Weekly Sales Analysis, 18 January - Sales Drop

by William D'Angelo, posted on 30 January 2014 / 8,710 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by 20 percent. Week-on-week sales are down across the board. Overall year-on-year sales are down by just four percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the two platforms up year-on-year.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Minecraft (X360) passed the three million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. PlayStation 4 sales are down 38,354 (-20%) to 149,643 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 23,696 (-11%) to 82,314 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 14,642 (-16%) to 76,516 units sold. Wii U sales are down 11,430 (-19%) to 47,379 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 44,017 units, a decrease of 9,171 (-17%). The Wii sold 16,049 units, a decrease of 4,613 (-22%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 151,502 units, which is down 40,929 (-21%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 48,694 units which is down 11,989 (-19%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 5,457 (-17%) to 27,469 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 159,989 units (-20%) to 643,583 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 84,338 (-52%), the Wii is down 29,269 (-65%), the Xbox 360 is down 71,348 (-62%), and the Wii U is up 10,322 (28%). The PSP is down 78,829 (-74%), the Vita is up 16,588 (52%) and the 3DS is down 4,102 (-3%). Year on year sales are down 27,258 units (-4%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for every platform for four weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 18 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for eight straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for seven straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 56 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 32 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 54 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 29 percent market share and the Wii U has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PlayStation 4 are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the PSP and Vita for three weeks and four weeks for the 3DS. The Vita has outsold the PSP for 15 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 103,000 units, from 132,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 76 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 24 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

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 charts with sales of 84,023. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) is at number two with sales of 82,288. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number three with sales of 80,735. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number four with sales of 178,551. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number five with sales of 68,289.

Minecraft (X360) is at number six with sales of 66,077. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4) is at number seven with sales of 59,382. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) is at number eight with sales of 58,812.  Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 51,895. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 49,918.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.34 million games, a decrease of 372,177 units (-21%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.10 million games this week, a decrease of 327,329 units (-23%). Wii software sales are down 139,372 units (-25%) to 427,428 games sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 331,814 games, a decrease of 63,837 units (-16%).  The Wii U sold 242,339 games, a decrease of 73,815 (-23%). The Xbox One sold 229,401 games, a decrease 60,479 units (-21%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 702,232 games, which down 261,456 units (-27%). The DS sold 244,238 games, a decrease of 73,239 units (-23%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 35,386 units (-21%) to 132,371 games sold. The PSP sold 87,299 games, a decrease of 27,121 (-24%). Total combined software is down 1.43 million units (-23%) week-on-week to 4.87 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 107,696 units (-7%), the Wii is down 118,091 units (-22%), the Xbox 360 is down 203,021 units (-16%), and the Wii U is up 190,357 units (156%). The DS is down 31,176 units (-11%), the PSP is down 86,042 units (-50%), the 3DS is up 220,285 units (46%), and the Vita is up 37,792 units (40%). Total combined software is up 421,096 units (9%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have decreased for every home console for four 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 PlayStation 4 has a 41 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 30 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 29 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all five home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales are down across the board for the fourth straight week. 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 nearly three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 74 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 26 percent market share. The 3DS has an 84 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 down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Pokemon X/Y Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
84,023 10,137,552 15
2
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
82,288 300,647 2
3
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
80,735 16,576,699 18
4
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
78,551 7,950,946 11
5
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
68,289 7,191,803 11
6
Minecraft Wiki on Gamewise.co
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
66,077 3,017,336 33
7
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
59,382 1,347,030 10
8
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
58,812 13,235,728 18
9
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
51,895 1,685,629 10
10
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
49,918 5,254,564 17
11
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
47,314 1,331,547 10
12
Gran Turismo 6 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
43,984 1,846,713 7
13
Puzzle & Dragons Z Wiki on Gamewise.co
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
43,132 1,250,106 6
14
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
40,850 1,837,246 9
15
Super Mario 3D World Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
40,718 1,695,021 9
16
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
39,255 2,518,549 12
17
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
36,884 2,294,445 12
18
Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki on Gamewise.co
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
35,961 1,268,901 10
19
Just Dance 2014 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
34,041 2,809,473 16
20
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
33,147 1,422,067 9
21
Mario Party Island Tour Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
31,551 291,728 9
22
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
31,523 6,252,429 63
23
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
30,975 2,583,337 12
24
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
30,599 2,238,218 12
25
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
30,490 3,584,549 61
26
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
29,573 1,082,495 9
27
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
27,983 1,244,236 10
28
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
27,819 3,624,580 17
29
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
27,169 1,762,074 16
30
Mario Kart 7 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
25,981 9,199,278 112
31
Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 9
32
Need for Speed Rivals Wiki on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 10
33
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 78
34
New Super Luigi U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 28
35
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 16
36
Wii Party U Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 13
37
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 9
38
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 10
39
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 9
40
Dead Rising 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 9
41
Youkai Watch Wiki on Gamewise.co
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 28
42
The Last of Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 32
43
Ryse: Son of Rome Wiki on Gamewise.co
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 9
44
Super Mario 3D Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 116
45
Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle! Wiki on Gamewise.co
Sentouchu: Densetsu no Shinobi to Survival Battle! (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 14
46
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 9
47
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki on Gamewise.co
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 44
48
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
49
Batman: Arkham Origins Wiki on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 13
50
Need for Speed Rivals Wiki on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 9
51
Madden NFL 25 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 10
52
Wii Fit U Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 6
53
The Sims 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 242
54
Madden NFL 25 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 25 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 9
55
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki on Gamewise.co
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PSV)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 4
56
Disney Infinity Wiki on Gamewise.co
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 22
57
Skylanders Swap Force Wiki on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 14
58
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki on Gamewise.co
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 4
59
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 28
60
Knack Wiki on Gamewise.co
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
61
Monster Hunter 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 19
62
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 12
63
Mario Kart Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 302
64
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 83
65
Skylanders Swap Force Wiki on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Swap Force (X360)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 14
66
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 13
67
Batman: Arkham Origins Wiki on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham Origins (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 13
68
Madden NFL 25 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 21
69
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 218
70
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 115
71
Football Manager 2014 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Football Manager 2014 (PC)
Sega, Sports
Pro N/A 12
72
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 115
73
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 17
74
Beyond: Two Souls Wiki on Gamewise.co
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 15
75
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 13

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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

NintendoPie (on 30 January 2014)

Nice to see Kirby and Pokemon holding well, especially Pokemon. The increases for both the Wii U and 3DS SW sales are really nice, but the 3DS' HW sales are meh-ish. That PS4 drop to week two was crazy, and then back up on week three!


Jranation (on 31 January 2014)

YAY for Pokemon and Kirby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rogerioandrade (on 31 January 2014)

Consoles: 670k one year ago... 640k this week. It seems that the hype around the new consoles is not helping sales go up. We will probably have another year of down sales


007BondAgent (on 31 January 2014)

Pokemon is still under tracked


Rogerioandrade (on 31 January 2014)

Possibly. Also it sold about 2 million digital copies worldwide


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DarkFury (on 30 January 2014)

I find it worrisome that we are STILL down year-on-year even with the launch of the next-fen consoles. -last year was a down year, too :( Let's see how this develops in coming months.


JRock3x8 (on 30 January 2014)

Do we have any idea what the US numbers look like?