Weekly Sales Analysis, 13 October - Dishonored, XCOM

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 October 2012 / 8,354 Views

Overview

Hardware sales overall have remained flat this week, though the Xbox 360 and 3DS are the only platforms to be up, while everything is down a bit. Overall week on week hardware sales are down one percent. The 3DS continues to be the only platform up year on year, though the PlayStation 3 is barely down. Overall hardware sales are down 17 percent year on year.

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dishonored for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC is this week’s top debut. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 475,609. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 331,607. The PC version debuted at number 14 with sales of 96,333. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) passed four million sold due to being released in North America and Europe; Resident Evil 6 (X360) passed the one million mark; and Madden NFL 13 (PS3) passed the one million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware sales week on week are up for the Xbox 360 and down for the PlayStation 3 and Wii. PlayStation 3 sales are down 12,644 (-5%) to 224,679 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 1,233 (1%) to 155,428 units sold. The Wii sold 37,942 units, which is down 1,296 (-3%).

Handheld sales are up for the 3DS, and down for everything else. The 3DS sold 227,141 units, which is up 21,539 (10%) week on week. The PlayStation Vita is down 11,153 (-23%) to 37,707 units sold. The PSP sold 33,214 units which is down 3,940 (-11%) compared to last week. The DS is down 882 (-3%) to 24,836 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 7,143 (-1%) to 740,947.

The 3DS continues be the only platform up year on year. The PlayStation 3 is down 5,699 (-2%), the Wii is down 102,712 (-73%), and the Xbox 360 is down 35,965 (-19%). The PSP is down 55,974 (-63%) the DS is down 44,996 (-64%) and the 3DS is up 21,539 (29%). Year on year sales are down 156,277 (-17%).

Xbox 360 sales have increased for four straight weeks, while the PlayStation 3 and Wii have both decreased for one week. The PlayStation 3 has been the bestselling home console all year. The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a nine percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are up, while the Wii is down.

3DS hardware remains well above its rival, the PlayStation Vita, outselling it by more than 6 to 1. The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 19to 1, while the Vita barely outsold its predecessor, the PSP, only by 4,493 units. The PSP has a 57 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 43 percent. The 3DS has an 86 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS and PlayStation Vita are up, and the DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dishonored for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC is this week’s top debut. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 475,609. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 331,607. The PC version debuted at number 14 with sales of 96,333. The game launched worldwide.

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS) debuted at number nine with sales of 143,139. The game launched in Japan.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC) debuted at number 10 with sales of 117,067. The Xbox 360 debuted at number 12 with sales of 114,233. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 18 with sales of 82,963. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Project X Zone (3DS) debuted at number 16 with sales of 88,627. The game launched in Japan.

Fable: The Journey (X360) debuted at number 24 with sales of 39,366. The game launched worldwide.

Tokitowa: Time and Eternity (PS3) debuted at number 28 with sales of 30,916. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) is at the top with sales of 1,421,023. FIFA 13 (PS3) is at number four with sales of 282,891. Resident Evil 6 (PS3) is at number five with sales of 256,028. FIFA 13 (X360) is at number six with sales of 198,325. Resident Evil 6 (X360) is at number seven with sales of 154,360. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 148,452.

Week on week software sales for home consoles are up for the Wii and down for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 2.44 million, a decrease of 1.68 million (-41%). Xbox 360 sold 2.32 million games this week, a decrease of 832,014 (-26%). Wii software sales are up 107,279 (13%) to 916,245 games sold.

Handheld software sales are up for the DS and 3DS and down for the PSP and PlayStation Vita. The DS sold 1.97 million games, an increase of 1.47 million games (292%) week on week.  The 3DS sold 683,868 games, which is up 266,021 (64%). PSP game sales are down 81,461 (-25%) to 246,886 games sold. The Vita sold 103,773 games, a decrease of 60,282 (-37%).  Total combined software is down 807,705 (-9%) week on week to 8.68 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, DS and 3DS, flat for the Xbox 360, and down for the Wii, and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 253,184 (12%), the Wii is down 558,637 (-38%) and the Xbox 360 is down 1,110 (0%). The DS is up 1.16 million (144%), the PSP is down 116,315 (-32%) and the 3DS is up 479,381 (234%). Total combined software is up 1.32 million units (18%) games sold year on year.

The gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 software sales has shrunk to 120,297 units. The PlayStation 3 has led nine of the 10 weeks. The Xbox 260 led for that one other week. The PlayStation 3 has a 43 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 41 percent, and the Wii with 16 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 software sales are up considerably, while the Wii is down.

The DS software has skyrocketed this week due to the release of Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) in North America and Europe. The DS has an 89 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 11 percent market share. The 3DS has an 87 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS, 3DS and Vita are up, while the PSP down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
1,431,023 4,216,171 17
2
Dishonored (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
475,609 475,609 1
3
Dishonored (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
331,607 331,607 1
4
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
282,891 3,567,068 3
5
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
256,028 1,696,930 2
6
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
198,325 2,708,059 3
7
Resident Evil 6 (X360)
Capcom, Action
154,360 1,100,504 2
8
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
148,452 208,865 2
9
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
143,139 143,139 1
10
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Strategy
117,067 117,067 1
11
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
115,180 478,756 2
12
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Strategy
114,233 114,233 1
13
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
98,479 2,691,134 12
14
Dishonored (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
96,333 96,333 1
15
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
94,758 410,639 2
16
Project X Zone (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
88,627 88,627 1
17
Borderlands 2 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
84,108 1,600,569 4
18
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Strategy
82,963 82,963 1
19
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
74,876 576,084 4
20
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
45,688 854,699 3
21
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
43,452 1,227,643 7
22
Borderlands 2 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
42,647 814,480 4
23
Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
39,524 1,034,638 7
24
Fable: The Journey (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Role-Playing
39,366 39,366 1
25
Code of Princess (3DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
36,555 61,286 26
26
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
32,673 4,690,433 50
27
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
32,404 7,974,419 99
28
Tokitowa: Time and Eternity (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
30,916 30,916 1
29
F1 2012 (PS3)
Codemasters, Racing
26,607 256,428 4
30
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
26,371 6,731,201 50
31 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 7
32 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 102
33 Mario Kart 7 3DS Nintendo Racing 46
34 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 49
35 Sleeping Dogs PS3 Square Enix Action 9
36 Style Savvy: Trendsetters 3DS Nintendo Misc 3
37 Rocksmith PS3 Ubisoft Misc 52
38 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 4
39 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 236
40 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 49
41 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 15
42 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 308
43 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii Activision Action 53
44 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 53
45 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 152
46 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 2
47 Sleeping Dogs X360 Square Enix Action 9
48 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 51
49 Max Payne 3 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 22
50 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 52
51 F1 2012 X360 Codemasters Racing 4
52 Diabolik Lovers PSP Idea Factory Adventure 1
53 Borderlands 2 PC Take-Two Interactive Shooter 4
54 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 49
55 Borderlands X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 156
56 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 51
57 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 100
58 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 173
59 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 51
60 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 33
61 FIFA 13 PC Electronic Arts Sports 3
62 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 126
63 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 101
64 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 109
65 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 54
66 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 335
67 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 PS3 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 5
68 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 32
69 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 49
70 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 159
71 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 48
72 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 101
73 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 233
74 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 246
75 FIFA 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 3
76 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 49
77 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure X360 Activision Action 53
78 Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone 3DS Nintendo Action 12
79 Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion 3DS Disney Interactive Studios Platform 2
80 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 52
81 FIFA Soccer 12 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 55
82 Rocksmith X360 Ubisoft Misc 52
83 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 102
84 Darksiders II PS3 THQ Action 9
85 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 233
86 SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld PSP Namco Bandai Games Strategy 3
87 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 176
88 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 29
89 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 48
90 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 58
91 Sol Trigger PSP Image Epoch Role-Playing 2
92 Borderlands PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 156
93 Max Payne 3 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 22
94 Diablo III PC Activision Role-Playing 22
95 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Wii Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 17
96 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 48
97 LEGO Battles: Ninjago DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Strategy 79
98 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 109
99 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 91
100 Darksiders II X360 THQ Action 9

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3 Comments

platformmaster918 (on 20 October 2012)

PS3 is down way less year on year than the other 2 consoles. Wii's downfall is crazy. I've seen some heavy advertising for AC3 and that 500gb model here in the US. Maybe it'll help close the gap a little in the PS3's worst region.


Salnax (on 20 October 2012)

Welp, that's the last time we see a DS game on the top!


usrevenge (on 20 October 2012)

I can't wait till xcom is $20, that's my buy price same with dishonored.