Weekly Sales Analysis, 25 January - Sengoku Basara 4, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

by William D'Angelo, posted on 05 February 2014 / 9,245 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by 1 percent. Week-on-week sales are down across the board. Overall year-on-year sales are down by eight percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the two platforms up year-on-year.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 169,732. The game launched in Japan.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) passed the eight million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. PlayStation 4 sales are down 12,959 (-8%) to 146,409 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 10,751 (-12%) to 86,995 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 6,739 (-9%) to 67,526 units sold. Wii U sales are down 5,061 (-11%) to 42,318 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 38,381 units, a decrease of 5,646 (-13%). The Wii sold 14,695 units, a decrease of 1,354 (-8%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 134,129 units, which is down 17,373 (-11%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 41,809 units which is down 6,885 (-14%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 6,151 (-22%) to 22,318 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 72,909 units (-11%) to 583,580 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 92,771 (-58%), the Wii is down 28,586 (-66%), the Xbox 360 is down 71,945 (-65%), and the Wii U is up 9,069 (27%). The PSP is down 67,707 (-76%), the Vita is up 11,258 (37%) and the 3DS is down 11,564 (-8%). Year on year sales are down 48,003 units (-8%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for every platform for five straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 19 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for nine straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for eight 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 55 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 29 percent market share and the Wii U has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the PlayStation 4 is up, while the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Xbox One are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the PSP and Vita for four straight weeks and five straight weeks for the 3DS. The Vita has outsold the PSP for 16 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 93,000 units, from 103,000 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

