Weekly Sales Analysis, 15 December – Vita 1 Year Anniversary

by nintendoiso on December 24, 2012

Overview

The Wii U was in its second week on Japan, third week in Europe and fourth week in North America. Hardware sales increased 13 percent this week. Year on year sales are down 25 percent, despite the added sales of the Wii U. It is also the one year anniversary of the launch of the PlayStation Vita in Japan.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Just Dance 4 (Wii) passed the three million mark; Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) passed the eight million mark; Halo 4 (X360) passed the six million mark; Kinect Adventures! (X360) passed the 19 million mark; Nintendo Land (WiiU) passed the one million mark; New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU) passed the one million mark; Mario Kart 7 (3DS) passed the seven million mark; Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3) passed the one million mark; and Madden NFL 13 (X360) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, and down for the Wii U. Xbox 360 sales are up 143,527 (23%) to 757,880 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are up 134,944 (23%) to 711,509 units sold. The Wii U sold 395,016 units, a decrease of 206,696 (-34%). The Wii sold 301,968 units, which is up 49,484 (20%).

Handheld sales are up across the board week on week. The 3DS sold 897,655 units, which is up 215,259 (32%) week on week. The DS is up 32,858 (18%) to 211,067 units sold. The PlayStation Vita is up 21,321 (14%) to 171,219 units sold. The PSP sold 77,564 units which is up 22,887 (42%) compared to last week. Total week on week sales are up 413,584 (13%) to 3.52 million units.

No platforms were up year-over-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 119,131 (-11%), the Wii is down 479,054 (-61%), and the Xbox 360 is down 231,839 (-23%). The PSP is down 167,977 (-68%), the DS is down 119,131 (-36%), the Vita is down 151,269 (-47%) and the 3DS is down 348,788 (-28%). Year on year sales are down 1.19 million units (-25%).

Hardware Home Consoles

The Xbox 360 is the top selling platform for a second week in a row and for the fifth time in 10 weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other five weeks. The Xbox 360 has a 43 percent market share for the seventh generation; the PlayStation 3 has a 40 percent market share; and the Wii has a 17 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles (minus the Wii U) are up.

Hardware Handhelds

3DS hardware remains well above its rival, the PlayStation Vita, and every other handheld. The 3DS outsold the Vita by more than 5 to 1. The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 4 to 1. The PlayStation Vita has nearly outsold its predecessor, the PSP, by more than 2 to 1. The DS has a 73 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the PSP has a 27 percent. The 3DS has an 84 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are up.

Worldwide Software

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at the top of the charts with sales of 852,258. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number two with sales of 786,011 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number three with sales of 651,304 units. Halo 4 (X360) is at number four with sales of 530,538. Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) is at number five with sales of 400,971.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) is at number six with sales of 385,532. Kinect Adventures! (X360) is at number seven with sales of 385,316. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) is at number eight with sales of 317,073. Far Cry 3 (X360) is at number nine with sales of 288,350. FIFA 13 (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 268,207.

Software

Software home console sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, and down for the Wii U. The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week with sales of 8.75 million, an increase of 1.35 million (18%). The PlayStation 3 sold 7.23 million games this week, an increase of 634,170 (10%). Wii software sales are up 1.13 million units (24%) to 5.89 million games sold. The Wii U sold 846,457 units games, a decrease of 144,577 (-15%).

Handheld software sales week on week are up across the board. The DS sold 3.01 million games, an increase of 619,045 games (26%) week on week. The 3DS sold 2.77 million games, which is up 695,770 (33%). The Vita sold 624,859 games, an increase of 147,658 (31%). PSP game sales are up 78,342 (18%) to 520,905 games sold. Total combined software is up 4.51 million units (228%) week on week to 26.74 million.

Year on year software totals is up for the PlayStation Vita and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 1.46 million units (-17%), the Wii is down 4.58 million units (-44%) and the Xbox 360 is down 978,147 units (-10%). The DS is down 1.77 million units (-37%), the PSP is down 803,309 units (-61%) and the 3DS is down 289,511 units (-9%). Total combined software is down 8.68 million units (-23%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Software sales have increase for two weeks for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii and have dropped for the Wii U for one week. The Xbox 360 has led for the sixth straight week and for the seventh time in 10 weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other three weeks. The Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 33 percent, and the Wii with 27 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles (minus the Wii U) are up.

