Weekly Sales Analysis, 23 November - Xbox One Launches with Strong Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted on 03 December 2013 / 9,317 Views

Overview

The Xbox One launched this week in North America and Europe. The console had the second biggest opening in gaming history, only beaten out by the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One sold 1.19 million units in its opening week.

Overall, hardware sale this week increased by 14 percent. Week-on-week sales is up for every platform, except for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The PS4 is currently supply constrained. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 40 percent. However, this time last year was also Black Friday. Black Friday is a week later this year.

14 games debuted in the top 30 this week, up from 11 last week. Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 755,462. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) passed the four million mark; and Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) passed the 14 million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for every platform, except for the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One launched this week in North America and Europe with sales of 1,186,324. PlayStation 3 sales are up 25,224 (14%) to 201,920 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 10,291 (10%) to 116,724 units sold. The Wii U sold 111,046 units, an increase of 33,836 (44%). PlayStation 4 sales are down 978,013 (-91%) to 93,794 units sold. The Wii sold 85,118 units, an increase of 14,690 (21%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, DS, PSP, and down for the Vita. The 3DS sold 490,812 units, which is up 69,607 (17%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 93,549 units which is down 66,319 (-41%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 6,185 (14%) to 51,929 units sold. The DS is up 3,314 (23%) to 17,981 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 405,139 units (14%) to 2,449,197 units sold.

No platforms are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 619,079 (-75%), the Wii is down 316,564 (-79%), the Xbox 360 is down 1,016,866 (-90%), the Wii U is down 361,053 (-76%). The PSP is down 56,351 (-52%), the DS is down 291,922 (-94%), the Vita is up 127,760 (-58%) and the 3DS is down 152,341 (-24%). Year on year sales are down 1,661,818 units (-40%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii for five weeks, Wii U for two weeks, and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for week. The PlayStation 4 has dropped for one week. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 10 straight weeks. The Xbox One was the top selling platform this week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 29 percent market share; and the Wii has a 21 percent market share. The Xbox One has an 85 percent market share for the eighth generation and the Wii U has an eight percent market share, and the PlayStation 4 has a seven percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago The Wii and Wii U are up, while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the DS for five weeks, four weeks for the PSP, and three weeks for the 3DS, while the Vita has dropped for one week. The Vita has outsold the PSP for seven straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 397,000 units, from 261,000 units last week.

The PSP has a 74 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the DS has a 26 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 all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

14 games debuted in the top 30 this week, up from 11 last week. Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 755,462. The game launched in North America and Europe.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) debuted at number three with sales of 471,327. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Battlefield 4 (XOne) launched at number five with sales of 436,069. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Forza Motorsport (XOne) launched at number six with sales of 423,317. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Super Mario 3D World (WiiU) debuted at number seven with sales of 381,330. The game launched in Japan and North America.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne) launched at number eight with sales of 331,032. The game launched in North America and Europe.

FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne) launched at number nine with sales of 304,445. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) debuted at number 10 with sales of 285,679. The game launched in Japan.

Dead Rising 3 (XOne) debuted at number 11 with sales of 282,877. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne) debuted at number 12 with sales of 281,660. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Madden NFL 25 (XOne) launched at number 20 with sales of 107,560. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Need for Speed Rivals (XOne) debuted at number 25 with sales of 97,212. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 26 with sales of 85,323. The game launched in North America and Europe.

NBA 2K14 (PS4) launched at number 27 with sales of 83,514. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Once Piece Unlimited World: Red (3DS) debuted at number 29 with sales of 81,775. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number two with sales of 474,228. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number four with sales of 443,024.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii and Wii U, and down for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 3 sold 3.72 million games, a decrease of 61,073 units (-2%).  The Xbox 360 sold 3.23 million games this week, a decrease of 17,692 units (-1%). Wii software sales are up 261,461 units (24%) to 1.36 million games sold. The Wii U sold 841,203 games, an increase of 473,796 (129%). The PlayStation 4 sold 439,503 games, a decrease of 2.15 million units (-83%). 

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and 3DS, and down for the PSP and Vita. The 3DS sold 1.74 million games, which is up 710,679 units (69%). The DS sold 774,434 games, an increase of 65,207 units (9%) week-on-week. The Vita sold 303,968 games, a decrease of 132,533 (-30%). PSP game sales are down 87,557 units (-23%) to 285,821 games sold. Total combined software is up 2.31 million million units (17%) week-on-week to 15.95 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is down 2.34 million units (-39%), the Wii is down 2.28 million units (-63%), the Xbox 360 is down 3.97 million units (-55%), and the Wii U is down 381,228 units (-31%). The DS is down 853,027 units (-52%), the PSP is down 18,011 units (-6%), the 3DS is up 50,382 units (3%), and the Vita is down 142,846 units (-32%). Total combined software is down 6.25 million units (-28%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the Wii for six weeks and the Wii U for two weeks. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have dropped for two weeks, and the PlayStation 4 for one week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 39 percent market share; and the Wii has a 16 percent market share. The Xbox One has a 72 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 19 percent market share, and the PlayStation 4 has a 10 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Wii and Wii U are up, and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are down.

