Weekly Sales Analysis, 30 March - BioShock Infinite - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 08 April 2013 / 5,299 Views
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.
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%).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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