Weekly Sales Analysis, 14 September - Monster Hunter 4

by William D'Angelo, posted on 23 September 2013 / 7,934 Views

Overview

Overall hardware sales increased by 38 percent week-on-week, due to the release of Monster Hunter 4 (3DS). Week-on-week sales is up for the 3DS, and down for everything else. Overall year-on-year sales are up 13 percent.  The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-over-year. The DS has the biggest drop year-on-year by percent, at 78 percent

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week, which is down from four last week. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 1.78 million units. 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 down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 10,845 (-9%) to 116,607 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 2,231 (-3%) to 76,532 units sold. The Wii U sold 20,946 units, a decrease of 2,672 (-11%). The Wii sold 20,044 units, a decrease of 674 (-3%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, and down for the PSP, DS, and Vita. The 3DS sold 370,893 units, which is up 206,839 (126%) week-on-week. The PSP is down 2,307 (-7%) to 31,538 units sold. The PlayStation Vita sold 29,156 units which is down 2,942 (-9%) compared to last week. The DS is down 217 (-3%) to 7,120 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 184,951 units (38%) to 670,605 units sold.

The 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 10,845 (-15%), the Wii is down 22,153 (-52%), and the Xbox 360 is down 40,817 (-35%). The PSP is down 16,112 (-34%), the DS is down 25,472 (-78%), the Vita is down 6,579 (-18%) and the 3DS is up 189,236 (104%). Year on year sales are up 79,177 units (13%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales decreased for the Xbox 360 and Wii for one week, two weeks for the PlayStation 3, and four weeks for the Wii. The PlayStation 3 has led for 36 straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 10 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 55 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are up, while the Wii and Wii U are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for three weeks. The DS has decreased for three weeks and the PSP and Vita for four weeks. The PSP has outsold the Vita for 11 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 342,000 units, from 132,000 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 93 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a seven percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the 3DS is up, while the PSP, DS, and Vita are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week, which is down from four last week. Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 1.78 million units. The game launched in Japan.

NHL 14 (X360) debuted at number four with sales of 71,874/ The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number nine with sales of 57,751. The game launched in North America and Europe.

AKB1/149: Love Election (PS3) debuted at number 20 with sales of 24,308. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3) is at number two with sales of 290,061. Madden NFL 25 (X360) is at number three with sales of 85,319. Saints Row IV (X360) is at number five with sales of 67,449.

Minecraft (X360) is at number six with sales of 66,683. Madden NFL 25 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 61,776. Diablo III (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 59,508. Diablo III (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 51,019.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.46 million games this week, an increase of 34,773 units (2%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.03 million games, a decrease of 243,917 units (-19%).  Wii software sales are down 24,612 units (-7%) to 346,143 games sold. The Wii U sold 124,246 games, a decrease of 24,843 (-17%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, and down for the DS, PSP, and Vita. The 3DS sold 2.09 million games, which is up 1.75 million units (516%). The DS sold 226,662 games, a decrease of 1,226 units (-1%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 128,623 games, a decrease of 51,040 (-28%). PlayStation Vita game sales are down 12,396 units (-11%) to 103,847 games sold. Total combined software is up 1.43 million units (45%) week-on-week to 5.51 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the PlayStation 3, 3DS, and Vita, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and PDP. The PlayStation 3 is up 205,146 units (16%), the Wii is down 157.700 units (-31%) and the Xbox 360 is down 28,237 units (-3%). The DS is down 63,262 units (-22%), the PSP is down 26,251 units (-17%), the 3DS is up 1.54 million units (276%), and the Vita is up 31,155 units (43%). Total combined software is up 1.62 million units (42%) games sold year-on-year.

Software Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 51 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share, and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3 is up, and the Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U are down.

Software Handhelds

3DS software sales have jumped up this week, increasing fivefold. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold 20 times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold 43 percent more games as the PSP.

