Weekly Sales Analysis, 27 October - Farming Simulator, Medal of Honor

by William D'Angelo, posted on 04 November 2012 / 8,106 Views

Overview

Hardware sales have increased across the board week-on-week, except for the PSP which is down. Overall week on week hardware sales are up 20 percent. The 3DS continues to be the only platform up year on year, up six percent. Overall hardware sales are down 24 percent year on year.

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Farming Simulator 2013 (PC) is this week’s top debut, debuting at number one with sales of 405,634. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) passed the five million mark; FIFA 13 (PS3) passed the four million mark; and Kinect Adventures! (X360) passed 17 million sold.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware home console sales week on week are up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 37,713 (17%) to 254,031 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 54,169 (30%) to 234,727 units sold. The Wii sold 63,698 units, which is up 14,310 (29%).

Handheld sales are up for the DS, 3DS and Vita, and down for the PSP. The 3DS sold 257,045 units, which is up 41,281 (19%) week on week. The PlayStation Vita is up 4,242 (11%) to 42,318 units sold. The DS is up 7,300 (23%) to 38,654 units sold. The PSP sold 32,879 units which is down 2,308 (-7%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 156,707 (4%) to 923,352.

The 3DS continues be the only platform up year on year. The PlayStation 3 is down 34,619 (-12%), the Wii is down 141,515 (-69%), and the Xbox 360 is down 45,402 (-16%). The PSP is down 72,402 (-69%), the DS is down 59,173 (-60%) and the 3DS is up 13,889 (6%). Year on year sales are down 297,158 (-24%).

The gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox has decreased for a third straight week, though the PlayStation 3 still leads by 19,304 units. The PlayStation 3 has been the bestselling home console all year, however that could change in the next couple of weeks as the holiday period draws closer and due to the release of Halo 4 (X360). The PlayStation 3 has a 46 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 42 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

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 6 to 1. Vita sales have picked up slightly to increase the gap between it and its predecessor, the PSP, outselling it by 9,439. The DS has a 54 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 46 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 all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Farming Simulator 2013 (PC) is this week’s top debut, debuting at number one with sales of 405,634. The game launched in Europe.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 340,995. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number four with sales of 313,264. The PC version debuted at number 12 with sales of 90,259. The game launched worldwide.

Forza: Horizon (X360) debuted at number five with sales of 307,619. The game launched worldwide.

The Idolm@ster: Shiny Festa - Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune (PSP) debuted at number nine with sales of 111,835. The game launched in Japan.

Football Manager 2013 (PC) debuted at number 21 with sales of 61,274. The game launched in Europe.

Zone of the Enders (PS3) debuted at number 28 with sales of 43,265. 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 number three with sales of 320,824. FIFA 13 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 152,033. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number seven with sales of 148,450. FIFA 13 (X360) is at number eight with sales of 114,912. Skylanders Giants (Wii) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 111,656.

Week on week software sales for home consoles are up across the board. The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week with sales of 2.99 million, an increase of 869,433 (41%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 2.78 million games this week, an increase of 607,743 (28%). Wii software sales are up 360,611 (29%) to 1.61 million games sold.

Handheld software sales are up across the board. The DS sold 1.32 million games, an increase of 138,301 games (12%) week on week.  The 3DS sold 706,862 games, which is down 200,583 (40%). PSP game sales are up 98,229 (34%) to 426,401 games sold. The Vita sold 173,286 games, an increase of 30,109 (21%).  Total combined software is up 2.31 million units (30%) week on week to 10.01 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 1.97 million (-41%), the Wii is down 1.19 million units (-43%) and the Xbox 360 is down 2.31 million units (-44%). The DS is down 128,360 (-9%), the PSP is down 584,358 (-58%) and the 3DS is up 303,648 (75%). Total combined software is down 25.71 million units (-36%) games sold year on year.

The Xbox 360 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for the first time since the week ending September 22, and for the second time in the last 10 weeks. The PlayStation 3 has lead for eight of the last 10 weeks and the Xbox 360 for the other two weeks. The Xbox 360 has 41 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 37 percent, and the Wii with 22 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

