Weekly Sales Analysis, 2 November - Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 November 2013 / 12,188 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sales increased by 14 percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for every platform, except for the 3DS. Overall year-on-year sales are down 13 percent.  The 3D and Vita are both up year-over-year. The DS has the biggest drop year-on-year by percent, at 78 percent

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week, up from four last week. Battlefield 4 (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 807,165. The PlayStation 3 debuted at number four with sales of 521,494. The PC version debuted at number eight with sales of 236,674. The game launched worldwide.

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

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 25,905 (15%) to 203,356 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 31,795 (27%) to 150,773 units sold. The Wii U sold 80,248 units, an increase of 43,688 (119%). The Wii sold 40,495 units, an increase of 8,142 (25%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the DS, PSP and Vita, and down for the 3DS. The 3DS sold 404,804 units, which is down 8,876 (-2%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 77,688 units which is up 13,185 (20%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 5,326 (17%) to 37,455 units sold. The DS is up 1,532 (18%) to 10,278 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 120,697 units (14%) to 1,005,097 units sold.

The 3DS and Vita are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 155,663 (-43%), the Wii is down 32,886 (-45%), and the Xbox 360 is down 105,102 (-41%). The PSP is down 27,238 (-42%), the DS is down 35,611 (-78%), the Vita is up 13,185 (3%) and the 3DS is up 121,882 (43%). Year on year sales are down 152,158 units (-13%).

Home console hardware sales have increased for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii for three weeks and the Wii U for one week. PlayStation 3 has led for 43 straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for seven straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 52 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago hardware home console sales are up.

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the DS for two weeks and one week for the PSP and Vita. Sales have decreased for the 3DS for three weeks. The Vita has outsold the PSP for four straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 327,000 units, from 349,000 units last week.

The PSP has a 78 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the DS has a 22 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, Vita and DS are up, while the PSP is down.

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week, up from four last week. Battlefield 4 (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 807,165. The PlayStation 3 debuted at number four with sales of 521,494. The PC version debuted at number eight with sales of 236,674. The game launched worldwide.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 694,992. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 618,821. The game launched worldwide.

WWE 2K14 (PS3) debuted at number nine with sales of 188,703. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 10 with sales of 178,518. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Football Manager 2014 (PC) debuted at number 15 with sales of 96,208. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Little Battlers eXperience: Wars (3DS) debuted at number 24 with sales of 49,698. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Pokemon X/Y (3DS) is at number five with sales of 475,313. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number six with sales of 287,393 units. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) is at number seven with sales of 249,184 units.

Software home console sales week-on-week is up across the board. The Xbox 360 sold 3.63 million games, an increase of 1.34 million units (59%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 3.56 million games this week, an increase of 846,885 units (31%). Wii software sales are up 77,640 units (10%) to 836,839 games sold. The Wii U sold 404,550 games, an increase of125,211 (45%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS, and Vita, and down for the PSP and 3DS. The 3DS sold 1.05 million games, which is down 284,462 units (-21%). The DS sold 539,366 games, an increase of 54,162 units (11%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 211,684 games, a decrease of 768 (0%). PlayStation Vita game sales are up 14,609 units (7%) to 223,614 games sold. Total combined software is up 2.18 million units (26%) week-on-week to 10.46 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is down 832,173 units (-19%), the Wii is down 378,268 units (-31%) and the Xbox 360 is down 393,481 units (-10%). The DS is down 306,181 units (-36%), the PSP is down 24,499 units (-10%), the 3DS is up 413,098 units (164%), and the Vita is down 59,949 units (-21%). Total combined software is down 1.18 million units (-10%) games sold year-on-year.

Home console software sales have increased for the Wii and Wii U for three weeks and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for two weeks.

The Xbox 360 has a 45 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 has a 44 percent market share, and the Wii has an 11 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U are up.

DS software sales have increased for five weeks, and the Vita for two weeks. The PSP has decreased for one week and the 3DS for three weeks. 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 more than twice as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 72 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 28 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 3DS, Vita, DS and PSP are up.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
807,165 807,165 1
2
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
694,992 694,992 1
3
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
618,821 618,821 1
4
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
521,494 521,494 1
5
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
475,313 6,904,311 4
6
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
287,393 13,792,752 7
7
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
249,184 11,900,675 7
8
Battlefield 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
236,674 236,674 1
9
WWE 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
188,703 188,703 1
10
WWE 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
178,518 178,518 1
11
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
156,033 661,545 2
12
Batman: Arkham Origins (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
151,661 657,255 2
13
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
116,580 3,349,540 6
14
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
97,881 121,436 2
15
Football Manager 2014 (PC)
Sega, Sports
96,208 96,208 1
16
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
87,673 2,467,159 6
17
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
78,617 1,640,563 22
18
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
67,459 752,366 5
19
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
59,159 239,909 5
20
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
58,481 603,728 5
21
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
55,556 2,198,396 50
22
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
55,286 139,157 2
23
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
51,807 309,007 3
24
Little Battlers eXperience: Wars (3DS)
Level 5, Strategy
49,698 49,698 1
25
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
46,983 2,937,237 8
26
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
39,927 550,606 4
27
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
39,862 5,118,882 52
28
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
38,702 194,948 2
29
Sonic Lost World (WiiU)
Sega, Platform
38,232 57,350 3
30
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
38,035 20,191,823 157
31
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 1
32
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2013 (PSP)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 2
33
Skylanders Swap Force (X360)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 3
34
Disney Infinity (Wii)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 11
35
Gundam Breaker (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 1
36
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth1 (PSV)
Compile Heart, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
37
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 2
38
Sonic Lost World (3DS)
Sega, Platform
Pro N/A 3
39
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 11
40
Skylanders Swap Force (PS3)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 3
41
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 1
42
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 33
43
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 101
44
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 21
45
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 50
46
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 10
47
Tears to Tiara II: Haou no Matsuei (PS3)
Aqua Plus, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
48
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 52
49
Disney Infinity (PS3)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 11
50
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 291
51
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 67
52
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 363
53
Madden NFL 25 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 10
54
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 228
55
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 6
56
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 107
57
F1 2013 (PS3)
Codemasters, Action
Pro N/A 5
58
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 72
59
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 34
60
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 105
61
Batman: Arkham Origins (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 2
62
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 17
63
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 17
64
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 51
65
Batman: Arkham City (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 107
66
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 53
67
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 154
68
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 53
69
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 51
70
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 9
71
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 207
72
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 28
73
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 34
74
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 57
75
Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle! (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 3

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2 Comments

coregamer33 (on 12 November 2013)

Pokemon xy might reach the 8 million mark by the end of the year.


MontanaHatchet (on 12 November 2013)

PS3 dominates home consoles, 3DS dominates handhelds. Can't wait for the PS4/XB1 battle.