The DS has a 64 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 36 percent market share. The 3DS has a 95 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a five percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS is up, and the PSP, 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
Monster Hunter 4 Wiki - Gamewise
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
1,778,558 1,778,558 1
2
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Wiki - Gamewise
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
290,061 520,452 27
3
Madden NFL 25 Wiki - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
85,319 826,009 3
4
NHL 14 Wiki - Gamewise
NHL 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
71,874 71,874 1
5
Saints Row IV Wiki - Gamewise
Saints Row IV (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
67,449 929,620 4
6
Minecraft Wiki - Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
66,683 1,207,973 15
7
Madden NFL 25 Wiki - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
61,776 700,755 3
8
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
59,508 224,182 2
9
NHL 14 Wiki - Gamewise
NHL 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
57,751 57,751 1
10
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (X360)
Activision, Role-Playing
51,019 198,205 2
11
Saints Row IV Wiki - Gamewise
Saints Row IV (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
42,796 515,021 4
12
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki - Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
33,756 4,878,479 45
13
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Wiki - Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
33,270 345,808 4
14
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Wiki - Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
31,879 463,181 4
15
Killzone: Mercenary Wiki - Gamewise
Killzone: Mercenary (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Shooter
30,785 64,642 2
16
Total War: Rome II Wiki - Gamewise
Total War: Rome II (PC)
Sega, Action
29,854 199,348 2
17
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Wiki - Gamewise
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
28,058 679,796 10
18
The Last of Us Wiki - Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
26,876 3,192,917 14
19
Puppeteer Wiki - Gamewise
Puppeteer (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Platform
25,705 34,321 2
20
AKB1/149: Love Election Wiki - Gamewise
AKB1/149: Love Election (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Adventure
24,308 24,308 1
21
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki - Gamewise
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
22,440 2,525,165 26
22
Kinect Adventures! Wiki - Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
20,616 20,407,461 150
23
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Wiki - Gamewise
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
20,239 468,422 3
24
Nintendo Land Wiki - Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
18,796 2,345,381 43
25
Wii Sports Wiki - Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
18,284 81,540,122 356
26
Disney Infinity Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
18,195 207,498 4
27
Disney Infinity Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (Wii)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
17,857 196,403 4
28
Mario Kart 7 Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
17,324 8,313,912 94
29
Payday 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Payday 2 (X360)
505 Games, Action
17,226 185,263 5
30
Rayman Legends Wiki - Gamewise
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
16,882 63,359 3
31
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 44
32
Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue Wiki - Gamewise
Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue (PSP)
Idea Factory, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
33
New Super Luigi U Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 10
34
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 60
35
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 44
36
Final Fantasy XIV Online Wiki - Gamewise
Final Fantasy XIV Online (PC)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 156
37
Rayman Legends Wiki - Gamewise
Rayman Legends (PS3)
Ubisoft, Platform
Pro N/A 3
38
Rayman Legends Wiki - Gamewise
Rayman Legends (X360)
Ubisoft, Platform
Pro N/A 3
39
Pokemon White Version 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 65
40
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 43
41
Pikmin 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
Pro N/A 10
42
Halo 4 Wiki - Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 45
43
Far Cry 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 42
44
Mario Kart Wii Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 284
45
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Wiki - Gamewise
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 26
46
Super Mario 3D Land Wiki - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 98
47
Farming Simulator 2013 Wiki - Gamewise
Farming Simulator 2013 (PS3)
Focus Home Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 2
48
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 97
49
FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 51
50
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Wiki - Gamewise
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
Pro N/A 3
51
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 97
52
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Wiki - Gamewise
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 17
53
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu Wiki - Gamewise
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
Pro N/A 22
54
Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (PSP)
Broccoli, Adventure
Pro N/A 2
55
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
Pro N/A 7
56
Tomb Raider Wiki - Gamewise
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 28
57
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 97
58
Disney Infinity Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (PS3)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 4
59
Payday 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Payday 2 (PS3)
505 Games, Action
Pro N/A 5
60
Assassin's Creed III Wiki - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 46
61
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 97
62
NCAA Football 14 Wiki - Gamewise
NCAA Football 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 10
63
Just Dance 4 Wiki - Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 50
64
Batman: Arkham City Wiki - Gamewise
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 100
65
Disney Infinity Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (WiiU)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 4
66
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 200
67
Batman: Arkham City Wiki - Gamewise
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 100
68
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Wiki - Gamewise
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 21
69
Youkai Watch Wiki - Gamewise
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 10
70
Battlefield 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 99
71
Assassin's Creed III Wiki - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 46
72
Gran Turismo 5 Wiki - Gamewise
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 147
73
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 70
74
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Wiki - Gamewise
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 10
75
Dead or Alive 5 Wiki - Gamewise
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Fighting
Pro N/A 51

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2 Comments

the_dengle (on 24 September 2013)

No comment? Seriously you guys? Not even a "dat spike"? Or have you all had the wind knocked out of you by dat spike?


Blood_Tears (on 24 September 2013)

Meh..


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Michael-5 (on 24 September 2013)

I saw the spike a week ago via Media Create. I hope 3DS stays high, Pokemon should be a much bigger spike.


  • +1
the_dengle (on 24 September 2013)

Software sales jump 516% for the market leader: "Meh." Got it.


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MohammadBadir (on 24 September 2013)

Kaz Hirai must be crying.