DS software after dropping last week, has rebounded slightly, though every handheld’s software sales have increased. The DS has a 76 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 24 percent market share. The 3DS has an 80 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 20 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS, PSP and Vita are up, while the 3DS down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Farming Simulator 2013 (PC)
Focus Home Interactive, Action
405,634 405,634 1
2
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
340,995 340,995 1
3
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
320,824 5,041,915 19
4
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
313,264 313,264 1
5
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
307,619 307,619 1
6
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
152,033 4,058,323 5
7
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
148,450 493,301 4
8
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
114,912 2,915,965 5
9
The Idolm@ster: Shiny Festa - Honey Sound / Funky Note / Groovy Tune (PSP)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
111,835 111,835 1
10
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
111,656 179,540 2
11
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
105,218 2,892,314 14
12
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
90,259 90,259 1
13
Dishonored (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
81,886 710,275 3
14
Dark Souls (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
75,789 1,268,053 58
15
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
74,900 1,884,187 4
16
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
71,264 434,503 88
17
Borderlands 2 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
69,113 920,115 6
18
Borderlands 2 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
65,137 1,724,910 6
19
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
64,417 620,821 4
20
Dishonored (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
63,399 508,234 3
21
Football Manager 2013 (PC)
Sega, Action
61,274 61,274 1
22
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
56,037 531,134 4
23
Skylanders Giants (X360)
Activision, Action
54,107 87,791 2
24
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
47,821 4,778,053 52
25
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
47,013 1,315,066 9
26
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
46,700 17,047,374 104
27
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
46,210 682,062 6
28
Zone of the Enders (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Simulation
43,265 43,265 1
29
Resident Evil 6 (X360)
Capcom, Action
39,905 1,202,798 4
30
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
39,850 8,049,791 101
31 AKB48+Me 3DS Unknown Action 1
32 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 9
33 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS Nintendo Platform 52
34 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 310
35 Doom 3 BFG Edition PS3 Bethesda Softworks Action 2
36 Mario Kart 7 3DS Nintendo Racing 48
37 Skylanders Giants PS3 Activision Action 2
38 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 175
39 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 9
40 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 3
41 Doom 3 BFG Edition X360 Bethesda Softworks Action 2
42 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii Activision Action 55
43 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Wii Nintendo Platform 15
44 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 238
45 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 51
46 Dance Central 3 X360 Harmonix Music Systems Misc 2
47 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 5
48 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 54
49 Street Fighter X Tekken PSV Capcom Fighting 1
50 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 51
51 Need for Speed: Most Wanted X360 Electronic Arts Racing 363
52 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 53
53 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 35
54 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 154
55 XCOM: Enemy Unknown X360 Take-Two Interactive Strategy 3
56 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 102
57 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 4
58 Sleeping Dogs PS3 Square Enix Action 11
59 F1 2012 PS3 Codemasters Racing 6
60 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 128
61 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 54
62 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 337
63 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 55
64 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 53
65 Rocksmith PS3 Ubisoft Misc 54
66 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 104
67 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 51
68 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 111
69 Silent Hill: Book of Memories PSV Konami Digital Entertainment Action 2
70 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 103
71 Max Payne 3 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 24
72 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 51
73 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 161
74 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 56
75 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 235
76 Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone 3DS Nintendo Action 14
77 Style Savvy: Trendsetters 3DS Nintendo Misc 5
78 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 50
79 Rocksmith X360 Ubisoft Misc 54
80 XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC Take-Two Interactive Strategy 3
81 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 103
82 Dishonored PC Bethesda Softworks Shooter 3
83 Little Battlers eXperience W PSP Level 5 Action 2
84 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 128
85 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 363
86 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 235
87 XCOM: Enemy Unknown PS3 Take-Two Interactive Strategy 3
88 Darksiders II PS3 THQ Action 11
89 Borderlands 2 PC Take-Two Interactive Shooter 6
90 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 50
91 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure X360 Activision Action 55
92 007 Legends PS3 Activision Action 2
93 Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park DS Activision Misc 1
94 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 248
95 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Wii Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 19
96 Band Hero X360 Activision Misc 156
97 Assassin's Creed II PS3 Ubisoft Action 154
98 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure PS3 Activision Action 55
99 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 80
100 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 19

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4 Comments

Simulacrum (on 05 November 2012)

..So no1 else finds it weird that Farming simulator (+ Pc game) is top 1 ?


Kai Master (on 10 November 2012)

eheh, it's a very casual game is the same category of players than The Sims and it seems popular in Europe even if the reviews are very bad ! Yes, that's weird to see it no. 1.


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zumnupy10 (on 04 November 2012)

47K for Uncharted 3. The game does have strong legs.


platformmaster918 (on 04 November 2012)

GT5 still going strong too


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Michael-5 (on 05 November 2012)

The power of Bundles eh? However I bet the games wouldn't be too far back without them.


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Michael-5 (on 04 November 2012)

And so begins the rise of 360. I wonder how much the 360-PS3 gap will increase to? 2.5 million


platformmaster918 (on 04 November 2012)

that would be pretty dramatic. I think it'll be just above 2 million at most. Halo fans have most likely bought a 360 at this point, and COD is multiplat. Also ACIII is bundled with PS3 so it should help a little. What would be really weird is if PS3 passes 360 next year then falls back behind during the holidays then goes back up for good which could happen.


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damoxuk (on 04 November 2012)

From next week 360 should pull ahead due to Halo 4 and Blops 2. However Wii-U may put a dint in that in a couple of weeks (US) 4 weeks (EU). PErsonally i'm cutting back on buying games day 1 and buying at bargain prices and waiting on next-gen (Wii-U I do not class in that bracket).


Michael-5 (on 05 November 2012)

This is last weeks analysis, Halo 4 would be coming in 2 weeks data. PS3 should hold above 360 next week since NFS typically favors PS3 and Assassin's Creed has a small favor to PS3, but after next week 360 is finally making up for the years sales.


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