Weekly Sales Analysis, 2 July 2011 - Tales of the Abyss Debuts - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 08 July 2011 / 5,219 Views

Overview

As we head into the slow summer months, overall sales are down five percent week on week for both hardware and software. Year on year sales are even uglier as hardware is down across the board, ranging from 14,000 units for the Wii, all the way up to 221,000 units for the DS. With sales slowing down there are no hardware milestones this week. Software milestones this week: Zumba Fitness (Wii) passes the two million mark. Two games sold over 100,000, down from four last week, and the top 12 sold over 50,000, down from 18 last week.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales is flat for the PSP and is down for every other platform. The Wii sold the most hardware this week with 149,000 units sold, a decrease of 15,000 (-9%). The PlayStation 3 is in second this week, with sales of 133,000 units, a decrease of just 1,000 (-1%). The Xbox 360 sold 101,000 units this week, which is down 8,000 (-7%) compared to last week. It will most likely fall below 100,000 next week. The 3DS is the bestselling handheld for a third week in a row with sales of 89,000 units; this is a decrease of 8,000 (-8%). The DS sold 88,000 units, down 2,000 (-2%) compared to last week. The PSP is flat this week with sales of 76,000 sold. Total week on week sales decreased 34,000 (-5%) to 636,000 units.

Year on year sales are down for every platform. The Wii has the smallest drop down 14,000 units, while its little brother, the DS, has the biggest drop down a massive 221,000 (-72%). The PlayStation 3 is down 43,000 (-24%) and the PSP is down 52,000 (-41%). Xbox 360 sales have been cut in half compared to one year ago, down 102,000 (-50%). Total year on year sales are down 343,000 (-35%).

Hardware Home Consoles

The Wii is as at the top for a sixth straight week. If Wii sales continue to drop by a similar amount, it will fall below the PlayStation 3 in the next couple of weeks. The gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 grows for a third straight week, from 11,000 two weeks ago to 32,000 this week. This is the 22nd week the PlayStation 3 has outsold the Xbox 360.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS is in the lead for a third straight week, above its predecessor, the DS, and the PSP. The gap between the DS and PSP has been within 20,000 of each other for the last 10 weeks.

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 40 this week, down from seven last week. Tales of the Abyss (3DS) debuted at number seven with sales of 71,000. The game launched in Japan, will launch in EMEAA on November 10, and currently has no release date in America.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3) debuted at number nine with sales of 67,000. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 37 with sales of 20,000. The game launched worldwide.

To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers (PSP) debuted at number 19 with sales of 37,000. The game debuted in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System (X360) debuted at number 23 with sales of 27,000. The game launched in the Americas and in EMEAA, with no plans to be released in Japan.

Mashiro Iro Symphony: *mutsu-no-hana (PSP) debuted at number 32 with sales of 22,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Zumba Fitness (Wii) at the top with sales of 126,000.  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) is at number two with sales of 110,000. Pokémon Black / White Version (DS) is at number three with sales of 94,000. Wii Sports Resort is at number four with sales of 94,000. Mario Kart Wii is at number five with sales of 94,000.

Wii Sports is at number six with sales of 77,000. Wii Fit Plus is at number eight with sales of 68,000. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 53,000.

Software

Week on week software totals is up for the Wii and DS and down for the PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, and 3DS. The Wii takes the top spot this week with 1.43 million games sold, an increase of 12,000 (1%). The PlayStation 3 sold 1.29 million games, a decrease of 86,000 (-6%). Xbox 360 software sales is down to 1.19 million games sold, a decrease of 109,000 (-8%). The DS sold 878,000 games, an increase of 27,000 (3%). 3DS game sales decreased 88,000 (-20%), to 358,000 games sold. The PSP sold 340,000 games, a decrease of 65,000 (-16%). Total combined software is down week on week to 5.48 million games sold a decrease of 309,000 (-2%).

Year on year software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 307,000 (-19%), the Wii is down 617,000 (-30%) and the Xbox 360 is down 251,000 (-17%). The DS is down 1.19 million (-57%) and the PSP is down 160,000 (-32%). Total combined software is down 2.16 million (-28%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Wii software sales are in first for a second week, as sales level out. PlayStation 3 software sales are in second for a second straight week, while Xbox 360 software sales are in third also for a second week.

Software Handhelds

3DS software sales stay above PSP sales for a third straight week, albeit by an even smaller margin this week. DS software remains well ahead of the PSP as it outsold the PSP by a margin of over 2:1.

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9 Comments

kfd056 (on 09 July 2011)

Now this is kind of pissing me off with vgchartz. It's july and they still have put up the total worldwide sales of the 3DS in their graph bar. Come on, vgchartz get to work.


Salnax (on 08 July 2011)

Ugh. 2011 has been a crap year so far. Less great games (27 90+'s on Metacritic by July 8 compared to 16 in 2011), sales of handhelds have plummeted even with the release of a new system, one console is essentially MIA, and then you have all those crap news stories like the PlayStation blackout, NoA refusing to localize games, 3DS phobia... bleh. Here's hoping that the rest of the year is less sucky.


trunkswd (on 08 July 2011)

At least in the Americas, pre-orders for games in established franchises are on track to beat older games in the series. IE Gears 3 and Modern Warfare 3


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MrT-Tar (on 10 July 2011)

I think Tales of the Abyss did quite well. I'll be getting it day 1, November can't come soon enough!


trunkswd (on 10 July 2011)

With how few 3DSs have been sold in Japan, it sold quite well


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jkudlacz (on 08 July 2011)

Wow PS3 is holding strong, I think with Price cut and some great Software PS3 will lead this Holiday Season. I noticed that XBOX 360 and PS3 gap in US has dropped to only 12k a week. This will probably continue to shrink. When $50 price cut comes ( I don't think Sony has the guts to do $100 cut) PS3 sale should see a pretty nice increase, 180-200k a week worldwide.


Conegamer (on 10 July 2011)

Wii is on top, but only for another month or so. 360 will sadly drop below the 100k barrier soon. All in all, a rather disappointing year, which is pretty bad when you consider the all new Nintendo handheld with the best game of all time coming out this year...


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