Weekly Sales Analysis, 5 July - Mario Kart 8 Back to Number 1

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 July 2014 / 4,791 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by three percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii U. Overall year-on-year sales are up by six percent. The Wii U is the only platform up year-on-year.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.  

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware 

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii U. PlayStation 4 sales are down by 6,188 (-6%) to 98,406 units sold. The Xbox One sold 63,521 units, a decrease of 1,692 (-3%).  Wii U sales are up 2,550 (4%) to 62,668 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 1m940 (-4%) to 48,402 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 127 (0%) to 33,664 units sold. The Wii sold 7,363 units, a decrease of 312 (-4%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 126,388 units, which is a decrease 338 (0%). The PlayStation Vita sold 35,497 units, which is down 8,010 (-18%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 435 (-5%) to 7,610 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 16m492 units (-3%) to 483,519 units sold.

The Wii U is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 52,002 (-52%), the Wii is down 15,328 (-68%), the Xbox 360 is down 32,957 (-49%), and the Wii U is up 39,886 (175%). The PSP is down 37,647 (-84%), the Vita is down 7,012 (-16%) and the 3DS is down 18,128 (-16%). Year on year sales is up by 26,444 units (6%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for one week. Sales have decreased for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 for one week, and six weeks for the Wii.

The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has an eight percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 44 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 28 percent market share and the Wii U has a 28 percent market share. Compared with 10 weeks ago the Wii U and Xbox One are up.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for three weeks. The Vita has decreased for one week and four weeks for the PSP. The Vita has outsold the PSP for 39 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 91,000 units, from 83,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 78 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 22 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the 3DS is up, while the Vita and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.  

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) is at number one with sales of 104,970. Tomodachi Life (3DS) is at number two with sales of 74,315. Minecraft (PS3) is at number three with sales of 67,669. Sniper Elite 3 (PS4) is at number four with sales of 66,422. Watch Dogs (PS4) is at number five with sales of 62,980.

Minecraft (X360) is at number six with sales of 48,011. Watch Dogs (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 46,133. EA Sports UFC (PS4) is at number eight with sales of 45,595. Freedom Wars (PSV) is at number nine with sales of 42,850. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 42,374.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 sold 974,032 games this week, a decrease of 81,035 units (-8%). The Xbox 360 sold 731,180 games, an increase of 21,847 units (-3%). The PlayStation 4 sold 386,757 games, a decrease of 93,621 units (-19%). Wii software sales are up 7,949 units (3%) to 275,834 games sold. The Wii U sold 245,570 games, a decrease of 20,604 (-8%).  The Xbox One sold 204,934 games, a decrease of 15,706 (-7%). 

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the PSP. The 3DS sold 446,374 games, which is down 24,157 units (-5%). DS game sales are down 399 units (0%) to 211,999 games sold.  The Vita sold 159,941 games, a decrease of 191,261 units (-54%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 70,193 games, an increase of 19,692 (-5%). Total combined software is down 377,295 units (-9%) week-on-week to 3.71 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 513,164 units (-25%), the Wii is down 157,156 units (-36%), the Xbox 360 is down 275,317 units (-27%), and the Wii U is up 162,712 units (196%). The DS is down 65,592 units (-24%), the PSP is down 81,160 units (-54%), the 3DS is down 73,903 units (-14%), and the Vita is up 42,399 units (36%). Total combined software is down 369,490 units (-9%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

