Weekly Sales Analysis, 14 April 2012 - Slow Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 April 2012 / 4,643 Views

Overview

Hardware sales aren’t looking too good. Every single platform is down week on week and only the 3DS is up year on year. Overall hardware sales are down 11 percent week on week and 23 percent year on year.

Zero games debuted in the top 30 this 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 down across the board. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 174,341 units, which is down 18,674 (-10%).  The PlayStation 3 is down 6,342 (-4%) to 163,783 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are down 36,689 (-22%) to 132,959 units sold. The Wii sold 71,227 units, which is down 6,275 (-8%).  The PlayStation Vita is down 7,428 (-10%) to 65,566 units sold. The PSP sold 31,364 units, which is down 3,524 (-10%) compared to last week. The DS is down 1,498 (-5%) to 28,076 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 80,430 (-11%) to 667,316.

Year on year sales is up for the 3DS and down for everything else (excluding the Vita which wasn’t available a year ago). The PlayStation 3 is down 8,018 (-5%), the Wii is down 46,297 (-39%), and the Xbox 360 is down 20,299 (-13%). The PSP is down 75,225 (-71%) the DS is down 132,128 (-82%) and the 3DS is up 16,406 (10%). Year on year sales are down 199,995 (-23%).

Hardware Home Consoles

After a huge increase for the Xbox 360 a week ago, as well as a tiny bump for the Wii and PlayStation 3, all three console sales are down this week. The PlayStation 3 and Wii are at their lowest sales of the year, while the Xbox 360 is just above its previous low for the year. The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 46 percent market share; and the Wii has a 19 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 6 to 1 and the Vita has outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by a little more than 2 to 1. The PSP has a 53 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 47 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 is up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Zero games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Kinect Star Wars (X360) at the top spot with sales of 125,764. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is at number two with sales of 71,133. Mass Effect 3 (X360) is at number three with sales of 63,918. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number four with sales of 63,157. Just Dance 3 (Wii) is at number five with sales of 62,778.

Kinect Adventures (X360) at number six with sales of 59,858. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 58,468. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 56,737. Mario Party 9 (Wii) is at number nine with sales of 56,306. FIFA Street (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 55,772.

Software

Week on week software totals are down across the board. The Xbox 360 takes the top spot this week with sales of 1.93 million, a decrease of 558,632 (-22%). The PlayStation 3 sold 1.84 million games this week, a decrease of 225,377 (-11%). Wii software sales are down 170,679 (-11%) to 1.33 million. The DS sold 732,332 games, a decrease of 48,520 (-6%). PSP game sales are down 243,513 (-43%) to 316,527 games sold. The 3DS sold 449,251 games, which is down 88,537 (-16%). The Vita sold 106.779 games, a decrease of 8,379 (-7%).  Total combined software is down 1.34 million (-17%) week on week to 6.71 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and 3DS, and are down for the Wii, PSP and DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 363,673 (25%), the Wii is down 400,142 (-23%) and the Xbox 360 is up 222,775 (13%). The DS is down 732,488 (-50%), the PSP is down 488,933 (-61%) and the 3DS is up 213,030 (90%). Total combined software is down 715,306 (-10%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week for the second week in a row and the third time in 10 weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other seven. The Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 36 percent, and the Wii with 26 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

Software Handhelds

The DS leads this week and for the fifth time in 10 weeks, while the 3DS lead for four of the other weeks and the Vita for one. The DS has a 70 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 30 percent market share. The 3DS has an 81 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 19 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS and Vita are up, while the 3DS and PSP are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Kinect Star Wars (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
125,764 543,569 2
2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
71,133 13,860,774 23
3
Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
63,918 2,060,685 6
4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
63,157 11,671,250 23
5
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
62,778 8,893,842 28
6
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
59,858 16,339,356 76
7
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
58,468 555,585 4
8
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
56,737 5,418,441 20
9
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
56,306 597,057 7
10
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
55,772 507,385 5
11
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
54,898 5,868,256 24
12
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
53,237 579,151 35
13
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
47,873 5,631,026 29
14
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
47,519 3,382,683 22
15
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
43,568 5,343,214 74
16
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
41,625 1,569,206 27
17
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
40,363 1,441,486 22
18
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
38,404 3,292,785 22
19
FIFA Street (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
38,223 405,135 5
20
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
37,559 3,682,107 23
21
NBA 2K12 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
37,216 2,079,318 28
22
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
36,094 5,830,039 23
23
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
36,067 4,167,921 24
24
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen (PSP)
Bandai Namco Games, Strategy
34,569 297,381 2
25
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
34,482 5,195,225 25
26
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
33,392 25,368,872 126
27
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
32,902 31,912,873 210
28
FIFA Soccer 12 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
32,576 3,615,283 29
29
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
31,968 5,787,825 25
30
Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
31,741 688,122 6
31 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations PS3 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 8
32 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City X360 Capcom Shooter 4
33 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 73
34 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 26
35 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 22
36 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 Capcom Shooter 4
37 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 282
38 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 3
39 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 10
40 Devil May Cry HD Collection PS3 Capcom Action 4
41 SSX PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 7
42 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 83
43 MLB 12: The Show PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 6
44 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 18
45 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 23
46 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 3
47 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 3
48 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 133
49 Saints Row: The Third PS3 THQ Action 22
50 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 32

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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7 Comments

Gilgamesh (on 22 April 2012)

Uhh slowest time of the year, should pick up once E3 hits.


duckypwns (on 22 April 2012)

I'm just waiting for PSP sales to surpass Vita sales. lol


VGKing (on 22 April 2012)

The Xbox 360 market-share is wrong. PS3 45% + 360 46% + Wii 19% = 110%.............. You got it at 46% while it should be 36%.


NintendoPie (on 22 April 2012)

>_> @ DS Vs. 3DS SW Chart.


VGKing (on 22 April 2012)

"The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 46 percent market share; and the Wii has a 19 percent market share." How? If PS3 sales this week are higher than 360, how is marketshare lower?


ebw (on 22 April 2012)

The numbers add up to 110% also. Xbox figure should be about 35%.


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Michael-5 (on 23 April 2012)

Gran Turismo 5, doing much better then I thought. Been outselling Forza 4 a new game for quite some time now, and holding a spot in the top 30-50. Hope the game tops GT2 at least, but I still highly doubt it. Go XenoBlade Go! I want to hear Pandora's Tower Localization news!


kumagawa (on 22 April 2012)

and there's Nintendo's problem not decreasing hardware sales which while bad aren't fatal it's the declining software sales 900,000 less than last year across 3 consoles far worse for Nintendo which relies on 1st party sales more than either Sony or Microsoft.


z101 (on 23 April 2012)

I don't think this is a real problem. The 3DS hard&software sales are good. The Wii U sales will be good too. Nintendo concetrates its effort on the new consoles and left the Wii out, so the Wii software sales are lower this year.


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