Weekly Sales Analysis, 1 March - Thief, Harvest Moon, Plants vs Zombie: Garden Warfare

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 March 2014 / 3,834 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by 34 percent. Week-on-week sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PSP, 3DS, and Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 24 percent. The Wii U is the only platform up year-on-year.

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Thief (PS4) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 259,655. The Xbox One version debuted at number two with sales of 159,841. The game launched in North America and Europe.

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 PlayStation 3 and Xbox One, and down for the Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 4. PlayStation 4 sales are down 287,425 (-64%) to 162,280 units sold. Xbox One sales are up 10,660 (19%) to 59,041 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are up 1,425 (2%) to 59,712 units sold. Wii U sales are down 5,041 (-11%) to 39,462 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 25,686 units, a decrease of 3,096 (-11%). The Wii sold 12,071 units, a decrease of 811 (-6%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up across the board. The 3DS sold 122,720 units, which is up 1,690 (1%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 44,796 units which is up 4,343 (11%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 93 (1%) to 15,207 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 278,162 units (-34%) to 549,363 units sold.

The Wii U is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 120,431 (-67%), the Wii is down 32,967 (-73%), the Xbox 360 is down 92,716 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 10,061 (34%). The PSP is down 57,210 (-79%), the Vita is down 42,099 (-48%) and the 3DS is down 43,532 (-26%). Year on year sales are down 172,514 units (-24%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 61 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 26 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 60 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 25 percent market share and the Wii U has a 15 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS, Vita, and PSP for one week.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 21 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 78,000 units, from 81,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 73 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 27 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Thief (PS4) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 259,655. The Xbox One version debuted at number two with sales of 159,841. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 20 with sales of 39,058. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Harvest Moon: Linking The New World (3DS) debuted at number four with sales of 125,973. The game launched in Japan.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (XOne) debuted at number five with sales of 91,094. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number six with sales of 84,232. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (3DS) debuted at number 10 with sales of 58,850. The game launched in Japan.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3) debuted at number 12 with sales of 58,211. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 27 with sales of 31,838. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) is at number three with sales of 127,761. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) is at number seven with sales of 76,811. The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360) is at number eight with sales of 67,204. Knack (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 64,171.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox One and down for everything else.  The PlayStation 3 sold 1.49 million games, a decrease of 31,740 units (-2%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.07 million games this week, a decrease of 89,792 units (-8%). The PlayStation 4 sold 630,883 games, a decrease of 233,702 units (-27%). The Xbox One sold 413,788 games, an increase of 214,381 (108%).  Wii software sales are down 53,941 units (-13%) to 366,860 games sold. The Wii U sold 265,999 games, a decrease of 147,011 (-36%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the PSP, 3DS, and Vita, and down for the DS. The 3DS sold 707,338 games, which up 99,562 units (16%). The DS sold 268,961 games, a decrease of 32,824 units (-11%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are up 27,209 units (-20%) to 162,311 games sold. The PSP sold 108,268 games, an increase of 19,833 (22%). Total combined software is down 228,025 units (-4%) week-on-week to 5.48 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the Wii U and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 113,947 units (-7%), the Wii is down 209,689 units (-36%), the Xbox 360 is down 117,788 units (-10%), and the Wii U is up 190,015 units (250%). The DS is down 32,824 units (-19%), the PSP is down 19,833 units (-45%), the 3DS is down 19,324 units (-3%), and the Vita is down 93,060 units (36%). Total combined software is up 529,370 units (11%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 51 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 48 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 32 percent market share, and the Wii U has a 20 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the PSP for two straight weeks, and one week for the 3DS and Vita. The DS has dropped for one 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 than two times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 71 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 29 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
Thief for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Thief (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
259,655 259,655 1
2
Thief for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Thief (XOne)
Square Enix, Action
159,841 159,841 1
3
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
127,761 245,063 21
4
Harvest Moon: Linking The New World for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Harvest Moon: Linking The New World (3DS)
Marvelous Interactive, Simulation
125,973 125,973 1
5
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Action
91,094 91,094 1
6
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
84,232 84,232 1
7
