Weekly Sales Analysis, 26 April - Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PSV)

by William D'Angelo, posted on 07 May 2014 / 5,052 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by three percent. Week-on-week sales are up for the PSP, 3DS, and Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are up by four percent. The PlayStation Vita and Wii U are the only platforms up year-on-year.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week.  Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment  (PSV) debuted at number one with sales of 143,236. 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 is down across the board. PlayStation 4 sales are down 14,302 (-10%) to 127,769 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 5,036 (-6%) to 80,165 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 2,404 (-5%) to 46,520 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 30,999 units, a decrease of 2,438 (-7%). Wii U sales are down 2,438 (-8%) to 29,738 units sold. The Wii sold 10,138 units, a decrease of 473 (-4%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, Vita, and PSP. The 3DS sold 110,946 units, which is up 4,609 (4%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 42,612 units which is up 7,120 (20%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 434 (4%) to 11,946 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 14,713 units (-3%) to 489,917 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 69,487 (-60%), the Wii is down 17,779 (-64%), the Xbox 360 is down 33,227 (-52%), and the Wii U is up 5,655 (23%). The PSP is down 42,841 (-78%), the Vita is up 9,971 (5%) and the 3DS is down 24,380 (-18%). Year on year sales are up 20,106 units (4%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 53 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 35 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 34 percent market share and the Wii U has a 12 percent market share.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for two weeks and one week for the Vita and PSP.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 29 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 68,000 units, from 70,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 72 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 28 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the Vita is up, while the 3DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week.  Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment  (PSV) debuted at number one with sales of 143,236. The game launched in Japan.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) debuted at number two with sales of 78,809. The game launched in Japan.

Dark Souls II (PC) debuted at number 21 with sales of 22,747. The game launched in Europe and North America.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Titanfall (X360) is at number three with sales of 74,214.  Titanfall (XOne) is at number four with sales of 69,834. Minecraft (X360) is at number five with sales of 58,153.

Youkai Watch (3DS) is at number six with sales of 49,613. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 41,735. inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 37,964. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number 10 with sales of 36,220.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is down across the board.  The PlayStation 3 sold 969,267 games, a decrease of 308,403 units (-24%).  The Xbox 360 sold 844,357 games this week, a decrease of 296,041 units (-20%). The Wii sold 294,202 games, a decrease of 63,694 units (-18%). PlayStation 4 software sales are down 169,240 units (-39%) to 267,832 games sold. The Xbox One sold 201,317 games, a decrease of 74,176 (-28%). The Wii U sold 180,646 games, a decrease of 9,023 (-5%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the Vita. The 3DS sold 527,276 games, which down 5,603 units (-1%). The Vita sold 299,657 games, an increase of 91,705 units (44%) week-on-week. DS game sales are down 41,971 units (-16%) to 224.635 games sold. The PSP sold 80,079 games, a decrease of 11,908 (-13%). Total combined software is down 900,703 units (-19%) week-on-week to 3.89 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the Wii U, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 391,064 units (-29%), the Wii is down 148,588 units (-34%), the Xbox 360 is down 157,536 units (-16%), and the Wii U is up 75,973 units (73%). The DS is down 74,832 units (-25%), the PSP is down 49,184 units (-38%), the 3DS is down 232,911 units (-31%), and the Vita is up 179,190 units (149%). Total combined software is down 329,803 units (-8%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

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

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 41 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 31 percent market share, and the Wii U has a 28 percent market share.

 Software Handhelds

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

The DS has a 74 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 26 percent market share. The 3DS has a 64 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 36 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the 3DS, DS, and PSP are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Wiki on Gamewise.co
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
143,236 143,236 1
2
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Wiki on Gamewise.co
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)
Square Enix, Misc
78,809 78,809 1
3
Titanfall Wiki on Gamewise.co
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
74,214 628,084 3
4
Titanfall Wiki on Gamewise.co
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
69,834 1,633,125 7
5
Minecraft Wiki on Gamewise.co
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
58,153 4,258,251 47
6
Youkai Watch Wiki on Gamewise.co
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
49,613 806,161 42
7
Pokemon X/Y Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
44,268 10,898,639 29
8
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Wiki on Gamewise.co
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
41,735 108,970 2
9
inFAMOUS: Second Son Wiki on Gamewise.co
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
37,964 1,187,473 6
10
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
36,220 17,300,027 32
11
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
31,365 8,560,079 25
12
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
30,699 7,852,263 25
13
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
29,997 1,896,831 24
14
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Wiki on Gamewise.co
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
26,063 84,348 2
15
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
25,886 13,735,553 32
16
Diablo III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
25,763 3,900,260 102
17
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Wiki on Gamewise.co
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
24,496 134,198 2
18
Yoshi's New Island Wiki on Gamewise.co
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
24,459 331,429 7
19
Mario Party Island Tour Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
23,594 804,282 23
20
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
23,113 5,727,393 31
21
Dark Souls II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dark Souls II (PC)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
22,747 22,747 1
22
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
22,354 2,164,383 24
23
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
19,326 1,771,668 24
24
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
19,288 3,904,204 75
25
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
18,200 6,625,853 77
26
Demon Gaze Wiki on Gamewise.co
Demon Gaze (PSV)
Nippon Ichi Software, Role-Playing
17,728 91,743 66
27
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki on Gamewise.co
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
17,615 473,023 8
28
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
17,535 2,876,259 26
29
Trials Fusion Wiki on Gamewise.co
Trials Fusion (PS4)
Ubisoft, Racing
17,342 47,810 2
30
Gran Turismo 6 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
16,556 2,236,031 21
31
Mario Kart 7 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 126
32
New Super Luigi U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 42
33
The Elder Scrolls Online Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
Pro N/A 4
34
Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 23
35
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki on Gamewise.co
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 11
36
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 26
37
Super Mario 3D World Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 23
38
Nintendo Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 75
39
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 26
40
South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki on Gamewise.co
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 8
41
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 24
42
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 23
43
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 92
44
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 12
45
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki on Gamewise.co
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 18
46
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Wiki on Gamewise.co
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 9
47
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 31
48
LEGO The Hobbit Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO The Hobbit (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
49
MLB 14 The Show Wiki on Gamewise.co
MLB 14 The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
Pro N/A 4
50
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Wiki on Gamewise.co
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 6
51
The Last of Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 46
52
Battlefield 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 26
53
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 30
54
Just Dance 2014 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 30
55
Kinect Sports Rivals Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
Pro N/A 3
56
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 12
57
Dark Souls II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 7
58
Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki on Gamewise.co
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 24
59
3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen Wiki on Gamewise.co
3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 3
60
Super Mario 3D Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 130
61
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Wiki on Gamewise.co
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PSV)
Arc System Works, Fighting
Pro N/A 1
62
Famicom Remix 1+2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Famicom Remix 1+2 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 1
63
LEGO The Hobbit Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO The Hobbit (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
64
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 76
65
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 24
66
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 129
67
Kinect Adventures! Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
Pro N/A 182
68
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Wiki on Gamewise.co
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 6
69
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki on Gamewise.co
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 58
70
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 97
71
NBA 2K14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 30
72
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 23
73
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki on Gamewise.co
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 12
74
Skylanders Swap Force Wiki on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Swap Force (Wii)
Activision, Platform
Pro N/A 28
75
The Sims 3: Collector's Edition Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Sims 3: Collector's Edition (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 256

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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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1 Comments

VGPolyglot (on 07 May 2014)

A Vita game at #1! I want to get one for the upcoming Corpse Party game, but unfortunately I probably won't be able to.