Weekly Sales Analysis, 17 August - Payday 2

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 August 2013 / 5,203 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales increased by four percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, PSP, 3DS, 3DS, and Vita, and down for the Wii U and DS. Overall year-on-year sales are down 31 percent.  The Vita is the only platform up year-over-year, which is up seven percent. The DS has dropped by 73 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.

One game debuted in the top 30 this week, which is down from two last week. Payday 2 (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 84,411. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number six with sales of 42,399. The game launched in North America and Europe.

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

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360, and down for the Wii U. PlayStation 3 sales are up 6,177 (6%) to 115,184 units sold. Xbox 360 sales is up 642 (1%) to 70,738 units sold. The Wii U sold 34,233 units, a decrease of 3,074 (-8%). The Wii sold 24,184 units, an increase of 423 (2%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the PSP, 3DS, and Vita, and down for the DS. The 3DS sold 156,975 units, which is up 13,759 (10%) week-on-week. The PSP is up 962 (2%) to 41,495 units sold. The PlayStation Vita sold 39,564 units which is up 2,000 (5%) compared to last week. The DS is down 357 (-4%) to 8,330 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 20,532 units (4%) to 490,703 units sold.

The Vita is the only platform to be up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 40,814 (-26%), the Wii is down 38,109 (-61%), and the Xbox 360 is down 43,835 (-38%). The PSP is down 19,565 (-32%), the DS is down 22,438 (-73%), the Vita is up 2,595 (7%) and the 3DS is down 88,028 (-36%). Year on year sales are down 215,971 units (-31%).

Home console hardware sales have increased for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 for one week. The Wii U has decreased for one week. The PlayStation 3 has led for 32 straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for six straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 55 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 34 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Wii U is up, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii are down.

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the Vita for two weeks and one week for the 3DS and PSP. The DS has decreased for six weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased slightly this week to 117,000 units, up from 106,000 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 an 80 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 20 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

One game debuted in the top 30 this week, which is down from two last week. Payday 2 (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 84,411. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number six with sales of 42,399. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS) is at the top of the charts with sales of 129,853. Minecraft (X360) is at number three with sales of 56,660. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number four with sales of 56,619. The Last of Us (PS3) is at number five with sales of 47,530.

Pikmin 3 (WiiU) is at number seven with sales of 42,099. Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 41,815. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 38,519. Tales of Xillia (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 33,164.

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox 360, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.00 million units, a decrease of 284,679 units (-22%).  The Xbox 360 sold 865,896 games this week, an increase of 40,258 units (5%). Wii software sales are down 12,363 units (-3%) to 375,659 games sold. The Wii U sold 132,510 games, a decrease of 119,008 (-47%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week are up for the 3DS and PSP, and down for the DS and Vita. The 3DS sold 626,178 games, which is up 81,361 units (15%). The DS sold 256,421 games, a decrease of 12,055 units (-4%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 131,318 games, an increase of 10,149 (8%). PlayStation Vita game sales are down 38,443 units (-30%) to 89,614 games sold. Total combined software is down 334,780 units (-9%) week-on-week to 3.48 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the Vita, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PSP, and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is down 367,106 units (-27%), the Wii is down 400,618 units (-52%) and the Xbox 360 is down 436,171 units (-33%). The DS is down 166,101 units (-39%), the PSP is down 69,508 units (-35%), the 3DS is down 52,621 units (-8%), and the Vita is up 7,023 units (9%). Total combined software is down 1.35 million units (-28%) games sold year-on-year.

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 39 percent market share, and the Wii has a 17 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the Wii U is up, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii are down.

The 3DS continues to dominate the handheld software chart, by selling the most software for the 34th straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS nearly sold seven times as many games as the Vita. The DS nearly sold 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 87 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita and PSP 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
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
129,853 455,711 6
2
Payday 2 (X360)
505 Games, Action
84,411 84,411 1
3
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
56,660 683,128 11
4
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
56,619 4,718,928 41
5
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
47,530 3,060,493 10
6
Payday 2 (PS3)
505 Games, Action
42,399 42,399 1
7
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
42,099 396,638 6
8
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
41,815 202,285 3
9
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
38,519 2,418,735 22
10
Tales of Xillia (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
33,164 873,302 102
11
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
27,521 1,379,982 18
12
Dragon's Crown (PS3)
Atlus, Role-Playing
26,307 276,575 4
13
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
22,674 8,237,562 90
14
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
21,905 10,673,901 40
15
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
21,660 12,659,028 40
16
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
21,580 6,333,657 56
17
NCAA Football 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
20,595 517,667 6
18
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
19,975 2,268,628 39
19
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
19,719 713,406 13
20
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
19,131 6,792,619 47
21
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
18,970 6,836,592 61
22
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
16,703 20,326,432 146
23
One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
16,069 41,519 2
24
NCAA Football 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
15,951 392,331 6
25
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
15,397 1,408,404 24
26
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
15,033 31,835,942 217
27
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
14,695 2,028,630 39
28
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
14,601 8,469,703 41
29
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
14,545 4,912,248 47
30
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
14,251 7,421,238 93
31
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 352
32
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (3DS)
Capcom, Adventure
Pro N/A 4
33
Dragon's Crown (PSV)
Atlus, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 4
34
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 6
35
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 280
36
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 94
37
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 38
38
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 23
39
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 42
40
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 93
41
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 17
42
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 42
43
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 196
44
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 96
45
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 46
46
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 277
47
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 6
48
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 42
49
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 24
50
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 95
51
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 46
52
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 93
53
LEGO City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 22
54
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 93
55
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 170
56
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 95
57
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 21
58
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 44
59
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 96
60
Fantasy Life (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 34
61
Red Dead Redemption (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 170
62
Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (3DS)
Nippon Columbia, Action
Pro N/A 4
63
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 94
64
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 277
65
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 38
66
Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition (Wii)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
Pro N/A 38
67
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
Pro N/A 46
68
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 23
69
SimCity (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 24
70
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Adventure
Pro N/A 199
71
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 89
72
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 21
73
Pikmin 2 (Wii)
Nintendo, Strategy
Pro N/A 232
74
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
Pro N/A 290
75
Little Battlers eXperience W: Ultra Custom (3DS)
Level 5, Action
Pro N/A 5

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2 Comments

Michael-5 (on 28 August 2013)

3DS will catch up. With Monster Hunter 4, Zelda, Pokemon and the newly announced 2DS, 3DS will catch up. It was after all on par before 3DS XL released last August inflating 2012's numbers.


kumagawa (on 28 August 2013)

4th straight week were the 3DS has had a 35%+ year on year drop! no wonder they are releasing a new model with a price cut.


Michael-5 (on 28 August 2013)

That's because 1 year and 4 weeks ago, Nintendo released the new model 3DS XL. :-O Before that 3DS was on par, and likely to catch up because of software alone.


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