Weekly Sales Analysis, 7 September - Total War: Rome II, Diablo III

by William D'Angelo, posted on 18 September 2013 / 9,754 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales decreased by one percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for the Xbox 360, Wii U, and 3DS, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, PSP, and Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are down 22 percent.  There are no platforms up year-over-year. The DS has the biggest drop year-on-year by percent, at 76 percent

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week, which is the same as last week. Total War: Rome II (PC) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 169,494. The game launched in North America and Europe.

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 Xbox 360 and Wii, and down for the PlayStation 3 and Wii. PlayStation 3 sales are down 16,798 (-23%) to 137,452 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 4,179 (6%) to 76,532 units sold. The Wii U sold 23,618 units, an increase of 192 (1%). The Wii sold 20.718 units, a decrease of 1,822 (-8%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, and down for the PSP, DS, and Vita. The 3DS sold 164,054 units, which is up 14,399 (10%) week-on-week. The PSP is down 2,698 (-7%) to 33.845 units sold. The PlayStation Vita sold 31,673 units which is down 1,786 (-5%) compared to last week. The DS is down 766 (-9%) to 7,337 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 5,100 units (-1%) to 485,229 units sold.

There are no platforms to be up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 7,614 (-6%), the Wii is down 23,795 (-53%), and the Xbox 360 is down 43,665 (-36%). The PSP is down 14,425 (-30%), the DS is down 23,404 (-76%), the Vita is down 9,586 (-23%) and the 3DS is down 34,068 (-17%). Year on year sales are down 132,939 units (-22%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for four weeks and the Wii U for one week. The PlayStation 3 has decreased for one week and the Wii for three weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for 35 straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for nine straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 57 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 34 percent market share; and the Wii has a nine percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U are up, while the Wii is down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for two weeks. The DS has decreased for two weeks and the PSP and Vita for three weeks. The PSP has outsold the Vita for 10 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 132,000 units, from 116,000 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 an 84 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the 3DS is up, while the PSP, DS, and Vita are down.

Worldwide Software

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week, which is the same as last week. Total War: Rome II (PC) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 169,494. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Diablo III (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 164,674. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number four with sales of 147,186. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Uta no Price-Sama: Music 2 (PSP) debuted at number nine with sales of 66,037. The game launched in Japan.

Killzone: Mercenary (PSV) debuted at number 15 with sales of 33,857. The game launched in Japan and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Madden NFL 25 (X360) is at number three with sales of 149,461. Madden NFL 25 (PS3) is at number five with sales of 129,232.

Saints Row IV (X360) is at number six with sales of 115,735. Minecraft (X360) is at number seven with sales of 72,964. Saints Row IV (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 70,197. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 63,287.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.42 million games this week, a decrease of 1.16 million units (-45%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.28 million games, a decrease of 549,863 units (-30%).  Wii software sales are down 4,313 units (-10%) to 370,755 games sold. The Wii U sold 149,089 games, a decrease of 16,039 (-10%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the PSP and Vita, and down for the DS, and 3DS. The 3DS sold 339,485 games, which is down 67,863 units (-17%). The DS sold 227,888 games, a decrease of 224,660 units (-10%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 179,663 games, an increase of 40,684 (29%). PlayStation Vita game sales are up 389 units (0%) to 116,243 games sold. Total combined software is down 1.82 million units (-31%) week-on-week to 4.08 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, and Vita, and down for the Wii, DS, and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 185,910 units (15%), the Wii is down 160,457 units (-30%) and the Xbox 360 is up 219,516 units (21%). The DS is down 77,808 units (-25%), the PSP is up 12,630 units (8%), the 3DS is down 204,705 units (-38%), and the Vita is up 27,101 units (30%). Total combined software is up 151,276 units (4%) games sold year-on-year.

Software Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 4 has a 46 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 42 percent market share, and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the Xbox 360,and Wii U are up, while the PlayStation 3 and Wii are down.

Software Handhelds

3DS software sales have dropped by nearly 500,000 units since the week ending July 27. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly three times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold 21 percent more games as the PSP.

