Weekly Sales Analysis, 6 July - Earth Defense Force 4

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 July 2013 / 3,417 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales decreased by three percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up just for the Wii U, while all other platforms are down.  The 3DS and PlayStation Vita both dropped between 16,000 and 17,000 units this week. Overall year-on-year sales are down 11 percent.  The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year and is up by 24 percent. The DS has dropped by 75 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.

One game debuted in the top 30 this week, which is down from eight last week. Earth Defense Force 4 (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 154,680. The Xbox 360 version of the game debuted at number 16 with sales of 23,410. The game launched in Japan.

There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii U, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. PlayStation 3 sales are down 5,543 (-4%) to 130,114 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 1,005 (-1%) to 91,891 units sold. The Wii U sold 26,801 units, an increase of 1,820 (7%). The Wii sold 23,673 units, a decrease of 541 (-2%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 164,219 units, which is down 16,060 (-9%) week-on-week. The PSP is down 3,463 (-7%) to 47,966 units sold. The PlayStation Vita sold 42,713 units which is down 16,809 (-28%) compared to last week. The DS is down 471 (-4%) to 10,422 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 42,072 units (-7%) to 537,799 units sold.

The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 20,871 (-14%), the Wii is down 30,486 (-56%), and the Xbox 360 is down 27,056 (-23%). The PSP is down 13,838 (-22%), the DS is down 30,767 (-75%), the Vita is down 2,181 (-5%) and the 3DS is up 31,457 (24%). Year on year sales are down 66,941 units (-11%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for two weeks, while the other three home consoles have decreased for one week each. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 27 weeks. Wii and Wii U sales have been nearly identical for the last 13 weeks. The Wii U has also outsold the Wii for two 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 Xbox 360 is up, while the PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the PlayStation Vita and PSP for one week, while the 3DS has decreased for three weeks and the DS for five weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased slightly this week to 122,000 units, up from 121,000 units last week.

The PSP has an 82 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the DS has an 18 percent market share. The 3DS has a 79 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 21 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

One game debuted in the top 30 this week, which is down from eight last week. Earth Defense Force 4 (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 154,680. The Xbox 360 version of the game debuted at number 16 with sales of 23,410. 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 220,442. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number three with sales of 118,518. Minecraft (X360) is at number four with sales of 348,186. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) is at number five with sales of 44,606.

