Weekly Sales Analysis, 27 April - Dead Island: Riptide

by William D'Angelo, posted on 08 May 2013 / 3,017 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales decreased by six percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for the Wii, PSP, and PlayStation Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are down 23 percent.  Also the 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. The PSP has dropped by 76 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dead Island: Riptide (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 236,885. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number four with sales of 129,091. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Dragon’s Dogma (PS3) passed the one million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the Wii, and down for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. PlayStation 3 sales are down 2,260 (-2%) to 115,371 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 4,553 (-6%) to 76,132 units sold. The Wii U sold 31,108 units, a decrease of 2,140 (-6%). The Wii sold 28,508 units, an increase of 167 (1%).

Handheld sales week-on-week have increased for the PSP and Vita, and dropped for the DS and 3DS. The 3DS sold 158,570 units, which is down 24,084 (-13%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is up 4,080 (14%) to 33,583 units sold. The DS sold 20,405 units which is down 707 (-3%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 383 (3%) to 14,608 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 29,114 units (-5%) to 478,285 units sold.

The 3DS is the only platform up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 24,855 (-18%), the Wii is down 38,706 (-58%), and the Xbox 360 is down 26,359 (-26%). The PSP is down 45,929 (-76%), the DS is down 20,951 (-51%), the Vita is down 19,517 (-37%) and the 3DS is up 3,789 (2%). Year on year sales are down 141,420 units (-23%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U for four straight weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 17 weeks. The Wii U has outsold its predecessor, the Wii, for six straight weeks. However the gap has decreased for four straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 52 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for four straight weeks for the DS and one week for the 3DS. The PSP and Vita have each increased for one week. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 125,000 units this week, down from 153,000 units last week.

The DS has a 58 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the PSP has a 42 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

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dead Island: Riptide (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 236,885. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number four with sales of 129,091. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Lego City Undercover (3DS) debuted at number six with sales of 105,121. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Star Trek: The Game (X360) debuted at number 11 with sales of 50,219. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 13 with sales of 41,335. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phonogram (PS3) debuted at number 16 with sales of 34,282. The game launched in Japan.

PhotoKano Kiss (PSV) debuted at number 19 with sales of 32,755. The game launched in Japan.

Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Portable (PSP) debuted at number 22 with sales of 27,582. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Dragon’s Dogma (PS3) is at number two with sales of 165,159. Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS) is at number three with sales of 147,934.  Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number five with sales of 122,653.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360) is at number seven with sales of 85,264. Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ps3) is at number eight with sales of 76,803. Tomb Raider (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 58,712. Dragon’s Dogma (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 51,201.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.50 million, an increase of 64,821 units (5%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.32 million games this week, a decrease of 25,770 units (-2%). Wii software sales are down 65,947 units (-11%) to 520,715 games sold. The Wii U sold 114,008 games, a decrease of 16,043 (-12%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the Vita, and down for the DS, PSP, and 3DS. The 3DS sold 773,777 games, which is down 242,257 units (-24%). The DS sold 362,832 games, a decrease of 2,731 units (-1%) week-on-week. PSP game sales are down 60,318 units (-28%) to 156,482 games sold. The Vita sold 137,947 games, an increase of 36,395 (36%).  Total combined software is down 311,850 million games units (-6%) week-on-week to 4.89 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS and Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 259,512 units (-15%), the Wii is down 535,247 units (-51%) and the Xbox 360 is down 202,607 units (-13%). The DS is down 156,696 units (-30%), the PSP is down 133,126 units (-46%), the 3DS is up 383,344 units (98%), and the Vita is up 13,274 units (11%). Total combined software is down 776,562 million units (-6%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the PlayStation 3 for two weeks, while the other platforms have dropped for one week. Software sales between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have increased this week, after being nearly identical for five straight weeks. They had been within 100,000 units of each other.

The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share, and the Wii has a 15 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 19th 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 57 percent more games than the PSP.

