Weekly Sales Analysis, 9 August - PS4 Top Selling Console for Another Week

by William D'Angelo, posted on 21 August 2014 / 4,302 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by 12 percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii U and 3DS. Overall year-on-year sales are up by six percent. The Wii U is up year-on-year.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week: Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) debuted at number three with sales of 78,188 units. The game launched in Japan.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Yokai Watch 2 (3DS) passed the two million mark; Minecraft (PS3) passed the one million mark; Minecraft (X360) passed the five million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii U. PlayStation 4 sales are down by 58,186 (-33%) to 119,978 units sold. Wii U sales are up by 594 (1%) to 57,501 units sold. The Xbox One sold 50,338 units, a decrease of 1,599 (-3%).  PlayStation 3 sales are down 3,308 (-7%) to 45,048 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 560 (-2%) to 26,859 units sold. The Wii sold 7,623 units, a decrease of 233 (-3%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS. The 3DS sold 111,968 units, which is an increase of 466 (0%). The PlayStation Vita sold 32,054 units, which is down 1,055 (-3%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 523 (-10%) to 4,488 units sold. Total week on week sales are sown 64,404 units (-12%) to 455,857 units sold.

The Wii U is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 42,082 (-48%), the Wii is down 13,556 (-64%), the Xbox 360 is down 28,408 (-51%), and the Wii U is up 26,006 (83%). The PSP is down 32,825 (-88%), the Vita is down 6,040 (-16%) and the 3DS is down 38,281 (-25%). Year on year sales is up by 25,905 units (6%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for one week. Sales have decreased for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for one week, three weeks for the Wii, five weeks for the Xbox 360, and seven 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 53 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 25 percent market share and the Xbox One has a 22 percent market share. Compared with 10 weeks ago the Xbox One is up.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for two weeks. Sales are down for four weeks for the Vita and nine weeks for the PSP.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 44 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 80,000 units, from 78,000 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 and Vita are up, while the PSP is down.

Worldwide Software

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week: Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) debuted at number three with sales of 78,188 units. The game launched in Japan.

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (3DS) debuted at number eight with sales of 46,870. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) is at the top of the charts with sales of 195,997. Yokai Watch 2 Honke (3DS) is at number two with sales of 123,003. Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) is at number four with sales of 73,285. Street Fighter IV (PS3) is at number five with sales of 54,272.

Minecraft (PS3) is at number six with sales of 52,804. Tomodachi Life (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 49,998. Minecraft (X360) is at number nine with sales of 46,203. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number 10 with sales of 37,885.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 3 sold 809,726 games this week, an increase of 18,102 units (2%). The Xbox 360 sold 595,905 games, a decrease of 55,852 units (-9%). The PlayStation 4 sold 391,197 games, a decrease of 438,754 units (-53%). Wii software sales are down 16,456 units (-7%) to 215,255 games sold. The Wii U sold 182,289 games, a decrease of 10,017 (-5%).  The Xbox One sold 101,781 games, a decrease of 11,098 (-10%). 

