Weekly Sales Analysis, 16 July 2011 - NCAA Football 12 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 July 2011 / 5,006 Views


Hardware sales are relatively flat week on week; this is after three straight weeks of drops. There are no hardware milestones this week, but several platforms will be hitting new milestones in the next week or two. There are also no software milestones this week. Three games sold over 100,000, whereas none did last week, and the top 12 sold over 50,000, up from 10 last week.

Worldwide Hardware


Week on week sales are up for the Xbox 360 and 3DS and down for the PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, and DS. The PlayStation 3 sold the most hardware this week with 123,000 units sold, a decrease of 5,000 (-4%). The Wii drops to second for the first time in seven weeks the first full week of the price cut. It sold 121,000 units, a decrease of 10,000 (-8%). The Xbox 360 sold 107,000 units this week, which is up 3,000 (3%) compared to last week. The DS is the bestselling handheld with sales of 103,000 units; this is a decrease of just 8,000 (-7%). The 3DS sold 90,000 units, up 19,000 (27%) compared to last week. The PSP falls to last place with sales of 75,000 sold, a decrease of 2,000 (-3%). Total week on week sales decreased just 3,000 (0%) to 619,000 units.

Year on year sales are down for every platform. The Wii has the smallest drop down 33,000 (-21%), while the Xbox 360 has the biggest drop down 225,000 (-68%), and the PlayStation 3 is down 46,000 (-27%). The DS is down 169,000 (-62%) and the PSP is down 43,000 (-36%).

Hardware Home Consoles

The Wii after being at the top for seven weeks, it falls below the PlayStation 3 this week, with a chance of falling below the Xbox 360 in the next two to three weeks, if it has similar drops to what it did the last month. The gap between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 after growing for four weeks shrinks this week, from 24,000 last week to 16 this week. This is the 24th week the PlayStation 3 has outsold the Xbox 360. Compared with ten weeks ago the Wii is up, and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS after falling below the PSP last week, increased this week to second place. PSP sales drop for a second week. The gap between the DS and PSP has grown, from 11,000 during the week of May 28, to 28,000 this week. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS is up and the DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Seven games debuted in the top 40 this week, up from one last week. NCAA Football 12 (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 242,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 198,000. The game launched in the Americas, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (PS3) debuted at number three with sales of 116,000. The PSP version debuted at number seven with sales of 72,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX (PSP) debuted at number four with sales of 82,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii) debuted at number six with sales of 73,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary (DS) debuted at number 17 with sales of 36,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Star Fox 64 3D (3DS) debuted at number 19 with sales of 33,000. The game launched in Japan, and will launch in EMEAA on September 9 and in the Americas on September 11.

UnchainedBlades ReXX (PSP) debuted at number 26 with sales of 19,000. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Wii Sports Resort at number five with sales of 74,000. Zumba Fitness (Wii) is at number eight with sales of 70,000. Pokémon Black / White Version (DS) is at number nine with sales of 69,000. Mario Kart Wii rounds out the top 10 with sales of 68,000.  


Week on week software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PSP, and are down for the Wii, DS, and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with 1.23 million games sold, an increase of 110,000 (10%). The Wii sold 1.18 million games, a decrease of 46,000 (-4%). Xbox 360 software sales is up to 1.16 million games sold, an increase of 105,000 (10%). The DS sold 744,000 games, a decrease of 27,000 (-4%). PSP game sales increased 148,000 (62%), to 387,000 games sold. The 3DS sold 196,000 games, a decrease of 8,000 (-4%). Total combined software is up week on week to 4.90 million games sold an increase of 282,000 (-2%).

Year on year software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 276,000 (-18%), the Wii is down 789,000 (-40%) and the Xbox 360 is down 234,000 (-17%). The DS is down 758,000 (-50%) and the PSP is down 180,000 (-32%). Total combined software is down 2.04 million (-29%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Wii software sales after three weeks of being in first fall down to second this week. PlayStation 3 software sales take the top spot after being in second for three week. Xbox 360 sales remain in third for a fourth straight week. Compared to ten weeks ago PlayStation 3 and Wii software sales are up, while Xbox 360 software sales are down.

Software Handhelds

3DS software sales drop for a third straight week and are in third for a second week. The PSP after three weeks of drops, increase this week. DS software remains well ahead of the PSP as it outsold the PSP by a margin of 2:1. Compared with ten weeks ago all three platforms are up.

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Michael-5 (on 26 July 2011)

It's only a matter of time before the 3DS starts to sell above the PSP permanently. When Mario Kart comes out, DS will be old news. I wonder how many more years DS can sell, PS2 is still on the market after all.

jkudlacz (on 25 July 2011)

Wow I did not know that Playstation 4 is on sale already in 3rd paragraph 'and the PlayStation 4 is down 46,000 (-27%)'

trunkswd (on 25 July 2011)

Whoops, fixed.

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zuvuyeay (on 27 July 2011)

why didn't sony cut the psp price more a while back,its still £120-30 here in the uk,it must be to keep the japanese price high