Weekly Sales Analysis, 7 December - Gran Turismo 6

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 December 2013 / 5,718 Views

Overview

This week is a down week following the boost that Black Friday provides the previous week. However, sales should increase on a weekly basis through Christmas.

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by 45 percent. Week-on-week sales is down for every platform, except for the PSP. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 30 percent.  No platforms are up year-over-year.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week: Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) and Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Tsubasa~ (3DS).

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) passed the six million mark; Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) passed the five million mark; Just Dance 2014 (Wii) passed the one million mark; FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3) passed the four million mark; FIFA Soccer 14 (X360) passed the three million mark; and Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4) passed the one million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 165,503 (-35%) to 306,719 units sold. PlayStation 4 sales are down 667,028 (-70%) to 280,421 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 187,177 (-42%) to 261,188 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 349,610 (-64%) to 199,598 units sold.  The Wii U sold 174,092 units, a decrease of 58,012 (-25%). The Wii sold 75,775 units, a decrease of 23,606 (-24%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the PSP, and down for the DS, 3DS, and Vita. The 3DS sold 666,121 units, which is down 250,082 (-27%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 98,282 units which is down 28,615 (-23%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 5,014 (8%) to 67,957 units sold. The DS is down 10,292 (-34%) to 19,540 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 1.73 million units (-45%) to 2,149,693 million units sold.

No platform is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 252,909 (-45%), the Wii is down 23,606 (-69%), the Xbox 360 is down 366,991 (-65%), and the Wii U is down 58,012 (-69%). The PSP is down 63,118 (-48%), the DS is down 111,955 (-85%), the Vita is down 42,169 (-30%) and the 3DS is down 84,078 (-11%). Year on year sales are down 931,694 units (-30%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for the PS3, Wii, X360, Wii U, and PS4 for one week and the Xbox One for two straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 12 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for one week. The PlayStation 4 was outsold by the PlayStation 3 this week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 53 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 34 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 39 percent market share for the eighth generation, The Xbox One has a 36 percent market share and the Wii U has a 24 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and Wii U are up.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the PSP for six weeks. The DS, 3DS, and Vita have all dropped for one week. The Vita has outsold the PSP for nine straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 568,000 units, from 790,000 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 87 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week: Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 852,762. The game launched worldwide.

Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Tsubasa~ (3DS) debuted at number 29 with sales of 92,682. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number two with sales of 538,579. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number three with sales of 492,583. Just Dance 2014 (Wii) is at number four with sales of 378,114. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number five with sales of 367,562.

Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number six with sales of 334,394. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) is at number seven with sales of 310,036. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 209,506. Super Mario 3D World (WiiU) is at number nine with sales of 206,827. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 197,869.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3 and Wii. The PlayStation 3 sold 6.10 million games, an increase of 831,383units (16%).  The Xbox 360 sold 5.21 million games this week, a decrease of 277,965 units (-22%). Wii software sales are up 7,647 million units (0%) to 2.36 million games sold. The Wii U sold 985,482 games, a decrease of 124,352 units (-11%).  The PlayStation 4 sold 867,943 games, a decrease of 1.25 million (-59%). The Xbox One sold 612,955 games, a decrease 336,404 units.

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and 3DS. The 3DS sold 2.31 million games, which is up 131,279 units (6%). The DS sold 1.12 million games, an increase of 5,298 units (0%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 344,910 games, a decrease of 719 (-0%). Vita game sales are down 42,638 units (-11%) to 342,281 games sold. Total combined software is down 1.05 million units (-5%) week-on-week to 23.14 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 69,165 units (1%), the Wii is down 1.97 million units (-45%), the Xbox 360 is down 1.47 million units (-22%), and the Wii U is up 113,146 units (13%). The DS is down 933,254 units (-46%), the PSP is down 25,834 units (-7%), the 3DS is up 408,192 units (21%), and the Vita is down 65,411 units (-16%). Total combined software is down 2.39 million units (-11%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the Wii for eight weeks and the PlayStation 3 for two weeks. The Xbox 360, Wii U and PS4 have dropped for one week, and the Xbox One for two weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 17 percent market share. The Wii U has a 40 percent market share for the eighth generation, the PlayStation 4 has a 35 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 25 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are up.

