Weekly Sales Analysis, 15 February - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

by William D'Angelo, posted on 24 February 2014 / 5,958 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by four percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the PlaySTation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, PSP, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita, and down for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 30 percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the only two platforms up year-on-year.

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) debuted at number 17 with sales of 38,265. The game launched in Japan.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Gran Turimso 6 (PS3) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and Wii U, and down for the Playtation 4 and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales are down 30,465 (-19%) to 126,514 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are up 2,125 (3%) to 64,239 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 5,638 (-11%) to 48,032 units sold. Wii U sales are up 4,900 (14%) to 40,551 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 31,070 units, an increase of 532 (2%). The Wii sold 15,657 units, an increase of 2,593 (20%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, Vita, and PSP. The 3DS sold 141,577 units, which is up 27 (0%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 42,074 units which is up 3,699 (10%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 186 (1%) to 16,355 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 22,041 units (-4%) to 526,069 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 120,141 (-65%), the Wii is down 39,827 (-72%), the Xbox 360 is down 111,097 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 2,189 (6%). The PSP is down 61,306 (-79%), the Vita is up 8,636 (26%) and the 3DS is down 52,786 (-27%). Year on year sales are down 226,863 units (-30%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for three weeks, the Wii for two weeks and one week for the PlayStation 3 and Wii U. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have both dropped for two straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 21 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for 12 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for 11 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 58 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 28 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 59 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 22 percent market share and the Wii U has a 19 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 three straight weeks and one week for the PSP and Vita.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 19 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 99,000 units, from 103,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 77 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 23 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) debuted at number 17 with sales of 38,265. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) is at the top of the charts with sales of 374,900. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360) is at number two with sales of 152,796. The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360) is at number three with sales of 137,575. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) is at number four with sales of 115,168. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number five with sales of 73,977.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3) is at number six with sales of 72,741. Minecraft (X360) is at number seven with sales of 62,877. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 60,948. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 58,286. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 56,475.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Xbox One, and down for the Wii and PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.63 million games, an increase of 385,768 units (31%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.25 million games this week, an increase of 182,456 units (17%). Wii software sales are down 1,428 units (0%) to 388,819 games sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 342,391 games, a decrease of 24,292 units (-7%).  The Wii U sold 275,887 games, an increase of 73,260 (36%). The Xbox One sold 188,802 games, an increase of 5,661 (3%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and Vita, and down for the PSP and 3DS. The 3DS sold 699,742 games, which down 426,835 units (-38%). The DS sold 274,047 games, an increase of 13,809 units (5%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are up 4,091 units (3%) to 165,287 games sold. The PSP sold 81,011 games, a decrease of 2,960 (-4%). Total combined software is up 209,530 units (4%) week-on-week to 5.30 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is up 24,315 units (2%), the Wii is down 3331,123 units (-46%), the Xbox 360 is down 351,186 units (-22%), and the Wii U is up 185,978 units (207%). The DS is down 117,150 units (-30%), the PSP is down 58,425 units (-42%), the 3DS is up 34,139 units (5%), and the Vita is up 50,361 units (44%). Total combined software is down 31,898 units (-1%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales has increased for the Xbox 360 for three weeks, and increased for the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox One for one week. The Wii and PlayStation 4 have dropped for two weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 42 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 34 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 DS for three straight weeks and one week for the Vita. The 3DS has decreased for one week, while the PSP has decreased for two weeks. 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 than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 77 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 23 percent market share. The 3DS has an 81 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 19 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
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Gamewise
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
374,900 793,600 13
2
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Gamewise
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
152,796 159,742 13
3
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
137,575 137,575 2
4
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi | Gamewise
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
115,168 557,110 2
5
Grand Theft Auto V | Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
73,977 16,854,948 22
6
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
72,741 72,741 2
7
Minecraft | Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
62,877 3,620,890 37
8
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
60,948 7,440,569 15
9
Pokemon X/Y | Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
58,286 10,391,038 19
10
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
56,475 8,195,227 15
11
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy | Gamewise
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
54,929 748,482 71
12
Grand Theft Auto V | Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
53,443 13,431,090 22
13
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
49,162 49,162 2
14
Fable Anniversary | Gamewise
Fable Anniversary (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Role-Playing
43,965 175,752 2
15
FIFA Soccer 14 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
43,008 1,542,954 14
16
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
39,651 1,853,245 14
17
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | Gamewise
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
38,265 38,265 1
18
Gran Turismo 6 | Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
34,418 2,017,868 11
19
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
33,769 33,769 2
20
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
32,987 1,477,864 14
21
FIFA Soccer 14 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
32,886 5,418,537 21
22
Killzone: Shadow Fall | Gamewise
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
32,868 1,416,724 14
23
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (WiiU)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
31,029 31,029 2
24
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
30,988 2,658,155 16
25
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition | Gamewise
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
29,446 222,860 3
26
New Super Mario Bros. U | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
28,656 3,697,258 65
27
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
28,251 1,372,835 14
28
Super Mario 3D World | Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
27,463 1,824,991 13
29
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
26,915 2,349,321 16
30
Youkai Watch | Gamewise
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
25,376 429,819 32
31
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 2
32
Kirby: Triple Deluxe | Gamewise
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 6
33
A-Ressha de Ikou 3D | Gamewise
A-Ressha de Ikou 3D (3DS)
ArtDink, Simulation
Pro N/A 1
34
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
35
Animal Crossing: New Leaf | Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 67
36
New Super Luigi U | Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 32
37
NBA 2K14 | Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 14
38
The Last of Us | Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 36
39
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
40
Mario Kart 7 | Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 116
41
Just Dance 2014 | Gamewise
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 20
42
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc | Gamewise
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PSV)
Nippon Ichi Software, Adventure
Pro N/A 19
43
Disney Infinity | Gamewise
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 26
44
Need for Speed Rivals | Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 14
45
Dead Rising 3 | Gamewise
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 13
46
Mario Party Island Tour | Gamewise
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 13
47
FIFA Soccer 14 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 21
48
New Super Mario Bros. 2 | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 82
49
Forza Motorsport 5 | Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 13
50
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds | Gamewise
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 13
51
Diablo III | Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 24
52
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
53
Magi: Aratanaru Sekai | Gamewise
Magi: Aratanaru Sekai (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
54
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes | Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
55
Wii Party U | Gamewise
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 17
56
Ryse: Son of Rome | Gamewise
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 13
57
NBA 2K14 | Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 20
58
NBA 2K14 | Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 20
59
Puzzle & Dragons Z | Gamewise
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
Pro N/A 10
60
Toukiden: The Age of Demons | Gamewise
Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PSV)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 34
61
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
62
Puyo Puyo Tetris | Gamewise
Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS)
Sega, Puzzle
Pro N/A 2
63
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost | Gamewise
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 3
64
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes | Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
65
Super Mario 3D Land | Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 120
66
Madden NFL 25 | Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 14
67
Beyond: Two Souls | Gamewise
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 19
68
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games | Gamewise
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (WiiU)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 15
69
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 | Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 87
70
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 119
71
The Sims 3 | Gamewise
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 246
72
Need for Speed Rivals | Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 13
73
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon | Gamewise
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 48
74
Wii Fit U | Gamewise
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 10
75
Mario Kart Wii | Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 306

