Weekly Sales Analysis, 10 November - Halo 4, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

by William D'Angelo, posted on 15 November 2012 / 9,802 Views

Overview

Other than for the PSP, hardware sales have increased across the board. Overall week on week hardware sales are up 30 percent. The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. Overall hardware sales are down 22 percent year-on-year.

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week. Halo 4 (X360) has debuted at the top with sales of 3,798,209. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Halo 4 (X360) passed three million sold; and Assassin’s Creed III (X360) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware home console sales week on week are up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 18,096 (6%) to 316,495 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 167,359 (65%) to 425,815 units sold. The Wii sold 89,852 units, which is up 14,642 (19%).

Handheld sales are up for the DS, 3DS and Vita, and down for the PSP. The 3DS sold 412,683 units, which is up 111,105 (37%) week on week. The PlayStation Vita is up 1,005 (2%) to 60,331 units sold. The DS is up 9,325 (20%) to 56,872 units sold. The PSP sold 30,743 units which is down 2,343 (-7%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 319,189 (30%) to 1,392,791.

The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-over-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 62,904 (-17%), the Wii is down 186,888 (-68%), and the Xbox 360 is down 130,162 (-23%). The PSP is down 77,019 (-71%), the DS is down 78,190 (-58%) and the 3DS is up 86,909 (27%). Year on year sales are down 387,923 (-22%).

The Xbox 360 for the first time all year outsold the PlayStation 3, to become the bestselling platform. This is mainly due to the release of Halo 4, as well as the beginning of the holiday period. The Xbox 360 has a 51 percent market share; the PlayStation 3 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 11 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 nearly 7 to 1. The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 7 to 1. The PlayStation Vita has doubled the sales of the PSP. The DS has a 65 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 35 percent. The 3DS has an 87 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 12 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week. Halo 4 (X360) has debuted at the top with sales of 3,798,209. The game launched worldwide.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) debuted at number two with sales of 641,441. The Game launched in Japan.

LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3) debuted at number 12 with sales of 84,951. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (PS3) debuted at number 18 with sales of 69,588. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) is at number three with sales of 471,625. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) is at number four with sales of 419,492. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number five with sales of 171,977.

Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) is at number six with sales of 157,467. FIFA 13 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 146,406. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 139,521. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 118,699. FIFA 13 (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 105,262.

Week on week software sales for home consoles are up for the Xbox 360 and Wii, and down for the PlayStation 3. The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week with sales of 6.76 million, an increase of 2.35 million (77%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 3.18 million games this week, a decrease of 1.61 million (-34%). Wii software sales are up 171,588 (12%) to 1.57 million games sold.

Handheld software sales are up for the DS and 3DS, and down for the PSP and Vita. The DS sold 1.14 million games, an increase of 38,399 games (3%) week on week.  The 3DS sold 1.37 million games, which is up 660,693 (93%). PSP game sales are down 19,727 (-6%) to 286,132 games sold. The Vita sold 216,679 games, a decrease of 116,137 (-35%).  Total combined software is up 1.47 million units (11%) week on week to 14.53 million.

Year on year software totals are only up for the 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is down 6.61 million (-68%), the Wii is down 1.78 million units (-53%) and the Xbox 360 is down 5.85 million units (-46%). The DS is down 817,376 (-42%), the PSP is down 536,984 (-65%) and the 3DS is up 660,693 (146%). Total combined software is down 14.57 million units (-50%) games sold year on year.

The reason for the 50 percent drop year-over-year is due to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 last year, while this year’s Call of Duty game will be in the following weeks chart.

The Xbox 360 has retaken the top spot for most software sold. This is the third time in 10 weeks that the Xbox 360 has led the software charts. The PlayStation 3 led for the other seven weeks. The Xbox 360 has a 59 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 28 percent, and the Wii with 14 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

