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Weekly Sales Analysis, 8 October 2011 - Rage & NBA 2K12 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 October 2011 / 9,857 Views

Overview

Rage and NBA 2K12 both opened up with sales over 500,000 across all platforms. Hardware sales are flat week on week and are down year on year. There are six debuts in the top 40, which is the same as last week. Software milestones this week: FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3) passes the two million mark; and Dark Souls (PS3) crosses the 500,000 mark. 12 games sold over 100,000, up from five last week, and the top 17 sold over 50,000, up from 15 last week.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Week on week sales are up for the Wii, DS, 3DS, and PSP and are down for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The 3DS is at the top with sales of 226,000, which is up 2,000 (1%). PlayStation 3 sales are up to second this week as it sold 180,000 units, a drop of just 2,000 (-1%). The Xbox 360 is down 12,000 (-6%) to 175,000 units. The Wii is up 2,000 (2%) to 96,000 units sold. The DS is up just 1,000 (1%) to 84,000 units. The PSP sold 76,000 units, which is up just 1,000 (1%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are down 8,000 (-1%) to 837,000.

Year on year sales are down for every platform. The PlayStation 3 is down 58,000 (-24%), the Wii is down 34,000 (-26%), and the Xbox 360 is down 6,000 (-3%). The PSP is down 44,000 (-37%) and the DS is down a massive 197,000 (-70%). Total year on year sales are down 113.000 (-12%).

Hardware Home Consoles

For this week The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 nearly double the sales of the Wii. The PlayStation 3 has a 40 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 39 percent market share; and the Wii has a 21 percent market share. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are in first and second for one week respectively and the Wii is in third for a seventh week. Compared with ten weeks ago PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sales are up, and Wii sales are down.

Hardware Handhelds

3DS remains well ahead of the DS and PSP outselling both of them combined for a ninth straight week. The gap between the DS and PSP remains at 8,000 for a second week as they have been within 20,000 of each other for nine weeks now. The DS has a 53 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the PSP a 47 percent. Compared with ten weeks ago 3DS sales are up and the DS and PSP sales are down.

Worldwide Software

Six games debuted in the top 40 this week, the same as last week. Rage (X360) is this week’s top debut, as it debuted at number three with sales of 405,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number eight with sales of 244,000. The PC version debuted at number 15 with sales of 59,000. The game launched in all three regions worldwide.

NBA 2K12 (X360) debuted at number five with sales of 317,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number seven with sales of 257,000. The Wii version debuted at number 39 with sales of 19,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA and will release in Japan on October 20.

AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara... (PSP) debuted at number nine with sales of 239,000. The game launched in Japan with no plans to be released elsewhere.

Dark Souls (X360) debuted at number 11 with sales of 126,000. The game launched in the Americas and EMEAA.

Just Dance 3 (Wii) debuted at number 12 with sales of 120,000. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number 31 with sales of 25,000. The game launched in the Americas and will be in next week’s chart for EMEAA.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time (X360) debuted at number 20 with sales of 46,000. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number 24 with sales of 37,000. The game launched in the Americas and will be in next week’s chart for EMEAA.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3) at number one with sales of 577,000. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS3) is at number two with sales of 416,000. FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3) is at number four with sales of 372,000. Dark Souls (PS3) is at number six with sales of 265,000. Gears of War 3 (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 213,000.

Software

Week on week software totals are up for the Wii, DS and PSP and are down for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with 3.05 million games sold, a decrease of 779,000 (-20%). The Xbox 360 sold 2.57 million games, a decrease of 616,000 (-19%). Wii software sales are up 108,000 (9%) to 1.29 million. The DS sold 790,000 games, which is up 15,000 (2%). PSP game sales are up 120,000 (27%) to 557,000 games sold. The 3DS sold 228,000 games, a decrease of 21,000 (-9%). Total combined software is down 1.17 million (-12%) week on week to 8.48 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and down for the Wii, DS and PSP. The PlayStation 3 is up 440,000 (17%), the Wii is down 516,000 (-29%) and the Xbox 360 is up 442,000 (21%). The DS is down 861,000 (-52%) and the PSP is down 21,000 (-4%). Total combined software is down 298 (-3%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Like with the hardware sales the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 software sales are well ahead of the Wii, with each outselling the Wii by more than double. The PlayStation 3 has a 44 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 37 percent, and the Wii with 19 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are up.

Software Handhelds

The DS remains at the top as the gap between it and the PSP shrink, as the DS has a 59 percent market share and the PSP has a 41 percent market share. 3DS software sales remain in well third. Compared to ten weeks ago the 3DS and PSP are up and the DS is down.

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Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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12 Comments
reviniente (on 15 October 2011)

The graphic pointers are starting to shoot all over the place! Exciting times are here.

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zuvuyeay (on 14 October 2011)

me likey the graphs,they are getting more interesting as we head into the good times

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ProdigyBam (on 14 October 2011)

good analysis, as always :)

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trunkswd ProdigyBam (on 14 October 2011)

Thanks!

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Michael-5 (on 14 October 2011)

I wonder if the Kinect games starting to trickle in, will hold October 360 sales right up to PS3's, despite the price difference. Looks like despite FIFA, 360 is managing well post Gears, only 3% drop annually in hardware.

Next 6 weeks for home consoles looks to fluctuate quite a bit. Forza will boost 360 next week, but the week after Batman will likely help PS3 more, then Battlefield will help 360 more, then Uncharted for PS3, then CoD for 360, then Halo for 360, and finally in 7 weeks, Zelda for Wii, lol.

I hope 3DS software picks up soon. I know when Super Mario & Mario Kart come out, sales will boom, but that's too far away. I want to see strong October sales.

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infamousXX87XX Michael-5 (on 15 October 2011)

what price difference? 360 had a $200 model

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infamousXX87XX Michael-5 (on 15 October 2011)

has*

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Michael-5 Michael-5 (on 16 October 2011)

The Arcade 360 lacks a hard drive, and isn't the better selling 360 option. Only 2 months ago PS3 and the hard drive 360 were the same price, now the hard drive PS3 is cheaper then the equivalent 360.

Just because Sony won't release a flash drive PS3 doesn't mean it's more expensive.

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bobgamez (on 15 October 2011)

@michael well pokemon rumble blast is coming out in NA in october, but thats about it though. Rumble blast will surely raise the software sales

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Michael-5 bobgamez (on 16 October 2011)

Doubt it will make a lasting difference. First gen Pokemon games only crack about 500k-1 million sales lifetime.

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infamousXX87XX (on 15 October 2011)

I can't take these numbers any serious especially when VGCHARTZ undertracked the PS3 by over 100k units just in september for America. Looks like ps3 is getting undertracked again based off the vgchartz first week of october

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