Toukiden (PSV) is at number six with sales of 43,245. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 42,214. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 35,576. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number nine with sales of 33,732. Toukiden (PSP) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 33,123.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii, and down for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.50 million units, a decrease of 305,316 units (-17%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.01 million games this week, a decrease of 24,294 units (-2%). Wii software sales are up 12,113 units (3%) to 443,867 games sold. The Wii U sold 84,602 games, a decrease of 14,439 (-15%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week are is up for the DS, and down for the PSP, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. The 3DS sold 540,658 games, which is down 211,500 units (-28%). The DS sold 284,781 games, an increase of 2,390 units (1%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 153,089 games, a decrease of 59,820 (-28%).  PlayStation Vita game sales are down 99,188 units (-45%) to 118,927 games sold. Total combined software is down 700,054 units (-14%) week-on-week to 4.13 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Vita, and 3DS, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 241,703 units (19%), the Wii is down 256,860 units (-37%) and the Xbox 360 is down 123,726 units (-11%). The DS is down 327,448 units (-53%), the PSP is down 46,177 units (-23%), the 3DS is up 42,678 units (9%), and the Vita is up 102,675 units (16%). Total combined software is down 368,976 units (-8%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the Wii for one week, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U have dropped for one week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 51 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 34 percent market share, and the Wii has a 15 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.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 28th 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 four times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold nearly twice as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 65 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 35 percent market share. The 3DS has an 82 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has an 18 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PSP is up, while the 3DS, PlayStation Vita 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 Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
220,442 2,406,691 4
2
Earth Defense Force 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Earth Defense Force 4 (PS3)
D3Publisher, Shooter
154,680 154,680 1
3
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
118,518 4,462,665 35
4
Minecraft Wiki on Gamewise.co
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
71,154 348,186 5
5
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Wiki on Gamewise.co
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
44,606 563,424 7
6
Toukiden Wiki on Gamewise.co
Toukiden (PSV)
Tecmo Koei, Action
43,245 167,519 2
7
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki on Gamewise.co
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
42,214 2,178,912 16
8
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
35,576 10,517,341 34
9
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
33,732 12,518,225 34
10
Toukiden Wiki on Gamewise.co
Toukiden (PSP)
Tecmo Koei, Action
33,123 100,851 2
11
Gundam Breaker Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gundam Breaker (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
32,092 222,061 2
12
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
31,944 1,234,986 12
13
FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
30,818 6,661,399 41
14
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
28,205 6,187,793 50
15
Far Cry 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
28,075 2,255,656 32
16
Earth Defense Force 2025 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Earth Defense Force 2025 (X360)
D3Publisher, Shooter
23,410 23,410 1
17
Far Cry 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
23,377 2,464,649 32
18
Assassin's Creed III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
22,880 5,035,074 36
19
Kinect Adventures! Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
22,682 20,204,993 140
20
Mario Kart 7 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
22,042 8,099,548 84
21
FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
21,582 4,819,371 41
22
Assassin's Creed III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
21,264 4,446,784 36
23
Just Dance 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
20,266 6,514,946 40
24
Nintendo Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
19,800 2,143,069 33
25
Project X Zone Wiki on Gamewise.co
Project X Zone (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
19,758 233,202 39
26
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
19,634 4,725,488 87
27
Deadpool Wiki on Gamewise.co
Deadpool (PS3)
Activision, Action
19,151 68,487 2
28
Tomb Raider Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
18,741 1,324,971 18
29
Battlefield 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
18,463 6,495,887 89
30
Battlefield 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
18,306 6,923,534 89
31
Deadpool Wiki on Gamewise.co
Deadpool (X360)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 2
32
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 87
33
Wii Sports Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 346
34
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 11
35
Company of Heroes 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Company of Heroes 2 (PC)
Unknown, Action
Pro N/A 2
36
Injustice: Gods Among Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
Pro N/A 12
37
Batman: Arkham City Wiki on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 90
38
NBA 2K13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 40
39
MLB 13: The Show Wiki on Gamewise.co
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 18
40
Wii Sports Resort Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 211
41
Super Mario 3D Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 88
42
BioShock Infinite Wiki on Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 15
43
NBA 2K13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 40
44
Pokemon White Version 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 55
45
Batman: Arkham City Wiki on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 90
46
Skylanders Giants Wiki on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 38
47
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 190
48
Tomb Raider Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 18
49
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 33
50
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 87
51
Toriko: Gourmet Battle! Wiki on Gamewise.co
Toriko: Gourmet Battle! (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
52
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Wiki on Gamewise.co
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 17
53
Mario Kart Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 274
54
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wiki on Gamewise.co
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 83
55
Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Wiki on Gamewise.co
Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (3DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
56
BioShock Infinite Wiki on Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 15
57
God of War: Ascension Wiki on Gamewise.co
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
58
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) Wiki on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 36
59
Battlefield 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 89
60
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Wiki on Gamewise.co
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 88
61
Injustice: Gods Among Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
Pro N/A 12
62
Grand Theft Auto IV Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 271
63
Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode Wiki on Gamewise.co
Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
64
Red Dead Redemption Wiki on Gamewise.co
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 164
65
Gran Turismo 5 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 137
66
Atelier Escha andamp; Logy Wiki on Gamewise.co
Atelier Escha andamp; Logy (PS3)
Gust, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
67
Red Dead Redemption Wiki on Gamewise.co
Red Dead Redemption (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 164
68
GRID 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
GRID 2 (PS3)
Codemasters, Racing
Pro N/A 6
69
Grand Theft Auto IV Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 271
70
Zumba Fitness Wiki on Gamewise.co
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 138
71
The Sims 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 214
72
Max Payne 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 60
73
Halo 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 35
74
SimCity Wiki on Gamewise.co
SimCity (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 18
75
Madden NFL 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 45

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