Weekly Sales Analysis, 26 July - PS4 Tops 9m, 3DS Hits 44m

by William D'Angelo, posted on 07 August 2014 / 8,355 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by four percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii and Wii U. Overall year-on-year sales are up by five percent. The Wii U and Vita are up year-on-year.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week: Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss (PSV) debuted at number 23 with sales of 15,638 units. The game launched in Japan.

There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

This week there has been many hardware milestones.  The PlayStation 4 topped nine million units, the 3DS 44 million units, the PlayStation 3 83 million units, and the Xbox 360 83 million units.

Worldwide Hardware

 

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii and Wii U. PlayStation 4 sales are down by 5,938 (-5%) to 117,353 units sold. Wii U sales are up 1,511 (2%) to 62,927 units sold. The Xbox One sold 54,867 units, a decrease of 2,549 (-4%).  PlayStation 3 sales are down 166 (0%) to 48,089 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 150 (-1%) to 28,349 units sold. The Wii sold 7,902 units, an increase of 242 (3%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 108,546 units, which is a decrease of 3,347 (-3%). The PlayStation Vita sold 37,466 units, which is down 7,906 (-17%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 85 (-1%) to 6,007 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 18,388 units (-4%) to 471,506 units sold.

The Wii U and Vita are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 43,851 (-48%), the Wii is down 14.987 (-65%), the Xbox 360 is down 29,808 (-51%), and the Wii U is up 33,504 (114%). The PSP is down 39,043 (-87%), the Vita is up 167 (0%) and the 3DS is down 43,468 (-29%). Year on year sales is up by 24,336 units (5%).

 

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 57 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 34 percent market share; and the Wii has a nine percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 50 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 27 percent market share and the Xbox One has a 23 percent market share. Compared with 10 weeks ago the PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One are up.

 

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the 3DS and Vita for two weeks, and seven weeks for the PSP.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 42 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 71,000 units, from 67,000 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 the 3DS is up, while the PSP and Vita are down.

Worldwide Software

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week: Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss (PSV) debuted at number 23 with sales of 15,638 units. The game launched in Japan.

Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PSV) debuted at number 29 with sales of 13,812. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Yakai Watch 2 Honke (3DS) is at number one with sales of 186,747. Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) is at number two with sales of 82,868. Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) is at number three with sales of 65,395. Minecraft (PS3) is at number four with sales of 57,492. Tomodachi Life (3DS) is at number five with sales of 52,507.

Minecraft (X360) is at number six with sales of 46,194. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 39,423. Watch Dogs (PS4) is at number eight with sales of 29,729. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 29,442 FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4) is at number 10 with sales of 29,129.

 

Software home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold 773,685 games this week, a decrease of 54,127 units (-7%). The Xbox 360 sold 613,998 games, a decrease of 10,821 units (-2%). The PlayStation 4 sold 226,149 games, a decrease of 26,049 units (-10%). Wii software sales are down 4,764 units (-2%) to 218,916 games sold. The Wii U sold 201,245 games, a decrease of 5,186 (-3%).  The Xbox One sold 117,009 games, a decrease of 14,551 (-11%). 

Handheld software sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 599,956 games, which is down 196,553 units (-9%). The DS sold 170,283 games, a decrease of 5,008 units (-3%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 52,032 units (-26%) to 145,687 games sold.  The PSP sold 53,028 games, a decrease of 1,859 (-3%). Total combined software is down 235,956 units (-7%) week-on-week to 3.12 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the Wii U. The PlayStation 3 is down 411,905 units (-35%), the Wii is down 180,664 units (-45%), the Xbox 360 is down 296,974 units (-33%), and the Wii U is up 36,757 units (22%). The DS is down 99,345 units (-37%), the PSP is down 80,968 units (-60%), the 3DS is down 196,553 units (-25%), and the Vita is down 4,364 units (-3%). Total combined software is down 890,858 units (-22%) games sold year-on-year.

 

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 48 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 42 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 37 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 21 percent market share.

