Weekly Sales Analysis, 28 June - 8 Games Debut

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 July 2013 / 3,764 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales increased by three percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, PSP, and PlayStation Vita, and are down for the DS and 3DS.  Overall year-on-year sales are down eight percent.  The 3DS and the Vita are the two platforms up year-on-year. The DS has dropped by 75 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.

Eight games debuted in the top 30 this week. Gundom Breaker (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 189,969. The game launched in Japan.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: The Last of Us (PS3) passed the two million mark and Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) passed the five million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 2,427 (2%) to 135,657 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 7,019 (8%) to 92,896 units sold. The Wii U sold 24,981 units, an increase of 2,846 (13%). The Wii sold 24,214 units, an increase of 432 (-9%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the PSP and Vita, and down for the DS and 3DS. The 3DS sold 180,279 units, which is down 20,314 (-10%) week-on-week. The Vita is up 26,094 (78%) to 59,522 units sold. The PSP sold 51,429 units which is up 556 (1%) compared to last week. The DS is down 205 (-2%) to 10,893 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 18,855 units (3%) to 579,871 units sold.

The 3DS and Vita are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 16,959 (-11%), the Wii is down 27,390 (-53%), and the Xbox 360 is down 22,071 (-19%). The PSP is down 5,364 (-9%), the DS is down 32,419 (-75%), the Vita is up 236 (-0%) and the 3DS is up 28,085 (18%). Year on year sales are down 50,901 units (-8%).

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for three weeks, and one week for the PlayStation 3, Wii and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 26 weeks. Wii and Wii U sales have been nearly identical for the last 12 weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for the first time since the week ending May 4.

The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a nine percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Xbox 360 is down, while the PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U are down.

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the Vita for three straight weeks and for the PSP for two weeks.  The 3DS has decreased for two weeks and the DS for four weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 121,000 units this week, down from 167,000 units last week.

The PSP has an 83 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the DS has a 17 percent market share. The 3DS has a 75 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 25 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS and Vita are up, while the DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Eight games debuted in the top 30 this week. Gundom Breaker (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 189,969. The game launched in Japan.

Toukiden (PSV) debuted at number four with sales of 124,274. The PSP version debuted at number six with sales of 67,728. The game launched in Japan.

Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (3DS) debuted at number five with sales of 90,297. The game launched in Japan.

Atelier Escha andamp; Logy (PS3) debuted at number nine with sales of 57,712. The game launched in Japan.

Deadpool (X360) debuted at number 11 with sales of 50,366. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 12 with sales of 49,336. The game launched in Europe and North America.

Company of Heroes 2 (PC) debuted at number 16 with sales of 37,611. The game launched in North America.

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (3DS) debuted at number 18 with sales of 35,265. The game launched in Japan.

Date A Live: Rine Utopia (PS3) debuted at number 27 with sales of 24,105. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  The Last of Us (PS3) is at the top of the charts with sales of 354,861. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number three with sales of 159,888. Project X Zone (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 65,824. Minecraft (X360) is at number eight with sales of 65,707. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 56,534.

Software home console sales week-on-week are up for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U, and down for the Wii. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.80 million units, an increase of 132,404 units (8%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.03 million games this week, a increase of 34,016 units (3%). Wii software sales are down 14,445 units (-3%) to 431,754 games sold. The Wii U sold 99,041 games, an increase of 13,911 (16%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week are down up for the 3DS, PSP and Vita, and down for the DS. The 3DS sold 752,158 games, which is up 46,521 units (7%). The DS sold 282,391 games, a decrease of 4,423 units (-2%) week-on-week. The Vita sold 218,115 games, an increase of 114,707 (111%).  PSP game sales are up 75,837 units (55%) to 212,909 games sold. Total combined software is up 398,528 units (9%) week-on-week to 4.83 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, PSP, Vita, and 3DS, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, and DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 304,458 units (8%), the Wii is down 361,805 units (-46%) and the Xbox 360 is down 296,036 units (-22%). The DS is down 606,721 units (-68%), the PSP is up 23,747 units (13%), the 3DS is up 405,730 units (117%), and the Vita is up 114,707 units (56%). Total combined software is down 353,130 units (-7%) games sold year on year.

Home console software sales have increased for the Wii U for two weeks and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for one week. The Wii has dropped for one week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 55 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 32 percent market share, and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home console software sales are up for the PlayStation 3, and down for the Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U.

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 27th straight week and shows no sign of giving up the top spot. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than three times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold 33 percent more games than the PSP.

The DS has a 57 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 43 percent market share. The 3DS has a 78 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 22 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PSP and Vita are up, while the 3DS and DS are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
354,861 2,148,639 3
2
Gundam Breaker (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
189,969 189,969 1
3
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
159,888 4,344,147 34
4
Toukiden (PSV)
Tecmo Koei, Action
124,274 124,274 1
5
Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (3DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
90,297 90,297 1
6
Toukiden (PSP)
Tecmo Koei, Action
67,728 67,728 1
7
Project X Zone (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
65,824 213,444 38
8
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
65,707 277,032 4
9
Atelier Escha andamp; Logy (PS3)
Gust, Role-Playing
57,712 57,712 1
10
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
56,534 518,818 6
11
Deadpool (X360)
Activision, Action
50,366 50,366 1
12
Deadpool (PS3)
Activision, Action
49,336 49,336 1
13
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
43,837 2,136,698 15
14
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
41,183 10,481,765 33
15
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
40,006 12,484,493 33
16
Company of Heroes 2 (PC)
Unknown, Action
37,611 37,611 1
17
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
36,603 6,630,581 40
18
Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
35,265 35,265 1
19
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
34,621 1,203,042 11
20
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
32,357 2,227,581 31
21
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
27,604 6,159,588 49
22
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
26,673 2,441,272 31
23
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
26,495 4,705,854 86
24
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
25,934 4,797,789 40
25
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
25,456 4,425,520 35
26
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
24,202 5,012,194 35
27
Date A Live: Rine Utopia (PS3)
Compile Heart, Adventure
24,105 24,105 1
28
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
22,558 20,182,311 139
29
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
22,241 8,077,506 83
30
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
20,753 1,306,230 17
31
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 39
32
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 86
33
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 32
34
Muramasa Rebirth (PSV)
Ignition Entertainment, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 14
35
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 10
36
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 88
37
Jak and Daxter Collection (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
Pro N/A 73
38
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
Pro N/A 11
39
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 37
40
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 14
41
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 87
42
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 88
43
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 345
44
Game andamp; Wario (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 14
45
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 89
46
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
Pro N/A 11
47
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 86
48
GRID 2 (PS3)
Codemasters, Racing
Pro N/A 5
49
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 89
50
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 16
51
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 54
52
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 32
53
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 210
54
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 39
55
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 35
56
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 17
57
Urakata Hakuoki (PSP)
Idea Factory, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
58
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 82
59
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 14
60
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 189
61
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 87
62
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 163
63
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 270
64
SimCity (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 17
65
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 34
66
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 39
67
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 273
68
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 136
69
Red Dead Redemption (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 163
70
Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 59
71
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 16
72
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 270
73
Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 15
74
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (PS3)
City Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
75
Resident Evil: Revelations (PS3)
Capcom, Action
Pro N/A 6

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1 Comments

ghettoglamour (on 12 July 2013)

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