The DS has a 70 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 30 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 3DS, Vita and PSP are up, while the DS is down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Dead Island: Riptide | Gamewise
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
236,885 236,885 1
2
Dragon's Dogma | Gamewise
Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
165,159 1,110,672 49
3
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu | Gamewise
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
147,934 554,366 2
4
Dead Island: Riptide | Gamewise
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
129,091 129,091 1
5
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon | Gamewise
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
122,653 1,605,051 6
6
Lego City Undercover | Gamewise
Lego City Undercover (3DS)
Unknown, Action
105,121 105,121 1
7
Injustice: Gods Among Us | Gamewise
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
85,264 383,964 2
8
Injustice: Gods Among Us | Gamewise
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
76,803 321,508 2
9
Tomb Raider | Gamewise
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
58,712 1,099,960 8
10
Dragon's Dogma | Gamewise
Dragon's Dogma (X360)
Capcom, Adventure
51,201 481,267 49
11
Star Trek: The Game | Gamewise
Star Trek: The Game (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
50,219 50,219 1
12
BioShock Infinite | Gamewise
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
42,371 670,204 5
13
Star Trek: The Game | Gamewise
Star Trek: The Game (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
41,335 41,335 1
14
BioShock Infinite | Gamewise
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
37,852 1,098,776 5
15
New Super Mario Bros. 2 | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
35,744 5,898,404 40
16
Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phonogram | Gamewise
Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phonogram (PS3)
5pb, Adventure
34,282 34,282 1
17
Call of Duty: Black Ops II | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
33,186 12,125,855 24
18
Call of Duty: Black Ops II | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
33,132 10,115,142 24
19
PhotoKano Kiss | Gamewise
PhotoKano Kiss (PSV)
Kadokawa Shoten, Adventure
32,755 32,755 1
20
Animal Crossing: Jump Out | Gamewise
Animal Crossing: Jump Out (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
32,187 3,241,037 25
21
Halo 4 | Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
29,742 8,178,269 25
22
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Portable | Gamewise
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Portable (PSP)
Kadokawa Shoten, Adventure
27,582 27,582 1
23
Fire Emblem: Awakening | Gamewise
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
27,035 916,813 54
24
Tomb Raider | Gamewise
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
26,696 958,321 8
25
Mario Kart 7 | Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
25,232 7,875,950 74
26
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 | Gamewise
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
25,165 362,724 8
27
God of War: Ascension | Gamewise
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
24,676 1,068,390 7
28
FIFA Soccer 13 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
24,417 6,371,770 31
29
Pokemon Black Version 2 | Gamewise
Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
23,056 6,544,702 45
30
Kinect Adventures! | Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
22,745 19,998,803 130
31
Defiance | Gamewise
Defiance (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
Pro N/A 4
32
SimCity | Gamewise
SimCity (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 8
33
NBA 2K13 | Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 30
34
Super Mario 3D Land | Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 78
35
Mario Kart Wii | Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 264
36
Lego City Stories Undercover | Gamewise
Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 6
37
Far Cry 3 | Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 22
38
Gears of War: Judgment | Gamewise
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 6
39
Nintendo Land | Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 23
40
New Super Mario Bros. U | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 23
41
NBA 2K13 | Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 30
42
Far Cry 3 | Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 22
43
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate | Gamewise
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 73
44
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm | Gamewise
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 7
45
New Super Mario Bros. Wii | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 180
46
Wii Sports | Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 336
47
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity | Gamewise
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 23
48
MLB 13: The Show | Gamewise
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 8
49
FIFA Soccer 13 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 31
50
7th Dragon 2020-II | Gamewise
7th Dragon 2020-II (PSP)
Sega, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
51
Forza Horizon | Gamewise
Forza Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 27
52
Wii Sports Resort | Gamewise
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 201
53
Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls Z | Gamewise
Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls Z (PS3)
Unknown, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
54
Just Dance 4 | Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 30
55
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception | Gamewise
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 78
56
Gran Turismo 5 | Gamewise
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 127
57
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) | Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 26
58
Madden NFL 13 | Gamewise
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 35
59
Zumba Fitness | Gamewise
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 128
60
BioShock Infinite | Gamewise
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 5
61
Heavy Rain | Gamewise
Heavy Rain (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 166
62
Nintendogs + cats | Gamewise
Nintendogs + cats (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
Pro N/A 114
63
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier | Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 49
64
Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony | Gamewise
Detective Conan: Marionette Symphony (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
65
Madden NFL 13 | Gamewise
Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 35
66
Assassin's Creed III | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 26
67
Kirby's Epic Yarn | Gamewise
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 132
68
Paper Mario | Gamewise
Paper Mario (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 24
69
Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phonogram | Gamewise
Steins;Gate: Senkei Kousoku no Phonogram (X360)
5pb, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
70
Pandora's Tower | Gamewise
Pandora's Tower (Wii)
Xseed Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 55
71
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty | Gamewise
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 144
72
Battlefield 3 | Gamewise
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 79
73
Hitman: Absolution | Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 23
74
Skylanders Giants | Gamewise
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 28
75
Labyrinth Cross Blood: Infinity | Gamewise
Labyrinth Cross Blood: Infinity (PSV)
CyberFront, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1

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1 Comments

Araknie (on 09 May 2013)

Oh, now only those with a Pro account can see your chartz up to 50? Now i can see only to 30? Just great.


ganoncrotch (on 10 May 2013)

yeah... I'm thinking it could be time to find a new site for sales, I'm not pro enough for here.


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