four with sales of 165,734. FIFA Street (PS3) is at number five with sales of 111,434.

FIFA Street (X360) is at number seven with sales of 89,363. Just Dance 3 (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 88,847. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is at number nine with sales of 77,634. Mario Party 9 (Wii) is at number three with sales of 76,091.

Software

Week on week software totals is down for every platform, except for the 3DS. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with sales of 2.10 million, a decrease of 190,706 (-8%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.90 million games this week, a decrease of 150,110 (-7%). Wii software sales are down 121,462 (-9%) to 1.25 million. The 3DS sold 625,747 games, an increase of 205,906 (46%). The DS sold 603,695 games, which is down 159,979 (-21%). PSP game sales are down 63,870 (-13%) to 409,891 games sold. The Vita sold 124,584 games, a decrease of 23,438 (-16%).  Total combined software is down 513,659 (-7%) week on week to 7.50 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3 and 3DS, and are down for the Wii, Xbox 360, PSP, and DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 79,929 (4%), the Wii is down 225,661 (-38%) and the Xbox 360 is down 117,663 (-6%). The DS is down 1.25 million (-67%), the PSP is down 313,798(-43%) and the 3DS is up 220,636 (54%). Total combined software is down 2.03 million (-22%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week and has lead for eight of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for the other two 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 the PlayStation 3 is up and the Xbox 360 and Wii are down.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS is back above the DS and the PSP remains above the Vita. The DS has a 60 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 40 percent market share. The 3DS has a 83 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita, PSP and 3Ds are up, while the DS is down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360)
Capcom, Shooter
290,922 290,922 1
2
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)
Capcom, Shooter
286,205 286,205 1
3
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
240,967 240,967 1
4
Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
165,734 2,136,015 3
5
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
111,434 309,608 2
6
Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (PSP)
Sega, Action
104,997 104,997 1
7
FIFA Street (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
89,363 261,802 2
8
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
88,847 8,801,001 25
9
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
77,634 13,794,442 20
10
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
76,091 352,050 4
11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
70,051 11,575,454 20
12
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco, Sports
68,786 5,234,877 71
13
Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3)
Tecmo Koei Games, Action
66,703 66,703 1
14
Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou (DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
65,168 238,131 2
15
Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
63,815 691,913 3
16
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
60,771 5,208,146 17
17
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco, Sports
51,235 1,312,724 19
18
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
50,606 5,674,243 21
19
Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3)
Capcom, Action
44,221 44,221 1
20
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
43,946 4,049,635 21
21
NBA 2K12 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
37,777 1,935,654 25
22
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
37,230 5,490,538 26
23
Armored Core V (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Simulation
36,368 70,127 9
24
Ninja Gaiden 3 (X360)
Tecmo Koei Games, Action
35,672 35,672 1
25
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
35,525 16,055,463 73
26
Mass Effect 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
35,488 381,253 3
27
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
35,050 31,803,248 207
28
Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
34,033 34,033 1
29
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
33,669 25,260,305 123
30
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
30,211 5,089,910 22
31 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 20
32 Armored Core V PS3 Namco Bandai Games Simulation 9
33 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 7
34 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 279
35 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 20
36 SSX PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 4
37 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 144
38 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 15
39 Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls PS3 Compile Heart Role-Playing 1
40 Street Fighter X Tekken PS3 Capcom Fighting 3
41 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 130
42 Monster Hunter 3G 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 16
43 Mass Effect 2 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 62
44 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 22
45 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 14
46 The Sims 3: Showtime PC Electronic Arts Simulation 3
47 SSX X360 Electronic Arts Sports 4
48 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 19
49 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 80
50 Tales of Graces f PS3 Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 69

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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7 Comments

UnknownFact (on 01 April 2012)

The "Worldwide Software Trends - Handhelds" Graph is a complete mess and I like it.


NintendoPie (on 31 March 2012)

Wow that HH SW chart is crazy! XD I'm happy the 3DS has taken over the DS SW wise this week though.


Sal.Paradise (on 01 April 2012)

"The Wii sold 767,308 units, which is up 1,188 (2%)." Astounding performance from the Wii. Could've told me that was a typo and I would have believed you.


kumagawa (on 31 March 2012)

There are so many errors I don't even know where to start!


Salnax (on 31 March 2012)

Enlighten us.


  • +1
JEMC (on 01 April 2012)

@Salnax. Third paragraph "The Wii sold 767,308 units, which is up 1,188 (2%)." It's 77,308 units. A small yet big difference.


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DaRev (on 31 March 2012)

I'm happy the 3DS is doing well - now bring on the WiiU!


Plezbo (on 01 April 2012)

Ouch, no vita titles in the top 50? That's the real worrisome point. No game sales no games.


Michael-5 (on 02 April 2012)

3DS is Up YoY? That's not what the numbers say. Lol, copy and paste effort :P. Thanks for including DS and PSP.