Weekly Sales Analysis, 8 February - Dragon Quest Monsters 2, Fable Anniversary

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 February 2014 / 5,572 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by six percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii, Xbox 360, and 3DS. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 28 percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the only two platforms up year-on-year.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 441,942. The game launched in Japan.

There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the Wii and Xbox 360, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales are down 25,235 (-15%) to 140,308 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down up 8,196 (-12%) to 59,176 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 15,478 (-22%) to 53,670 units sold. Wii U sales are down 729 (-2%) to 36,033 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 29,507 units, an increase of 78 (0%). The Wii sold 13,064 units, an increase of 1,391 (12%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, and down for the Vita and PSP. The 3DS sold 141,550 units, which is up 18,738 (15%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 37,113 units which is down 4,762 (-11%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 1,809 (-10%) to 16,169 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 36,002 units (-6%) to 526,590 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 111,731 (-65%), the Wii is down 33,610 (-72%), the Xbox 360 is down 103,650 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 124 (0%). The PSP is down 52,498 (-76%), the Vita is up 4,745 (15%) and the 3DS is down 77,214 (-35%). Year on year sales are down 203,637 units (-6%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for two weeks and the Wii for one week. The PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox One have decreased for one week. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 21 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for 11 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for 10 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 58 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 29 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 61 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 23 percent market share and the Wii U has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for two weeks and decreased for the Vita for one week and for the PSP for five straight weeks.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 18 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 104,000 units, from 81,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 79 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 21 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 441,942. The game launched in Japan.

Fable Anniversary (X360) debuted at number three with sales of 129,686. The game launched worldwide.

Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS) debuted at number 13 with sales of 43,840. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS) is at number two with sales of 164,536. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number four with sales of 70,228. Minecraft (X360) is at number five with sales of 65,366.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number six with sales of 61,618. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 59,099. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number eight with sales of 57,409.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 53,576. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 53,195.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox 360, and down for every other platform. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.25 million games, a decrease of 396,860 units (-24%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.07 million games this week, an increase of 23,705 units (2%). Wii software sales are down 16,291 units (-4%) to 390.379 games sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 366,683 games, a decrease of 78,348 units (-18%).  The Wii U sold 202,627 games, a decrease of 21,815 (-10%). The Xbox One sold 183,141 games, a decrease of 55,859 (-23%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and 3DS, and down for the PSP and Vita. The 3DS sold 1.13 million games, which up 545,883 units (94%). The DS sold 260,452 games, an increase of 2,943 units (1%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 13,561 units (-8%) to 161,203 games sold. The PSP sold 84,159 games, a decrease of 8,327 (-9%). Total combined software is down 18,530 units (0%) week-on-week to 5.09 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 413,997 units (-25%), the Wii is down 304,896 units (-44%), the Xbox 360 is down 544,418 units (-34%), and the Wii U is up 117,088 units (137%). The DS is down 82,675 units (-24%), the PSP is down 57,092 units (-40%), the 3DS is down 258,013 units (-19%), and the Vita is up 38,029 units (31%). Total combined software is down 956,150 units (-16%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales has increased for the Xbox 360 for two weeks, and decreased for everything else for one week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 46 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 49 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 27 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 24 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the 3DS and DS for two straight weeks, while the Vita and PSP has decreased 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 down.

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

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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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4 Comments

ganoncrotch (on 24 February 2014)

Crazy how the Ps4 sales are almost double the combined sales of the Xbox360+X1


drake_tolu (on 19 February 2014)

XBOX ONE=53.000 Wii U=36.000 Games for XBOX ONE this year: Titanfal, Halo 2, stop. Games for Wii U: Mario kart 8, Smash Bros, X, Bayonetta 2, Zelda H.W, games for E3... In this year Wii U massacre XBOX ONE. ):


dovus (on 20 February 2014)

You forgot about Sunset Overrdrive and Quantum Break on Xone. And MS may show some new games on E3,too.


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drake_tolu (on 20 February 2014)

Quantium Break coming in 2015. ;)


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freedquaker (on 20 February 2014)

This week's market share between XB1 & PS4 US: (39.2%-60.2) -- EU: (16.1%-83.9%) -- global (27.9%-72.1%) --- Overall US: (47.1%-52.9) -- EU: (29.6%-70.4%) -- global (39.5%-60.5%) --- Those numbers are converging to my original estimates each day! My original estimates since the beginning of summer 2013: US: (35-45% vs 55-65%) -- EU: (15-25 % vs 75-85%) -- global (24-33% vs 67-76%)


DarkFury (on 19 February 2014)

And yet another year-on-year decrease for both Hardware and software. :(