Weekly Sales Analysis, 18 June 2011 - Ocarina of Time 3D - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 25 June 2011 / 5,929 Views
With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS), 3DS sales rise 33,000 (51%). Hardware sales are up for the 3DS, PlayStation 3 and PSP, is flat for the Xbox 360, and is down for the Wii and DS. Year on year sales are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 crosses the 51 million mark. Software sales are up for the Xbox 360, PSP and 3DS, and are down for the PlayStation3, Wii and DS. Software milestones this week: Wii Sports Resorts passes 27 million; Wii Sports passes 77 million; and Portal 2 (X360) crosses the one million mark. Nine games sold over 100,000 and the top 17 sold over 50,000.
Week on week sales are up for the 3DS, PlayStation 3 and PSP, flat for the Xbox 360, and down for the Wii and DS. The Wii sold the most hardware this week with 175,000 units sold, a decrease of 8,000 (-4%). The PlayStation 3 is in second this week, with sales of 134,000 units, an increase of 6,000 (5%). The Xbox 360 is in last for the home consoles, but remains above all the handhelds. It sold 116,000 units this week, which is the same as last week. The 3DS is the bestselling handheld this week with sales of 98,000 units; this is an increase of 33,000 (51%). The DS sold 88,000 units, down 4,000 (-4%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 2,000 (3%) this week to 78,000 sold. Total week on week sales increased 29,000 (4%) to 689,000 units.
Year on year sales are down for every platform. The Xbox 360 is down 52,000 (-31%) units sold year on year, as it is exactly one year since the release of the 360 S. Expect Xbox 360 sales to continue to be down year on year, until there is a price cut. PlayStation 3 sold 33,000 (-20%) less this week than the same week last year and the PSP is down 39,000 (-33%). The Wii is down 5,000 (-3%) and the DS takes the biggest hit down 189,000 (-68%). Total year on year sales are down 220,000 (-24%).
The Wii is as at the top for a fourth straight week. Sales drop by much less this week, compared to the week before, therefore sales are beginning to level out, to its new level since the price was cut four weeks ago. The PlayStation 3 remains ahead of the Xbox 360 for the 20th straight week as the gap between the two increases this week 18,000.
3DS sales jump above the other two handhelds, on its first major release since launch. It has been nine weeks since the 3DS was above the other two handhelds. The gap between the DS and PSP shrink by 6,000 this week, from 16,000 to 10,000.
Six games debuted in the top 40 this week, which is two more than last week. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) debuted at the top with sales of 292,000. The game launched in Japan and EMEAA and will launch in America in next week’s charts.
Danball Senki (PSP) debuted at number three with sales of 165,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.
Alice: Madness Returns (X360) debuted at number 14 with sales of 58,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 18 with sales of 42,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA and will launch in Japan on July 21.
Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling (X360) debuted at number 21 with sales of 36,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.
Child of Eden (X360) debuted at number 22 with sales of 33,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA, with no release date in Japan.
Record of Agarest War Zero (PS3) debuted at number 31 with sales of 25,000. The Xbox 360 version debuted right behind it at number 32, with the same sales of 25,000. The game launched in the Americas and the PlayStation 3 version already launched in Japan, but the Xbox 360 version will launch in Japan on July 29.
Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Duke Nukem Forever (X360) at number two with sales of 212,000 as it launched in the Americas this week. InFamous 2 (PS3) is at number four with sales of 129,000. Duke Nukem Forever (PS3) is at number five with sales of 125,000.
Wii Sports Resort is at number six with sales of 118,000. Mario Kart Wii is at number seven with sales of 114,000. Zumba Fitness (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 110,000. Wii Sports is at number nine with sales of 104,000. Wii Fit Plus rounds out the top 10 with sales of 78,000.
Week on week software totals is up for the Xbox 360, PSP and 3DS, and are down for the PlayStation 3, Wii and DS. The Xbox 360 takes the top spot this week with 1.45 million games sold, an increase of 85,000. The Wii sold 1.43 million games, a decrease of 94,000 (-6%). PlayStation 3 software sales is down to 1.42 million games sold, a decrease of 462,000 (-25%). The DS sold 793,000 games, a decrease of 60,000 (-7%). 3DS game sales increased 277,000 (172%), to 438,000 games sold. The PSP sold 410,000 games, an increase of 126,000 (44%). Total combined software is down week on week to 5.93 million games sold a decrease of 128,000 (-2%).
Year on year software totals are down for every platform except for the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 is up 224,000 (18%), the Wii is down 707,000 (-33%) and the PlayStation 3 is down 72,000 (-5%). The DS is down 496,000 (-38%) and the PSP is down 69,000 (-14%). Total combined software is down 682,000 (-10%) games sold year on year.
The Xbox 360 takes a slight lead this week after being in third last week. The Wii is in second for a second week and the PlayStation 3 in third for one week, after being in first last week.
3DS software sales move above the PSP this week as software sales nearly triple. DS software remains well ahead of the PSP as it outsold the PSP by a margin of nearly 2:1.
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