 Software Handhelds

DS software sales have increased for eight weeks, and the 3DS for two weeks. The PSP and Vita have decreased for one week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly six times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold nearly three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 73 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 27 percent market share. The 3DS has an 85 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are up.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Call of Duty: Ghosts for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
755,462 755,462 1
2
Call of Duty: Ghosts for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
474,228 4,680,005 3
3
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
471,327 471,327 1
4
Call of Duty: Ghosts for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
443,024 4,423,738 3
5
Battlefield 4 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
436,069 436,069 1
6
Forza Motorsport 5 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
423,317 423,317 1
7
Super Mario 3D World for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
381,330 381,330 1
8
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
331,032 331,032 1
9
FIFA Soccer 14 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
304,445 304,445 1
10
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
285,679 285,679 1
11
Dead Rising 3 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
282,877 282,877 1
12
Ryse: Son of Rome for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
281,660 281,660 1
13
Pokemon X/Y for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
236,114 7,248,111 7
14
Grand Theft Auto V for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
207,447 14,177,640 10
15
Grand Theft Auto V for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
176,997 11,761,076 10
16
Minecraft for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
123,132 1,923,899 25
17
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
118,114 1,163,106 4
18
Just Dance 2014 for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
116,272 502,525 8
19
FIFA Soccer 14 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
114,403 3,681,681 9
20
Madden NFL 25 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 25 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
107,560 107,560 1
21
Battlefield 4 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
102,972 1,195,953 4
22
Skylanders Swap Force for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
99,370 544,850 6
23
Battlefield 4 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
98,599 1,423,040 4
24
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
98,365 1,168,855 4
25
Need for Speed Rivals for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Racing
97,212 97,212 1
26
Need for Speed Rivals for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
85,323 85,323 1
27
NBA 2K14 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
83,514 83,514 1
28
FIFA Soccer 14 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
83,367 2,711,869 9
29
One Piece Unlimited World: Red for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
One Piece Unlimited World: Red (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
81,775 81,775 1
30
New Super Mario Bros. U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
81,095 2,384,728 53
31
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 4
32
Call of Duty: Ghosts for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 2
33
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 2
34
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 5
35
Disney Infinity for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Disney Infinity (Wii)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
36
Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 1
37
Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 55
38
Killzone: Shadow Fall for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 2
39
New Super Luigi U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 20
40
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 5
41
Battlefield 4 for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 2
42
Disney Infinity for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
43
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Shooter
Pro N/A 2
44
Skylanders Swap Force for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Swap Force (X360)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 6
45
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
46
Wii Party U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 5
47
Tearaway for PSV Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Tearaway (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
Pro N/A 1
48
Need for Speed Rivals for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (X360)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 1
49
NBA 2K14 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 8
50
Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A (3DS)
Level 5, Puzzle
Pro N/A 39
51
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 36
52
New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 70
53
Mario Kart 7 for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 104
54
Batman: Arkham Origins for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 5
55
NBA 2K14 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 8
56
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 1
57
Batman: Arkham Origins for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham Origins (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 5
58
Wii Sports for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 366
59
God Eater 2 for PSV Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
God Eater 2 (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 2
60
Wii Sports Resort for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 231
61
Battlefield 4 for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 4
62
Mario Kart Wii for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 294
63
Madden NFL 25 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 13
64
The Last of Us for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 24
65
Halo 4 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 55
66
Super Mario 3D Land for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 108
67
Mario Party Island Tour for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 1
68
Disney Infinity for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Disney Infinity (PS3)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
69
WWE 2K14 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
WWE 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 4
70
Skylanders Swap Force for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Swap Force (PS3)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 6
71
Just Dance 2014 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 2014 (XOne)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 1
72
WWE 2K14 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
WWE 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 4
73
Madden NFL 25 for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 2
74
Rocksmith 2014 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Rocksmith 2014 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 5
75
Call of Duty: Ghosts for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 3

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6 Comments

Zappykins (on 03 December 2013)

Wow, great launch! Looking forward to seeing the Black Friday numbers. This will be interesting year.


roborad (on 03 December 2013)

nice to see x1's exclusives did really well, especially forza 5.


ganoncrotch (on 04 December 2013)

That smiley face graph for the 3ds hardware and frown face of the Vitas last 3 weeks really tells a story without any numbers needed doesn't it.


Puppyroach (on 04 December 2013)

I am especially happy over the software numbers, seems alot of X1 fans also bought alot of games :).


Rogerioandrade (on 04 December 2013)

"Overall year-on-year sales are down by 40 percent. However, this time last year was also Black Friday. Black Friday is a week later this year." Yeah, Black Friday is later but before the Black Friday we had the two biggest worldwide openings for new consoles, and still overall year-on-year sales are still down. Consoles are definetely going niche


Michael-5 (on 03 December 2013)

Is bright pink the best colour for PS4?