Weekly Sales Analysis, 22 February - PlayStation 4 Launches in Japan

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 February 2014 / 6,240 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week increased by 58 percent, due to the PlayStation 4 launch in Japan. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PSP, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are up by 18 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. Yakuza: Ishin (PS3) debuted at number three with sales of 138,294. The PlayStation 4 version debuted at number five with sales of 78,736. The game launched in Japan.

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

Worldwide Hardware

 

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. PlayStation 4 sales are up 319,866 (246%) to 449,705 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 5,198 (-8%) to 59,041 units sold. Xbox One sales are up 8,737 (18%) to 56,769 units sold. Wii U sales are up 3,952 (10%) to 44,503 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 28,782 units, a decrease of 2,288 (-7%). The Wii sold 12,882 units, a decrease of 2,775 (-18%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 121,030 units, which is up down 15,895 (-12%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 39,655 units which is down 2,419 (-6%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 877 (-5%) to 15,114 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 303,103 units (58%) to 827,481 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 119,824 (-67%), the Wii is down 35,245 (-73%), the Xbox 360 is down 103,953 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 9,556 (27%). The PSP is down 60,495 (-80%), the Vita is up 3,601 (7%) and the 3DS is down 46,749 (-28%). Year on year sales are down 125,158 units (18%).

 

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for two weeks and one week for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 have decreased for one week. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 22 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for 13 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for 12 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 59 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 82 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 10 percent market share and the Wii U has an eight percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the 3DS, Vita, and PSP for one week.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 20 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 81,000 units, from 95,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 75 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 25 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Yakuza: Ishin (PS3) debuted at number three with sales of 138,294. The PlayStation 4 version debuted at number five with sales of 78,736. The game launched in Japan.

Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Game (3DS) debuted at number 19 with sales of 44,253. The game launched in game.

Rayman Legends (PS4) debuted at number 20 with sales of 43,157. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Knack (PS4) is at the top of the charts with sales of 329,036. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) is at number two with sales of 198,292. The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360) is at number four with sales of 100,742.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) is at number six with sales of 74,701. Minecraft (X360) is at number seven with sales of 66,247. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 65,996. Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 64,376. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 62,604.

 

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One, and down for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.52 million games, a decrease of 113,530 units (-7%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.16 million games this week, a decrease of 96,168 units (-8%). The PlayStation 4 sold 864,585 games, an increase of 522,195 units (153%).  Wii software sales are up 32,086 units (8%) to 420,801 games sold. The Wii U sold 413,010 games, an increase of 137,123 (50%). The Xbox One sold 199,407 games, an increase of 10,605 (6%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and PSP, and down for the 3DS and Vita. The 3DS sold 607,776 games, which down 91,966 units (-13%). The DS sold 301,785 games, an increase of 27,888 units (10%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 29,952 units (-18%) to 135,102 games sold. The PSP sold 88,435 games, an increase of 7,492 (9%). Total combined software is up 405,773 units (8%) week-on-week to 5.71 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 599,906 units (-28%), the Wii is down 276,557 units (368%), the Xbox 360 is down 610,356 units (-35%), and the Wii U is up 324,764 units (207%). The DS is down 97,536 units (-24%), the PSP is down 60,207 units (-41%), the 3DS is up 45,948 units (8%), and the Vita is up 29,059 units (27%). Total combined software is down 180,800 units (-3%) games sold year-on-year.

 

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 49 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 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 Wii U has a 28 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 

Handheld software sales have increased for the DS for four straight weeks and one week for the PSP. The Vita has decreased for one week, while the 3DS 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 82 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has an 18 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
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
329,036 908,682 15
2
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
198,292 236,557 2
3
Yakuza: Ishin (PS3)
Sega, Action
138,294 138,294 1
4
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
100,742 238,317 3
5
Yakuza: Ishin (PS4)
Sega, Action
78,736 78,736 1
6
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
74,701 868,301 14
7
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
66,247 3,687,137 38
8
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
65,996 623,106 3
9
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
64,376 1,481,100 15
10
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
62,604 16,917,552 23
11
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
58,389 10,449,427 20
12
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
56,187 1,534,051 15
13
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
55,397 128,138 3
14
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
53,998 7,494,567 16
15
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
52,475 1,905,720 15
16
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
50,760 1,593,714 15
17
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
47,991 8,243,218 16
18
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
44,976 13,476,066 23
19
Kuroko's Basketball: Miracle Game (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
44,253 44,253 1
20
Rayman Legends (PS4)
Ubisoft, Platform
43,157 43,157 1
21
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
42,414 265,274 4
22
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
37,038 5,455,575 22
23
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
36,432 1,409,267 15
24
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
34,378 464,197 33
25
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
33,586 2,691,741 17
26
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
30,154 2,048,022 12
27
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28,109 776,591 72
28
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
26,745 186,487 14
29
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
25,470 2,374,791 17
30
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
24,284 769,225 15
31
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 17
32
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 14
33
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 66
34
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 22
35
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 37
36
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 14
37
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 68
38
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 14
39
Fable Anniversary (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 3
40
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 33
41
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
42
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 21
43
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 15
44
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
45
Rayman Legends (XOne)
Ubisoft, Platform
Pro N/A 1
46
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 117
47
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 27
48
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
49
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 17
50
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 7
51
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 21
52
NASCAR '14 (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
Pro N/A 1
53
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 14
54
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
55
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 14
56
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 66
57
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 83
58
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 18
59
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 18
60
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 18
61
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 21
62
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 Moushouden (PS4)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 1
63
The LEGO Movie Videogame (WiiU)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
64
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
Pro N/A 11
65
The LEGO Movie Videogame (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
66
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (XOne)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 4
67
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 14
68
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 20
69
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 120
70
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 120
71
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 25
72
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 88
73
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 14
74
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 15
75
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 121

________________________________________________________________________________________

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.


More Articles

2 Comments

Blood_Tears (on 28 February 2014)

"Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down." What a weird line to put in an article like this. Of course all home consoles would be down compared to 10 weeks ago as that was Christmas. All that line does is make you look like your cherry picking for a negative spin for anything that could be perceived as positive for this weeks sales.


Michael-5 (on 01 March 2014)

Why did XB1 go up 18% this week? That's more then the WiiU and it had Donkey Kong


dovus (on 01 March 2014)

I think people are preparing to titanfall launch.


  • 0