Weekly Sales Analysis, 9 March - Tomb Raider, SimCity

by William D'Angelo, posted on 18 March 2013 / 3,236 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales decreased by eight percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for PSP, flat for the PlayStation Vita, and down for everything else. Year-on-year sales are down 35 percent. Also no platforms are up year-on-year. The Wii has dropped by 73 percent, the biggest by percent, while the PlayStation Vita has the smallest drop at 13 percent.

10 games debuted in the top 30 this week. Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) debuted at the top of the software charts with sales of 538,224. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 478,680. The PC version debuted at number nine with sales of 74,545.

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

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 15,737 (-11%) to 129,469 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 5,985 (-6%) to 87,367 units sold. The Wii U sold 29,820 units, a decrease of 621 (-2%). The Wii sold 23,414 units, a decrease of 3,531 (-13%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the PSP, flat for the Vita, and down for the DS, and 3DS. The 3DS sold 127,264 units, which is down 21,728 (-15%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita down 144 (0%) to 83,825 units sold. The PSP sold 29,665 units which is up 9,417 (47%) compared to last week. The DS is down 4,991 (-20%) to 19.954 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 43,320 units (-8%) to 530,778 units sold.

No platforms are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 76,559 (-37%), the Wii is down 62,325 (-73%), and the Xbox 360 is down 56,141 (-39%). The PSP is down 43,932 (-60%), the DS is down 23,500 (-54%), the Vita is down 12,798 (-13%) and the 3DS is down 36,182 (-22%). Year on year sales are down 281,617 units (-35%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for the all four home consoles for three straight weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 11 weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for two weeks for the PSP and have remained flat for the Vita for one week. Sales have decreased for four weeks for the 3DS and two weeks for the DS. The Vita has come within 44,000 units of its rival the 3DS.

The PSP has a 60 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the DS with 40 percent. The 3DS has a 60 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 40 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita us up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

10 games debuted in the top 30 this week. Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) debuted at the top of the software charts with sales of 538,224. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 478,680. The PC version debuted at number nine with sales of 74,545. The game launched in in Europe and North America.

SimCity (2013) (PC) debuted at number three with sales of 450,169 units at retail. The game launched in in Europe and North America.

MLB 13: The Show (PS3) debuted at number four with sales of 148,671. The game launched in North America.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3) debuted at number five with sales of 126,839. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number eight with sales of 94,261. The game launched in in Europe and North America.

Soul Sacrifice (PSV) debuted at number six with sales of 111,962. The game launched in Japan.

Next Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PS3) debuted at number seven with sales of 111,691. The game launched in Japan.

Uta no * Prince-Sama: All Star (PSP) debuted at number 11 with sales of 65,401. The game launched in Japan.

Major League Baseball 2K13 (X360) debuted at number 12 with sales of 63,613. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 24 with sales of 31,735. The game launched in North America.

Tales of Hearts (PSV) debuted at number 18 with sales of 52,782. The game launched in Japan.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS) debuted at number 29 with sales of 28,936. The game launched in Europe and North America.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number 10 with sales of 65,660.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week are up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and down for the Wii and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 2.20 million, an increase of 595,658 units (37%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.70 million games this week, an increase of 489,642 units (40%). Wii software sales are down 45,151 units (-8%) to 537,910 games sold. The Wii U sold 74,772 games, a decrease of 1,652 (-2%).

