Weekly Sales Analysis, 5 January - 2013 Begins

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 January 2013 / 4,095 Views

Overview

Hardware sales decreased 34 percent this week to 1.44 million units, from 2.19 million units last week. The PSP is the only platform to be up week-on-week. This is the first week of 2013 and year-on-year sales are down 22 percent. All 7th generation platforms are down year-on-year. Both 8th generation platforms, the 3DS and Vita, that were out a year ago are up year-on-year.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) passed the 11 million mark; and Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) passed the nine million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 145,296 (-33%) to 300,661 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 173,087 (-51%) to 169,602 units sold. The Wii U sold 134,849 units, a decrease of 69,232 (-34%). The Wii sold 81,173 units, a decrease of 88,970 (-52%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the PSP, and down for everything else. The 3DS sold 495,133 units, which is down 198,064 (-29%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 105,948 units which is up 19,355 (22%) compared to last week. The PlayStation Vita is down 27,932 (-24%) to 88,786 units sold. The DS is down 64,187 (-50%) to 63,684 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 747,413 units (-34%) to 1.44 million units.

The 3DS and PlayStation Vita are up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 130,804 (-30%), the Wii is down 224,994 (-73%), and the Xbox 360 is down 94,946 (-36%). The PSP is down 134,184 (-56%), the DS is down 36,483 (-36%), the Vita is up 42,624 (92%) and the 3DS is up 26,317 (6%). Year on year sales are down 417620 units (-22%).

The PlayStation 3 has lead for the second straight week and the fourth time in 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for five of the other weeks and the Wii U for one. The PlayStation 3 has a 55 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 31 percent market share; and the Wii has a 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Wii is up, and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are down.

3DS hardware remains well above its rival, the PlayStation Vita, and every other handheld. The 3DS outsold the Vita by nearly 6 to 1. The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by nearly 8 to 1. The PlayStation Vita was outsold its predecessor, the PSP. The PSP has a 62 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the DS with 38 percent. The 3DS has an 85 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has an 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS#) is at the top with sales of 191,625 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number two with sales of 180,905 units. Halo 4 (X360) is at number three with sales of 176,412. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) is at number four with sales of 156,394. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number five with sales of 134,535.

Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number six with sales of 121,473. FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 108,233. Far Cry 3 (X360) is at number eight with sales of 105,391. New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU) is at number nine with sales of 94,173. Far Cry 3 (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 92,073.

Software home console sales week on week are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 2.41 million, a decrease of 2.32 million units (-49%).  The Xbox 360 sold 2.41 million games this week, a decrease of 3.01 million units (-56%). Wii software sales are down 1.58 million units (-54%) to 1.35 million games sold. The Wii U sold 265,095 games, a decrease of 168,894 (-39%).

Handheld software sales week on week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 1.29 million games, which is down 538,124 units (-29%). The DS sold 750,658 games, a decrease of 798,085 units (-52%) week on week. PSP game sales are down 111,890 units (-31%) to 351,708 games sold. The Vita sold 190,926 games, a decrease of 181,470 (-49%).  Total combined software is down 8.70 million units (-49%) week on week to 9.02 million.

Year on year software totals is up for the 3DS and PlayStation Vita and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 127,496 units (-5%), the Wii is down 1.21 million units (-47%) and the Xbox 360 is down 373,407 units (-13%). The DS is down 252,049 units (-25%), the PSP is down 157,487 units (-31%), the 3DS is up 538,124 units (18%), and the Vita is up 140,140 units (276%). Total combined software is down 1.52 million units (-14%) games sold year on year.

Software sales have decreased dramatically for a second straight week as the post-holiday period begins. The PlayStation 3 has led for the first time since the week ending November 3. This is the second time in 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 has a 39 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 39 percent, and the Wii with 22 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago the Wii is up, and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are down.

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the third week in a row. It has also led for six of the last 10 weeks. The DS led for the other four weeks. The DS has a 68 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 32 percent market share. The 3DS has an 87 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS and PSP are up, and the DS and Vita are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
191,625 9,047,590 8
2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
180,905 11,043,705 8
3
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
176,412 7,520,654 9
4
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
156,394 5,198,608 24
5
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
134,535 2,200,794 9
6
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
121,473 4,843,442 14
7
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
108,233 5,706,315 15
8
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
105,391 1,636,547 6
9
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
94,173 1,403,297 7
10
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
92,073 1,360,329 6
11
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
88,940 1,503,461 7
12
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
88,687 1,193,953 8
13
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
85,964 4,465,384 10
14
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
80,903 7,419,109 58
15
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
78,971 4,157,898 15
16
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
72,813 3,951,332 10
17
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
70,174 1,486,620 10
18
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
65,964 19,698,612 114
19
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
65,593 6,097,904 29
20
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
63,601 7,978,668 62
21
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
60,786 1,929,577 14
22
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
52,593 1,297,574 7
23
Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone (3DS)
Level 5, Sports
49,020 360,469 4
24
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
48,297 33,330,649 248
25
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
44,179 26,552,090 164
26
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
43,707 1,099,476 11
27
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
43,182 80,914,981 320
28
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
41,006 31,325,703 185
29
One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake (PSP)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
39,802 266,052 3
30
Fantasy Life (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
39,308 165,256 2
31 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 61
32 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 14
33 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 7
34 Magician's Quest: Town of Magic 3DS Konami Digital Entertainment Simulation 3
35 Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 10
36 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 27
37 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 111
38 Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 26
39 Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 PS3 Tecmo Koei Fighting 3
40 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity 3DS Nintendo Role-Playing 7
41 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 57
42 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 13
43 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 6
44 Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney 3DS Level 5 Adventure 6
45 Madden NFL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 19
46 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 45
47 WWE '13 PS3 THQ Action 10
48 WWE '13 X360 THQ Action 10
49 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 65
50 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 19
51 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 11
52 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 14
53 Style Savvy: Trendsetters 3DS Nintendo Misc 15
54 Yakuza 5 PS3 Sega Action 5
55 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 112
56 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 98
57 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 258
58 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 6
59 Fallout: New Vegas X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 116
60 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 64
61 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 16
62 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 11
63 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 14
64 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 60
65 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 7
66 Kobitodzukan: Kobito Kansatsu Set 3DS Nippon Columbia Action 24
67 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 63
68 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC Activision Shooter 8
69 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 62
70 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 16
71 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 7
72 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 8
73 Skylanders Giants Wii Activision Action 12
74 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 114
75 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 347
76 Dishonored PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 13
77 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 11
78 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 61
79 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Wii Disney Interactive Studios Action 7
80 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 138
81 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 64
82 Dance Central 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 12
83 Toriko: Gourmet Monsters! 3DS Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 4
84 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 15
85 Assassin's Creed III: Liberation PSV Ubisoft Action 10
86 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 61
87 Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 8
88 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 44
89 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 63
90 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed X360 Sega Action 8
91 Diablo III PC Activision Role-Playing 34
92 LEGO The Lord of the Rings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 8
93 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 60
94 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two X360 Disney Interactive Studios Action 7
95 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 16
96 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 245
97 Resident Evil 6 X360 Capcom Action 14
98 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed PS3 Sega Action 8
99 AKB1/149: Love Election PSP Namco Bandai Games Adventure 3
100 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 373

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2 Comments

SangheliZealotX (on 14 January 2013)

They forgot to mention that halo 4 outsold back ops 2(360) in the USA this week , pretty impressive especially since it came out a week earlier.


Psyberius (on 12 January 2013)

134k WIIu. "ouch".


Michael-5 (on 12 January 2013)

Really? With the software it has, that isn't bad. PS3 opened to like 85k lol


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