Weekly Sales Analysis, 18 August 2012 - Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs

by William D'Angelo, posted on 25 August 2012 / 9,627 Views

Overview

3DS sales increased 11 percent due to the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Hardware sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS, and Vita, and are down a tiny bit for the Wii, DS, and PSP. Overall sales are up six percent week on week. All hardware is down year on year, and is down an overall 38 percent.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Darksiders II for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation is the top debut this week. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 208,798, while the PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 195,268. Software milestones this week in the top 30: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) passed the one million mark; and Mario Kart 7 (3DS) passed the six million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS, and Vita, and are down a tiny bit for the Wii, DS, and PSP. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 241,010 units, which is up 24,344 (11%).  The PlayStation 3 is up 11,026 (9%) to 132,128 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 1,807 (2%) to 100,567 units sold. The Wii sold 58,108 units, which is down 868 (-1%). The Vita sold 36,786 which is up 1,100 (3%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 257 (-1%) to 34,659 units sold. The DS is down just 27 (-0%) to 29,492 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 37,125 (6%) to 632,750.

Year on year sales are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 67,782 (-34%), the Wii is down 66,849 (-53%), and the Xbox 360 is down 29,332 (-23%). The PSP is down 96,038 (-73%) the DS is down 81,761 (-73%) and the 3DS is down 78,748 (-25%). Year on year sales are down 383,724 (-38%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Xbox 360 sales have increased for two weeks, PlayStation 3 for one week, while the Wii has decreased for two 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. The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has a 20 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3 and Wii are up, and the Xbox 360 is down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 8 to 1, while the Vita barely outsold its predecessor, the PSP. The PSP has a 54 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 46 percent. The 3DS has an 87 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS is up while the Vita, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Darksiders II for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation is the top debut this week. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 208,798, while the PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 195,268. The game debuted in North America and Europe.

Sleeping Dogs for the Xbox 360 debuted at number four with sales of 163,779. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number five with sales of 135,389. The game debuted in North America and Europe.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) at number one with sales of 323,797.

The Last Story (Wii) is at number six with sales of 81,701. Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) is at number seven with sales of 60,120. Dragon Quest X (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 46,402. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (X360) is at number nine with sales of 42,987. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 42,304.

Software

Week on week software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and 3DS, and are down for the DS, PSP, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.60 million games, an increase of 235,002 (17%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.55 million games this week, an increase of 317,445 (26%). Wii software sales are up 35,907 (4%) to 963,549. The 3DS sold 733,748 games, which is up 116,706 (19%). The DS sold 605,398 games, a decrease of 4,855 (-1%).  PSP game sales are down 24,022 (-8%) to 267,586 games sold. The Vita sold 91,441 games, a decrease of 1,807 (-2%).  Total combined software is up 674,376 (13%) week on week to 5.85 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and 3DS, and are down for the Wii, DS, and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 731,051 (84%), the Wii is down 220,771 (-18%) and the Xbox 360 is up 761,952 (96%). The DS is down 153,731 (-20%), the PSP is down 152,957 (-36%) and the 3DS is up 388,864 (113%). Total combined software is up 1.45 million (33%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