Software Handhelds

The DS sold the most software this week and has increased for the fourth straight week. It has also led for seven of the last 10 weeks. The 3DS led for the other three weeks. The DS has an 85 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 15 percent market share. The 3DS has an 82 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 18 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the all four handhelds are up.

The Top 100 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
852,258 3,726,498 11
2
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
786,011 9,910,998 5
3
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
651,304 8,004,641 5
4
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
530,538 6,443,550 6
5
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
400,971 3,911,131 7
6
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
385,532 4,400,951 21
7
Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
385,316 19,037,100 111
8
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
317,073 3,525,711 7
9
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
288,350 964,577 3
10
Gamewise
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
268,207 5,364,238 12
11
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
251,209 807,095 3
12
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Misc
249,698 1,157,871 4
13
Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
237,683 80,546,822 317
14
Gamewise
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
236,350 1,483,980 9
15
Gamewise
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
229,931 1,791,467 57
16
Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
225,189 3,498,296 62
17
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
222,141 1,031,338 4
18
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
221,143 5,749,516 26
19
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
212,257 7,643,909 59
20
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
208,851 7,066,389 55
21
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
207,902 1,100,593 7
22
Gamewise
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
205,945 743,376 5
23
Gamewise
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
203,733 30,972,246 182
24
Gamewise
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
200,541 3,930,061 12
25
Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (X360)
Square Enix, Action
198,111 927,892 4
26
Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
193,938 981,620 4
27
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
179,978 1,449,622 11
28
Gamewise
Kinect Sports (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
175,071 5,218,881 111
29
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
172,128 1,541,058 6
30
Gamewise
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
170,862 2,079,775 16
31 Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone 3DS Level 5 Action 1
32 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 245
33 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 59
34 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 16
35 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 11
36 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 11
37 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 161
38 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (a Criterion Game) X360 Electronic Arts Racing 7
39 WWE ’13 X360 THQ Fighting 7
40 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Wii Disney Interactive Studios Platform 4
41 LEGO The Lord of the Rings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 5
42 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 108
43 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 1
44 WWE ’13 PS3 THQ Fighting 7
45 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 42
46 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 58
47 Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation PSV Ubisoft Adventure 7
48 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 8
49 Wipeout: In The Zone X360 Activision Misc 79
50 Yakuza 5 PS3 Sega Action 2
51 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 10
52 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 109
53 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 344
54 Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 3DS Nintendo Adventure 95
55 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC Activision Shooter 5
56 Book of Spells PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 5
57 LEGO The Lord of the Rings PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 5
58 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 3
59 NCAA Football 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 23
60 LEGO The Lord of the Rings Wii Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 5
61 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 11
62 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 266
63 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Fighting 4
64 uDraw Studio Wii THQ Misc 109
65 LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 6
66 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Shooter 5
67 FIFA 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 12
68 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 95
69 Dance Central 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 9
70 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 370
71 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series PS3 Telltale Games Adventure 1
72 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 37
73 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 3
74 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 8
75 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 57
76 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 13
77 Wipeout: The Game Wii Activision Misc 130
78 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 61
79 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 13
80 Dishonored PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 10
81 F1 2012 PS3 Codemasters Racing 13
82 Resident Evil 6 X360 Capcom Action 11
83 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 26
84 Madden NFL 13 Wii Electronic Arts Sports 16
85 Assassin’s Creed III PC Ubisoft Action 7
86 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 63
87 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 61
88 ZombiU WiiU Ubisoft Shooter 4
89 Skylanders Giants PS3 Activision Action 9
90 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Wii Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Adventure 26
91 Wii Party Wii Nintendo Misc 128
92 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 13
93 Skylanders Giants X360 Activision Action 9
94 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth 3DS Nintendo Role-Playing 4
95 Angry Birds 3DS Nintendo Puzzle -2
96 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Nintendo Platform 108
97 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 60
98 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 58
99 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 8
100 NHL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 14

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