Weekly Sales Analysis, 30 March - BioShock Infinite

by William D'Angelo, posted on 08 April 2013 / 4,703 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales increased by nine percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales is only down for the PlayStation Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are down 27 percent. Also no platforms are up year-on-year. The PSP has dropped by 68 percent, the biggest by percent, while the Vita and Xbox 360 have the smallest drop at 20 percent.

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. BioShock Infinite (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 733,017 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 407,183. The PC version debuted at number five with sales of 167,784.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Halo 4 (X360) passed the eight million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 14,622 (13%) to 131,481 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 13,890 (18%) to 89,880 units sold. The Wii U sold 68,391 units, an increase of 10,013 (17%). The Wii sold 25,443 units, an increase of 4,946 (24%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the 3D, DS and PSP, and down for the PlayStation Vita. The 3DS sold 140,741 units, which is up 3,573 (3%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is down 4,863 (-8%) to 53,283 units sold. The DS sold 22,996 units which is up 3,522 (18%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 2,289 (11%) to 22,691 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 47,992 units (9%) to 554,906 units sold.

No platforms are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 34,743 (-21%), the Wii is down 50,505 (-66%), and the Xbox 360 is down 22,456 (18%). The PSP is down 48,206 (68%), the DS is down 25,299 (-52%), the Vita is down 13,507 (-20%) and the 3DS is down 77,587 (-36%). Year on year sales are down 203,912 units (-27%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for two straight weeks, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii have increased for one week. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 14 weeks. The Wii U has outsold its predecessor, the Wii, for five straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 53 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Wii U is up, while the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for three weeks and increased one week for the DS and PSP. The Vita is down for one week. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased to 87,000 units this week, up from 79,000 units last week.

The DS has a 50 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the PSP with 50 percent. The 3DS has a 73 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 27 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita us up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. BioShock Infinite (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 733,017 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 407,183. The PC version debuted at number five with sales of 167,784. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Fate/Extra CCC (PSP) debuted at number 10 with sales of 72,776. The game launched in Japan.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel (X360) debuted at number 12 with sales of 65,035. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 19 with sales of 49,516. The game launched worldwide.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade (PSV) debuted at number 24 with sales of 43,656. The game launched in Japan.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (X360) debuted at number 26 with sales of 42,453. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 28 with sales of 39,951. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number two with sales of 588,356. Gears of War: Judgment (X360) is at number four with sales of 188,778.

Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) is at number six with sales of 92,733. God of War: Ascension (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 91,157. Tomb Raider (2013) (X360) is at number eight with sales of 82,173. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 75,705.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week are up across the board. The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week with sales of 2.36 million, an increase of 369,137 units (19%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 2.27 million games this week, an increase of 283,600 units (14%). Wii software sales are up 175,848 units (33%) to 712,103 games sold. The Wii U sold 310,464 games, an increase of 13,100 (4%).

Handheld software sales are up for the 3DS, DS and PSP, and down for the PlayStation Vita. The 3DS sold 1.21 million games games, which is up 339,728 units (39%). The DS sold 480,338 games, an increase of 108,728 units (29%) week-on-week. PSP game sales are up 82,298 units (36%) to 308,671 games sold. The Vita sold 238,942 games, a decrease of 18,999 (-7%).  Total combined software is up 1.35 million games units (21%) week-on-week to 7.89 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS and Vita and down for the Wii, DS and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 353,704 units (18%), the Wii is down 407,389 units (-36%) and the Xbox 360 is up 660,976 units (39%). The DS is down 84,485 units (-15%), the PSP is down 17,788 units (-5%), the 3DS is up 491,548 units (39%), and the Vita is up 110,095 units (85%). Total combined software is up 1.42 million units (22%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

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

The Xbox 360 has a 44 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 43 percent, and the Wii with 13 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home consoles are up.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 15th straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than five times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold 56 percent more games than the PSP.

The DS has a 61 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 39 percent market share. The 3DS has an 83 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds sold more games.

