Weekly Sales Analysis, 17 November - Call of Duty: Black Ops II

by William D'Angelo, posted on 23 November 2012 / 8,688 Views

Overview

Hardware sales increased the board and will jump up even more when the following week’s charts are out, due to Black Friday. Overall week on week hardware sales are up 16 percent. However year-on-year sales are a different story. The 3DS is the only platform to be up, while overall sales are down 32 percent year-on-year.

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is this week’s top debut. The Xbox 360 version debuted at the top with sales of 6.21 million units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 4.61 million units and the PC version debuted at number four with sales of 400,859 units.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Halo 4 (X360) passed four million units sold; Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) passed the two million mark; Just Dance 4 (Wii) passed the one million mark; and Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS) passed the five million units sold.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week on week are up across the board. Xbox 360 sales are up 25,099 (8%) to 354,206 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are up 27,169 (11%) to 276,693 units sold. The Wii sold 91,443 units, which is up 21,509 (31%).

Handheld sales are up across the board week on week. The 3DS sold 462,381 units, which is up 78,078 (20%) week on week. The PlayStation Vita is up 30,327 (51%) to 89,653 units sold. The DS is up 8,818 (14%) to 69,849 units sold. The PSP sold 33,957 units which is up 4,214 (10%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 194,214 (16%) to 1,378,182.

The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-over-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 108,431 (-28%), the Wii is down 268,219 (-75%), and the Xbox 360 is down 157,829 (-31%). The PSP is down 115,883 (-77%), the DS is down 115,056 (-62%) and the 3DS is up 36,448 (9%). Year on year sales are down 639,317 (-32%).

Hardware Home Consoles

The Xbox 360 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for the third time in 2012 and for the second week in a row. The Xbox 360 has a 49 percent market share; the PlayStation 3 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 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 nearly 7 to 1. The PlayStation Vita has nearly outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by nearly 3 to 1. The DS has a 67 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 33 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 all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is this week’s top debut. The Xbox 360 version debuted at the top with sales of 6.21 million units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 4.61 million units and the PC version debuted at number four with sales of 400,859 units. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS) debuted nine with sales of 175,158. The game launched in North America.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (PSV) debuted at number 16 with sales of 118,615. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Lego The Lord of the Rings (X360) debuted at number 20 with sales of 81,600. The Wii version debuted at number 23 with sales of 74,400. The game launched in North America.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Halo 4 (X360) is at number three with sales of 752,500. Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) is at number five with sales of 383,887.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number six with sales of 232,641. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) is at number seven with sales of 232,641. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number right with sales of 227,917. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 161,746.

Software

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 9.98 million, an increase of 3.27 million (49%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 7.61 million games this week, an increase of 4.49 million (144%). Wii software sales are up 398,922 (26%) to 1.93 million games sold.

Handheld software sales are up for the DS, PSP, and Vita, and down for the 3DS. The 3DS sold 1.32 million games, which is down 31,623 (-2%). The DS sold 1.15 million games, an increase of 93,219 games (9%) week on week.  The Vita sold 333,986 games, an increase of 123,622 (-59%).  PSP game sales are up 35,048 (13%) to 310,220 games sold. Total combined software is up 8.38 million units (59%) week on week to 22.64 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 1.34 million (21%), the Wii is down 2.14 million units (-53%) and the Xbox 360 is up 2.34 million units (31%). The DS is down 994,851 (-46%), the PSP is down 326,023 (-51%) and the 3DS is up 188,814 (17%). Total combined software is up 742,308 units (3%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Xbox 360 software sales continued to grow for a fourth straight week and have increased nearly four times in the last five weeks. This is the fourth time in 10 weeks that the Xbox 360 has led the software charts. The PlayStation 3 led for the other six weeks. The Xbox 360 has a 51 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 39 percent, and the Wii with 10 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

