Weekly Sales Analysis, 8 March - South Park: The Stick of Truth, Soul Sacrifice Delta

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 March 2014 / 4,388 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by nine percent. Week-on-week sales are up just for the PlayStation Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 25 percent. The Wii U is the only platform up year-on-year.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 260,175. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 237,525. The PC version debuted at number 16 with sales of 34,810. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) passed the 17 million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 4 sales are down 38,578 (-24%) to 123,702 units sold. Xbox One sales are 85 (0%) to 67,344 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 6,219 (-10%) to 53,493 units sold. Wii U sales are down 3,958 (-10%) to 35,504 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 23,912 units, a decrease of 1,774 (-7%). The Wii sold 10,788 units, a decrease of 1,283 (-11%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation Vita, and down for the 3DS, and PSP. The 3DS sold 117,105 units, which is down 5,615 (-5%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 55,808 units which is up 11,012 (25%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 1,006 (-7%) to 14,201 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 47,506 units (-9%) to 501,857 units sold.

The Wii U is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 106,999 (-67%), the Wii is down 28,599 (-73%), the Xbox 360 is down 87,778 (-79%), and the Wii U is up 7,180 (25%). The PSP is down 67,747 (-83%), the Vita is down 30,852 (-36%) and the 3DS is down 29,882 (-20%). Year on year sales are down 171,392 units (-25%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 61 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 27 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 54 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 30 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 Vita for two weeks. The 3DS and PSP have decreased for one week.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 22 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 61,000 units, from 78,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 68 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 32 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 260,175. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 237,525. The PC version debuted at number 16 with sales of 34,810. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Soul Sacrifice (PSV) debuted at number seven with sales of 48,211. The game launched in Japan.

