Weekly Sales Analysis, 18 February 2012 - Twisted Metal - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 February 2012 / 8,017 Views

Overview

Sales have increased compared to last week, but remain down nearly 20 percent year on year. Seven games debuted in the top 30 this week. The order of games from number 31 to 100 is now available, though there is no sales data. Twisted Metal (PS3) has debuted at the top with sales of 267,000.

Software milestones this week in the top 40: New Super Mario Bros. Wii has passed the 25 million mark; and Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii) has crossed the one million mark.

Hardware sales have improved this week compared to a week ago, while the PSP is the only platform to not see an increase week on week. The 3DS is the top selling platform for another week and with the complete launch of the PlayStation Vita in next week’s chart, Vita sales should be up massively and easily take the number one spot.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up across the board, except for the PSP which is flat. The 3DS is at the top with sales of 247,000, an increase of 36,000 (17%).  The PlayStation 3 is up 10,000 (6%) to 179,000 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 11,000 (8%) to 149,000 units sold. The Vita sold 88,000, which is up 71,000 (418%). The Wii sold 85,000 units, which is up 2,000 (2%). The DS is up 2,000 (4%) to 55,000 units sold. The PSP sold 53,000 units, which flat compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 132,000 (18%) to 854,000.

Year on year sales are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 67,000 (-27%), the Wii is down 101,000 (-54%), and the Xbox 360 is down 65,000 (-40%). The PSP is down 113,000 (-69%) and the DS is down 160,000 (-74%). However with the DS and 3DS combined it is up 87,000 compared to the DS one year ago. Total year on year sales are down 171,000 (-17%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have remained relatively stable the last five weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 43 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 21 percent market share. The PlayStation 3 is in first for an eighth straight week, while the Xbox 360 led for the two weeks prior. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS outsold the PlayStation Vita by nearly 3 to 1, the DS by more than 4 to 1 and the PSP by nearly 5 to 1. The DS has a 52 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 48 percent. The Vita’s market share for the next generation of handhelds has increased to 26 percent, while the 3DS holds the other 74 percent. Compared with ten weeks ago all four platforms are down.

Worldwide Software

Seven games debuted in the top 30 this week. Twisted Metal (PS3) debuted at the top of the software charts, with sales of 267,000. The game launched in North America and will release in Europe on March 7.

UFC Undisputed 3 (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 254,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 233,000. The game launched in North America and Europe.

New Love Plus (3DS) debuted at number five with sales of 105,000. The game launched in Japan, with no release date in any other regions.

Little Deviants (PSV) debuted at number nine with sales of 82,000. The game launched in North America and will be in next week’s chart for Europe.

Binary Domain (PS3) debuted at number 11 with sales of 75,000. The game launched in Japan, will be in the following week’s chart for Europe and releases in North America on February 28.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (3DS) debuted at number 15 with sales of 68,000. The game launched in Japan, with no release date in any other regions.

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (PSP) debuted at number 30 with sales of 36,000. The game launched in North America.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) at number four with sales of 117,000.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is at number six with sales of 105,000. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (X360) is at number seven with sales of 97,000. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 84,000. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) rounds out the top 10 sales of 78,000.

Software

Week on week software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, 3DS and PlayStation Vita and down for the DS and PSP. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with 2.44 million games sold, an increase of 359,000 (17%). The Xbox 360 sold 2.05 million games, an increase of 40,000 (2%). Wii software sales are up 36,000 (3%) to 1.37 million. The 3DS sold 701,000 games, an increase of 178,000 (34%). The DS sold 557,000 games, which is down 36,000 (-6%). PSP game sales are down 9,000 (-3%) to 320,000 games sold. The Vita sold 285,000 games, an increase of 118,000 (176%). Total combined software is up 689,000 (10%) week on week to 7.63 million.

Year on year software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 94,000 (-4%), the Wii is down 1.17 million (-46%) and the Xbox 360 is down 111,000 (-5%). The DS is down 972,000 (-64%) and the PSP is down 296,000 (-48%). Total combined software is down 1.76 million (-19%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot in software sales for a fourth week in a row. The Xbox 360 has lead for four of the last 10 weeks and the Wii for two weeks. The PlayStation 3 has a 42 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 35 percent, and the Wii with 23 percent. Compared to ten weeks all three home consoles are down.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS for the first time in its history has sold more games than its predecessor, the DS. The DS has a 64 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 36 percent market share. The 3DS has a 79 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has just a 21 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four platforms are down.

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5 Comments

NintendoPie (on 27 February 2012)

3DS passed DS in SW sales! Now Just keep it up, 3DS. ^_^


Michael-5 (on 28 February 2012)

It's finally happened! Nintendo has entered the 8th gen of handhelds! 3DS has finally outsold the DS on a software front. All because of a sequel to an early DS title, New Love Plus. I think PSV might do the same next week, not because of strong PSV software sales, but because of dying PSP software sales. So...finally, it's the 8th gen of handhelds.


DareDareCaro (on 27 February 2012)

Twisted Metal sales will fall in hell if they don't fix the online connectivity


Salnax (on 27 February 2012)

I'm looking forward to the Vita data. One way or another, it's going to be fun.


MattyPeq (on 29 February 2012)

"The 3DS for the first time in its history has sold more games than its predecessor" <--- Yay!!! =D