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Weekly Sales Analysis, 7 April 2012 - Kinect Star Wars - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 April 2012 / 7,729 Views

Overview

The Xbox 360 has the biggest bump in sales compared to the previous week, while the 3DS had the biggest drop. Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 sales are up year on year, while the DS and PSP are down 81 and 71 percent, respectively. Overall sales are flat week on week and down 17 percent year on year.

Overall two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Kinect Star Wars (X360) is this week’s biggest debut with sales of 421,293. There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS, and are down for the PSP, Vita, and 3DS. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 193,015 units, which is down 40,998 (-18%).  The PlayStation 3 is up 1,128 (1%) to 170,125 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are up 48,535 (40%) to 169,648 units sold. The Wii sold 77,502 units, which is up 2,336 (3%).  The PlayStation Vita is down 10,475 (-13%) to 72,994 units sold. The PSP sold 34,888 units, which is down 4,192 (-11%) compared to last week. The DS is up 1,959 (7%) to 29,574 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 1,707 (0%) to 747,746.

Year on year sales are up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and down for the Wii, DS, 3DS, and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 1,128 (3%), the Wii is down 34,756 (-31%), and the Xbox 360 is up 35,307 (26%). The PSP is down 85,521 (-71%) the DS is down 129,202 (-81%) and the 3DS is down 20,065 (-9%). Year on year sales are down 156,595 (-17%).

Hardware Home Consoles

After the sales gap between the three home consoles has remained similar for 10 weeks, the Xbox 360 got a huge increase in sales to put it right behind the PlayStation 3. Wii sales are half of the other two. The PlayStation 3 has a 41 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 41 percent market share; and the Wii has an 18 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Xbox 360 is up, while the PlayStation 3 and Wii are down.

Hardware Handhelds

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by 6.5 to 1 and the Vita has outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by a little more than 2 to 1. The PSP has a 54 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 46 percent. The 3DS has a 73 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 27 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Kinect Star Wars (X360) debuted at the top with sales of 421,293. The game launched worldwide.

Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen (PSP) debuted at number two with sales of 262,812. The game launched in Japan, with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Kinect Adventures (X360) at number three with sales of 179,859. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) is at number four with sales of 168,852. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) is at number five with sales of 88,798.

Mass Effect 3 (X360) is at number six with sales of 76,348. Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 67,280. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 64,280. FIFA Street (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 63,849. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) is at number 10 with sales of 62,043.

Software

Week on week software totals are up for the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and PSP, and down for the PlayStation 3, 3DS and Vita. The Xbox 360 takes the top spot this week with sales of 2.48 million, an increase of 638,440 (35%). The PlayStation 3 sold 2.05 million games this week, a decrease of 47,171 (-2%). Wii software sales are down 268,738 (2%) to 1.51 million. The DS sold 780,852 games, an increase of 137,101 (21%). PSP game sales are up 200,069 (56%) to 560,040 games sold. The 3DS sold 537,788 games, which is down 207,030 (-28%). The Vita sold 113,801 games, a decrease of 22,521 (-17%).  Total combined software is up 967,626 (14%) week on week to 8.03 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP and 3DS, and are down for the Wii and DS. The PlayStation 3 is up 673,044 (49%), the Wii is down 185,204 (-11%) and the Xbox 360 is up 1.04 million (72%). The DS is down 565,101 (-42%), the PSP is up 25134 (5%) and the 3DS is up 265,225 (97%). Total combined software is up 1.36 million (20%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week, for the first time since the week ending March 10 and for the second time in the last ten weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other eight. The Xbox 360 has a 41 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 34 percent, and the Wii with 25 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago the Xbox 360 is up, while the PlayStation 3 and Wii are down.

Software Handhelds

The DS leads this week and for the fifth time in 10 weeks, while the 3DS lead for four of the other weeks and the Vita for one. The DS has a 58 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 42 percent market share. The 3DS has an 843percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are up.

The Top 50 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
  Kinect Star Wars (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
421,293 421,293 1
2
  Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen (PSP)
Bandai Namco Games, Strategy
262,812 262,812 1
3
  Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
179,859 16,279,498 75
4
  Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
168,852 525,914 34
5
  Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
88,798 497,117 3
6
  Mass Effect 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
76,348 1,996,767 5
7
  Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3)
Capcom, Action
67,280 124,181 3
8
  Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
64,713 5,361,704 19
9
  FIFA Street (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
63,859 448,009 4
10
  Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
62,043 5,813,358 23
11
  Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
57,788 8,831,064 27
12
  Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
57,195 540,751 6
13
  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
55,745 13,786,851 22
14
  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
53,576 11,601,733 22
15
  FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
53,425 5,583,153 28
16
  Devil May Cry HD Collection (X360)
Capcom, Action
52,711 56,865 3
17
  FIFA Street (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
51,103 366,912 4
18
  Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
49,458 5,299,646 73
19
  Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360)
Capcom, Shooter
46,528 483,252 3
20
  Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
44,555 1,401,123 21
21
  Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Role-Playing
42,151 656,381 5
22
  Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)
Capcom, Shooter
41,700 445,555 3
23
  Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
41,529 252,388 2
24
  Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
41,281 303,784 7
25
  Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
40,295 1,527,581 26
26
  Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
38,877 31,879,971 209
27
  Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
38,586 4,131,854 23
28
  Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
37,422 5,160,743 24
29
  New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
37,336 25,335,480 125
30
  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
36,869 3,644,548 22
31 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 22
32 NBA 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 27
33 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 24
34 FIFA Soccer 12 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 28
35 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 72
36 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 21
37 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 2
38 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 2
39 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 21
40 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 9
41 SSX PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 6
42 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 25
43 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 27
44 SSX X360 Electronic Arts Sports 6
45 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 2
46 Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 PSP Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 2
47 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations X360 Namco Bandai Games Fighting 7
48 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 82
49 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 21
50 MLB 12: The Show PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 5

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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8 Comments
DieAppleDie (on 16 April 2012)

happy to see XC doing good, maybe 650k LTD

  • +4
radishhead (on 16 April 2012)

Good to see that the 3DS has a 843% market share for next generation handheld software :)

  • +2
Conegamer (on 16 April 2012)

Go Xenoblade! Great FW- We can assume 165k FW in America, and the other 3k from elsewhere!

Hopefully sales will continue...

  • +1
thewastedyouth (on 16 April 2012)

Vita needs better games, I think in time as more games come out and the price drops more people will buy it

  • 0
camaro52391 (on 16 April 2012)

the handheld software graph is an absolute mess

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mike_intellivision (on 16 April 2012)

I wonder how much of Kinect Star Wars and the Xbox 360 bump can be attributed to the special bundle.

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Michael-5 (on 15 April 2012)

So your prediction of XenoBlade selling 175-200k week 1 was completely off. I bet your 50k week 2 estimate will be off too (I think it will be higher since it only was out for 2 days last week).

  • -1
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