Weekly Sales Analysis, 3 November - Assassin's Creed III

by William D'Angelo, posted on 09 November 2012 / 7,822 Views

Overview

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.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

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%).

Hardware Home Consoles

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.

Hardware Handhelds

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.

Worldwide Software

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.

Software

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.

Software Home Consoles

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.

Software Handhelds

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.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
1,635,140 1,635,140 1
2
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
1,513,539 1,513,539 1
3
Gamewise
Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
353,747 353,747 1
4
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
255,965 255,965 1
5
Gamewise
WWE '13 (PS3)
THQ, Fighting
248,852 248,852 1
6
Gamewise
WWE '13 (X360)
THQ, Fighting
240,556 240,556 1
7
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
221,772 5,263,687 20
8
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) (X360)
Electronic Arts, Racing
188,316 188,316 1
9
Gamewise
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
181,341 4,241,784 6
10
Gamewise
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
155,304 486,568 2
11
Gamewise
Football Manager 2013 (PC)
Sega, Action
140,993 202,267 2
12
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
138,888 627,270 5
13
Gamewise
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
124,092 3,040,057 6
14
Gamewise
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
114,251 448,715 2
15
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed (PSV)
Ubisoft, Adventure
107,942 107,942 1
16
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
107,873 3,000,187 15
17
Gamewise
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
106,255 454,227 2
18
Gamewise
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
92,394 526,897 89
19
Gamewise
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
69,869 249,409 3
20
Gamewise
Farming Simulator 2013 (PC)
Focus Home Interactive, Action
65,940 471,574 2
21
Gamewise
Okami (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
63,421 63,421 1
22
Gamewise
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
54,831 1,939,018 5
23
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
54,679 675,500 5
24
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
53,962 585,096 5
25
Gamewise
Yakuza (PS3)
Sega, Adventure
52,948 52,948 1
26
Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
51,692 17,099,066 105
27
Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
51,603 79,546,396 311
28
Gamewise
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
50,896 1,365,962 10
29
Gamewise
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
47,929 30,087,888 176
30
Gamewise
Ragnarok Odyssey (PSV)
Unknown, Role-Playing
46,233 131,488 40
31 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 4
32 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS Nintendo Platform 53
33 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 7
34 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 53
35 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 102
36 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PSP Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 2
37 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) PC Electronic Arts Racing 1
38 Dishonored PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 4
39 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 7
40 Mario Kart 7 3DS Nintendo Racing 49
41 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 55
42 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 7
43 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 10
44 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 52
45 Resident Evil 6 X360 Capcom Action 5
46 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 239
47 Assassin's Creed III PC Ubisoft Action 1
48 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 10
49 Skylanders Giants X360 Activision Action 3
50 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC Electronic Arts Shooter 2
51 Skylanders Giants PS3 Activision Action 3
52 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) PSV Electronic Arts Racing 1
53 WWE '13 Wii THQ Fighting 1
54 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 56
55 Dark Souls PS3 Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 59
56 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 5
57 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 55
58 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 52
59 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 36
60 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 6
61 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 338
62 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 52
63 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 103
64 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 54
65 Doom 3 BFG Edition PS3 Bethesda Softworks Action 3
66 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 155
67 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii Activision Action 56
68 F1 2012 PS3 Codemasters Racing 7
69 Rocksmith PS3 Ubisoft Misc 55
70 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 57
71 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 52
72 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 364
73 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 54
74 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 4
75 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 51
76 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 129
77 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 51
78 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 162
79 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 105
80 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 236
81 Assassin's Creed II PS3 Ubisoft Action 155
82 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 94
83 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 61
84 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 129
85 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 112
86 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 81
87 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 51
88 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Wii Nintendo Platform 16
89 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 104
90 XCOM: Enemy Unknown X360 Take-Two Interactive Strategy 4
91 Rocksmith X360 Ubisoft Misc 55
92 Madden NFL 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 10
93 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 20
94 Sleeping Dogs PS3 Square Enix Action 12
95 Dance Central 3 X360 Harmonix Music Systems Misc 3
96 Doom 3 BFG Edition X360 Bethesda Softworks Action 3
97 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS Activision Misc 52
98 Max Payne 3 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 25
99 LEGO Battles: Ninjago DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Strategy 82
100 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 35

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7 Comments

DieAppleDie (on 09 November 2012)

That ps3 is really down YoY Has already peaked?


damoxuk (on 09 November 2012)

Wii-U will eat into sales of ps3/360 after Nov 18th/30th (US/EU). More likely in US due to more stock cheaper price as opposed to high EU pricing due to no RRP (retailers selling what they want with no sign of competition atm).


man-bear-pig (on 09 November 2012)

Doubt it...they appeal to totally different markets.


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the_dengle (on 10 November 2012)

@MBP, the only way I could agree with that is if what you're actually saying is that the 360 appeals mainly to 'casuals' now thanks to Kinect. Maybe you haven't seen Wii U's launch line-up. It includes ZombiU, an actually not-shit version of Ninja Gaiden 3, AC3, Blops2, Darksiders 2 -- all on launch DAY.

Plus, don't pretend Microsoft and Sony haven't been caught with their hands into the casual cookie jar. It's tough to argue that Wii U and 360 "appeal to totally different markets" with Microsoft pushing SmartGlass so hard and Just Dance 3 selling well over a million on 360 last year. Wii U overlaps with the PS360 market WAY more than the Wii did.


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the_dengle (on 09 November 2012)

3DS hardware down YOY this week for the first time since August. Hopefully Animal Crossing in Japan and Paper Mario in America gives it enough of a boost next week to make up the difference.


ganoncrotch (on 10 November 2012)

Sad that AC3 Liberation launched this week if it was any other week it woulda been right into the top 10. Still absolutely amazing first week for the vita version of the game Hopefully people will want more Assassins Creed when they finish off 3 and pick this up in the coming weeks.


platformmaster918 (on 09 November 2012)

PS3 continues to extend the lead and will hopefully hold on a lot better this year with less Kinect craze and probably everyone who wants Halo already having a 360


man-bear-pig (on 09 November 2012)

PS3 down 13% YOY...not good.


VGKing (on 09 November 2012)

Xbox 360 is down 15% YOY....even less good.


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VGKing (on 09 November 2012)

"The gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox has increased this week after three straight weeks of decreasing." How is that possible if the PS3 sold more this week? Adjustments?


pezus (on 09 November 2012)

The weekly gap, he means.


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