Ar no Surge (PS3) debuted at number 27 with sales of 28,336. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Thief (PS4) is at number three with sales of 79,496. Minecraft (X360) is at number four with sales of 59,217. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360) is at number five with sales of 53,847.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) is at number six with sales of 53,155. Thief (XOne) is at number eight with sales of 47,740. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 46,983. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number 10 with sales of 44,025.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox 360 and down for everything else.  The PlayStation 3 sold 1.50 million games, a decrease of 23,270 units (-2%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.13 million games this week, an increase of 7,000 units (1%). The Wii sold 343,416 games, a decrease of 23,444 units (-6%). The PlayStation 4 sold 315,015 games, a decrease of 315,868 (-50%).  Xbox One software sales are down 187,554 units (-45%) to 226,234 games sold. The Wii U sold 220,829 games, a decrease of 45,170 (-17%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the Vita, and down for the DS, PSP, and 3DS. The 3DS sold 500,845 games, which down 206,383 units (-29%). The DS sold 247,679 games, a decrease of 21,282 units (-8%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are up 5,363 units (3%) to 167,674 games sold. The PSP sold 80,830 games, a decrease of 27,438 (25%). Total combined software is down 838,046 units (-15%) week-on-week to 4.74 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the Wii U and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 686,545 units (-31%), the Wii is down 188,617 units (-35%), the Xbox 360 is down 537,209 units (-32%), and the Wii U is up 146,309 units (196%). The DS is down 73,018 units (-23%), the PSP is down 110,823 units (-58%), the 3DS is down 43,374 units (-8%), and the Vita is down 142,161 units (-46%). Total combined software is down 1,094,189 units (-19%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for one, and decreased for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox One for one week. The PlayStation 4, Wii and Wii U have all decreased 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 41 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 30 percent market share, and the Wii U has a 29 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the Vita for one week. The 3DS and PSP have both decreased for one week, while the DS has decreased for two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly three times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 75 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 25 percent market share. The 3DS has an 75 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 25 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
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki on Gamewise.co
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
260,175 260,272 1
2
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki on Gamewise.co
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
237,525 237,605 1
3
Thief Wiki on Gamewise.co
Thief (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
79,496 339,151 2
4
Minecraft Wiki on Gamewise.co
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
59,217 3,804,751 40
5
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Wiki on Gamewise.co
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
53,847 138,079 2
6
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki on Gamewise.co
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
53,155 366,523 4
7
Soul Sacrifice Delta Wiki on Gamewise.co
Soul Sacrifice Delta (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
48,211 48,211 1
8
Thief Wiki on Gamewise.co
Thief (XOne)
Square Enix, Action
47,740 207,581 2
9
Pokemon X/Y Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
46,983 10,552,081 22
10
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
44,025 17,011,630 25
11
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
43,014 348,535 5
12
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Wiki on Gamewise.co
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Action
41,348 132,442 2
13
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
41,109 7,580,182 18
14
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
38,780 5,527,181 24
15
Thief Wiki on Gamewise.co
Thief (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
36,461 114,958 2
16
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki on Gamewise.co
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
34,810 34,810 1
17
Youkai Watch Wiki on Gamewise.co
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
34,640 535,557 35
18
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
32,601 2,484,085 19
19
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
31,668 1,659,599 17
20
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
31,408 8,314,344 18
21
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
30,858 275,921 22
22
Harvest Moon: Linking The New World Wiki on Gamewise.co
Harvest Moon: Linking The New World (3DS)
Marvelous Interactive, Simulation
30,151 156,124 2
23
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
29,878 13,545,455 25
24
Need for Speed Rivals Wiki on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
29,725 758,232 16
25
Thief Wiki on Gamewise.co
Thief (X360)
Square Enix, Action
29,581 109,346 2
26
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
29,501 702,630 5
27
Ar no Surge Wiki on Gamewise.co
Ar no Surge (PS3)
Gust, Role-Playing
28,336 28,336 1
28
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
27,150 1,598,420 17
29
Gran Turismo 6 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
26,316 2,101,972 14
30
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
24,281 188,325 5
31
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 17
32
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 69
33
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 122
34
Diablo III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 95
35
Knack Wiki on Gamewise.co
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
36
Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kaseki Horider: Mugen Gear (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
37
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 19
38
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 68
39
Yakuza: Ishin Wiki on Gamewise.co
Yakuza: Ishin (PS3)
Sega, Action
Pro N/A 3
40
Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki on Gamewise.co
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
41
Super Mario 3D World Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 16
42
Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 16
43
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 70
44
The Last of Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 39
45
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
46
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 17
47
Mario Kart 7 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 119
48
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 6
49
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 19
50
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Wiki on Gamewise.co
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 74
51
New Super Luigi U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 35
52
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 24
53
Nintendo Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 68
54
Dead Rising 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 16
55
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 19
56
Beyond: Two Souls Wiki on Gamewise.co
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 22
57
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 9
58
Rayman Legends Wiki on Gamewise.co
Rayman Legends (PS4)
Ubisoft, Platform
Pro N/A 3
59
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 122
60
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 85
61
Batman: Arkham Origins Wiki on Gamewise.co
Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 20
62
Mario Kart Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 309
63
Wii Party U Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 20
64
Far Cry 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 67
65
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 23
66
Just Dance 2014 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 23
67
Need for Speed Rivals Wiki on Gamewise.co
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 17
68
Assassin's Creed III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 71
69
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 122
70
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Wiki on Gamewise.co
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 16
71
Dishonored Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dishonored (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
Pro N/A 74
72
Ryse: Son of Rome Wiki on Gamewise.co
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 16
73
Mario Party Island Tour Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 16
74
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
75
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 122

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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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3 Comments

drake_tolu (on 19 March 2014)

To March, PS4 will the console that sold more. But to April 3DS exceed...


Michael-5 (on 19 March 2014)

All bow before PS4/3DS


kumagawa (on 19 March 2014)

PS4 will be under 80,000 a week from April till October guaranteed. And still be best selling console every week.


drake_tolu (on 19 March 2014)

I creed PS4 will sold under 100,000 to April till September.
..Under 80,000 for me is too short.
For me 80/90 k...


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