Weekly Sales Analysis, 19 May 2012 - Diablo III, Max Payne 3

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 May 2012 / 6,980 Views

Overview

Hardware sales have recovered slightly week on week, as average sales are up three percent. The PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and Vita are up week on week. Year on year sales are down on average 25 percent, however the 3DS is up 59 percent.

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Diablo III (PC) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 1.78 million. There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and Vita, and are down for the PSP and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is at the top this week with sales of 137,034 units, which is up 7,297 (6%).  The 3DS is down 1,231 (-1%) to 130,945 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are up 11,344 (11%) to 119,057 units sold. The Wii sold 63,413 units, which is up 1,342 (2%).  The PlayStation Vita is up 1,734 (4%) to 50,380 units sold. The PSP sold 49,488, which is down 4,153 (-8%) compared to last week. The DS is up 570 (2%) to 35,633 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 16,903 (3%) to 585,950.

Year on year sales are down across the board, except for the 3DS which is up. The PlayStation 3 is down 3,633 (-3%), the Wii is down 98,999 (-61%), and the Xbox 360 is down 25,691 (-18%). The PSP is down 73,002 (-60%) the DS is down 92,508 (-72%) and the 3DS is up 48,799 (59%). Year on year sales are down 194,654 (-25%).

Hardware Home Consoles

All three home consoles have seen their sales increase for one week. 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 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 20 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 barely outsold the PSP. The PSP has a 58 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 20 percent. The 3DS has a 72 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 28 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Diablo III (PC) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 1.78 million. The game launched in North America and Europe, with no release date in Japan.

Max Payne 3 (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 470,990. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 397,788. The game launched in North America and Europe, and will release in Japan on September 6.

My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (PSP) debuted at number five with sales of 53,050. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Game of Thrones (X360) debuted at number 11 with sales of 34,738. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 15 with sales of 31,165. The game launched in North America, and will release in Europe on June 1.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSP) debuted at number 29 with sales of 24,679. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Mario Part 9 (Wii) at number four with sales of 60,421. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 43,308. Battlefield 3 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 38,774. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 37,561. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 36,094. Prototype 2 (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 35,638.

Software

Week on week software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with sales of 1.73 million, an increase of 255,957 (17%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.71 million games this week, an increase of 398,576 (30%). Wii software sales are down 28,902 (-3%) to 869,018. The DS sold 472,819 games, a decrease of 11,232 (-2%). PSP game sales are down 81,037 (39%) to 287,175 games sold. The 3DS sold 282,615 games, which is down 9,866 (-3%). The Vita sold 83,678 games, a decrease of 6,104 (-7%).  Total combined software is up 679,466 (14%) week on week to 5.44 million.

Year on year software totals are down across the board, except for the 3DS which is up. The PlayStation 3 is down 86,532 (-5%), the Wii is down 430,779 (-33%) and the Xbox 360 is down 168,952 (-9%). The DS is down 378,017 (-44%), the PSP is down 78,212 (-21%) and the 3DS is up 111,476 (65%). 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 fourth week in a row and for the seventh time in ten weeks. The Xbox 360 led for the other three. The PlayStation 3 has a 40.1 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 39.7 percent, and the Wii with 20.2 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