Handheld software sales are up for the Vita and down for the 3DS, DS and PSP. The 3DS sold 548,488 games, which is down 181,779 units (-25%). The DS sold 327,402 games, a decrease of 10,456 units (-3%) week-on-week. The Vita sold 311,651 games, an increase of 54,977 (21%).  PSP game sales are down 6,112 units (-3%) to 192,390 games sold. Total combined software is up 895,127 units (18%) week-on-week to 5.89 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS and Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 53,377 units (-2%), the Wii is down 508,550 units (-49%) and the Xbox 360 is down 1,017,488 units (-37%). The DS is down 111,438 units (-25%), the PSP is down 4,418 units (-2%), the 3DS is up 28,531 units (5%), and the Vita is up 122,232 units (65%). Total combined software is down 1.47 million units (-20%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for one week for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and three weeks for the Wii and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 has led for three straight weeks and seven of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for the other three weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 38 percent, and the Wii with 12 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 12th straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly twice as many games as the Vita. The DS also sold nearly twice as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 63 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 37 percent market share. The 3DS has a 64 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 36 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita sold more games, while the 3DS, DS and PSP sold less.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise
Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
538,224 538,224 1
2
Gamewise
Tomb Raider (2013) (X360)
Square Enix, Action
478,680 478,680 1
3
Gamewise
SimCity (2013) (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
450,169 450,169 1
4
Gamewise
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
148,671 148,671 1
5
Gamewise
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
126,839 126,839 1
6
Gamewise
Soul Sacrifice (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
111,962 111,962 1
7
Gamewise
Next Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PS3)
Sega, Misc
111,691 111,691 1
8
Gamewise
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
94,261 94,261 1
9
Gamewise
Tomb Raider (2013) (PC)
Square Enix, Action
74,545 74,545 1
10
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
65,660 2,912,085 18
11
Gamewise
Uta no * Prince-Sama: All Star (PSP)
Broccoli, Action
65,401 65,401 1
12
Gamewise
Major League Baseball 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
63,613 63,613 1
13
Gamewise
Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
58,682 470,975 3
14
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
58,217 9,808,110 17
15
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
57,880 11,795,112 17
16
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
56,813 1,836,598 15
17
Gamewise
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
52,874 777,067 3
18
Gamewise
Tales of Hearts (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
52,782 52,782 1
19
Gamewise
Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Action
47,607 260,405 2
20
Gamewise
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
45,071 282,439 3
21
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
39,480 5,598,750 33
22
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
38,068 2,111,132 15
23
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
32,163 2,212,424 23
24
Gamewise
Major League Baseball 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
31,735 31,735 1
25
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
31,732 5,290,751 23
26
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
31,642 7,914,469 18
27
Gamewise
Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A (3DS)
Level 5, Puzzle
30,228 163,052 2
28
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
30,076 6,130,974 24
29
Gamewise
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
28,936 28,936 1
30
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
25,669 6,352,970 38
31 Mario Kart 7 3DS Nintendo Racing 67
32 MLB 13: The Show PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 1
33 Dragon Warrior VII 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 5
34 Dead Space 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 5
35 Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 3DS Namco Bandai Games Misc 2
36 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS Nintendo Platform 71
37 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 23
38 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 257
39 Dead Space 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 5
40 FIFA Soccer 13 X360 Electronic Arts Action 24
41 New Super Mario Bros. U WiiU Nintendo Action 16
42 Nintendo Land WiiU Nintendo Action 16
43 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 173
44 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance X360 Konami Digital Entertainment Action 3
45 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS3 Namco Bandai Games Role-Playing 69
46 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 123
47 Assassin's Creed III PS3 Ubisoft Action 19
48 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS Nintendo Action 17
49 Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game PS3 Electronic Arts Racing 19
50 Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Shoujotachi no Shoumei PSV Marvelous Interactive Action 2
51 Crysis 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 3
52 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 71
53 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 329
54 Assassin's Creed III X360 Ubisoft Action 19
55 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 120
56 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 121
57 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 70
58 Fire Emblem: Kakusei 3DS Nintendo Strategy 47
59 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 194
60 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 20
61 Skylanders Giants Wii Activision Action 21
62 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Activision Strategy 137
63 Doraemon: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Hakubutsukan 3DS FuRyu Action 1
64 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 72
65 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 Sega Shooter 4
66 Hitman: Absolution PS3 Square Enix Action 16
67 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 20
68 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 13
69 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 197
70 Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 125
71 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 17
72 Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe PS3 Namco Bandai Games Shooter 2
73 Phantasy Star Online 2 PSV Sega Role-Playing 2
74 God of War Saga PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 28
75 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 74
76 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 147
77 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 70
78 Shining Ark PSP Sega Role-Playing 2
79 Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 19
80 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 70
81 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 356
82 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 77
83 Naruto: Powerful Shippuden 3DS Namco Bandai Games Platform 15
84 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 70
85 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 267
86 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 72
87 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 121
88 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 278
89 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 69
90 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 23
91 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 147
92 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 66
93 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series PS3 Telltale Games Adventure 13
94 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 254
95 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 28
96 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 107
97 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 99
98 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 70
99 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 25
100 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 25

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3 Comments

zuvuyeay (on 19 March 2013)

Go TR,GO TR


Michael-5 (on 18 March 2013)

Next 3 weeks will be interesting with Gears of War, God of War, Lego City Stories, Bioshock, and a handful of 3DS games releasing, plus Pandora's Tower.


Jozu (on 18 March 2013)

Glad to see Naruto do well.