Weekly Sales Analysis, 12 May 2012 - StarHawk

by William D'Angelo, posted on 21 May 2012 / 4,833 Views

Overview

Hardware sales have plummeted week on week, down an average of 18 percent. Year on year sales are down on average 20 percent, however the 3DS is up 49 percent. No platforms are up week on week, while the PlayStation 3 and 3DS are up year on year.

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. StarHawk (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 108,168. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) passed the six million mark; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) passed the 14 million mark; Just Dance 3 (Wii) passed the nine million mark; and Mario Kart Wii passed the 32 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 132,176 units, which is down 54,691 (-29%).  The PlayStation 3 is down 17,145 (-12%) to 129,737 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are down 2,712 (-2%) to 108,498 units sold. The Wii sold 62,071 units, which is down 16,612 (-21%).  The PSP sold 53,641, which is down 15,294 (-22%) compared to last week. The PlayStation Vita is down 10,677 (-18%) to 48,646 units sold. The DS is down 4,247 (-11%) to 35,063 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 121,378 (-1%) to 569,832.

Year on year sales are up for the PlayStation 3 and 3DS, and are down for the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 2,627 (-2%), the Wii is down 23,596 (-28%), and the Xbox 360 is down 34,268 (-24%). The PSP is down 80,083 (-60%) the DS is down 96,893 (-73%) and the 3DS is up 43,688 (49%). Year on year sales are down 139,879 (-20%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Wii sales are down for one week, PlayStation 3 sales down for two week, and the Xbox 360 down for five weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led every week this year and the Xbox 360 has been in second every week, except for the week ending January 7 where the Wii outsold it. The PlayStation 3 has a 43 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 21 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 nearly 4 to 1, while the Vita was outsold by the PSP. The PSP has a 60 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 40 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 all four handhelds are down

Worldwide Software

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. StarHawk (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 108,168. There are no software milestones this week in the top 30. The game launched in all three major regions worldwide.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Mario Part 9 (Wii) at number two with sales of 69.304. Sniper Elite V2 (X360) is at number three with sales of 68,447. Sniper Elite V2 (PS3) is at number four with sales of 55,491. Prototype 2 (X360) is at number five in its second week with sales of 53.779.

 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 41,425. Prototype 2 (PS3) is at number seven in its second week with sales of 40,592. Kinect Adventures! (X360) is at number eight with sales of 40,260. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 37,410. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 36,714.

Software

Week on week software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with sales of 1.47 million, a decrease of 143,832 (-9%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.32 million games this week, a decrease of 151,308 (-10%). Wii software sales are down 197,558 (-18%) to 897,920. The DS sold 484,051 games, a decrease of 50,738 (-9%). The 3DS sold 292,481 games, which is down 138,283 (-32%). PSP game sales are down 57,163 (-22%) to 206,138 games sold. The Vita sold 89,782 games, a decrease of 28,223 (-24%).  Total combined software is down 767,106 (-14%) week on week to 4.76 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation3 and 3DS, and are down for the Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 323,117 (28%), the Wii is down 180,641 (-17%) and the Xbox 360 is down 48,377 (-4%). The DS is down 241,955 (-33%), the PSP is down 95,572 (-32%) and the 3DS is up 171,006 (141%). Total combined software is down 17,360 (0%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The PlayStation 3 has sold the most games for a third week in a row, despite sales dropping. It has also lead for six of the last 10 weeks and the Xbox 360 led for the last four 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.

Software Handhelds

The DS leads this week and for the seventh time in 10 weeks, while the 3DS lead for three of the other weeks. 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 a 77 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 23 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

