Weekly Sales Analysis, 12 January - Sales Continue to Drop

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 January 2013 / 3,941 Views

Overview

Hardware sales decreased 54 percent this week to 655,636 units, from 1.44 million units last week. All platforms are down week-on-week. Year-on-year sales are down 32 percent. The Vita is the only platform up year-on-year.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) passed the eight million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 162,456 (-54%) to 138,205 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 70,296 (-41%) to 99,306 units sold. The Wii U sold 52,424 units, a decrease of 82,425 (-61%). The Wii sold 43,104 units, a decrease of 38,069 (-47%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 209,704 units, which is down 285,429 (-58%) week-on-week. The DS is down 25,161 (-40%) to 38,523 units sold. The PlayStation Vita is down 50,991 (-57%) to 37,795 units sold. The PSP sold 36,575 units which is down 69,373 (-65%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are down 784,200 units (-54%) to 655,636 units.

The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 89,304 (-39%), the Wii is down 102,742 (-47%), and the Xbox 360 is down 78,596 (-44%). The PSP is down 52,078 (-59%), the DS is down 24,190 (-39%), the Vita is up 18,039 (91%) and the 3DS is down 29,625 (-12%). Year on year sales are down 306,072 units (-32%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Hardware sales have dropped significantly since the week ending December 22. Down anywhere from four to seven times per console. The PlayStation 3 has lead for the third 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 49 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all home consoles (minus the Wii U) are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld sales have dropped significantly since the holiday peak. The 3DS is down nearly six times in the last three weeks. The 3DS outsold the Vita by nearly 6 to 1. The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 5 to 1. The PlayStation Vita barely outsold its predecessor, the PSP.

The DS has a 51 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the PSP with 49 percent. The 3DS has an 85 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PSP is up, and the DS, 3DS, and Vita are down.

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 (PS3) is at the top with sales of 117,420 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number two with sales of 111,749 units. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number three with sales of 84,506. Halo 4 (X360) is at number four with sales of 76,578. Anarchy Reigns (X360) is at number five with sales of 71,798.

FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 71,785. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number seven with sales of 70,665. Far Cry 3 (X360) is at number eight with sales of 66,391. Far Cry 3 (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 63,126. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 58,926.

Software

Software home console sales week on week are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.48 million, a decrease of 935,111 units (-39%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.48 million games this week, a decrease of 932,443 units (-39%). Wii software sales are down 568,478 units (-42%) to 785,403 games sold. The Wii U sold 112,263 games, a decrease of 152,832 (-58%).

Handheld software sales week on week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 536,751 games, which is down 749,397 units (-58%). The DS sold 441,619 games, a decrease of 309,039 units (-41%) week on week. PSP game sales are down 192,559 units (-55%) to 159,149 games sold. The Vita sold 102,636 games, a decrease of 88,290 (-46%).  Total combined software is down 3.93 million units (-44%) week on week to 5.09 million.

Year on year software totals is up for the PlayStation Vita and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 304,235 units (-39%), the Wii is down 976,550 units (-42%) and the Xbox 360 is down 437,415 units (-39%). The DS is down 285,226 units (-41%), the PSP is down 217,829 units (-41%), the 3DS is down 61,102 units (10%), and the Vita is up 76,970 units (300%). Total combined software is down 2.09 million units (-29%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Software sales have decreased for a third straight week for all four home consoles. The PlayStation 3 has led for two straight weeks, however only by a little bit. The Xbox 360 led for the eight weeks prior.

The PlayStation 3 has a 40 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 39 percent, and the Wii with 21 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home consoles (minus the Wii U) are down.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the fourth week in a row. It has also led for seven of the last 10 weeks. The DS led for the other three weeks. The DS has remained well above the PSP.

The DS has a 74 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 26 percent market share. The 3DS has an 84 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

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 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
117,420 9,165,010 9
2
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
111,749 11,155,454 9
3
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
84,506 2,285,300 10
4
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
76,578 7,597,232 10
5
Gamewise
Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
71,798 86,281 28
6
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
71,785 5,778,100 16
7
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
70,665 4,914,107 15
8
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
66,391 1,702,938 7
9
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
63,126 1,423,455 7
10
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
58,926 5,257,534 25
11
Gamewise
Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
51,798 106,889 28
12
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
45,252 4,203,150 16
13
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
43,859 4,509,243 11
14
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
36,932 7,456,041 59
15
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
36,722 1,540,183 8
16
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
35,380 1,438,677 8
17
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
35,082 1,521,702 11
18
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
34,359 6,132,263 30
19
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
34,300 3,985,632 11
20
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
32,742 1,962,319 15
21
Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
31,978 19,730,590 115
22
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
30,012 8,008,680 63
23
Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
27,566 33,358,215 249
24
Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
26,677 80,941,658 321
25
Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
26,093 1,323,667 8
26
Gamewise
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
25,463 1,219,416 9
27
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
24,721 26,576,811 165
28
Gamewise
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
24,111 31,349,814 186
29
Gamewise
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
22,505 1,121,981 12
30
Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
21,236 6,975,260 62
31 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 112
32 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 113
33 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 15
34 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 61
35 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 8
36 Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 11
37 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 12
38 WWE '13 PS3 THQ Action 11
39 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 58
40 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 14
41 WWE '13 X360 THQ Action 11
42 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 28
43 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 20
44 Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone 3DS Level 5 Sports 5
45 Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 PS3 Tecmo Koei Fighting 4
46 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 15
47 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 7
48 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 65
49 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 259
50 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 16
51 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 64
52 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 63
53 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 46
54 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 15
55 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 5
56 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 66
57 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 12
58 Madden NFL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 20
59 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 9
60 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 8
61 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 99
62 Fallout: New Vegas X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 117
63 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 20
64 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 113
65 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 139
66 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 12
67 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 17
68 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 115
69 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 62
70 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 189
71 XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC Take-Two Interactive Strategy 14
72 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 17
73 LEGO The Lord of the Rings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 9
74 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 62
75 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 64
76 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 65
77 Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 27
78 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 172
79 Dance Central 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 13
80 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 X360 Ubisoft Sports 62
81 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 139
82 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future DS Nintendo Adventure 122
83 Skylanders Giants Wii Activision Action 13
84 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 246
85 Dishonored PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 14
86 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 348
87 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Wii Disney Interactive Studios Action 8
88 One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake PSP Namco Bandai Games Fighting 4
89 Yakuza 5 PS3 Sega Action 6
90 Assassin's Creed III: Liberation PSV Ubisoft Action 11
91 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 246
92 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 71
93 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 45
94 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 270
95 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed X360 Sega Action 9
96 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 374
97 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC Activision Shooter 9
98 Farming Simulator 2013 PC Focus Home Interactive Action 12
99 Doom 3 BFG Edition X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 13
100 Resident Evil 6 X360 Capcom Action 15

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4 Comments

wolfofthepack (on 20 January 2013)

does this take into consideration digital download? if not then this makes no sense to report


kumagawa (on 20 January 2013)

3DS down year on year already, ouch!


the_dengle (on 20 January 2013)

Early 2012 was coming off the heels of Mario 3D Land and Kart 7.


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MARCUSDJACKSON (on 20 January 2013)

ouch PS3 bit the dust this wk. i was hoping to top 1m for the month, but it won't happen.


Michael-5 (on 20 January 2013)

NintendOWNS!