Weekly Sales Analysis, 2 February - Sales Even Out

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 February 2013 / 2,972 Views

Overview

Hardware sales have evened out this week after five straight weeks of drops. 484,405 consoles were sold this week. Week-on-week the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and 3DS are up, while the Wii, DS, PSP and Vita are down. Year-on-year sales are down 43 percent. The Vita is the only platform up year-on-year.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and 3DS, while the Wii, DS, PSP and Vita are down. PlayStation 3 sales are up 4,344 (4%) to 106,882 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up just 84 (0%) to 75,643 units sold. The Wii U sold 37,755 units, an increase of 3,455 (10%). The Wii sold 21,477 units, a decrease of 4,513 (-17%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the 3DS, and down for the DS, PSP, and Vita. The 3DS sold 169,183 units, which is up 1,562 (1%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is down 433 (-2%) to 25,916 units sold. The PSP sold 24,694 units which is down 1,746 (-7%) compared to last week. The DS is down 1,531 (-6%) to 22,855 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 1,222 units (0%) to 484,405 units.

The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 99,782 (-48%), the Wii is down 92,561 (-81%), and the Xbox 360 is down 119,793 (-61%). The PSP is down 53,996 (-69%), the DS is down 30,841 (-57%), the Vita is up 6,160 (31%) and the 3DS is down 19,657 (-10%). Year on year sales are down 372,715 units (-43%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have dropped significantly since the week ending December 22; however sales have just about evened out this week. The PlayStation 3 has led for six straight weeks and seven of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for two of the other weeks and the Wii U one of the weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 52 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has an 11 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales after five straight weeks of drops, have almost evened. The DS, and Vita have all dropped for six straight weeks and the PSP for four straight weeks. The 3DS has increased slightly this week after five straight weeks of drops. 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 87 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds 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: Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3) is at number one with sales of 175,428. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number two with sales of 91,611 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number three with sales of 884,955 units.  Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number four with sales of 65,785. Far Cry 3 (PS3) is at number five with sales of 50,462.

FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 50,075. Far Cry 3 (X360) is at number seven with sales of 47,461. Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 46,223. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 43,687. DmC (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 43,266.

Software

Software home console sales week on week are up across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.62 million, an increase of 38,308 units (2%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.43 million games this week, an increase of 69,546 units (5%). Wii software sales are up 74,866 units (13%) to 667,460 games sold. The Wii U sold 9,068 games, an increase of 9,068 (10%).

Handheld software sales are up for the DS, and down for the PSP, Vita and 3DS. The 3DS sold 464,793 games, which is down 3,375 units (-1%). The DS sold 369,053 games, an increase of 63,698 units (21%) week on week. PSP game sales are down 3,952 units (-2%) to 167,450 games sold. The Vita sold 125,025 games, a decrease of 25,613 (-17%).  Total combined software is up 222,546 units (5%) week on week to 4.95 million.

Year on year software totals is up for the 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 802,640 units (-33%), the Wii is down 706,300 units (-51%) and the Xbox 360 is down 553,514 units (-28%). The DS is down 186,951 units (21%), the PSP is down 99,448 units (-2%), the 3DS is up 14,734 units (3%), and the Vita is up 69,325 units (124%). Total combined software is down 2.16 million units (-30%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Software sales have increased for two weeks for the PlayStation 3 and Wii, and one week for the Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 has led for five straight weeks and the Xbox 360 led for the nine prior weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 43 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 39 percent, and the Wii with 18 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 seventh straight week and for the seventh time in 10 weeks. The DS led for the other three weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively.

The DS has a 69 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 31 percent market share. The 3DS has a 79 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 21 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
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
175,428 542,808 64
2
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
91,611 11,417,691 12
3
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
84,955 9,429,108 12
4
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
65,785 2,531,705 13
5
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
50,462 1,573,115 10
6
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
50,075 5,934,974 19
7
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
47,461 1,848,053 10
8
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
46,223 5,066,673 18
9
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
43,687 5,391,661 28
10
Gamewise
DMC (PS3)
Capcom, Action
43,266 493,345 3
11
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
41,104 7,725,160 13
12
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
31,268 7,548,431 62
13
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
30,466 4,598,068 14
14
Gamewise
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
29,889 6,198,436 116
15
Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
29,182 4,070,877 14
16
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
28,503 4,292,899 19
17
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
27,173 2,041,773 18
18
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
26,753 8,085,050 66
19
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
26,669 6,218,607 33
20
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
26,385 1,520,566 11
21
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
25,186 1,623,104 11
22
Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
23,774 1,402,618 11
23
Gamewise
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
22,000 8,712,638 115
24
Gamewise
DMC (X360)
Capcom, Action
21,982 248,784 3
25
Gamewise
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
21,491 1,285,502 12
26
Gamewise
Fantasy Life (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
20,623 218,057 6
27
Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
19,565 33,416,136 252
28
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
18,992 1,588,938 14
29
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
18,795 1,560,354 18
30
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
18,746 26,627,281 168
31 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 15
32 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 66
33 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 324
34 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 11
35 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 175
36 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 118
37 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 65
38 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 142
39 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 189
40 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 167
41 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 11
42 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 64
43 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 15
44 Hitman: HD Trilogy X360 Square Enix Action 1
45 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 23
46 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 116
47 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 20
48 NHL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 21
49 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 67
50 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 68
51 Hitman: HD Trilogy PS3 Square Enix Action 1
52 Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 120
53 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 65
54 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 142
55 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 23
56 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 67
57 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 61
58 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 18
59 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 10
60 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 74
61 Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten PS3 Namco Bandai Games Adventure 1
62 Just Dance Wii Ubisoft Misc 168
63 Demon Gaze PSV Kadokawa Games Role-Playing 2
64 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 351
65 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 10
66 Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 14
67 WWE '13 PS3 THQ Action 14
68 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 65
69 WWE '13 X360 THQ Action 14
70 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 18
71 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 249
72 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 94
73 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 192
74 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 20
75 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 20
76 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 69
77 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 19
78 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 8
79 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 68
80 Madden NFL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 23
81 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 17
82 Farming Simulator 2013 PC Focus Home Interactive Action 15
83 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit PS3 Electronic Arts Racing 116
84 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 249
85 Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten PSP Namco Bandai Games Adventure 1
86 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 44
87 Skate 3 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 143
88 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 15
89 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PS3 Ubisoft Action 116
90 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 262
91 Fallout: New Vegas PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 120
92 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 12
93 Saints Row: The Third X360 THQ Action 64
94 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 49
95 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 65
96 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 65
97 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 74
98 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 117
99 Diablo III PC Activision Role-Playing 38
100 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC Activision Shooter 12

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3 Comments

FaintZ (on 11 February 2013)

The yoy drops are huge. We need you next gen consoles! #20th february :p


AIAS (on 11 February 2013)

Best selling WiiU games at #20 and 21? No shit Ubipeople is pissed off


luisvideogames (on 11 February 2013)

Nice comeback by the Wii U!