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 169,732. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Pokémon X/Y (3DS) was the second bestselling game this week with sales of 70,245. Minecraft (X360) is at number three with sales of 68,514. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number four with sales of 68,065.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number six with sales of 65,731. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 62,188. Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 50,580. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 51,386. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 48,776.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.47 million games, an increase of 101,380 units (7%).  The Xbox 360 sold 987,687 games this week, a decrease of 122,501 units (-11%). Wii software sales are down 48,736 units (-11%) to 378,692 games sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 296,928 games, a decrease of 34,886 units (-15%).  The Wii U sold 210,886 games, a decrease of 31,453 (-13%). The Xbox One sold 195,510 games, a decrease 33,891 (-15%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation Vita, and down for the DS, PSP and 3DS. The 3DS sold 581,889 games, which down 120,343 units (-17%). The DS sold 225,656 games, a decrease of 18,582 units (-23%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down up 13,317 units (10%) to 145,688 games sold. The PSP sold 82,926 games, a decrease of 4,373 (-5%). Total combined software is down 300,068 units (-6%) week-on-week to 4.57 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 68,931 units (-4%), the Wii is down 48,736 units (-38%), the Xbox 360 is down 363,070 units (-27%), and the Wii U is up 121,219 units (135%). The DS is down 73,450 units (-25%), the PSP is down 87,860 units (-51%), the 3DS is up 116,634 units (25%), and the Vita is down 3,544 units (-2%). Total combined software is down 94,949 units (-2%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales has increased for the PlayStation 3 for one week and decreased for the Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for five straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 52 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 42 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 30 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 28 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 fifth straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than four times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more 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 80 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 20 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
Sengoku Basara 4 on PS3 - Gamewise
Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
169,732 169,732 1
2
Pokemon X/Y on 3DS - Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
70,245 10,207,797 16
3
Minecraft on X360 - Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
68,514 3,421,343 34
4
Grand Theft Auto V on PS3 - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
68,065 16,644,764 19
5
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z on PS3 - Gamewise
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
66,189 66,189 1
6
Call of Duty: Ghosts on X360 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
65,731 8,016,677 12
7
Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
62,188 7,253,991 12
8
Kirby: Triple Deluxe on 3DS - Gamewise
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
59,580 360,227 3
9
FIFA Soccer 14 on PS3 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
51,385 5,305,949 18
10
FIFA Soccer 14 on PS4 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
48,776 1,395,806 11
11
Grand Theft Auto V on X360 - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
45,508 13,281,236 19
12
Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 - Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
42,244 1,888,957 8
13
Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
40,269 1,725,898 11
14
Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4 - Gamewise
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
38,497 1,307,398 11
15
Battlefield 4 on PS4 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
38,428 1,369,975 11
16
Saints Row IV on PS3 - Gamewise
Saints Row IV (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
38,410 847,493 23
17
Super Mario 3D World on WiiU - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
37,100 1,732,121 10
18
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PS4 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
35,063 1,279,299 11
19
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PS3 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
34,454 2,553,003 13
20
Battlefield 4 on PS3 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
32,821 2,327,266 13
21
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z on PSV - Gamewise
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
32,553 32,553 1
22
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS - Gamewise
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
31,944 1,869,190 10
23
Puzzle & Dragons Z on 3DS - Gamewise
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
31,230 1,281,336 7
24
Call of Duty: Ghosts on XOne - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
29,302 1,451,369 10
25
Mario Party Island Tour on 3DS - Gamewise
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
27,778 319,506 10
26
Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS - Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
27,436 6,348,108 64
27
New Super Mario Bros. U on WiiU - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
27,059 3,611,608 62
28
Just Dance 2014 on Wii - Gamewise
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
26,612 2,836,085 17
29
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on X360 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
26,504 2,264,722 13
30
Battlefield 4 on XOne - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
25,498 1,107,993 10
31
FIFA Soccer 14 on X360 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 18
32
Battlefield 4 on X360 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
33
NBA 2K14 on X360 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 17
34
Mario Kart 7 on 3DS - Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 113
35
NBA 2K14 on PS4 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 11
36
Forza Motorsport 5 on XOne - Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 10
37
New Super Luigi U on WiiU - Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 29
38
NBA 2K14 on PS3 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 17
39
New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 79
40
Need for Speed Rivals on PS4 - Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 11
41
Dead Rising 3 on XOne - Gamewise
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 10
42
Wii Party U on WiiU - Gamewise
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 14
43
The Last of Us on PS3 - Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 33
44
Youkai Watch on 3DS - Gamewise
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 29
45
Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Tsubasa~ on 3DS - Gamewise
Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Tsubasa~ (3DS)
Screenlife, Action
Pro N/A 8
46
Knack on PS4 - Gamewise
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
47
Ryse: Son of Rome on XOne - Gamewise
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 10
48
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on XOne - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 10
49
Diablo III on PS3 - Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 21
50
FIFA Soccer 14 on XOne - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 10
51
Disney Infinity on X360 - Gamewise
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 23
52
Madden NFL 25 on PS4 - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 11
53
The Sims 3 on PC - Gamewise
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 243
54
Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 117
55
NBA 2K14 on XOne - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 10
56
Batman: Arkham Origins on PS3 - Gamewise
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 14
57
Need for Speed Rivals on PS3 - Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 10
58
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on 3DS - Gamewise
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 45
59
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 on DS - Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 84
60
Wii Fit U on WiiU - Gamewise
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 7
61
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on X360 - Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 14
62
Mario Kart Wii on Wii - Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 303
63
Skylanders Swap Force on X360 - Gamewise
Skylanders Swap Force (X360)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 15
64
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on PS4 - Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
65
Wii Sports on Wii - Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 375
66
Battlefield 4 on PC - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
67
New Super Mario Bros. Wii on Wii - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 219
68
Madden NFL 25 on XOne - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 10
69
Skylanders Swap Force on Wii - Gamewise
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 15
70
Beyond: Two Souls on PS3 - Gamewise
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 16
71
Diablo III on PC - Gamewise
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 89
72
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on PS3 - Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 14
73
Football Manager 2014 on PC - Gamewise
Football Manager 2014 (PC)
Sega, Sports
Pro N/A 13
74
Madden NFL 25 on X360 - Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 22
75
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PS3 - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 116

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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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2 Comments

DemoniOtaku (on 05 February 2014)

PS4 is gonna surpasse WiiU by the end of febraury when release in Japan, if not before...


Nintentacle (on 06 February 2014)

Early March.


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DarkFury (on 05 February 2014)

Both hardware and software are down year-on-year? We need some games out for next gen!