Weekly Sales Analysis, 26 January - Year on Year Sales Down 41%

by William D'Angelo, posted on 04 February 2013 / 3,344 Views

Overview

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.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

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 Home Consoles

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.

Hardware Handhelds

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.

Worldwide Software

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

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 Home Consoles

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.

Software Handhelds

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.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
166,179 367,380 63
2
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
87,633 11,324,849 11
3
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
86,595 9,341,165 11
4
Gamewise
DMC (PS3)
Capcom, Action
86,412 449,394 2
5
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
82,434 2,465,920 12
6
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
52,308 1,520,556 9
7
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
51,905 5,879,135 18
8
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
51,610 1,799,624 9
9
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
50,257 5,019,403 17
10
Gamewise
DMC (X360)
Capcom, Action
43,406 226,515 2
11
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
42,490 5,346,286 27
12
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
38,914 7,683,481 12
13
Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
36,060 1,373,843 10
14
Gamewise
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
29,589 6,168,001 115
15
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
28,554 4,565,308 13
16
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
28,456 4,041,104 13
17
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
27,743 6,189,914 32
18
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
27,463 7,512,684 61
19
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
27,365 4,259,342 18
20
Gamewise
Gintama no Sugoroku (PSP)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
26,581 26,581 1
21
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
26,217 2,014,342 17
22
Gamewise
Demon Gaze (PSV)
Kadokawa Games, Role-Playing
25,592 25,592 1
23
Gamewise
Genkai Tokki Monster Monpiece (PSV)
Compile Heart, Strategy
25,080 25,080 1
24
Gamewise
Kamisama to Unemi Kakumei Paradox (PS3)
Nippon Ichi Software, Role-Playing
24,080 24,080 1
25
Gamewise
Fantasy Life (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
23,706 197,434 5
26
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
22,361 8,054,155 65
27
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
20,569 1,584,565 10
28
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
20,159 1,566,024 13
29
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
19,967 1,481,509 10
30
Gamewise
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
19,035 8,686,344 114
31 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS Nintendo Action 11
32 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 323
33 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 251
34 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 117
35 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 188
36 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 167
37 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 63
38 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 19
39 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 10
40 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 64
41 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 14
42 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 14
43 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 65
44 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 17
45 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 115
46 Digimon Adventure PSP Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 2
47 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 141
48 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 17
49 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 93
50 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 66
51 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 174
52 Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 119
53 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 350
54 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 166
55 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 60
56 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 141
57 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 66
58 Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 13
59 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 9
60 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 67
61 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 261
62 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 73
63 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 19
64 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 7
65 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 67
66 NHL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 20
67 WWE '13 PS3 THQ Action 13
68 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 64
69 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 68
70 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 22
71 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 48
72 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 17
73 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 191
74 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 272
75 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 248
76 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 22
77 WWE '13 X360 THQ Action 13
78 Skate 3 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 142
79 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 19
80 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 43
81 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 64
82 Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone 3DS Level 5 Sports 7
83 The Jak and Daxter Collection PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 51
84 Mortal Kombat X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 93
85 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit PS3 Electronic Arts Racing 115
86 Just Dance Wii Ubisoft Misc 167
87 Dance Central 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 15
88 Fallout: New Vegas PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 119
89 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 14
90 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 11
91 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PS3 Ubisoft Action 115
92 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 16
93 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 14
94 LEGO The Lord of the Rings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 11
95 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 248
96 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 376
97 Madden NFL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 22
98 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 9
99 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 64
100 The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout X360 THQ Sports 117

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3 Comments

ippanjin22 (on 05 February 2013)

RE: Kamisama to Unemi Kakumei Paradox (PS3), it should say Unmei, not Unemi.


Elvis7 (on 04 February 2013)

calm down, wiiu dont have stock in stores....only wait....ironic mode


binary solo (on 04 February 2013)

3DS should not be down YoY. This is not good. Not doom, but not good. It's all looking like PS4 and nextbox will need to swing in and save the day, unless WiiU can start pulling better numbers.


the_dengle (on 04 February 2013)

It's pretty irrelevant how the 3DS is comparing to 2012 numbers four weeks into the year, coming off a slow Holiday and without any major releases in that first month. You've got to consider what the 3DS was doing this time last year -- it was hot off the heels of Mario Kart, 3D Land, and MonHun, plus Resident Evil: Revelations was released this week in Japan and Europe.

If the 3DS continues selling below YOY after Fire Emblem and Dragon Quest VII are released, you may call its sales "bad."


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