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Weekly Sales Analysis, 11 October - Monster Hunter 4G, Driveclub, NBA 2K15, Alien: Isolation - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 October 2014 / 6,592 Views

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week increased by 14 percent. Week-on-week sales are up for the 3DS. Overall year-on-year sales are down 11 percent. No platforms are up year-on-year.

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week: Monster Hunter 4G (3DS) debuted at the top with sales of 1.5 million units.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: FIFA 15 (PS4) passed the three million mark and FIFA 15 (PS4) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is down across the board. PlayStation 4 sales are down by 7,056 (-4%) to 191,018 units sold. Xbox One sales are down by 95,245 (-53%) to 83,851 units sold. The PS3 sold 45,794 units, a decrease of 3,612 (-7%).  Wii U sales are down by 4,940 (-11%) to 40,794 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down by 1,587 (-5%) to 29,189 units sold. The Wii sold 7,023 units, a decrease of 126 (-2%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS. The 3DS sold 358,823 units, which is an increase of 217,279 (154%). The PlayStation Vita sold 21,727 units, which is down 6,179 (-22%) compared to last week. Week on week sales is up by 98,544 (14%) to 778,219.

No platform is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 83,187 (-64%), the Wii is down 10,945 (-61%), the Xbox 360 is down 55,780 (-66%), and the Wii U is down 3,602 (-8%). The Vita is down 71,235 (-77%) and the 3DS is down 114,472 (-24%). Year on year sales is down by 93,911 units (-11%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales has decreased for the Xbox One and Wii for one and two weeks for the PlayStation 4, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

The PlayStation 3 has a 55 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a nine percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 60 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 27 percent market share and the Wii U has a 13 percent market share.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales increased for the 3DS for two weeks. The Vita has decreased for two weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 337,000 units, from 114,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 94 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a six percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the 3DS is up and the Vita is down.

Worldwide Software

Five games debuted in the top 30 this week: Monster Hunter 4G (3DS) debuted at the top with sales of 1.5 million units.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Super Smash Bros. 3DS (3DS) is at number four with sales of 344,344. FIFA 15 (PS4) is at number five with sales of 234,253. FIFA 15 (PS3) is at number six with sales of 231,154. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4) rounds out the top 10 sales of 175,102.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 sold 1.80 million games, an increase of 128,510 units (8%).  The PlayStation 3 sold 1.34 million games this week, a decrease of 57,711 units (-4%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.10 million games, an increase of 106,353 units (11%). Xbox One software sales are down 176,112 units (-20%) to 685,163 games sold. The Wii U sold 194,979 games, a decrease of 1,240 (-1%).  The Wii sold 282,334 games, an increase of 77,810 (38%). 

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS, PSP and 3DS. The 3DS sold 2.19 million games, which is up 868,307 units (66%). The DS sold 144,957 games, an increase of 10,062 units (7%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 23,673 units (-15%) to 139,111 games sold.  The PSP sold 55,027 games, an increase of 2,151 (4%). Total combined software is up 1.86 million units (13%) week-on-week to 7.93 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 1.35 million units (-50%), the Wii is down 115,233 units (-29%), the Xbox 360 is down 433,964 units (-28%), and the Wii U is up 486 units (0%). The DS is down 74,421 units (-34%), the PSP is down 44,422 units (-45%), the 3DS is down 2.26 million units (-51%), and the Vita is down 63,531 units (-31%). Total combined software is down 1.86 million units (-19%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Wii for one week. Sales have decreased for two weeks for the PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Wii U.

The PlayStation 3 has a 49 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 41 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 67 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 26 percent market share, and the Wii U has an seven percent market share.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the 3DS for two weeks and one week for the DS and PSP. The Vita has decreased for two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS nearly sold 16 times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold nearly three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 62 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 28 percent market share. The 3DS has a 94 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 6 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the 3DS is up.