The Top 100 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Starhawk
Starhawk (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
108,168 108,168 1
2
Mario Party 9
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
69,304 1,091,671 11
3
Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 (X360)
505 Games, Shooter
68,447 211,179 2
4
Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 (PS3)
505 Games, Shooter
55,491 178,775 2
5
Prototype 2
Prototype 2 (X360)
Activision, Action
53,779 410,129 3
6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
41,425 11,810,654 27
7
Prototype 2
Prototype 2 (PS3)
Activision, Action
40,592 297,986 3
8
Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
40,260 16,516,999 80
9
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
37,410 6,029,872 28
10
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
36,714 14,008,619 27
11
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
36,121 5,566,821 24
12
Just Dance 3
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
35,191 9,028,892 32
13
Zumba Fitness 2
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
34,765 1,586,274 26
14
Kinect Star Wars
Kinect Star Wars (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
34,413 743,427 6
15
FIFA Soccer 12
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
33,147 5,731,474 33
16
TERA
TERA (PC)
En Masse, Role-Playing
30,692 132,163 2
17
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
29,638 2,221,494 10
18
FIFA Street
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
28,696 669,361 9
19
MLB 12: The Show
MLB 12: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
28,645 397,260 10
20
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Role-Playing
27,805 348,618 4
21
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
27,577 5,294,112 29
22
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
27,389 1,664,342 31
23
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
26,738 32,006,714 214
24
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)
Capcom, Shooter
26,426 853,217 8
25
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
25,675 25,459,634 130
26
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
25,391 5,873,613 29
27
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
25,100 687,084 8
28
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
25,020 4,259,095 28
29
FIFA Soccer 12
FIFA Soccer 12 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
24,643 3,702,001 33
30
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
24,631 3,745,649 27
31 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 30
32 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 78
33 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 286
34 NBA 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 32
35 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 77
36 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 26
37 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 137
38 FIFA Street X360 Electronic Arts Sports 9
39 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 27
40 Fire Emblem: Kakusei 3DS Nintendo Strategy 4
41 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 32
42 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 26
43 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 211
44 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 211
45 Football Manager 2012 PC Sega Sports 30
46 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 87
47 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 30
48 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 313
49 Wii Party Wii Nintendo Misc 97
50 Mass Effect 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 10
51 Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 33
52 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 29
53 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 87
54 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 22
55 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 151
56 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 27
57 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 26
58 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 14
59 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 31
60 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 154
61 Major League Baseball 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 10
62 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 79
63 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 80
64 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 7
65 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 56
66 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 64
67 Need for Speed: The Run PS3 Electronic Arts Racing 26
68 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 78
69 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 21
70 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC Activision Shooter 27
71 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 79
72 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 7
73 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 104
74 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations PS3 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 12
75 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 339
76 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo Adventure 26
77 Mortal Kombat PSV Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 2
78 Monster Hunter 3G 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 23
79 Saints Row: The Third X360 THQ Action 26
80 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3 THQ Fighting 13
81 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS Nintendo Adventure 48
82 Saints Row: The Third PS3 THQ Action 26
83 Devil May Cry HD Collection PS3 Capcom Action 8
84 Just Dance 2 Wii Ubisoft Misc 83
85 The Sims 3: Showtime PC Electronic Arts Simulation 10
86 Mass Effect 3 PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 10
87 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 235
88 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 104
89 PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond Wii Nintendo Adventure 11
90 Mass Effect 2 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 120
91 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 22
92 Risen 2: Dark Waters PC Deep Silver Role-Playing 3
93 FIFA Soccer 12 PC Electronic Arts Sports 33
94 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Blizzard Entertainment Strategy 94
95 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Action 27
96 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 135
97 Go Vacation Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 31
98 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 34
99 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 36
100 Kinect Sports: Season Two X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 29

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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7 Comments

kumagawa (on 21 May 2012)

PS3 up year on year for both hardware and software hail to the king.


Conegamer (on 22 May 2012)

What's with the huge Wii drop?


Michael-5 (on 21 May 2012)

:-( XenoBlade is already out of the top 100, and Last Story pre-orders still haven't broken the top 50. JRPG on Wii are under appreciated. Starhawk did about as well as I expected, I don't understand how that game got so much hype on the forums, guess it must be a game for....fanboys (no hate).


Salnax (on 21 May 2012)

I was hoping Mario Tennis would boost 3DS software ahead of DS software for next week, but at this rate, it's need a first week of at least 200K.


JRock3x8 (on 21 May 2012)

seems like 2012 could be a really rough year if console makers decide to stick to their guns and not launch a new console this year.


kivi95 (on 22 May 2012)

How the hell could Starhawk sell only like 9k i Europe???


snowy4manutd (on 21 May 2012)

IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE YTD SOFTWARE FIGURES AND COMPARISONS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS, PS3 SEEMS TO BE SHIFTING MORE SOFTWARE MOST WEEKS.


Conegamer (on 22 May 2012)

Not true. Most weeks it's down YoY, and will likely end the year down 10-15% on last year.


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