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
76,811 313,368 3
8
The LEGO Movie Videogame for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
67,204 305,521 4
9
Knack for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
64,171 972,853 16
10
Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
58,850 58,850 1
11
Minecraft for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
58,397 3,745,534 39
12
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
58,211 58,211 1
13
Pokemon X/Y for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
55,671 10,505,098 21
14
Yakuza: Ishin for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Yakuza: Ishin (PS3)
Sega, Action
55,232 193,526 2
15
Grand Theft Auto V for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
50,053 16,967,605 24
16
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
50,023 673,129 4
17
Call of Duty: Ghosts for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
44,506 7,539,073 17
18
Call of Duty: Ghosts for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
39,718 8,282,936 17
19
Grand Theft Auto V for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
39,511 13,515,577 24
20
Thief for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Thief (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
39,058 39,058 1
21
Battlefield 4 for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
37,219 1,571,270 16
22
Youkai Watch for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
36,720 500,917 34
23
The LEGO Movie Videogame for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
35,906 164,044 4
24
Call of Duty: Ghosts for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
34,260 1,939,980 16
25
FIFA Soccer 14 for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
34,217 1,627,931 16
26
FIFA Soccer 14 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
32,826 5,488,401 23
27
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
31,838 31,838 1
28
Killzone: Shadow Fall for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
30,597 1,511,697 16
29
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
28,017 896,318 15
30
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
27,838 293,112 5
31
Gran Turismo 6 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro N/A 13
32
Battlefield 4 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 18
33
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 16
34
Thief for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Thief (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 1
35
Kagero: Darkside Princess for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kagero: Darkside Princess (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 1
36
Rayman Legends for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Rayman Legends (PS4)
Ubisoft, Platform
Pro N/A 2
37
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 18
38
Yakuza: Ishin for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Yakuza: Ishin (PS4)
Sega, Action
Pro N/A 2
39
New Super Mario Bros. U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 67
40
Super Mario 3D World for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 15
41
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 73
42
Forza Motorsport 5 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 15
43
Call of Duty: Ghosts for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 15
44
Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 69
45
The Last of Us for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 38
46
Thief for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Thief (PC)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 1
47
Kagero: Darkside Princess for PSV Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kagero: Darkside Princess (PSV)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 1
48
FIFA Soccer 14 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 23
49
Mario Kart 7 for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 118
50
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 18
51
Dead Rising 3 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 15
52
New Super Luigi U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 34
53
Kirby: Triple Deluxe for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 8
54
Nintendo Land for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 67
55
Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts (PS3)
5pb, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
56
Battlefield 4 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 18
57
Need for Speed Rivals for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 16
58
NBA 2K14 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 22
59
New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 84
60
Wii Party U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 19
61
Ryse: Son of Rome for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 15
62
Just Dance 2014 for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 22
63
Diablo III for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 94
64
The LEGO Movie Videogame for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 4
65
Puzzle & Dragons Z for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
Pro N/A 12
66
Battlefield 4 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 15
67
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 for DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 89
68
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 15
69
FIFA Soccer 14 for XOne Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 15
70
Valhalla Knights 3 for PSV Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV)
Xseed Games, Action
Pro N/A 41
71
NBA 2K14 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 22
72
Disney Infinity for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 28
73
Mario Party Island Tour for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 15
74
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 19
75
NBA 2K14 for PS4 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 16

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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

Michael-5 (on 12 March 2014)

Yay WiiU great job being up 30% YoY, but it's not enough. You were only marginally behind XB1 a little while ago, don't let it get away!


drake_tolu (on 11 March 2014)

large drop of PS4 in a world!!! Not only in japan, but even in Europe and USA... But with Infamous PS4 will sold 250/300 k in 22 March week. For me nex week, PS4 sold 120/130 k.