Weekly Sales Analysis, 14 April 2012 - Slow Sales - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 22 April 2012 / 4,901 Views
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.
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
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