Weekly Sales Analysis, 13 July - NCAA Football 14

by William D'Angelo, posted on 26 July 2013 / 4,383 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales decreased by two percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up just for the Wii U, while all other platforms are down.  The Wii U got a boost due to the release of Pikmin 3 in Japan. Overall year-on-year sales are down 19 percent.  The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year and is up by 28 percent. The DS has dropped by 75 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week, which is up from eight last week. NCAA Football 14 (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 250,160 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 194,568. The game launched in North America.

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

Worldwide 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 2,099 (-2%) to 128,015 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 3,467 (-4%) to 88,424 units sold. The Wii U sold 39,352 units, an increase of 14,484 (58%). The Wii sold 22,873 units, a decrease of 800 (-3%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 157,067 units, which is down 7,152 (-4%) week-on-week. The PSP is down 2,094 (-4%) to 45,872 units sold. The PlayStation Vita sold 33,827 units which is down 8,886 (-21%) compared to last week. The DS is down 515 (-5%) to 9,907 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 10,529 units (-2%) to 525,337 units sold.

The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 17,453 (-12%), the Wii is down 31,641 (-58%), and the Xbox 360 is down 28,214 (-24%). The PSP is down 14,206 (-24%), the DS is down 28,960 (-75%), the Vita is down 9,462 (-22%) and the 3DS is up 34,424 (28%). Year on year sales are down 56,160 units (-10%).

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for three weeks, while the other three home consoles have decreased for two weeks each. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 28 weeks. The Wii U has pulled a fair amount ahead of the Wii and has 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, PlayStation 3 and Wii are up, while the Wii is down.

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the PlayStation Vita and PSP for two weeks, while the 3DS has decreased for four weeks and the DS for six weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased slightly this week to 123,000 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 82 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has an 18 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

Six games debuted in the top 30 this week, which is up from eight last week. NCAA Football 14 (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 250,160 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 194,568. The game launched in North America.

Pikmin 3 (WiiU) launched at number four with sales of 95,802. The game launched in Japan.

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3) debuted at number six with sales of 69,847. The game launched in North America and Japan.

Youkai Watch (3DS) debuted at number seven with sales of 53,681. The game launched in Japan.

Mario and Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) debuted at number 13 with sales of 31,241. The game launched in Europe.

New Super Luigi U (WiiU) debuted at number 17 with sales of 25,856. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  The Last of Us (PS3) is number three with sales of 155,040. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number five with sales of 86,453. Minecraft (X360) is at number eight with sales of 52,616. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 40,736. Earth Defense Force 4 (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 37,592.

Software home console sales week-on-week are up for the Xbox 360 and Wii U and down for the PlayStation 3 and Wii. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.49 million units, a decrease of 21,448 units (-1%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.15 million games this week, an increase of 146,791 units (15%). Wii software sales are down 11,508 units (-3%) to 432,359 games sold. The Wii U sold 200,773 games, an increase of 116,171 (137%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week are up for the DS and 3DS, and down for the PSP and Vita. The 3DS sold 534,869 games, which is up 9,352 units (2%). The DS sold 288,267 games, an increase of 3,486 units (1%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 148,436 games, a decrease of 4,653 (-3%).  PlayStation Vita game sales are down 27,257 units (-23%) to 91,670 games sold. Total combined software is up 210,934 units (5%) week-on-week to 4.34 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, and 3DS, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PSP, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is up 178,243 units (14%), the Wii is down 277,248 units (-39%) and the Xbox 360 is down 117,200 units (-9%). The DS is down 270,602 units (-48%), the PSP is down 19,596 units (-12%), the 3DS is up 142,725 units (36%), and the Vita is down 11,176 units (-11%). Total combined software is down 174,081 units (-4%) games sold year on year.

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 48 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share, and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home console software sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, and down for the Wii.

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 29th 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 five times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold nearly twice as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 66 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 34 percent market share. The 3DS has an 85 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has an 15 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
NCAA Football 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
250,160 250,160 1
2
NCAA Football 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
194,568 194,568 1
3
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
155,040 2,611,393 5
4
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
95,802 95,802 1
5
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
86,453 4,479,054 36
6
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Adventure
69,847 69,847 1
7
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
53,681 53,681 1
8
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
52,616 400,802 6
9
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
40,736 2,219,648 17
10
Earth Defense Force 4 (PS3)
D3Publisher, Shooter
37,592 192,272 2
11
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
33,448 596,872 8
12
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
32,520 10,549,861 35
13
Mario andamp; Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
31,241 31,241 1
14
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
29,599 12,547,824 35
15
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
26,221 6,214,014 51
16
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
25,991 1,260,977 13
17
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
25,856 25,856 1
18
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
25,370 320,682 12
19
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
25,053 6,686,452 42
20
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
23,793 2,279,449 33
21
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
22,161 6,518,048 90
22
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
21,845 20,226,838 141
23
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
21,820 8,121,368 85
24
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
20,260 2,484,909 33
25
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
20,252 2,163,321 34
26
Toukiden (PSV)
Tecmo Koei, Action
19,836 187,355 3
27
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
18,712 6,942,246 90
28
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
18,484 6,740,567 56
29
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
18,380 5,053,454 37
30
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
18,312 4,837,683 42
31
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 12
32
Toukiden (PSP)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 3
33
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 347
34
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 88
35
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 41
36
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 41
37
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 41
38
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 19
39
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 37
40
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 88
41
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 212
42
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 34
43
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 19
44
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 89
45
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 18
46
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 91
47
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 39
48
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
Pro N/A 13
49
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 191
50
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 91
51
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 275
52
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
53
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 88
54
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 19
55
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 18
56
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
57
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 37
58
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 272
59
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 84
60
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 165
61
Gundam Breaker (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 3
62
Sid Meier's Civilization V (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Strategy
Pro N/A 147
63
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 89
64
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 138
65
Red Dead Redemption (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 165
66
Hanayaka Kana Ware ga Ichizoku: Tasogare Polarstar (PSP)
Idea Factory, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
67
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 36
68
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 272
69
Deadpool (X360)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 3
70
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
Pro N/A 12
71
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
Pro N/A 285
72
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 143
73
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 87
74
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 215
75
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 88

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2 Comments

sethnintendo (on 26 July 2013)

Grats to 3DS for being the only system up YOY. This is the year of the 3DS.


sethnintendo (on 26 July 2013)

2K should make a NCAA football game. I believe EA lost their exclusive rights on the NCAA. However, NCAA got sued over having player likeness in game. They were making money off college players by trying to copy their physical traits. NCAA players receive nothing and get used for money in game. I don't agree with some frivolous lawsuits but this suit actually made sense. Too bad colleges make millions selling jerseys(just the number on back but of course everyone knows the star players numbers). NCAA = money making machine off free labor all in the name of "higher" education.