Overview – Kinect the controller free gaming add-on for the Xbox 360 launched in America this week. It sold 500,000 in its opening week. Sales continue to rise across the board as all hardware is up week on week. Eight games debuted in the top 50 with five of those games for Kinect. Overall software is up for Nintendo’s platforms week on week, while the other platforms have seen decreases.
Worldwide Hardware – Week on week sales continue to rise for all platforms. The greatest gainer this week is the Xbox 360 which saw the release of Kinect in America. Sales are up 48% or 109,000. The Wii is up 26% or 68,000 and the PlayStation 3 is up 13% or 34,000. The DS is up 12% or 39,000 and the PSP is up 8% or 10,000.
Year on year sales are down for each platform except for the Xbox 360, which is up 7% or 23,000. The PS3 is down 6% or 19,000 and the Wii is down 30% or 142,000. The DS is down 23% or 113,000 and the PSP is down 30% or 59,000.
The Xbox 360 and Wii have seen sales rise for four straight weeks and the PlayStation 3 for three straight weeks. The gap between the three has shrunk to 30,000 this week compared to 45,000 the week before. Compared with ten weeks ago the X360 is up 163,000, the Wii is up 146,000 and the PS3 is up 140,000.
Worldwide Software – Eight games debuted in the top 50 this week, with five of them for Kinect. Kinect Adventures! (X360) the game bundled with Kinect debuted at number one this week with sales of 480,000. This game and Kinect was only available in America this week and was just released in Europe therefore those sales will be shown in next week’s chart. Kinect is launching on the 20th November in Japan.
Other debuts in the top 10 include GoldenEye 007 (Wii) the remake of the Nintendo 64 game which debuted at number nine this week. It sold 145,000 in its opening week. Kinect Sports (X360) the top non-bundled Kinect game debuted at number ten. It sold 143,000 in its opening week.
Other debuts in the top 50 include Dance Central (X360) which debuted at number twelve this week, with sales of 133,000. Kinectimals (X360) debuted at number 19 with sales of 98,000. God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP) debuted at number twenty-one with sales of 84,000. The game launched in America and EMEAA and will launch in Japan on 11 November. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (X360) debuted at number 32 with sales of 61,000. James Bond 007: Blood Stone (PS3) the last debut in the top 50 debuted at number 47 with sales of 37,000.
Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Fable III (X360) is at number two with sales of 421,000. At number three through six are Wii Sports which sold 297,000, Just Dance 2 (Wii) at 209,000, Wii Party at 185,000 and Wii Sports Resort at 178,000. At number seven is Fallout: New Vegas (X360) with sales of 164,000. New Super Mario Bros. Wii is at number eight with sales of 162,000.
Week on week software totals have increased for the Nintendo platforms, while the other platforms have seen a decrease. The Wii is up 6% or 212,000 more games sold this week compared to last week. The DS is up 10% or 236,000. The PS3 is down 26% or 777,000 and the PSP is down 12% or 127,000. The X360 is down 8% or 364,000.
Year on year software totals are up for every platform except for the PS3, which is down 6% or 141,000. The Wii is up 10% or 371,000 and the X360 is up 59% or 1,484,000. The DS is up 2% or 58,000 and the PSP is up 17% or 134,000.
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