Weekly Sales Analysis, 13 April - Slow Week

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 April 2013 / 2,468 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales decrease by 13 percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are only up for the DS which is only up by one percent. Overall year-on-year sales are down 25 percent. Also no platforms are up year-on-year. The PSP has dropped by 73 percent, the biggest by percent, while the 3DS had the smallest drop at seven percent.

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory (3DS) debuted at number seven with sales of 44,685.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: BioShock Infinite (X360) passed the one million mark; Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) passed the 12 million mark; Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) passed the one million mark; and God of War: Ascension (PS3) passed the one million mark.

Worldwide Hardware
Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 11,778 (-9%) to 122,293 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 12,832 (-13%) to 83,627 units sold. The Wii U sold 434,153 units, a decrease of 10,841 (-24%). The Wii sold 29,043 units, a decrease of 4,092 (-12%).

Handheld sales week-on-week  have only increased for the DS, while the other three handhelds, the PSP, 3DS, and Vita, are all down. The 3DS sold 145,500 units, which is down 24,238 (-14%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is down 8,046 (-21%) to 30,389 units sold. The DS sold 22,205 units which is up 309 (1%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 2,169 (-13%) to 14,861 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 73,687 units (-13%) to 482,071 units sold.

No platforms are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 28,482 (-19%), the Wii is down 37,909 (-57%), and the Xbox 360 is down 35,167 (-30%). The PSP is down 40,840 (-73%), the DS is down 23,422 (-51%), the Vita is down 20,464 (-40%) and the 3DS is down 10,512 (-7%). Year on year sales are down 162,643 units (-25%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for all platforms for two straight weeks. The increases and decreases between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been very similar, it is just the PlayStation 3 has been outselling the Xbox 360 by 30,000 to 40,000 units per week. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 15 weeks. The Wii U has outsold its predecessor, the Wii, for four straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 52 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for two straight weeks for the 3DS, DS and PSP, and decreased for three straight weeks for the Vita. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased slightly to 115,000 units this week, down from 131,000 units last week.

The DS has a 60 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the PSP has a 40 percent market share. The 3DS has an 83 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita us up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory (3DS) debuted at number seven with sales of 44,685. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at the top of the charts in its fourth week with sales of 186,095. BioShock Infinite (X360) is at number two in its third week with sales of 92,576. DEFIANCE (X360) is at number three in its second week with sales of 64,372. BioShock Infinite (PS3) is at number four in its third week with sales of 60,156. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number five with sales of 49,258.