 

Handheld software sales have decreased for the Vita for one week, two weeks for the 3DS, the DS for three weeks and the PSP for eight weeks. 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 three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 76 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 24 percent market share. The 3DS has an 80 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 20 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS and Vita are up.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
186,747 1,785,192 3
2
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
82,868 2,286,178 9
3
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
65,395 532,764 20
4
Minecraft (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
57,492 923,743 11
5
Tomodachi Life (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
52,507 2,178,918 67
6
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
46,194 4,939,198 60
7
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
39,423 11,453,234 42
8
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
29,729 2,371,390 9
9
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
29,442 17,667,713 45
10
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
29,129 2,315,204 37
11
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
27,870 1,056,928 9
12
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
27,444 14,060,445 45
13
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
24,712 5,978,485 44
14
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
22,347 8,868,130 38
15
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
21,164 2,435,121 37
16
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
20,429 8,170,321 38
17
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
17,574 434,997 15
18
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Role-Playing
17,487 110,200 2
19
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
17,441 2,030,050 20
20
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
17,044 9,691,545 139
21
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
16,133 1,983,358 37
22
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
15,892 1,904,972 36
23
Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss (PSV)
5pb, Role-Playing
15,638 15,638 1
24
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
15,570 6,842,436 90
25
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
14,411 800,677 9
26
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
14,275 3,078,406 39
27
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
14,143 2,686,300 39
28
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
13,815 4,023,132 44
29
Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PSV)
5pb, Adventure
13,812 13,812 1
30
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
12,415 2,185,934 36
31
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 15
32
EA Sports UFC (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 6
33
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 88
34
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 29
35
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
Pro N/A 10
36
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 55
37
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 105
38
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 55
39
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 19
40
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Space-Time Great Adventure (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 5
41
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 329
42
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 59
43
Under Night In-Birth (PS3)
Arc System Works, Fighting
Pro N/A 1
44
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 110
45
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 37
46
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 25
47
Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 6
48
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 39
49
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 115
50
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 39
51
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro N/A 34
52
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 43
53
Sniper Elite 3 (PS4)
505 Games, Action
Pro N/A 5
54
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 37
55
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
56
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 22
57
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 47
58
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Simulation
Pro N/A 2
59
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 89
60
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 36
61
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 36
62
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 143
63
Pokemon Black / White (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 202
64
The Sims 3: Collector's Edition (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 269
65
Gundam Try Age SP (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Strategy
Pro N/A 2
66
Wii Sports Club (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 3
67
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 36
68
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 25
69
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 245
70
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 24
71
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 31
72
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 90
73
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 89
74
Sniper Elite 3 (X360)
505 Games, Action
Pro N/A 5
75
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
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 and Twitch 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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6 Comments

Zod95 (on 07 August 2014)

PS4 got adjusted up to 9.3M and it has almost 60% market share this year. Things are getting unbalanced. And it's not because of WiiU, which is doing great compared to last year. XOne desperately needs flagship titles like Halo in order to be competitive.


Scizor_99 (on 10 August 2014)

I'm really not sure what they can do about it in the short term. They cut the price and have a good line-up but I don't think Halo alone will do much for them at this point. The 360 used to surge at Christmas, so maybe things might naturally start to look better in a few months time.


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Chasesdaddy84 (on 07 August 2014)

Yea PS4 got adjusted up.


WebmasterX (on 09 August 2014)

A very fast adjusted sales( As always, suspect),. Anyway, if this continues. BYE to the world of consoles. XOne must resist !! We do not want just playstation in the throne!!


FujiokaMidori (on 08 August 2014)

Poor XOne. I don't think it'll ever pass the Wii U


kinisking (on 08 August 2014)

Haha ok


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Scizor_99 (on 10 August 2014)

It will at some point. It's just taking much longer to do it. I think what we've learned now isn't that the Wii U is going to trample all over the Xbox One, but that the comparison of Wii U to Xbox One is fair than we used to think.


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Clyde32 (on 07 August 2014)

That's a beautiful baseline Wii U.


Rogerioandrade (on 07 August 2014)

Dedicated devices continuing to going down down down down down...


ganoncrotch (on 08 August 2014)

What dedicated device? there isn't a single thing on this chart which isn't useable for games/mp3s/movies/browsing at this stage. The logic that "they aren't phones" does not make them single use devices.


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