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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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5 Comments

HylianSwordsman (on 24 February 2014)

Um, how is this the Lego Movie Videogame's second week, yet 100% of global sales come from the second week? Something is very screwy here.


Michael-5 (on 24 February 2014)

Vita and WiiU are so damn close in sales. I wonder if MK8 will break the mold.


NintendoPie (on 24 February 2014)

I feel as though there is a serious chance it could/should.


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lewis-k (on 25 February 2014)

unfortunately donkey kong country returns tropical freezes poor numbers aren't unexpected we need more variety


Rogerioandrade (on 24 February 2014)

Total Hardware sales this week: 526069. Last week: 548110. Last year: 752932. (-30% yoy) Ouch! The future is really not bright....


Michael-5 (on 24 February 2014)

PS4's are sold old, blame stock.


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drake_tolu (on 24 February 2014)

DK is a game for Westerners...is like saying that cod not sell in Japan...the game have succes in EU, and primarily in USA. Prevision for nex week: USA: DK: 150.000 Wii U: 65.000 Global: DK: 250.000 Wii U: 120.000


leyendax69 (on 24 February 2014)

DKC Returns sold more than a million in japan, the super nitendo's trilogy even more, how is that not a success?


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Slarvax (on 24 February 2014)

You expect DK to make the Wii U sell 3x more than this week?


  • +1
HylianSwordsman (on 24 February 2014)

Prediction, not prevision, dude.


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