Weekly Sales Analysis, 4 January - Hardware Sales Drop

by William D'Angelo, posted on 13 January 2014 / 6,612 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by 41 percent. Week-on-week sales are down across the board. Overall year-on-year sales are down by six percent. The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) passed the seven million mark; Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) passed the two million mark; and FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3) passed the five million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. PlayStation 4 sales are down 196,770 (-43%) to 264,916 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 108,608 (-31%) to 247,014 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 118,877 (-41%) to 171,885 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 137,983 (-54%) to 116,309 units sold. The Wii U sold 111,325 units, a decrease of 109,284 (-50%). The Wii sold 44,086 units, a decrease of 39,701 (-47%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 410,851 units, which is down 329,196 (-44%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 140,761 units which is down 50,893 (-27%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 5,532 (-6%) to 84,480 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 2,223,639 units (-41%) to 1,591,627 million units sold.

The Vita is the only platform up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 151,394 (-38%), the Wii is down 78,391 (-64%), the Xbox 360 is down 116,073 (-50%), and the Wii U is down 13,704 (-11%). The PSP is down 136,491 (-62%), the Vita is up 48,969 (53%) and the 3DS is down 48,299 (-11%). Year on year sales are down 99,483 units (-6%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for every platform for two weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 16 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for six straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for five straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 61 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 29 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 48 percent market share for the eighth generation, The Xbox One has a 31 percent market share and the Wii U has a 20 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 decreased for the PSP and Vita for one week and two weeks for the 3DS. The Vita has outsold the PSP for 13 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 270,000 units, from 548,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 74 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 26 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the 3DS, Vita, and PSP are up.

Worldwide Software

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at the top of the software charts with sales of 226,186. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number two with sales of 187,644. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number three with sales of 187,101. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) is at number four with sales of 176,825. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number five with sales of 173,825.

Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS) is at number six with sales of 156,176. Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 132,238. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 120,354. New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU) is at number nine with sales of 112,241. Just Dance 2014 (Wii) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 101,717.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold 2.97 million games, a decrease of 3.45 million units (-54%).  The Xbox 360 sold 2.44 million games this week, a decrease of 3.05 million units (-56%). Wii software sales are down 1.49 million units (-61%) to 942,758 games sold. The Wii U sold 602,356 games, a decrease of 617,097 units (-51%).  The PlayStation 4 sold 589,310 games, a decrease of 561,028 (-49%). The Xbox One sold 432,908 games, a decrease 370,234 units (-46%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 1.59 million games, which down 1.16 million units (-42%). The DS sold 535,186 games, a decrease of 948,375 units (-20%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 354,727 units (-52%) to 321,555 games sold. The PSP sold 221,201 games, a decrease of 273,749 (-32%). Total combined software is down 12.28 million units (-54%) week-on-week to 10.65 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is up 322,143 units (12%), the Wii is down 359,427 units (-28%), the Xbox 360 is up 221,563 units (-8%), and the Wii U is up 327,973 units (120%). The DS is down 132,463 units (-20%), the PSP is down 102,192 units (-32%), the 3DS is up 243,184 units (18%), and the Vita is down 94,393 units (42%). Total combined software is up 1.19 million units (13%) games sold year-on-year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have decreased for every home console for two straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 47 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 15 percent market share. The Wii U has a 37 percent market share for the eighth generation, the PlayStation 4 has a 36 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 27 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are up.

Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales are down across the board for the seconds straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly five times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than two times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 71 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 29 percent market share. The 3DS has an 83 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 17 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
Gamewise Pokemon X/Y Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
226,186 9,381,294 13
2
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
187,644 16,715,443 16
3
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
187,101 7,909,683 9
4
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
176,825 13,826,156 16
5
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
173,079 7,073,140 9
6
Gamewise Puzzle & Dragons Z Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
156,176 1,158,389 4
7
Gamewise Gran Turismo 6 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
132,238 2,077,464 5
8
Gamewise The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
120,354 1,741,231 7
9
Gamewise Super Mario 3D World Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
112,241 1,633,204 7
10
Gamewise Just Dance 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
101,717 2,698,768 14
11
Gamewise Minecraft Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
97,979 2,896,541 31
12
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
93,423 2,430,648 10
13
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
90,538 5,073,926 15
14
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
89,551 1,274,636 8
15
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
87,858 3,458,542 59
16
Gamewise Wii Party U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
86,595 982,210 11
17
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
85,445 1,311,046 8
18
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
84,448 1,653,801 8
19
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
82,893 2,165,572 10
20
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
81,339 2,215,295 10
21
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
80,498 2,512,808 10
22
Gamewise Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
76,096 6,116,688 61
23
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
69,131 1,222,693 8
24
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
67,634 1,699,212 14
25
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
62,585 1,284,473 7
26
Gamewise Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
62,160 924,300 7
27
Gamewise Mario Kart 7 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
57,625 9,135,112 110
28
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
55,047 7,166,364 76
29
Gamewise Need for Speed Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
54,968 637,358 8
30
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
53,154 3,619,804 15
31
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 14
32
Gamewise LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
33
Gamewise Monster Hunter 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 17
34
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 7
35
Gamewise Need for Speed Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 7
36
Gamewise Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 42
37
Gamewise New Super Luigi U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 26
38
Gamewise Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
39
Gamewise Super Mario 3D Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 114
40
Gamewise The Last of Us Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 30
41
Gamewise Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 8
42
Gamewise Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PSV)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
43
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
44
Gamewise Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 26
45
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 8
46
Gamewise Ryse: Son of Rome Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 7
47
Gamewise Skylanders Swap Force Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 12
48
Gamewise Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle! Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle! (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 12
49
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 7
50
Gamewise Disney Infinity Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 20
51
Gamewise Madden NFL 25 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 8
52
Gamewise LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 8
53
Gamewise Batman: Arkham Origins Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
54
Gamewise Dead Rising 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 7
55
Gamewise LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
56
Gamewise Madden NFL 25 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 19
57
Gamewise Shin Gundam Musou Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Shin Gundam Musou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 3
58
Gamewise Need for Speed Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed Rivals (X360)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 7
59
Gamewise Kinect Adventures! Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
Pro N/A 166
60
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 7
61
Gamewise Beyond: Two Souls Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 13
62
Gamewise WWE 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
WWE 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 10
63
Gamewise Skylanders Swap Force Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Skylanders Swap Force (X360)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 12
64
Gamewise Mario Kart Wii Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 300
65
Gamewise Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 16
66
Gamewise Batman: Arkham Origins Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Batman: Arkham Origins (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
67
Gamewise Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 81
68
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 113
69
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 10
70
Gamewise Madden NFL 25 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Madden NFL 25 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
71
Gamewise Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
Pro N/A 38
72
Gamewise Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 33
73
Gamewise Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy - Supernova Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy - Supernova (3DS)
Level 5, Sports
Pro N/A 5
74
Gamewise The Sims 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 240
75
Gamewise Rocksmith 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Rocksmith 2014 (X360)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 11

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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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6 Comments

DarkFury (on 13 January 2014)

Even with new consoles launch HW sales are still down year-on-year. :(


Serious_frusting (on 14 January 2014)

Waiting for the PS4 sales to rise when stock is in full swing


Zappykins (on 14 January 2014)

Wow, amazing to see Kinect Adventures still up there.


Kowan (on 13 January 2014)

According to media create final fantasy x/x-2 has sold more than 224,000 combined(all versions)http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/13/closer-look-final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remasters-sales/


Michael-5 (on 13 January 2014)

WiiU 2014 sales < 2013 sales..... could mean crap sales again for 2014 despite Mario, but I hope not.


platformmaster918 (on 13 January 2014)

Sony home consoles and Nintendo handhelds dominant. Nothing to see here.