The DS has a 56 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 44 percent market share. The 3DS has a 74 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 26 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PSP is up, and the 3DS, DS, and Vita are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Total War: Rome II [Gamewise]
Total War: Rome II (PC)
Sega, Action
169,494 169,494 1
2
Diablo III [Gamewise]
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
164,674 164,674 1
3
Madden NFL 25 [Gamewise]
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
149,461 740,690 2
4
Diablo III [Gamewise]
Diablo III (X360)
Activision, Role-Playing
147,186 147,186 1
5
Madden NFL 25 [Gamewise]
Madden NFL 25 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
129,232 638,979 2
6
Saints Row IV [Gamewise]
Saints Row IV (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
115,735 862,171 3
7
Minecraft [Gamewise]
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
72,964 1,141,290 14
8
Saints Row IV [Gamewise]
Saints Row IV (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
70,197 472,225 3
9
Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 [Gamewise]
Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (PSP)
Broccoli, Adventure
66,037 66,037 1
10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist [Gamewise]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
63,287 312,538 3
11
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist [Gamewise]
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
59,515 431,302 3
12
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn [Gamewise]
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
54,818 448,183 2
13
Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Gamewise]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
37,630 4,844,723 44
14
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team [Gamewise]
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
34,853 651,738 9
15
Killzone: Mercenary [Gamewise]
Killzone: Mercenary (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Shooter
33,857 33,857 1
16
Final Fantasy XIV Online [Gamewise]
Final Fantasy XIV Online (PC)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
33,619 884,072 155
17
Rayman Legends [Gamewise]
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
31,961 46,477 2
18
The Last of Us [Gamewise]
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
29,235 3,166,041 13
19
Rayman Legends [Gamewise]
Rayman Legends (X360)
Ubisoft, Platform
27,409 37,135 2
20
Disney Infinity [Gamewise]
Disney Infinity (Wii)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
27,004 178,546 3
21
Disney Infinity [Gamewise]
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
26,539 189,303 3
22
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon [Gamewise]
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
25,396 2,502,725 25
23
Payday 2 [Gamewise]
Payday 2 (X360)
505 Games, Action
25,156 168,037 4
24
Dead or Alive 5 [Gamewise]
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Fighting
24,505 378,139 50
25
Rayman Legends [Gamewise]
Rayman Legends (PS3)
Ubisoft, Platform
24,483 39,778 2
26
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle [Gamewise]
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
23,242 439,194 2
27
New Super Luigi U [Gamewise]
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
20,942 152,989 9
28
Kinect Adventures! [Gamewise]
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
20,647 20,386,845 149
29
Nintendo Land [Gamewise]
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
19,467 2,326,585 42
30
Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Gamewise]
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
19,160 10,729,803 43
31
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 [Gamewise]
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 25
32
Mario Kart 7 [Gamewise]
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 93
33
Lost Planet 3 [Gamewise]
Lost Planet 3 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
Pro N/A 2
34
New Super Mario Bros. 2 [Gamewise]
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 59
35
Wii Sports [Gamewise]
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 355
36
Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Gamewise]
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 43
37
FIFA Soccer 13 [Gamewise]
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 50
38
Wii Sports Resort [Gamewise]
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 220
39
Disney Infinity [Gamewise]
Disney Infinity (PS3)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 3
40
Pokemon White Version 2 [Gamewise]
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 64
41
Pikmin 3 [Gamewise]
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
Pro N/A 9
42
Halo 4 [Gamewise]
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 44
43
New Super Mario Bros. U [Gamewise]
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 42
44
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Gamewise]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 96
45
Killer is Dead [Gamewise]
Killer is Dead (PS3)
Xseed Games, Action
Pro N/A 6
46
Mario Kart Wii [Gamewise]
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 283
47
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D [Gamewise]
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 16
48
Lost Planet 3 [Gamewise]
Lost Planet 3 (X360)
Capcom, Action
Pro N/A 2
49
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life [Gamewise]
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
Pro N/A 6
50
FIFA Soccer 13 [Gamewise]
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 50
51
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu [Gamewise]
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
Pro N/A 21
52
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Gamewise]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 96
53
Super Mario 3D Land [Gamewise]
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 97
54
New Super Mario Bros. Wii [Gamewise]
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 199
55
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Gamewise]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 96
56
Tomb Raider [Gamewise]
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 27
57
Disney Infinity [Gamewise]
Disney Infinity (WiiU)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 3
58
Ragnarok Odyssey [Gamewise]
Ragnarok Odyssey (PSV)
Xseed Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 84
59
Just Dance 4 [Gamewise]
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 49
60
Batman: Arkham City [Gamewise]
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 99
61
Batman: Arkham City [Gamewise]
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 99
62
NCAA Football 14 [Gamewise]
NCAA Football 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 9
63
Youkai Watch [Gamewise]
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 9
64
Farming Simulator 2013 [Gamewise]
Farming Simulator 2013 (X360)
Focus Home Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 1
65
Skylanders Giants [Gamewise]
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 47
66
Puppeteer [Gamewise]
Puppeteer (PS3)
EurocoEntertainment Software, Platform
Pro N/A 1
67
Assassin's Creed III [Gamewise]
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 45
68
Dead or Alive 5 [Gamewise]
Dead or Alive 5 (X360)
Tecmo Koei, Fighting
Pro N/A 50
69
Far Cry 3 [Gamewise]
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 41
70
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins [Gamewise]
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 20
71
Payday 2 [Gamewise]
Payday 2 (PS3)
505 Games, Action
Pro N/A 4
72
Battlefield 3 [Gamewise]
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 98
73
Assassin's Creed III [Gamewise]
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 45
74
BioShock Infinite [Gamewise]
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 24
75
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception [Gamewise]
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 97

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Michael-5 (on 18 September 2013)

276,000 3DS systems sold according to Media Create for next weeks data, with over 1.7 million units of Monster Hunter 4 sold. 3DS will make up ground, and with Pokemon come on top YoY