All three handhelds have increased this week. The PlayStation 3 has lead for the last 13 weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 37 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 39 percent, and the Wii with 24 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS has led for a fourth straight, while the DS has led for seven of the past 11 weeks. The DS has a 69 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 31 percent market share. The 3DS has an 89 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 11 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS, DS, and PSP are up, while the Vita is down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
323,797 1,104,497 4
2
Darksiders II
Darksiders II (X360)
THQ, Action
208,798 208,798 1
3
Darksiders II
Darksiders II (PS3)
THQ, Action
195,268 195,268 1
4
Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs (X360)
Square-Enix, Action
163,779 163,779 1
5
Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
Square-Enix, Action
135,389 135,389 1
6
The Last Story
The Last Story (Wii)
Xseed Games, Role-Playing
81,701 363,532 82
7
Pokemon Black / White Version 2
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
60,120 2,643,695 9
8
Dragon Quest X
Dragon Quest X (Wii)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
46,402 503,339 3
9
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (PS3)
Sega, Sports
42,987 317,671 8
10
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games (X360)
Sega, Sports
42,304 311,288 8
11
Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
38,775 6,034,287 38
12
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
37,857 774,340 21
13
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
34,484 6,498,900 42
14
Mario Party 9
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
33,715 1,668,582 25
15
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
29,427 3,532,207 44
16
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
Sega, Sports
28,919 3,062,963 40
17
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
26,895 12,238,277 41
18
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
26,735 5,717,165 43
19
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
25,614 32,336,093 228
20
Wii Sports
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
25,076 79,278,667 300
21
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
24,890 3,119,368 44
22
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Adventure
23,888 508,735 9
23
Just Dance Wii 2
Just Dance Wii 2 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
23,737 137,605 4
24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
23,322 14,413,809 41
25
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
23,097 25,747,574 144
26
Wii Sports Resort
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
22,653 29,889,783 165
27
Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
21,972 16,829,994 94
28
Pokemon Black / White Version
Pokemon Black / White Version (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
21,562 14,256,866 101
29
Diablo III
Diablo III (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Role-Playing
21,329 2,645,438 14
30
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
21,195 2,042,318 45
31 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 91
32 Persona 4: Arena PS3 Atlus Fighting 4
33 Tohoku Daigaku Karei Igaku Kenkyuusho - Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu - Mono Sugoku Nou o Kitaeru 5-Funkan no Oni Training 3DS Nintendo Misc 4
34 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 41
35 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 46
36 FIFA Soccer 12 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 47
37 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 43
38 Darksiders II PC THQ Action 1
39 Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb 3DS Namco Bandai Games Misc 6
40 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 9
41 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 93
42 NCAA Football 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 6
43 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 40
44 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Wii Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 9
45 MLB 12: The Show PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 24
46 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 28
47 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 41
48 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 327
49 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 40
50 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 50
51 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 7
52 The Amazing Spider-Man PS3 Activision Action 8
53 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 42
54 Max Payne 3 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 14
55 The Amazing Spider-Man X360 Activision Action 8
56 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 Ubisoft Shooter 13
57 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 Ubisoft Shooter 13
58 NCAA Football 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 6
59 Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3 Eidos Interactive Action 156
60 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Wii Nintendo Platform 5
61 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 50
62 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 151
63 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 118
64 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 40
65 Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set 3DS Nippon Columbia Misc 4
66 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS Activision Misc 41
67 Mario Tennis 3DS Nintendo Sports 13
68 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 41
69 Wii Party Wii Nintendo Misc 111
70 FIFA Soccer 12 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 47
71 Kuroko's Basketball: Miracle Game PSP Bandai Namco Games Sports 2
72 Batman: Arkham Asylum X360 Eidos Interactive Action 156
73 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 45
74 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 92
75 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 225
76 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 93
77 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 168
78 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 43
79 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 225
80 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 505 Games Shooter 16
81 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 238
82 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 36
83 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 78
84 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 118
85 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 36
86 The Sims 3: Pets PC Electronic Arts Simulation 44
87 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 24
88 Football Manager 2012 PC Sega Sports 44
89 Skate 3 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 119
90 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 70
91 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 353
92 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 101
93 Kirby's Return to Dreamland Wii Nintendo Platform 43
94 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 94
95 Saints Row: The Third X360 THQ Action 40
96 Saints Row: The Third PS3 THQ Action 40
97 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC Electronic Arts Role-Playing 35
98 Dragon's Dogma PS3 Capcom Adventure 13
99 Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 12
100 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 46

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3 Comments

Michael-5 (on 26 August 2012)

Good opening for The Last Story despite the last minute delay. Retailers in Canada didn't get the game until late Saturday, but I hear USA was Thursday. I expect sales to stay strong next week, above Sleeping Dogs hopefully (for all regions despite TLS only releasing in 1)


Amin_and_Azizah (on 26 August 2012)

Another fantastic opening for a new Wii jrpg. These are very good sales :)


Heavenly_King (on 25 August 2012)

I think both Darksiders 2 and Sleeping dogs had good openings. I hope they continue to sell good for lots of weeks, because the 2 are great games.