Software Handhelds

The DS leads this week and for the eighth time in 10 weeks, while the 3DS lead for two of the other weeks. The DS has a 62 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 38 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
Diablo III
Diablo III (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Role-Playing
1,778,762 1,778,762 1
2
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
470,990 470,990 1
3
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
397,788 397,788 1
4
Mario Party 9
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
60,421 1,152,092 12
5
My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable
My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (PSP)
Namco Bandai Games, Adventure
53,050 53,050 1
6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
43,308 11,853,962 28
7
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
38,774 5,332,886 30
8
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
37,561 6,067,433 29
9
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
36,094 5,602,915 25
10
Prototype 2
Prototype 2 (X360)
Activision, Action
35,638 445,767 4
11
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones (X360)
Atlus, Role-Playing
34,738 34,738 1
12
Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 (X360)
505 Games, Shooter
33,818 244,997 3
13
Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
33,138 16,550,137 81
14
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
33,013 14,041,632 28
15
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones (PS3)
Atlus, Role-Playing
31,165 31,165 1
16
Starhawk
Starhawk (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
31,144 139,312 2
17
Zumba Fitness 2
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
30,247 1,616,521 27
18
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
28,777 1,693,119 32
19
Prototype 2
Prototype 2 (PS3)
Activision, Action
28,389 326,375 4
20
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
28,366 5,901,979 30
21
FIFA Soccer 12
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
28,296 5,759,770 34
22
Just Dance 3
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
27,846 9,056,738 33
23
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
27,544 4,286,639 29
24
Kinect Star Wars
Kinect Star Wars (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
27,468 770,895 7
25
Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 (PS3)
505 Games, Shooter
27,438 206,213 3
26
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
26,280 32,032,994 215
27
MLB 12: The Show
MLB 12: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
26,274 423,534 11
28
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
25,022 20,494,406 138
29
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSP)
Atlus, Role-Playing
24,679 24,679 1
30
FIFA Street
FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
24,673 694,034 10
31 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 28
32 FIFA Soccer 12 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 34
33 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 131
34 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 11
35 NBA 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 33
36 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 28
37 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 287
38 Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS Nintendo Action 9
39 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Role-Playing 5
40 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 79
41 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 31
42 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 78
43 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 212
44 TERA PC En Masse Role-Playing 3
45 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 27
46 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 30
47 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 27
48 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 33
49 Wii Party Wii Nintendo Misc 98
50 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 88
51 FIFA Street X360 Electronic Arts Sports 10
52 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 Capcom Shooter 9
53 Fire Emblem: Kakusei 3DS Nintendo Strategy 5
54 Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 34
55 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 31
56 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 23
57 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 15
58 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 212
59 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 88
60 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 314
61 Mass Effect 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 11
62 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 28
63 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 155
64 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 79
65 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 105
66 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 80
67 Football Manager 2012 PC Sega Sports 31
68 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 80
69 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 105
70 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 27
71 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 152
72 Brothers Conflict: Passion Pink PSP Idea Factory Adventure 1
73 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 32
74 Major League Baseball 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 11
75 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC Activision Shooter 28
76 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 81
77 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo Adventure 27
78 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 23
79 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 65
80 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 340
81 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations PS3 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 13
82 Mass Effect 3 PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 11
83 The Sims 3: Showtime PC Electronic Arts Simulation 11
84 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Blizzard Entertainment Strategy 95
85 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 130
86 Saints Row: The Third PS3 THQ Action 27
87 Monster Hunter 3G 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 24
88 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 236
89 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 57
90 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS Nintendo Adventure 49
91 Just Dance 2 Wii Ubisoft Misc 84
92 Mass Effect 2 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 121
93 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 8
94 Risen 2: Dark Waters PC Deep Silver Role-Playing 4
95 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 8
96 Need for Speed: The Run PS3 Electronic Arts Racing 27
97 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3 THQ Fighting 14
98 Devil May Cry HD Collection PS3 Capcom Action 9
99 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 27
100 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 35

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4 Comments

DieAppleDie (on 28 May 2012)

Diablo 3 numbers are good? they look so good to me... Max Payne did ok Also Ps3 outselling 3DS, how many weeks have passed since the last time the 3DS was outsold?


Ail (on 29 May 2012)

I'm not sure what the point of giving Diablo 3 numbers is when they are so far off the mark... The game is getting a huge number of digital purchases. Blizzard claims 3.5 millions copies were sold the first day, not counting the 1.2 millions of Wow players that got it as a promotion for yearly subscription. yet here we claim the game sold 1.8 mill in a week........


mitlar37 (on 30 May 2012)

Yeah- I personally haven't purchased a physical copy of a pc game in nearly 4 years. Took me 30 minutes to download and install D3 - less time than going to Walmart and buying a copy - then even more time to install.


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mitlar37 (on 30 May 2012)

Yeah- I personally haven't purchased a physical copy of a pc game in nearly 4 years. Took me 30 minutes to download and install D3 - less time than going to Walmart and buying a copy - then even more time to install.


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Araknie (on 29 May 2012)

I don't get the console comparison, it's strange you talk about software for consoles but comparing what, even multiplatform titles against esclusives? I don't get this.


VGKing (on 28 May 2012)

Looks like Max Payne 3 sold pretty well. If this wasn't made by Rockstar, it would have totally flopped.