Weekly Sales Analysis, 31 May - Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 Break Records

by William D'Angelo, posted on 06 June 2014 / 21,657 Views

Overview

This week Watch Dogs and Mari Kart 8 debuted. Both games have set records. Watch Dogs had the biggest debute for a new IP and for any Ubisoft title, while Mario Kart 8 had the biggest debut ever for a Wii U title.

Overall, hardware sale this week increased by 61 percent. Week-on-week sales are up for the Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PSP. Overall year-on-year sales are up by 43 percent. The Wii U is the only platform up year-on-year.

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week.  Watch Dogs (PS4) debuted at number one with sales of 1,856,387. The Xbox One version debuted at number three with sales of 898,780. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number four with sales of 457,620. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number five with sales of 427,117. The PC version debuted at number seven with sales of 109,037. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Youkai Watch (3DS) passed the one million mark and New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU) passed the four million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales are up 78,688 (64%) to 201,630 units sold. Wii U sales are up 155,251 (489%) to 187,028 units sold. The Xbox One sold 52,180 units, an increase of 11,006 (27%).  PlayStation 3 sales are down 1,663 (-4%) to 39,869 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 1,242 (5%) to 26,078 units sold. The Wii sold 7,681 units, a decrease of 1,082 (-12%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the PSP. The 3DS sold 78,397 units, which is a decrease 2,358 (-3%). The PlayStation Vita sold 27,487 units, which is down 1m626 (-6%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 231 (2%) to 11,003 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 239,689 units (61%) to 631,353 units sold.

The Wii U is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 69,144 (-63%), the Wii is down 19,093 (-71%), the Xbox 360 is down 36,530 (-58%), and the Wii U is up 163,338 (689%). The PSP is down 38,740 (-79%), the Vita is down 4,380 (-14%) and the 3DS is down 44,176 (-36%). Year on year sales are up 189,344 units (43%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has an 11 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 46 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 42 percent market share and the Xbox One has a 12 percent market share. Compared with 10 weeks ago the PlayStation 4, and Wii U are up.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the PSP for one week and decreased for the Vita for one week and five weeks for the 3DS.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 34 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 51,000 units, from 52,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 74 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 26 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks all three handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week.  Watch Dogs (PS4) debuted at number one with sales of 1,856,387. The Xbox One version debuted at number three with sales of 898,780. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number four with sales of 457,620. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number five with sales of 427,117. The PC version debuted at number seven with sales of 109,037. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) debuted at number two with sales of 1,122,658. The game launched worldwide.

Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link (PS3) debuted at number nine with sales of 81,675. The game launched in Japan.

Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart (PSV) launched at number 23 with sales of 27,535. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Minecraft (PS3) is at number six with sales of 144,265. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) is at number eight with sales of 91,068. Minecraft (X360) is at number 10 with sales of 60,499.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up across the board.  The PlayStation 4 sold 2,181,606 games, an increase of 1,599,853 units (275%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 1,673,132 games this week, an increase of 617,075 units (58%). The Xbox 360 sold 1,358,156 games, an increase of 578,920 units (74%). The Wii U sold 1,318,040 games, an increase of 1,166,803 (772%).  Xbox One software sales are up 769,695 units (241%) to 1,089,537 games sold. The Wii sold 327,804 games, an increase of 48,251 (7%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up across the board. The 3DS sold 404,471 games, which up 4,018 units (1%). The DS sold 236,160 games, an increase of 33,524 units (17%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are up 56,200 units (37%) to 206,306 games sold. The PSP sold 82,758 games, an increase of 14,468 (21%). Total combined software is up 4,888,806 units (123%) week-on-week to 8.88 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is up 320,491 units (24%), the Wii is down 176,881 units (-35%), the Xbox 360 is up 130,115 units (11%), and the Wii U is up 1,221,402 units (1264%). The DS is down 78,473 units (-25%), the PSP is down 71,219 units (-46%), the 3DS is down 130,535 units (-24%), and the Vita is up 108,720 units (111%). Total combined software is up 4,594,763 units (107%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 48 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 29 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 24 percent market share.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increase for the DS for three weeks, two weeks for the PSP and Vita and one week for the 3DS. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly twice as many games as 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 66 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 34 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
Gamewise Watch Dogs Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
1,856,387 1,856,387 1
2
Gamewise Mario Kart 8 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
1,122,658 1,122,658 1
3
Gamewise Watch Dogs Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
898,780 898,780 1
4
Gamewise Watch Dogs Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
457,620 457,620 1
5
Gamewise Watch Dogs Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
427,117 427,117 1
6
Gamewise Minecraft Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Minecraft (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
144,265 359,374 3
7
Gamewise Watch Dogs Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Watch Dogs (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
109,037 109,037 1
8
Gamewise Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
91,068 421,771 2
9
Gamewise Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
81,675 81,675 1
10
Gamewise Minecraft Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
60,499 4,556,982 52
11
Gamewise Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
54,912 243,112 2
12
Gamewise Pokemon X/Y Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
42,308 11,109,091 34
13
Gamewise Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wolfenstein: The New Order (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
38,474 114,183 2
14
Gamewise Titanfall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
35,050 1,843,136 12
15
Gamewise Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
34,334 111,343 2
16
Gamewise Youkai Watch Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
33,647 1,024,865 47
17
Gamewise Kirby: Triple Deluxe Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
33,111 817,471 21
18
Gamewise inFAMOUS: Second Son Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
31,116 1,361,112 11
19
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
30,835 2,040,609 29
20
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
30,510 4,018,085 80
21
Gamewise Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
28,409 879,278 37
22
Gamewise 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
28,038 241,778 7
23
Gamewise Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Chou Megami Shinkou Noire Gekishin Black Heart (PSV)
Compile Heart, Role-Playing
27,535 27,535 1
24
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
27,264 17,448,541 37
25
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
26,224 8,685,233 30
26
Gamewise Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
25,719 133,264 2
27
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
25,257 5,826,164 36
28
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
24,951 7,972,243 30
29
Gamewise Borderlands 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Borderlands 2 (PSV)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
24,148 87,456 4
30
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
24,097 2,275,007 29
31
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 37
32
Gamewise Titanfall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 8
33
Gamewise New Super Luigi U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 47
34
Gamewise Diablo III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 107
35
Gamewise Mario Kart 7 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 131
36
Gamewise Super Mario 3D World Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 28
37
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 31
38
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 29
39
Gamewise Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 29
40
Gamewise Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 82
41
Gamewise 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
42
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 31
43
Gamewise Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 28
44
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 36
45
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 28
46
Gamewise Wii Party U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 32
47
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 81
48
Gamewise Gran Turismo 6 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro N/A 26
49
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 31
50
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
51
Gamewise The Last of Us Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 51
52
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 97
53
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 31
54
Gamewise Nintendo Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 80
55
Gamewise Mario Golf: World Tour Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 5
56
Gamewise Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 102
57
Gamewise Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 14
58
Gamewise Mind Zero Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mind Zero (PSV)
Aksys Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 44
59
Gamewise World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (3DS)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 29
60
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 29
61
Gamewise The Sims 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 261
62
Gamewise Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 23
63
Gamewise Mario Party Island Tour Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 28
64
Gamewise Yoshi's New Island Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 12
65
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 134
66
Gamewise Mario Kart Wii Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 321
67
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 134
68
Gamewise MLB 14 The Show Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
Pro N/A 4
69
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 81
70
Gamewise Just Dance 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 35
71
Gamewise Wii Fit U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 25
72
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 35
73
Gamewise Super Mario 3D Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 135
74
Gamewise Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 16
75
Gamewise Halo 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 82

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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

Michael-5 (on 06 June 2014)

Watch Dogs is a beast, the PS4 version alone outsold Titanfall's lifetime sales on XB1. Next week I expect WiiU to hold strong numbers. Maybe if Nintendo is lucky WiiU will beat XB1 annual sales by the end of August.


drake_tolu (on 06 June 2014)

Week of fire!!!


gcube2000 (on 07 June 2014)

PS4 awesome week, Wii U unbeliveble week, and Xbox One bad only 50k


drake_tolu (on 06 June 2014)

For the software: truly remarkable Watch Dog, in particular for PS4, i I thought sold 900,000 World Wide, because in USA had "only" 410,000 pre order... Very Good even version for XO. Bad version for PC... Normal version for 7° gen. Exellent Mario Kart, in USA and Japan have sold much, but not like 7(obvius, this coming in Dicember...), but in Europe have sold more!!! For hardware: PS4 is a monster... soon surpass PSVita. Wii U really good in USA and Europe, less in Japan, but WW have sold very good. Bad XO, only 50,000 despite the release of Watch Dog... i hope in one boost with price drop.


SlayerRondo (on 11 June 2014)

The PS3 is still doing quite strong given how far along in its life cycle it is. Xbox360 as well.