 Software Handhelds

DS software sales have increased for 10 weeks and the 3DS for four weeks. The PSP and Vita has dropped for one week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly seven times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 76 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 24 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 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
Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 - Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
852,762 852,762 1
2
Call of Duty: Ghosts on X360 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
538,579 6,073,603 5
3
Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
492,583 5,308,172 5
4
Just Dance 2014 on Wii - Gamewise
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
378,114 1,294,055 10
5
Pokemon X/Y on 3DS - Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
367,562 7,860,413 9
6
Grand Theft Auto V on PS3 - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
334,394 14,881,824 12
7
Grand Theft Auto V on X360 - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
310,036 12,439,277 12
8
FIFA Soccer 14 on PS3 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
209,506 4,068,254 11
9
Super Mario 3D World on WiiU - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
206,827 731,061 3
10
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PS3 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
197,869 1,559,759 6
11
Battlefield 4 on PS3 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
185,283 1,547,281 6
12
Battlefield 4 on X360 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
183,542 1,816,672 6
13
Skylanders Swap Force on Wii - Gamewise
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
179,099 898,599 8
14
Just Dance 2014 on X360 - Gamewise
Just Dance 2014 (X360)
Ubisoft, Misc
166,643 426,670 10
15
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS - Gamewise
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
160,636 863,763 3
16
FIFA Soccer 14 on X360 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
152,766 3,000,566 11
17
Minecraft on X360 - Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
145,436 2,227,642 27
18
FIFA Soccer 14 on PS4 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
144,559 635,612 4
19
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on X360 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
138,895 1,436,179 6
20
Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
137,771 1,023,704 4
21
Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4 - Gamewise
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
125,978 789,526 4
22
Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS - Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
123,924 5,528,955 57
23
New Super Mario Bros. U on WiiU - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
120,493 2,675,115 55
24
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online on Wii - Gamewise
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online (Wii)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
115,951 791,788 71
25
Call of Duty: Ghosts on XOne - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
105,763 840,876 3
26
Battlefield 4 on PS4 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
103,351 782,996 4
27
Batman: Arkham Origins on PS3 - Gamewise
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
101,136 1,151,251 7
28
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PS4 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
98,297 752,663 4
29
Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Tsubasa~ on 3DS - Gamewise
Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Tsubasa~ (3DS)
Screenlife, Action
92,682 92,682 1
30
Mario Kart 7 on 3DS - Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
90,813 8,671,523 106
31
NBA 2K14 on X360 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 10
32
Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova on 3DS - Gamewise
Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova (3DS)
Level 5, Sports
Pro N/A 1
33
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on X360 - Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 7
34
Wii Party U on WiiU - Gamewise
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 7
35
The Last of Us on PS3 - Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 26
36
Skylanders Swap Force on X360 - Gamewise
Skylanders Swap Force (X360)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 8
37
Batman: Arkham Origins on X360 - Gamewise
Batman: Arkham Origins (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 7
38
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on 3DS - Gamewise
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 38
39
Madden NFL 25 on X360 - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 15
40
Disney Infinity on Wii - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (Wii)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 16
41
Forza Motorsport 5 on XOne - Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 3
42
Need for Speed Rivals on PS3 - Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 3
43
WWE 2K14 on X360 - Gamewise
WWE 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 6
44
New Super Luigi U on WiiU - Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 22
45
New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 72
46
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on 3DS - Gamewise
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 61
47
Battlefield 4 on XOne - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 3
48
FIFA Soccer 14 on XOne - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 3
49
Skylanders Swap Force on PS3 - Gamewise
Skylanders Swap Force (PS3)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 8
50
NBA 2K14 on PS3 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 10
51
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online on WiiU - Gamewise
Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online (WiiU)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 37
52
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on 3DS - Gamewise
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 22
53
Disney Infinity on X360 - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 16
54
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on PS3 - Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 7
55
Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 110
56
Halo 4 on X360 - Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 57
57
Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A on 3DS - Gamewise
Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A (3DS)
Level 5, Puzzle
Pro N/A 41
58
WWE 2K14 on PS3 - Gamewise
WWE 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 6
59
Need for Speed Rivals on PS4 - Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 4
60
Kinect Adventures! on X360 - Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
Pro N/A 162
61
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on X360 - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 109
62
Ryse: Son of Rome on XOne - Gamewise
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 3
63
Dead Rising 3 on XOne - Gamewise
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 3
64
Knack on PS4 - Gamewise
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 4
65
Madden NFL 25 on PS3 - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 15
66
Tomb Raider on X360 - Gamewise
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 40
67
Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 - Gamewise
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 9
68
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PS3 - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 109
69
Battlefield 4 on PC - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 6
70
Mario Kart Wii on Wii - Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 296
71
Disney Infinity on PS3 - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (PS3)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 16
72
Football Manager 2014 on PC - Gamewise
Football Manager 2014 (PC)
Sega, Sports
Pro N/A 6
73
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on XOne - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 3
74
New Super Mario Bros. Wii on Wii - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 212
75
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX on PS3 - Gamewise
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 39

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.


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3 Comments

Rogerioandrade (on 17 December 2013)

- 30 %... - 45 %.... We still need to wait a little longer to see if the new generation of consoles will keep the industry momentum, but it seems unlikely...


mjo011 (on 17 December 2013)

12 WiiU games in the Japanese Top 75 :-O


Michael-5 (on 17 December 2013)

3DS down YoY.... :-(