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS. The 3DS sold 613,207 games, which is up 68,986 units (13%). The DS sold 172,409 games, a decrease of 7,676 units (-4%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 197 units (0%) to 120,395 games sold.  The PSP sold 61,110 games, a decrease of 660 (-1%). Total combined software is down 453,622 units (-15%) week-on-week to 3.26 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the 3DS. The PlayStation 3 is down 494,796 units (-38%), the Wii is down 166,107 units (-44%), the Xbox 360 is down 245,880 units (-29%), and the Wii U is down 51,474 units (-22%). The DS is down 91,169 units (-35%), the PSP is down 60,724 units (-50%), the 3DS is up 60,054 units (13%), and the Vita is down 13,181 units (-10%). Total combined software is down 570,299 units (-15%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 58 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 27 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 15 percent market share.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the 3DS for one week and decreased for the PSP for one week, the Vita for three weeks, and five weeks for the DS. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than five times 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 an 84 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 16 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
The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 - Gamewise
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
195,997 803,057 2
2
Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke on 3DS - Gamewise
Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
123,003 2,057,007 5
3
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 on 3DS - Gamewise
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Strategy
78,188 78,188 1
4
Mario Kart 8 on WiiU - Gamewise
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
73,285 2,437,387 11
5
Street Fighter IV on PS3 - Gamewise
Street Fighter IV (PS3)
Capcom, Fighting
54,272 3,901,573 287
6
Minecraft on PS3 - Gamewise
Minecraft (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
52,804 1,032,527 13
7
Tomodachi Life on 3DS - Gamewise
Tomodachi Life (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
49,998 2,276,367 69
8
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson on 3DS - Gamewise
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (3DS)
Marvelous Entertainment, Action
46,870 46,870 1
9
Minecraft on X360 - Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
46,203 5,031,044 62
10
Pokemon X/Y on 3DS - Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
37,885 11,530,485 44
11
Grand Theft Auto V on PS3 - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
34,254 17,730,650 47
12
Yoshi's New Island on 3DS - Gamewise
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
27,867 600,509 22
13
Grand Theft Auto V on X360 - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
26,793 14,113,655 47
14
Watch Dogs on PS4 - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
25,259 2,426,009 11
15
Watch Dogs on PS3 - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
21,101 1,102,037 11
16
FIFA Soccer 14 on PS4 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
20,278 2,359,865 39
17
FIFA Soccer 14 on PS3 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
19,900 6,020,884 46
18
Mario Kart 7 on 3DS - Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
18,305 9,740,653 141
19
The Last of Us on PS3 - Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
16,228 4,859,289 61
20
Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS - Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
16,215 6,873,562 92
21
Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
16,046 2,470,649 39
22
Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS3 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
15,812 8,204,200 40
23
Battlefield 4 on PS4 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
15,240 2,015,922 39
24
Call of Duty: Ghosts on X360 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
14,644 8,904,500 40
25
Call of Duty: Ghosts on XOne - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
14,271 1,933,557 38
26
Titanfall on XOne - Gamewise
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
14,021 2,059,065 22
27
Watch Dogs on X360 - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
13,589 829,532 11
28
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PS3 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
13,456 3,103,301 41
29
FIFA Soccer 14 on X360 - Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
13,299 4,050,535 46
30
Call of Duty: Black Ops II on PS3 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
12,818 12,829,401 91
31
New Hayarigami on PSV - Gamewise
New Hayarigami (PSV)
Nippon Ichi Software, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
32
Super Mario 3D World on WiiU - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 38
33
New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 107
34
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on X360 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 41
35
Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 - Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro N/A 36
36
The LEGO Movie Videogame on X360 - Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 27
37
Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4 - Gamewise
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 39
38
Diablo III on PS3 - Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 49
39
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 on DS - Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 112
40
inFAMOUS: Second Son on PS4 - Gamewise
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 21
41
Kirby: Triple Deluxe on 3DS - Gamewise
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 31
42
NBA 2K14 on X360 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 45
43
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Space-Time Great Adventure on 3DS - Gamewise
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Space-Time Great Adventure (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 7
44
Forza Motorsport 5 on XOne - Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 38
45
Call of Duty: Black Ops II on X360 - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 91
46
Battlefield 4 on PS3 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 41
47
New Super Mario Bros. U on WiiU - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 90
48
Mario Kart Wii on Wii - Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 331
49
Battlefield 4 on XOne - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 38
50
Wolfenstein: The New Order on PS4 - Gamewise
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
Pro N/A 12
51
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on PS4 - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 39
52
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare on X360 - Gamewise
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 24
53
The LEGO Movie Videogame on PS3 - Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 27
54
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on 3DS - Gamewise
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 96
55
Super Mario 3D Land on 3DS - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 145
56
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes on X360 - Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 42
57
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on WiiU - Gamewise
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 26
58
EA Sports UFC on PS4 - Gamewise
EA Sports UFC (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 8
59
Youkai Watch on 3DS - Gamewise
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 57
60
Street Fighter IV on X360 - Gamewise
Street Fighter IV (X360)
Capcom, Fighting
Pro N/A 287
61
Need for Speed Rivals on PS4 - Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 39
62
Diablo III on PC - Gamewise
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 117
63
New Super Luigi U on WiiU - Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 57
64
Pokemon Art Academy on 3DS - Gamewise
Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 8
65
New Super Mario Bros. Wii on Wii - Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 247
66
The Sims 3 on PC - Gamewise
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 271
67
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PS3 - Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 144
68
Titanfall on X360 - Gamewise
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 18
69
NBA 2K14 on PS3 - Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 45
70
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on X360 - Gamewise
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 17
71
MLB 14 The Show on PS4 - Gamewise
MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
Pro N/A 14
72
Battlefield 4 on X360 - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 41
73
Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii - Gamewise
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
Pro N/A 341
74
Watch Dogs on XOne - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 11
75
Mario Party Island Tour on 3DS - Gamewise
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 38

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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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

fluky-nintendy (on 22 August 2014)

And TLOU keeps slayin!


Michael-5 (on 21 August 2014)

Instead of quoting the graphs, it might be more informative t mention any big releases/price cuts/events which may affect sales for the current week (each year). This will give us something to read and a better understanding of how well something like the WiiU is doing (was 110% up YoY until now, why?).


ganoncrotch (on 22 August 2014)

Because the Doom train has chugged its way over to the X1 for the past month and busy pumping out doom there, don't worry they'll announce another Mario game soon and train will come chugging back to claim that "people" are sick of playing great platformer games because the protaganist is a plumbler from the 80s.


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StarDoor (on 24 August 2014)

The Wii U is only up 83% YoY this week instead of the 110% last week because the NA release of Pikmin 3 was on August 4 last year. It's also the reason why the Wii U is somehow down 22% YoY in terms of software. I should know, since I got a Wii U when Pikmin 3 released.


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COX (on 21 August 2014)

Well with a weekly average of 180k Ps4 between the announce of 7 millions sales and 10 millions sales I think it's hard to believe these numbers. I believe that 150k-160k~ are more likely for the Ps4.


drake_tolu (on 21 August 2014)

It is sad like after 180,000 PS4 is back in only one week on 120,000 basis...


Raziel123 (on 21 August 2014)

most likely ~150k with the usual undertracking


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Michael-5 (on 21 August 2014)

Was a temporary boost for 1 game, and PS4 is not under-tracked in the regions where VGC can estimate sales accurately. Plus the difference from VGC/Sony is only ~10%, so that would put PS4 sales at 132k weekly.


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