Weekly Sales Analysis, 3 November - Assassin's Creed III - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 09 November 2012 / 8,292 Views
Hardware sales have increased across the board week-on-week. Overall week on week hardware sales are up 17 percent. No platforms are up year-over-year, even the 3DS is now down. Overall hardware sales are down 25 percent year-on-year.
Seven games debuted in the top 30 this week. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 1,635,140 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 1,513,539. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Assassin’s Creed III for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 both passed the one million mark in their opening week; FIFA 13 (X360)passed the three million mark; and New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) passed the three million mark.
Hardware home console sales week on week are up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 44,368 (17%) to 298,399 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 28,280 (12%) to 258,456 units sold. The Wii sold 75,210 units, which is up 11,512 (18%).
Handheld sales are up across the board. The 3DS sold 301,578 units, which is up 44,533 (17%) week on week. The PlayStation Vita is up 15,798 (36%) to 59,326 units sold. The DS is up 8,893 (23%) to 47,547 units sold. The PSP sold 33,086 units which is up 207 (1%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 153,591 (17%) to 1,073,602.
All platforms are down year-over-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 45,575 (-13%), the Wii is down 153,636 (-67%), and the Xbox 360 is down 43,898 (-15%). The PSP is down 73,804 (-69%), the DS is down 67,271 (-59%) and the 3DS is down 41,722 (-12%). Year on year sales are down 366,630 (-25%).
The gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox has increased this week after three straight weeks of decreasing. The PlayStation 3 leads by 39,943 units. The Xbox 360 could pass the PlayStation 3 next week due to the release of Halo 4. The PlayStation 3 has a 47 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 41 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 5 to 1. The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 6 to 1. Vita sales have picked up to nearly double the gap between it and its predecessor, the PSP. The DS has a 59 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 41 percent. The 3DS has an 84 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS, PSP and 3DS are up, while the Vita is down.
Seven games debuted in the top 30 this week. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 1,635,140 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 1,513,539. The game launched in Europe and North America.
Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) debuted at number three with sales of 353,747.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3) debuted at number four with sales of 255,965. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number eight with sales of 188,316. The game launched in Europe and North America.
WWE ’13 (PS3) debuted at number five with sales of 248,852. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number six with sales of 240,556. The game launched in North America.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (PSV) debuted at number 15 with sales of 107,942. The game launched in Europe and North America.
Okami (PS3) debuted at number 21 with sales of 63,421. The game launched in Japan.
Yakuza (PS3) debuted at number 25 with sales of 52,948. 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 seven with sales of 221,772. FIFA 13 (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 181,341. Forza: Horizon rounds out the top 10 with sales of 155,304.
Week on week software sales for home consoles are up across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 4.96 million, an increase of 2.16 million (77%). The Xbox 360 sold 4.58 million games this week, an increase of 1.56 million (51%). Wii software sales are up 74,294 (5%) to 1.68 million games sold.
Handheld software sales are up across the board, except for the PSP which is down. The DS sold 1.34 million games, an increase of 18,557 games (1%) week on week. The 3DS sold 733,463 games, which is up 26,602 (4%). PSP game sales are down 52,881 (12%) to 373,520 games sold. The Vita sold 327,111 games, an increase of 153,825 (89%). Total combined software is up 3.93 million units (39%) week on week to 14.00 million.
Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is up 65,780 (1%), the Wii is down 1.11 million units (-40%) and the Xbox 360 is up 671,063 units (17%). The DS is down 203,290 (-13%), the PSP is down 320,712 (-46%) and the 3DS is down 94,132 (-11%). Total combined software is down 666,435 million units (-5%) games sold year on year.
The PlayStation 3 has retaken the lead for most software sold, after falling behind the Xbox 360 last week. The PlayStation 3 has lead for eight of the last 10 weeks and the Xbox 360 for the other two weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 44 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 41 percent, and the Wii with 15 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.
The DS remains well above any other platform, software wise. The DS has a 78 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 22 percent market share. The 3DS has a 69 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 31 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS, PSP and Vita are up, while the 3DS down.
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