The 3DS has retaken the top spot for most software sold for a handheld, for the first time since the week ending October 6. The DS has an 80 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 20 percent market share. The 3DS has an 86 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the all four handhelds are up.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
3,798,209 3,798,209 1
2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
641,441 641,441 1
3
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
471,625 1,985,164 2
4
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
419,492 2,054,632 2
5
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
171,977 799,247 6
6
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
157,467 5,421,154 21
7
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
146,406 4,388,190 7
8
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
139,521 395,486 2
9
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
118,699 3,118,886 16
10
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
105,262 3,145,319 7
11
WWE '13 (PS3)
THQ, Fighting
84,951 333,803 2
12
LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
84,685 84,685 1
13
Football Manager 2013 (PC)
Sega, Action
83,516 285,783 3
14
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) (X360)
Electronic Arts, Racing
81,149 269,465 2
15
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
80,312 17,178,561 106
16
WWE '13 (X360)
THQ, Fighting
79,011 319,567 2
17
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
73,943 560,511 3
18
Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Action
69,588 69,588 1
19
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
63,803 79,599,734 312
20
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
62,849 312,258 4
21
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
59,761 30,133,295 177
22
Borderlands 2 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
56,909 1,824,394 8
23
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
56,354 583,251 90
24
Forza Motorsport 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
52,425 2,535,296 57
25
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
52,178 500,893 3
26
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
52,086 1,417,161 11
27
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
52,049 6,893,651 54
28
Farming Simulator 2013 (PC)
Focus Home Interactive, Action
50,651 523,045 3
29
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
49,387 6,430,844 50
30
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
48,811 723,811 6
31 Assassin's Creed PSV Ubisoft Adventure 2
32 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 6
33 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 3
34 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 54
35 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 8
36 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 6
37 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 53
38 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 103
39 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 11
40 Tales of Xillia 2 PS3 Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 2
41 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 240
42 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 5
43 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 11
44 Dishonored PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 5
45 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 56
46 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 8
47 Kinect: Disneyland Adventures X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 52
48 Resident Evil 6 X360 Capcom Action 6
49 Diablo III PC Activision Role-Playing 26
50 F1 2012 PS3 Codemasters Racing 8
51 Skylanders Giants X360 Activision Action 4
52 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 7
53 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 6
54 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 55
55 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 37
56 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 106
57 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 104
58 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 339
59 Madden NFL 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 11
60 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 53
61 Assassin's Creed II PS3 Ubisoft Action 156
62 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 53
63 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 52
64 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 156
65 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 53
66 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 53
67 Ratchet & Clank Collection PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 20
68 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 58
69 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 55
70 Skylanders Giants PS3 Activision Action 4
71 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 163
72 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 56
73 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 365
74 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 130
75 Rocksmith PS3 Ubisoft Misc 56
76 Dance Central 3 X360 Harmonix Music Systems Misc 4
77 God of War Saga PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 11
78 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 52
79 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 32
80 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 105
81 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 237
82 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS Activision Misc 53
83 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 95
84 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 130
85 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) PC Electronic Arts Racing 2
86 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 261
87 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 52
88 Silent Hill: Downpour PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Adventure 35
89 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 237
90 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 52
91 Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone 3DS Nintendo Action 16
92 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood X360 Ubisoft Action 104
93 NCAA Football 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 18
94 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) PSV Electronic Arts Racing 2
95 uDraw Studio Wii THQ Misc 104
96 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 113
97 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 21
98 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 250
99 F1 2012 X360 Codemasters Racing 8
100 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Nintendo Platform 103

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3 Comments

CrunkE4 (on 16 November 2012)

VGKing that comment really showed how much of a fanboy you are, w.e tho their are a lot of sony fanboy's in VGchartz.


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VGKing (on 15 November 2012)

Funny how the Xbox 360 finally overtook the PS3 worldwide with the release of Halo 4. That's what it takes, marketing blitz and AAA game. Meanwhile the PS3 sells well throughout the whole year purely on word of mouth/brand name/whatever.


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Michael-5 (on 15 November 2012)

It's funny how you call the 3DS and Vita next gen hand held consoles when the 3DS has been around for nearly 2 years, Vita has been around for 1, and with the exception of Pokemon last gen hand helds not having any recent releases.


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trunkswd (on 15 November 2012)

I don't want to confuse people with calling the 3DS and Vita current gen and the DS and PSP last gen, while the Wii U the first next gen home console is just about to come out.


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fedfed (on 16 November 2012)

@Michael-5 3DS and Vita re next generation since last generation is still here.

When DS and PSP will eb out of teh picture we can talk about (1 and only) current generation I guess


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