Software Handhelds

The most software sold on a handheld was on the 3DS for a second straight week and for the sixth time in the last 10 weeks. The DS lead the charts for the other four weeks. The DS has a 79 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 21 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 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
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
6,210,135 6,210,135 1
2
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
4,610,697 4,610,697 1
3
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
752,500 4,550,709 2
4
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC)
Activision, Shooter
400,859 400,859 1
5
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
383,887 2,369,051 3
6
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
297,859 939,300 2
7
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
232,641 2,287,273 3
8
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
227,917 1,027,164 7
9
Gamewise
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
175,158 175,158 1
10
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
161,746 3,280,632 17
11
Gamewise
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
153,175 4,541,365 8
12
Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
135,178 17,313,739 107
13
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
134,224 5,051,540 22
14
Gamewise
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
120,131 638,314 5
15
Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
119,899 2,654,500 58
16
Gamewise
Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (PSV)
Activision, Shooter
118,615 118,615 1
17
Gamewise
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
113,435 3,258,754 8
18
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
112,899 508,385 3
19
Gamewise
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
99,403 855,319 53
20
Gamewise
LEGO The Lord of the Rings (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
81,600 81,600 1
21
Gamewise
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
78,148 4,939,093 55
22
Gamewise
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
75,494 552,707 4
23
Gamewise
LEGO The Lord of the Rings (Wii)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
74,400 74,400 1
24
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
69,257 887,304 7
25
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
68,162 6,961,496 55
26
Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
68,121 79,645,167 313
27
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
67,500 6,498,031 51
28
Gamewise
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
65,235 1,482,396 12
29
Gamewise
Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Simulation
64,593 117,696 4
30
Gamewise
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
61,843 30,174,915 178
31 Assassin's Creed PSV Ubisoft Adventure 3
32 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 7
33 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 4
34 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 9
35 LEGO The Lord of the Rings PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 1
36 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 241
37 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) X360 Electronic Arts Racing 3
38 WWE '13 PS3 THQ Fighting 3
39 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 4
40 WWE '13 X360 THQ Fighting 3
41 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 104
42 Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 3DS Nintendo Adventure 91
43 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 7
44 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 12
45 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 4
46 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 54
47 Zone of the Enders HD Collection X360 Konami Digital Entertainment Simulation 4
48 LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 2
49 Scribblenauts: Unlimited 3DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Puzzle 1
50 Summon Night 4 PSP Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 1
51 Skylanders Giants X360 Activision Action 5
52 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 7
53 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 6
54 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 9
55 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 38
56 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 157
57 Farming Simulator 2013 PC Focus Home Interactive Action 4
58 Skylanders Giants PS3 Activision Action 5
59 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 340
60 Dishonored PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 6
61 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 105
62 The Sims 3: Seasons PC Electronic Arts Simulation 1
63 F1 2012 PS3 Codemasters Racing 9
64 Resident Evil 6 X360 Capcom Action 7
65 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 53
66 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 57
67 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 366
68 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 9
69 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 59
70 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 56
71 God of War Saga PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 12
72 Dance Central 3 X360 Harmonix Music Systems Misc 5
73 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 12
74 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 8
75 Assassin's Creed II PS3 Ubisoft Action 157
76 FIFA 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 8
77 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 91
78 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 107
79 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 164
80 Madden NFL 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 12
81 Diablo III PC Activision Role-Playing 27
82 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 262
83 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 33
84 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 54
85 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 105
86 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 131
87 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 54
88 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 54
89 LEGO Batman: The Videogame X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 217
90 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 106
91 NCAA Football 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 19
92 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 56
93 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 54
94 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 238
95 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Nintendo Platform 104
96 uDraw Studio Wii THQ Misc 105
97 Rocksmith PS3 Ubisoft Misc 57
98 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 106
99 Wii Party Wii Nintendo Misc 124
100 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 238

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2 Comments

Kai Master (on 26 November 2012)

Best selling games of the week (multi-platform) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II : 11,340k Halo 4 : 753k Assassin's Creed III : 691k FIFA 13 : 316k


Kai Master (on 26 November 2012)

@ William D'Angelo : "number right" ?