Weekly Sales Analysis, 31 March 2012 - Kingdom Hearts 3D

by William D'Angelo, posted on 08 April 2012 / 4,667 Views

Overview

The PlayStation Vita and PSP have the biggest drops this week percentage wise and the Vita only sold 30 percent of what its main rival, the 3DS did. The 3DS is the big winner week on week as its sales are up nearly 24,000. Year on year sales don’t look so good with every platform being down. However the 3DS did launch in North America exactly one year ago. Overall sales are up by one percent week on week and down 50 percent year on year.

Overall three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS) is this week’s biggest debut with sales of 210,859. There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales is up for the 3DS, flat for the PlayStation 3, and is down slightly for the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PSP, and PlayStation Vita. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 234,109 units, which is up 23,595 (1%).  The PlayStation 3 is up just 291 (0%) to 147,356 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are down 2,600 (-2%) to 106,837 units sold. The Wii sold 74,695 units, which is down 2,613 (-3%).  The PlayStation Vita is down 6,567 (-8%) to 71,155 units sold. The PSP sold 39,080 units, which is down 4,712 (-11%) compared to last week. The DS is down 1,578 (-5%) to 27,615 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 5,816 (1%) to 700,847.

Year on year sales are down for every platform. The PlayStation 3 is down 29,192 (-17%), the Wii is down 49,563 (-40%), and the Xbox 360 is down 29,435 (-22%). The PSP is down 110,992 (-74%) the DS is down 139,465 (-83%) and the 3DS is down 405,336 (-63%). With the Vita and PSP combined it is down 39,837 compared to the PSP one year ago. Total year on year sales are down 692,838 (-50%).

Hardware Home Consoles

PlayStation 3 sales are flat week on week after falling for four straight weeks and the Xbox 360 has been declining for five straight weeks. The Wii is down slightly after, being up a tad the week before and has remained relatively stable for the last three weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 32 percent market share; and the Wii has a 23 percent market share. The PlayStation 3 is in first for a 14th straight week. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by nearly 7 to 1 and the Vita has outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by nearly 2 to 1. The PSP has a 59 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 41 percent. The 3DS has a 77 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 23 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita and 3DS are up, while the DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS) debuted at number one with sales of 210,859. The game launched in Japan, and will release in Europe on the 27th of July and July 31 in North America.

Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 (PS3) debuted at number four with sales of 89,326. The PSP version debuted at number 13 with sales of 64,222. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (X360) debuted at number 10 with sales of 73,962. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 11 with sales of 71,350. The Game launched in North America and Europe, and will release in Japan on April 26.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) at number two with sales of 117,674. Mass Effect 3 (X360) is at number three with sales of 115,137. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3) is at number five with sales of 88,385.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) is at number six with sales of 85,509. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is at number seven with sales of 80,887. Just Dance 3 (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 75,853. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 74,527.

Software

Week on week software totals are up for the DS, 3DS and Vita, flat for the Wii, and down for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with sales of 2.10 million, a decrease of 30,503 (-1%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.88 million games this week, a decrease of 38,008 (-2%). Wii software sales are down 1,592 (0%) to 1.26 million. The 3DS sold 731,892 games, an increase of 99,287 (16%). The DS sold 651,405 games, which is up 34,427 (6%). PSP game sales are down 49,006 (-12%) to 363,018 games sold. The Vita sold 135,854 games, an increase of 8,139 (6%).  Total combined software is up 22,744 (0%) week on week to 7.13 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, and is down for the Wii, DS, PSP, and 3DS The PlayStation 3 is up 246,380 (13%), the Wii is down 562,856 (-31%) and the Xbox 360 is up 158,435 (9%). The DS is down 949,684 (-59%), the PSP is down 273,714(-43%) and the 3DS is down 32,173 (-4%). Total combined software is down 1.28 million (-15%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week and has lead for nine of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for the other week. 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 at the top for a second straight week, while the PSP remains above the Vita by a large margin. The DS has a 64 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 36 percent market share. The 3DS has an 84 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 16 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
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
210,859 210,859 1
2
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
117,674 360,715 2
3
Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
115,137 2,254,545 4
4
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
89,326 89,326 1
5
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)
Capcom, Shooter
88,365 377,614 2
6
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360)
Capcom, Shooter
85,509 378,027 2
7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
80,887 13,876,052 21
8
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
75,853 8,878,386 26
9
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
74,527 262,503 6
10
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
73,962 73,962 1
11
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
71,350 71,350 1
12
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
65,546 384,150 3
13
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 (PSP)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
64,222 64,222 1
14
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
63,825 5,273,619 18
15
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
61,927 11,639,530 21
16
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
60,311 5,296,961 72
17
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
58,159 5,733,742 22
18
FIFA Street (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
49,249 315,809 3
19
Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
49,134 743,180 4
20
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
48,699 405,185 5
21
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
46,132 114,150 6
22
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
43,623 16,099,639 74
23
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
43,561 1,487,335 25
24
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
42,281 1,356,568 20
25
NBA 2K12 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
41,522 1,977,327 26
26
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
40,211 4,093,268 22
27
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
37,694 5,529,728 27
28
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
36,609 25,298,371 124
29
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
36,414 31,841,094 208
30
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
33,365 5,719,348 23
31 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 23
32 Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou DS Nintendo Strategy 3
33 Silent Hill: Downpour PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Adventure 3
34 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 21
35 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 21
36 Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen PSP Sega Action 2
37 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 8
38 Ninja Gaiden 3 PS3 Tecmo Koei Action 2
39 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 280
40 FIFA Soccer 12 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 27
41 Silent Hill HD Collection PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Action 2
42 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 26
43 SSX PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 5
44 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 145
45 Mass Effect X360 Microsoft Game Studios Role-Playing 228
46 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 74
47 Monster Hunter 3G 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 17
48 Just Dance 2 Wii Ubisoft Misc 77
49 Major League Baseball 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 4
50 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 16

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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6 Comments

NintendoPie (on 08 April 2012)

3DS on top of SW sales again! Hopefully it can hold. :-D


Salnax (on 08 April 2012)

Kid ICarus actually rose in relation to other games. Pretty nice legs.


Michael-5 (on 08 April 2012)

Handheld software is so erratic... I like it.


jkudlacz (on 09 April 2012)

OH wow, 3DS outsells PS Vita 7-1 in HARDWARE and 7-1 in SOFTWARE could those two be related? I think MY PS VITA needs some more new software and it should raise it sales easily.


Conegamer (on 09 April 2012)

Hopefully we'll be seeing Xenoblade in that top spot next week, where it belongs...


cusman (on 09 April 2012)

Mass Effect for X360 has 228 weeks on the top 50? That is pretty impressive for something not packed in with any peripheral/console.


Salnax (on 09 April 2012)

I think it just recently rose again upon the release of the third game.


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