The Top 75 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise BioShock Infinite Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
733,017 733,017 1
2
Gamewise Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
588,356 875,615 2
3
Gamewise BioShock Infinite Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
407,183 407,183 1
4
Gamewise Gears of War: Judgment Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
188,778 964,831 2
5
Gamewise BioShock Infinite Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
167,784 167,784 1
6
Gamewise Tomb Raider (2013) Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
92,733 896,289 4
7
Gamewise God of War: Ascension Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
91,157 918,406 3
8
Gamewise Tomb Raider (2013) Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomb Raider (2013) (X360)
Square Enix, Action
82,173 794,628 4
9
Gamewise Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
75,705 500,194 19
10
Gamewise Fate/Extra CCC Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Fate/Extra CCC (PSP)
Marvelous Entertainment, Role-Playing
72,776 72,776 1
11
Gamewise Lego City Undercover Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
68,341 158,757 2
12
Gamewise Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
65,035 65,035 1
13
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
61,603 6,252,901 27
14
Gamewise Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
58,843 3,088,804 21
15
Gamewise One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
56,286 330,527 2
16
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
51,717 11,948,939 20
17
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
51,561 9,957,743 20
18
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
49,935 5,732,024 36
19
Gamewise Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
49,516 49,516 1
20
Gamewise The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (X360)
Activision, Misc
47,329 185,351 2
21
Gamewise Halo 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
46,906 8,022,018 21
22
Gamewise SimCity (2013) Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
SimCity (2013) (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
46,382 626,293 4
23
Gamewise StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
44,317 682,169 3
24
Gamewise Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (PSV)
Marvelous Entertainment, Role-Playing
43,656 43,656 1
25
Gamewise Monster Hunter Tri Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Monster Hunter Tri (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
43,056 1,978,049 69
26
Gamewise Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
42,453 42,453 1
27
Gamewise Nintendo Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
40,814 1,813,912 19
28
Gamewise Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
39,951 39,951 1
29
Gamewise Just Dance 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
37,200 5,383,668 26
30
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
35,515 4,533,730 27
31
Gamewise The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (PS3)
Activision, Misc
Pro N/A 2
32
Gamewise Dragon Quest X Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dragon Quest X (WiiU)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
33
Gamewise Far Cry 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 18
34
Gamewise NBA 2K13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 26
35
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 19
36
Gamewise Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin (PSP)
Aqua Plus, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
37
Gamewise Far Cry 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 18
38
Gamewise Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 41
39
Gamewise Mario Kart 7 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 70
40
Gamewise Monster Hunter Tri Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Monster Hunter Tri (WiiU)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 17
41
Gamewise Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed: Most Wanted - A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 22
42
Gamewise God of War Saga Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
God of War Saga (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 31
43
Gamewise NBA 2K13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 26
44
Gamewise MLB 13: The Show Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 4
45
Gamewise Assassin's Creed III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 22
46
Gamewise Super Mario 3D Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 74
47
Gamewise Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 2
48
Gamewise StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 140
49
Gamewise Game & Wario Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Game & Wario (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 1
50
Gamewise Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (PSP)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 2
51
Gamewise Mario Kart Wii Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 260
52
Gamewise Wii Sports Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 332
53
Gamewise Assassin's Creed III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 22
54
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 176
55
Gamewise Crysis 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 6
56
Gamewise Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Platform
Pro N/A 8
57
Gamewise Kinect Adventures! Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
Pro N/A 126
58
Gamewise Battlefield 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 75
59
Gamewise Wii Sports Resort Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 197
60
Gamewise Battlefield 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 75
61
Gamewise Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 74
62
Gamewise Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
Pro N/A 4
63
Gamewise Crysis 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 6
64
Gamewise The Sims 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 200
65
Gamewise Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (PS3)
City Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 3
66
Gamewise One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 2
67
Gamewise Gran Turismo 5 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 123
68
Gamewise Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 6
69
Gamewise Sei Madou Monogatari Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Sei Madou Monogatari (PSV)
Compile Heart, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
70
Gamewise Forza: Horizon Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 23
71
Gamewise PreCure All-Stars: Zenin Shuugou * Let's Dance! Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
PreCure All-Stars: Zenin Shuugou * Let's Dance! (Wii)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
Pro N/A 1
72
Gamewise Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 72
73
Gamewise Paper Mario: Sticker Star Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 20
74
Gamewise Kingdom Hearts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kingdom Hearts (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 3
75
Gamewise Zumba Fitness Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 124

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3 Comments

Meret (on 09 April 2013)

Luigi is Amazing!


maxspeeds (on 08 April 2013)

Impressive ps3 sales there.


Michael-5 (on 08 April 2013)

I can tell you that for the first quarter of 2013, 3DS sales have only been 83% as strong as last years (mostly due to that massive $80 price cut). PS3 sold 70% as well as it did last year, followed by 360 at 63.7%, then PSV at 59%, then DS at 44.8%, PSP at 34.4% and Wii at 30.3%. At this rate, DS will surpass PS2 in WW sales, but not until the end of 2014. Software sales faired a lot better for the quarter, PSV and 3DS both grow by 27% and 26% respectively, and PS3 and 360 managed to sell 91% and 83% as well as they did last year. DS did 63% as well, PSP did 60% as well, and Wii did 48.5% as well.