The Top 75 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Monster Hunter 4G Wiki - Gamewise
Monster Hunter 4G (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
1,506,379 1,506,379 1
2
NBA 2K15 Wiki - Gamewise
NBA 2K15 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
368,481 368,481 1
3
Driveclub Wiki - Gamewise
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
357,755 357,755 1
4
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Wiki - Gamewise
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
Nintendo, Fighting
344,344 2,703,289 5
5
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
234,253 3,031,413 3
6
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
231,154 2,008,898 3
7
NBA 2K15 Wiki - Gamewise
NBA 2K15 (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
197,653 197,653 1
8
Alien: Isolation Wiki - Gamewise
Alien: Isolation (PS4)
Sega, Shooter
185,073 185,073 1
9
NBA 2K15 Wiki - Gamewise
NBA 2K15 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
181,778 181,778 1
10
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Wiki - Gamewise
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
175,102 729,332 2
11
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
124,598 1,279,694 3
12
NBA 2K15 Wiki - Gamewise
NBA 2K15 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
120,690 120,690 1
13
Destiny Wiki - Gamewise
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
113,448 3,331,220 5
14
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Wiki - Gamewise
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
87,685 347,867 2
15
Alien: Isolation Wiki - Gamewise
Alien: Isolation (XOne)
Sega, Shooter
85,744 85,744 1
16
Forza Horizon 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Forza Horizon 2 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
68,976 306,153 2
17
Skylanders: Trap Team Wiki - Gamewise
Skylanders: Trap Team (X360)
Activision, Action
64,325 64,325 1
18
Destiny Wiki - Gamewise
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
63,027 1,823,326 5
19
Skylanders: Trap Team Wiki - Gamewise
Skylanders: Trap Team (Wii)
Activision, Action
59,681 59,681 1
20
Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke Wiki - Gamewise
Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
58,096 2,697,254 14
21
MineCraft Wiki - Gamewise
MineCraft (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
57,565 140,728 2
22
Minecraft Wiki - Gamewise
Minecraft (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
56,669 1,658,178 22
23
Destiny Wiki - Gamewise
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
53,556 926,177 5
24
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
51,737 823,725 3
25
Skylanders: Trap Team Wiki - Gamewise
Skylanders: Trap Team (PS3)
Activision, Action
51,735 51,735 1
26
Minecraft Wiki - Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
49,069 5,464,865 71
27
Alien: Isolation Wiki - Gamewise
Alien: Isolation (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
47,563 47,563 1
28
Destiny Wiki - Gamewise
Destiny (PS3)
Activision, Action
45,624 718,804 5
29
Forza Horizon 2 Wiki - Gamewise
Forza Horizon 2 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
45,281 133,872 2
30
Alien: Isolation Wiki - Gamewise
Alien: Isolation (X360)
Sega, Shooter
44,263 44,263 1
31
The Last of Us Remastered Wiki - Gamewise
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 11
32
The Sims 4 Wiki - Gamewise
The Sims 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 6
33
Hyrule Warriors Wiki - Gamewise
Hyrule Warriors (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 9
34
Skylanders: Trap Team Wiki - Gamewise
Skylanders: Trap Team (PS4)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 1
35
Tomodachi Life Wiki - Gamewise
Tomodachi Life (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
Pro N/A 78
36
Skylanders: Trap Team Wiki - Gamewise
Skylanders: Trap Team (WiiU)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 1
37
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 56
38
Mario Kart 8 Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 20
39
Pokemon X/Y Wiki - Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 53
40
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Wiki - Gamewise
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 2
41
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Wiki - Gamewise
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 2
42
Grand Theft Auto V Wiki - Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 56
43
Madden NFL 15 Wiki - Gamewise
Madden NFL 15 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
44
WWE 2K15 Wiki - Gamewise
WWE 2K15 (PS4)
Unknown, Sports
Pro N/A 1
45
Madden NFL 15 Wiki - Gamewise
Madden NFL 15 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
46
Madden NFL 15 Wiki - Gamewise
Madden NFL 15 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
47
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 4
48
Skylanders: Trap Team Wiki - Gamewise
Skylanders: Trap Team (XOne)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 1
49
Watch Dogs Wiki - Gamewise
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 20
50
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 48
51
Madden NFL 15 Wiki - Gamewise
Madden NFL 15 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 7
52
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 49
53
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Wiki - Gamewise
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 1
54
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 8
55
Fantasy Life Wiki - Gamewise
Fantasy Life (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 94
56
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 126
57
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (PSV)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 3
58
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 100
59
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 47
60
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki - Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 101
61
Mario Kart 7 Wiki - Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 150
62
Alien: Isolation Wiki - Gamewise
Alien: Isolation (PC)
Sega, Shooter
Pro N/A 1
63
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 3
64
The Last of Us Wiki - Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 70
65
Gran Turismo 6 Wiki - Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro N/A 45
66
Diablo III Wiki - Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 58
67
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 4
68
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Wiki - Gamewise
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (WiiU)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 4
69
Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki - Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 49
70
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki - Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 50
71
Battlefield 4 Wiki - Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 48
72
FIFA 15 Wiki - Gamewise
FIFA 15 (Wii)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 3
73
Super Mario 3D World Wiki - Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 47
74
The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki - Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 36
75
Titanfall Wiki - Gamewise
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 31

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
Jranation (on 24 October 2014)

Amazing Sales for MH4G!

  • +4
Clyde32 (on 27 October 2014)

And that gets 3DS up to 32 Million sellers.

  • +1
bnuyen@outlook.com (on 25 October 2014)

Thank you Nintendo for all the Awesome games on the WiiU, POS4 and Xbox None dont stand a chance with their average games all their fans are so mad they cant play all the awesome games on the WiiU.

  • +1
buaskoor (on 28 October 2014)

both the sales amazing but why the sales both in same time . should be after one manth sales another one

  • 0
buaskoor (on 26 October 2014)

best selling super smash 3ds , but new game until now from wii u bad sales we will waiting from stroger game super smash from wii u

  • -2
kumagawa (on 24 October 2014)

Wait so even with the Japanese launch of the new 3DS it's still down 24% year on year?

Ouch Nintendo must be really worried.

  • -6
pkmnMasterWheeeIer kumagawa (on 24 October 2014)

Not TOO ouch, that was the week Pokemon X/Y came out, so it was like double what the 3DS usually did last year

  • +6
the_dengle kumagawa (on 24 October 2014)

-- Globally. That was the week Pokemon XY launched globally. Whereas the New 3DS launched only in Japan this week.

  • +5