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Weekly Sales Analysis, 19 November 2011 - Assassin's Creed, Halo - VGChartz

Weekly Sales Analysis, 19 November 2011 - Assassin's Creed, Halo - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 29 November 2011 / 7,959 Views

Overview

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is this week, but of all time, with combined sales of 2.16 million. The other big debut this week is Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) which sold 895,000. There are eight debuts in the top 30. Eight games sold over 500,000, and the top 25 sold over 100,000.

Software milestones this week: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360) passes the one million mark in its opening week. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) shoots past seven million; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) flies by the five million mark; Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) reaches one million sold; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360) passes the two million mark; and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3) passes the one million mark.

Hardware sales are up for the Wii, DS, PSP and 3DS week on week, while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are down. Year on year sales are down for every platform, except for the PlayStation 3. Hardware milestones this week: The PlayStation 3 reaches 56 million sold, while the Wii is just below 90 million sold for the week.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up for the Wii, DS, PSP, and 3DS, and are down for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The 3DS flies up the charts to take the top spot with sales of 517,000, which are up 148,000 (40%).  The Xbox 360 drops to second as sales are down 177,000 (-30%) to 416,000 units sold. The PlayStation 3 sold 349,000, which is down 16,000 (-4%). The Wii is up 71,000 (25%) to 356,000 units sold. The PSP sold 151,000 units, which is up 46,000 (44%) compared to last week. The DS is up 50,000 (36%) to 189,000 units. Total week on week sales are up 122,000 (7%) to 1.99 million.

Year on year sales are down for every platform except for the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 3 is up 13,000 (4%), the Wii is down 217,000 (-38%), and the Xbox 360 is down 38,000 (-8%). The PSP is down 104,000 (-41%) and the DS is down a massive 391,000 (-67%). However with the DS and 3DS combined it is up 126,000 compared to the DS one year ago. Total year on year sales are down 220,000 (-10%).

Hardware Home Consoles

The Wii continues to rise on a consistent basis each week, with sales rising for a ninth straight week. Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; the PlayStation 3 has a 32 percent market share; and the Wii has a 31 percent market share. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are in first and second respectively for the second straight week and the Wii is in third for a 17th week. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

Hardware Handhelds

3DS remains well ahead of the DS and PSP outselling both of them combined for a 15th straight week and selling nearly three times compared to each of them separately. The DS has outsold the PSP for a fourth straight week. The DS has a 56 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 44 percent. Compared with ten weeks ago all three handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

Eight games debuted in the top 30 this week. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 1.16 million. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number four with sales of 999,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA and will release in Japan on December 1.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) debuted at number five with sales of 895,000. The game had a global launch.

Saints Row: The Third (X360) debuted at number seven with sales of 596,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number nine with sales of 367,000. The game had a global launch.

Need for Speed: The Run (PS3) debuted at number 12 with sales of 223,000. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 13 with sales of 204,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA and will release in Japan on December 8.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) debuted at number 15 with sales of 189,000. The game launched in Japan and will be in next week’s chart for the rest of the world.

One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 Shin Sekai (DS) debuted at number 24 with sales of 117,000. The game is a Japanese exclusive.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) debuted at number 26 with sales of 99,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA and will release in Japan on December 8.

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (X360) debuted at number 28 with sales of 81,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA and will release in Japan on December 8.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) at number two with sales of 1.06 million. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number three with sales of 1.01 million. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) is at number six with sales of 600,000. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360) is at number eight with sales of 538,000. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3) is at number ten with sales of 334,000.

Software

Week on week software totals are up for the Wii, DS and 3DS, and are down for the PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 takes the top spot this week with 7.39 million games sold, a decrease of 3.95 million (-35%). The PlayStation 3 sold 6.18 million games, a decrease of 2.79 million (-31%). Wii software sales are up 780,000 (25%) to 3.94 million. The DS sold 2.48 million games, which is up 404,000 (19%). The 3DS sold 1.14 million games, an increase of 610,000 (114%). PSP game sales are down 106,000 (-13%) to 732,000 games sold. Total combined software is down 5.05 million (-19%) week on week to 21.87 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and are down for the Wii, DS, and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 1.54 million (33%), the Wii is down 1.55 million (-28%) and the Xbox 360 is up 1.90 million (35%). The DS is down 770,000 (-24%) and the PSP is down 377,000 (-34%). Total combined software is up 1.89 million (9%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Xbox 360 software sales take the top spot this week and for the fifth time in ten weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other five week. The Xbox 360 has a 42 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 35 percent, and the Wii with 23 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

Software Handhelds

The DS remains well at the top, while the 3DS passes the PSP. The DS has a 77 percent market share and the PSP has a 23 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago all three handhelds are up.

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9 Comments

Michael-5 (on 29 November 2011)

With Super Mario Land 3D and Mario Kart 7 coming out soon, I think 3DS software sales will finally stabilize above PSP's. Also don't hate Zelda, It launched at the end of the week on either Saturday or Friday in Europe. It's not even out in Americas. Sales for the game topped 500k last week (according to another article) and that's pretty good. This could become the best selling Zelda ever, it will have legs.


Galvanizer (on 29 November 2011)

Zelda launched in EU not Japan. The sales figures are for Europe and the rest of the world will be included in next weeks.


Ail (on 29 November 2011)

only 2 days of sales doesn't mean much these days as most hyped titles like Skyrim are heavilly frontloaded and do most of their sales on day one...


markimsoad (on 02 December 2011)

great numbers 19/nov for ubisoft. :)


JaxxRaxor (on 02 December 2011)

@Michael-5 I agree, the price cut that is now combined with two big games means that the 3DS is going to continue to have strong and solid sales for a long time. I think Sony made a massive mistake by not releasing the Vita in the USA and Europe during the Holiday season, they are allowing Nintendo to correct their mistakes.


Millenium (on 30 November 2011)

Halo: CEA FW makes me sad. :( Bring on Halo 4 for the numbers i guess ^^


man-bear-pig (on 29 November 2011)

1. )Skyrim was released at the end of the week and had only 2 days of sale. 2.)The word of mouth was ridiculous. (5 people i know traded in cod mw3 to get skyrim because of how good i told them it was) The skyrim sales cannot be right.


Kai Master (on 29 November 2011)

I bought 3 Skyrim because my brothers fighted to play it, so I bought a second Skyrim on 360 after the PS3 I first bought (because 360 version was out of stock), but they're playing it 12 hours a day (227 hours of gameplay each!) and couldn't even play it on my 2 consoles and my two games ! So I bought a third one and a second 360 (!) to play it on my bedroom ! Every friends I know bought it which is a first in 25 years of gaming ! Sales numbers seems so under-tracked !


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usrevenge (on 02 December 2011)

i spent 120+ hours in skyrim already, this is what a good game is, a game you can play for 60+ hours and not even touch the story and still have a blast.
skyrim sold at least 3millon copies and the game will not sell as well until january when mod support comes full blast


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