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

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 46 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 29 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 25 percent market share.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the PSP for one week. Sales have decreased for the Vita for one week, and the DS and PSP for five 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 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 a 74 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 26 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Mario Kart 8 Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
103,970 2,018,823 6
2
Tomodachi Life Wiki - Gamewise
Tomodachi Life (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
74,315 1,986,438 64
3
Minecraft Wiki - Gamewise
Minecraft (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
67,669 743,476 8
4
Sniper Elite 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Sniper Elite 3 (PS4)
505 Games, Action
66,422 112,403 2
5
Watch Dogs Wiki - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
62,980 2,261,919 6
6
Minecraft Wiki - Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
48,011 4,799,053 57
7
Watch Dogs Wiki - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
46,133 962,068 6
8
EA Sports UFC Wiki - Gamewise
EA Sports UFC (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
45,595 421,512 3
9
Freedom Wars Wiki - Gamewise
Freedom Wars (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
42,850 232,484 2
10
Pokemon X/Y Wiki - Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
42,374 11,331,686 39
11
Sniper Elite 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Sniper Elite 3 (XOne)
505 Games, Action
40,939 60,192 2
12
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
35,092 2,189,880 34
13
Sniper Elite 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Sniper Elite 3 (X360)
505 Games, Action
31,127 44,990 2
14
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Wiki - Gamewise
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
30,680 367,049 12
15
Sniper Elite 3 Wiki - Gamewise
Sniper Elite 3 (PS3)
505 Games, Action
30,419 56,066 2
16
Youkai Watch Wiki - Gamewise
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
27,660 1,172,666 52
17
Watch Dogs Wiki - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
26,580 748,465 6
18
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Space-Time Great Adventure Wiki - Gamewise
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Space-Time Great Adventure (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
25,718 79,132 2
19
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
25,457 13,981,276 42
20
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
25,144 17,589,000 42
21
Titanfall Wiki - Gamewise
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
24,559 1,970,363 17
22
EA Sports UFC Wiki - Gamewise
EA Sports UFC (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
24,106 230,623 3
23
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
24,006 2,366,701 34
24
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
22,220 8,802,501 35
25
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
22,188 8,107,425 35
26
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Wiki - Gamewise
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
20,171 242,468 12
27
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
18,140 3,030,170 36
28
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
17,974 1,855,947 33
29
One Piece: Unlimited World Red Wiki - Gamewise
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
16,962 69,958 4
30
Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki - Gamewise
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
16,948 514,852 7
31
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro
N/A 41
32
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Wiki - Gamewise
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro
N/A 26
33
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki - Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro
N/A 87
34
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro
N/A 36
35
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro
N/A 85
36
Watch Dogs Wiki - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro
N/A 6
37
Battlefield 4 Wiki - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro
N/A 34
38
Mario Kart 7 Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro
N/A 136
39
Pokemon Art Academy Wiki - Gamewise
Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro
N/A 3
40
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro
N/A 86
41
Super Mario 3D World Wiki - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro
N/A 33
42
inFAMOUS: Second Son Wiki - Gamewise
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro
N/A 16
43
The Last of Us Wiki - Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro
N/A 56
44
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro
N/A 112
45
New Super Luigi U Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro
N/A 52
46
Titanfall Wiki - Gamewise
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro
N/A 13
47
Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki - Gamewise
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro
N/A 34
48
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro
N/A 107
49
Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki - Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro
N/A 33
50
Kamen Rider: Battride War 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Kamen Rider: Battride War 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro
N/A 2
51
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro
N/A 34
52
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Wiki - Gamewise
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro
N/A 42
53
Gran Turismo 6 Wiki - Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro
N/A 31
54
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro
N/A 102
55
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro
N/A 41
56
Mario Kart Wii Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro
N/A 326
57
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Wiki - Gamewise
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro
N/A 19
58
FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro
N/A 33
59
GRID: Autosport Wiki - Gamewise
GRID: Autosport (PS3)
Codemasters, Racing
Pro
N/A 2
60
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki - Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro
N/A 22
61
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro
N/A 86
62
Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki - Gamewise
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
Pro
N/A 7
63
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Wiki - Gamewise
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (X360)
Little Orbit, Adventure
Pro
N/A 4
64
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Wiki - Gamewise
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Wii)
Little Orbit, Adventure
Pro
N/A 4
65
Super Mario 3D Land Wiki - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro
N/A 140
66
NBA 2K14 Wiki - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro
N/A 40
67
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wiki - Gamewise
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro
N/A 41
68
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki - Gamewise
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro
N/A 21
69
Wolfenstein: The New Order Wiki - Gamewise
Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
Pro
N/A 7
70
Need for Speed Rivals Wiki - Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro
N/A 34
71
Wii Party U Wiki - Gamewise
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro
N/A 37
72
Battlefield 4 Wiki - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro
N/A 33
73
Kinect Adventures! Wiki - Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
Pro
N/A 192
74
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival Wiki - Gamewise
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (3DS)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Misc
Pro
N/A 31
75
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro
N/A 44

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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

drake_tolu (on 17 July 2014)

Mario Kart domination will continue from September!


fluky-nintendy (on 17 July 2014)

Nice this makes you happy ;) Last time we spoke you were complaining about Vita having a number one game on the charts and how worthless that was being in form of a news article. Now I hope you feel well.


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drake_tolu (on 17 July 2014)

1) This is off topic

2)LOL, Fredoom Wars 190K first week, Mario Kart 1.2 million.
Freedom Wars for 2 week first only in Japan, MK8 will be first global for month! Yeah, there is a little difference XP


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drake_tolu (on 17 July 2014)

In any case, i don't hate Vita, i have make even the post in favor of Vita:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=186884&page=1


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Michael-5 (on 18 July 2014)

The fact that DS software sales are still 50% as strong as 3DS's is insane!


tripenfall (on 17 July 2014)

Mario Kart has legs! Can Wii U Sports continue any momentum? Lets not forget the Wii version was one of the most popular games of all time....


Michael-5 (on 18 July 2014)

Lets not forget it's also been available through the e-shop since last November.


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Clyde32 (on 17 July 2014)

Dat Wii U baseline.


Nintentacle (on 17 July 2014)

Hopefully it isn't overtracked! That'd be awesome!


  • +1
OfficerRaichu15 (on 17 July 2014)

yes it will nintentacle yes it will


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drake_tolu (on 17 July 2014)

Only NPD will said this... i hope that Wii U will sell minimum 100K... good 120K, fantastic 135K, and my dream is 150K.


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OfficerRaichu15 (on 17 July 2014)

@drake well it was 140k so thats good


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OfficerRaichu15 (on 17 July 2014)

interesting week imo