 Gears of War: Judgment (X360) is at number five in its fourth week with sales of 46,386.  Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 43,325. Halo 4 (X360), the oldest game in the top 10, is at number nine with sales of 42,726. Tomb Raider (2013) (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 42,021.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.34 million, a decrease of 314,667 units (-23%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.28 million games this week, a decrease of 509,295 units (-25%). Wii software sales are down 45,738 units (-7%) to 582,165 games sold. The Wii U sold 128,752 games, a decrease of 48,118 (-27%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 651,299 games, which is down 232,474 units (-18%). The DS sold 394,292 games, a decrease of 33,964 units (-8%) week-on-week. PSP game sales are down 35,700 units (-21%) to 131,169 games sold. The Vita sold 118,166 games, a decrease of 30,783 (-21%).  Total combined software is down 1.18 million games units (-20%) week-on-week to 4.63 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 314,667 units (-23%), the Wii is down 618,854 units (-52%) and the Xbox 360 is down 509,295 units (-28%). The DS is down 246,462 units (-38%), the PSP is down 147,734 units (-53%), the 3DS is up 232,474 units (56%), and the Vita is up 18,780 units (19%). Total combined software is down 1.46 million units (-24%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have decreased for all four platforms for two straight weeks. Software sales between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been nearly identical for four straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 42 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share, and the Wii has an 18 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the Wii U is up, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii are down.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 17th 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 more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 75 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 25 percent market share. The 3DS has an 85 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS is up, while the 3DS, Vita and PSP are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
186,095 1,344,977 4
2
Gamewise BioShock Infinite Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
92,576 1,008,282 3
3
Gamewise DEFIANCE Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
DEFIANCE (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
64,372 237,771 2
4
Gamewise BioShock Infinite Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
60,156 588,732 3
5
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
49,248 12,046,858 22
6
Gamewise Gears of War: Judgment Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
46,386 1,099,688 4
7
Gamewise Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory (3DS)
FuRyu, Misc
44,685 44,685 1
8
Gamewise Tomb Raider (2013) Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
43,325 1,011,777 6
9
Gamewise Halo 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
42,726 8,110,964 23
10
Gamewise Tomb Raider (2013) Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomb Raider (2013) (X360)
Square Enix, Action
42,021 902,669 6
11
Gamewise God of War: Ascension Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
40,804 1,013,638 5
12
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
40,515 10,045,156 22
13
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
39,783 5,823,842 38
14
Gamewise Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
36,962 3,174,110 23
15
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
30,569 6,324,821 29
16
Gamewise SimCity (2013) Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
SimCity (2013) (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
29,739 689,266 6
17
Gamewise Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28,044 6,495,455 43
18
Gamewise StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
26,695 742,377 5
19
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
26,252 4,591,551 29
20
Gamewise Mario Kart 7 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
25,990 7,823,709 72
21
Gamewise Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
24,611 606,497 21
22
Gamewise NBA 2K13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
24,175 2,361,826 28
23
Gamewise Lego City Undercover Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
23,218 215,336 4
24
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
23,155 1,819,125 24
25
Gamewise DEFIANCE Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
DEFIANCE (PS3)
Trion Worlds, Action
22,976 88,150 2
26
Gamewise Nintendo Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
22,185 1,864,048 21
27
Gamewise NBA 2K13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
22,039 1,796,402 28
28
Gamewise Just Dance 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
21,960 5,432,293 28
29
Gamewise Far Cry 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
21,813 1,999,507 20
30
Gamewise Super Mario 3D Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
21,259 8,320,114 76
31
Gamewise Monster Hunter Tri Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Monster Hunter Tri (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 71
32
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 21
33
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 178
34
Gamewise Forza: Horizon Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 25
35
Gamewise Mario Kart Wii Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 262
36
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 74
37
Gamewise MLB 13: The Show Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 6
38
Gamewise Madden NFL 13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 33
39
Gamewise Madden NFL 13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 33
40
Gamewise Assassin's Creed III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 24
41
Gamewise Battlefield 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 77
42
Gamewise BioShock Infinite Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 3
43
Gamewise Far Cry 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 20
44
Gamewise DEFIANCE Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
DEFIANCE (PC)
Trion Worlds, Action
Pro N/A 2
45
Gamewise Battlefield 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 77
46
Gamewise Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 76
47
Gamewise StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 142
48
Gamewise Gran Turismo 5 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 125
49
Gamewise Assassin's Creed III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 24
50
Gamewise Hitman: Absolution Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 21
51
Gamewise One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 4
52
Gamewise Batman: Arkham City Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 78
53
Gamewise Gears of War 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gears of War 3 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 82
54
Gamewise Wii Sports Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 334
55
Gamewise The Sims 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 202
56
Gamewise Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 8
57
Gamewise The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (X360)
Activision, Misc
Pro N/A 4
58
Gamewise Zumba Fitness Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 126
59
Gamewise Nintendogs + cats Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Nintendogs + cats (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
Pro N/A 112
60
Gamewise BioShock Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
BioShock (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 295
61
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto IV Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 259
62
Gamewise Dead Island Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dead Island (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
Pro N/A 84
63
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 361
64
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 75
65
Gamewise Major League Baseball 2K13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Major League Baseball 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 6
66
Gamewise Mortal Kombat Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mortal Kombat (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
Pro N/A 104
67
Gamewise The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (X360)
Telltale Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 18
68
Gamewise WWE '13 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
WWE '13 (PS3)
THQ, Action
Pro N/A 24
69
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 6
70
Gamewise Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
Pro N/A 272
71
Gamewise Dishonored Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dishonored (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
Pro N/A 27
72
Gamewise Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 3
73
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 75
74
Gamewise Skylanders Giants Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 26
75
Gamewise Kinect Adventures! Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
Pro N/A 128

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2 Comments

tontus (on 22 April 2013)

You have some adjustments to make for March releases Vgchartz, especially God of War: Ascension and Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon. NPD - Bestsellers, March 2013. 1. God of War: Ascension - 633,000. (Vgchartz 584,000) 2. Gears of War: Judgment - 620,000. (Vgchartz 602,000) 3. Bioshock Infinite (360) - 582,900. (Vgchartz 558,000) 4. Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon - 360,000. (Vgchartz 452,000) 5. Tomb Raider (360) - 345,600. (Vgchartz 361,000) 6. Tomb Raider (PS3) - 294,400. (Vgchartz 280,000) 7. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) - 287,100. (Vgchartz 265,000) http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542856


SnowPrince (on 22 April 2013)

You've repeated the Software graph for handhelds... And I thought they were perfectely matching.