Weekly Sales Analysis, 26 January - Year on Year Sales Down 41% - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 04 February 2013 / 3,658 Views
Hardware sales decreased 10 percent this week to 482,432 units, from 534,930 units last week. All platforms are down week-on-week. Year-on-year sales are down 41 percent. The Vita is the only platform up year-on-year.
Four games debuted in the top 30 this week. Gintama no Sugoroku (PSP) debuted at number 20 with sales of 26,581.
Software milestones this week in the top 30: Just Dance 4 (Wii) passed the five million mark; NBA 2K13 (X360) passed the two million mark.
Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 10,045 (-9%) to 101,538 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 9,257 (-11%) to 75,559 units sold. The Wii U sold 33,549 units, a decrease of 5,841 (-15%). The Wii sold 25,990 units, a decrease of 6,615 (-20%).
Handheld sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 167,621 units, which is down 9,119 (-5%) week-on-week. The DS is down 3,950 (-14%) to 24,386 units sold. The PSP sold 26,440 units which is down 5,751 (-18%) compared to last week. The PlayStation Vita is down 1,920 (-7%) to 26,349 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 52,498 units (-10%) to 482,432 units.
The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 90,107 (-47%), the Wii is down 86,522 (-77%), and the Xbox 360 is down 92,227 (-55%). The PSP is down 43,638 (-18%), the DS is down 28,308 (-54%), the Vita is up 4,731 (22%) and the 3DS is down 36,181 (-18%). Year on year sales are down 338,293 units (-41%).
Hardware sales have dropped significantly since the week ending December 22. All four home consoles have dropped for five straight weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for five straight weeks and six of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for three of the other weeks and the Wii U one of the weeks.
The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.
Handheld sales have dropped significantly since the holiday peak, especially for the 3DS which got the biggest holiday boost. The 3DS, DS, and Vita have all dropped for five straight weeks and the PSP for three straight weeks. The 3DS remains well above all the other handhelds, outselling them combined.
The PSP has a 52 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the DS with 48 percent. The 3DS has an 86 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.
Four games debuted in the top 30 this week. Gintama no Sugoroku (PSP) debuted at number 20 with sales of 26,581. The game launched in Japan.
Demon Gaze (PSV) debuted at number 22 with sales of 25,592. The game launched in Japan.
Genkai Tokki Monster Monpiece (PSV) debuted at number 23 with sales of 25,080. The game launched in Japan.
Kamisama to Unemi Kakumei Paradox (PS3) debuted at number 24 with sales of 24,080. The game launched in Japan.
Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3) is at number one with sales of 166,179. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number two with sales of 87,633 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number three with sales of 86,595 units. DmC (PS3) is at number four with sales of 86,412. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number five with sales of 82,434.
Far Cry 3 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 52,308. FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 51,905. Far Cry 3 (X360) is at number eight with sales of 51,610. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number nine with sales of 50,257. DmC (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 32,406.
Software home console sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3 and Wii, and down for the Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.45 million, an increase of 24,439 units (2%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.20 million games this week, a decrease of 6,530 units (-1%). Wii software sales are up 58,590 units (10%) to 632,402 games sold. The Wii U sold 72,654 games, a decrease of 4,884 (-6%).
Handheld software sales are up for the DS and Vita, and down for the PSP and 3DS. The 3DS sold 427,438 games, which is down 18,773 units (-4%). The DS sold 338,893 games, an increase of 25,640 units (8%) week on week. PSP game sales are down 997 units (-1%) to 187,109 games sold. The Vita sold 130,443 games, an increase of 253,350 (69%). Total combined software is up 130,835 units (3%) week on week to 4.44 million.
Year on year software totals is up for the PlayStation Vita and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 359,386 units (-20%), the Wii is down 928,417 units (-59%) and the Xbox 360 is down 570,013 units (-32%). The DS is down 343,737 units (-50%), the PSP is down 88,397 units (-32%), the 3DS is down 239,380 units (-36%), and the Vita is up 53,350 units (80%). Total combined software is down 2.40 million units (-35%) games sold year on year.
Software sales have increased for one week for the PlayStation 3 and Wii, and decreased for the five straight weeks for the Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 has led for four straight weeks and the Xbox 360 led for the eight prior weeks.
The PlayStation 3 has a 44 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 37 percent, and the Wii with 19 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.
The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the sixth straight week and for the eighth time in 10 weeks. The DS led for the other two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively.
The DS has a 64 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 36 percent market share. The 3DS has an 77 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 23 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.
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