Weekly Sales Analysis, 19 January – DMC

by nintendoiso on January 29, 2013

Overview

Hardware sales decreased 20 percent this week to 534,930 units, from 671,579 units last week. All platforms are down week-on-week. Year-on-year sales are down 37 percent. The Vita is the only platform up year-on-year.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. DMC for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is this week’s top debut. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number one with sales of 362,982. The Xbox 360 debuted at number two with sales of 183,109.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Assassin’s Creed III (X360) passed the four million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 25,622 (-19%) to 112,583 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 17,558 (-17%) to 84,816 units sold. The Wii U sold 39,390 units, a decrease of 13,034 (-25%). The Wii sold 3,605 units, a decrease of 13,253 (-29%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 176,740 units, which is down 43,085 (-20%) week-on-week. The DS is down 10,187 (-26%) to 28,336 units sold. The PSP sold 32,191 units which is down 4,384 (-12%) compared to last week. The PlayStation Vita is down 9,526 (-25%) to 328,269 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 136,649 units (-20%) to 534,930 units.

The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 82,644 (-42%), the Wii is down 189,043 (-73%), and the Xbox 360 is down 101,146 (-54%). The PSP is down 43,638 (-58%), the DS is down 29,308 (-51%), the Vita is up 11,950 (73%) and the 3DS is down 18,102 (-9%). Year on year sales are down 312,541 units (-37%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Hardware sales have dropped significantly since the week ending December 22. All four home consoles have dropped for four straight weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for four straight weeks and five of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for four of the other weeks and the Wii U one of the weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 49 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all home consoles (minus the Wii U) are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld sales have dropped significantly since the holiday peak. The 3DS, DS, and Vita have all dropped for four straight weeks and the PSP for two straight weeks. The 3DS remains well above all the other handhelds, outselling them combined.

The PSP has a 53 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the DS with 47 percent. The 3DS has an 86 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down

Worldwide Software

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. DMC for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is this week’s top debut. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number one with sales of 362,982. The Xbox 360 debuted at number two with sales of 183,109. The game launched worldwide.

Digimon Adventure (PSP) debuted at number nine with sales of 47,036.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number three with sales of 98,186. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number four with sales of 89,560 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number five with sales of 81,762 units.

Just Dance 4 (Wii) is at number six with sales of 55,039. FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) is at number seven with sales of 49,130. Halo 4 (X360) is at number eight with sales of 47,335. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 46,262.

Software

Software home console sales week on week are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.41 million, a decrease of 72,019 units (-5%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.18 million games this week, a decrease of 295,490 units (-20%). Wii software sales are down 221,111 units (-63%) to 564,382 games sold. The Wii U sold 76,346 games, a decrease of 35,917 (-32%).

Handheld software sales are up for the PSP and down for everything else. The 3DS sold 443,636 games, which is down 93,115 units (-17%). The DS sold 305,766 games, a decrease of 135,853 units (-53%) week on week. PSP game sales are up 26,511 units (17%) to 185,660 games sold. The Vita sold 75,071 games, a decrease of 27,565 (-27%). Total combined software is down 854,559 units (-17%) week on week to 4.24 million.

Year on year software totals is up for the PlayStation Vita and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 220,979 units (-14%), the Wii is down 973,700 units (-63%) and the Xbox 360 is down 609,064 units (-34%). The DS is down 347,933 units (-53%), the PSP is down 101,979 units (-35%), the 3DS is down 87,695 units (-17%), and the Vita is up 55,286 units (279%). Total combined software is down 2.21 million units (-34%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Software sales have decreased for a fourth straight week for all four home consoles. The PlayStation 3 has led for three straight weeks, however only by a little bit. Though the gap has increased slightly this week. The Xbox 360 led for the nine weeks prior.

The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 37 percent, and the Wii with 18 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home consoles (minus the Wii U) are down.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the fifth straight week and for the seventh time in 10 weeks. The DS led for the other three weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively.

The DS has a 62 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 38 percent market share. The 3DS has an 86 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise
DMC (PS3)
Capcom, Action
362,982 362,982 1
2
Gamewise
DMC (X360)
Capcom, Action
183,109 183,109 1
3
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
98,186 2,383,486 11
4
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
89,560 9,254,570 10
5
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
81,762 11,237,216 10
6
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
55,039 4,969,146 16
7
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
49,130 5,827,230 17
8
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
47,335 7,644,567 11
9
Gamewise
Digimon Adventure (PSP)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
47,036 47,036 1
10
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
46,262 5,303,796 26
11
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
45,076 1,748,014 8
12
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
44,793 1,468,248 8
13
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
29,908 6,162,171 31
14
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
29,180 7,485,221 60
15
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
28,827 4,231,977 17
16
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
27,511 4,536,754 12
17
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
27,016 4,012,648 12
18
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
25,586 1,987,905 16
19
Gamewise
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
24,649 19,755,239 116
20
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
24,163 1,545,865 12
21
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
23,632 1,563,815 9
22
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
23,114 8,031,794 64
23
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
22,773 1,461,450 9
24
Gamewise
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
22,125 6,138,275 114
25
Gamewise
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
20,043 1,239,459 10
26
Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
19,724 33,377,939 250
27
Gamewise
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
18,599 80,960,257 322
28
Gamewise
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
16,535 31,366,349 187
29
Gamewise
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
16,116 2,456,605 62
30
Gamewise
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
15,723 8,667,309 113
31 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 16
32 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 166
33 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 63
34 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 13
35 Hitman: Absolution PS3 Square Enix Action 9
36 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 13
37 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 18
38 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 59
39 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 16
40 Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone 3DS Level 5 Sports 6
41 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 9
42 Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 29
43 Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 12
44 Anarchy Reigns X360 Sega Action 29
45 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 92
46 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 114
47 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 8
48 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 65
49 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 6
50 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 66
51 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 18
52 Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 PS3 Tecmo Koei Fighting 5
53 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 21
54 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 260
55 WWE ’13 PS3 THQ Action 12
56 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 67
57 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 140
58 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 47
59 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 140
60 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 349
61 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 64
62 Mortal Kombat X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 92
63 One Piece: Romance Dawn – Bouken no Yoake PSP Namco Bandai Games Fighting 5
64 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 15
65 Anarchy Reigns PS3 Sega Action 29
66 Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb 3DS Namco Bandai Games Action 28
67 Madden NFL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 21
68 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 42
69 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 63
70 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 10
71 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 16
72 The Jak and Daxter Collection PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 50
73 LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 11
74 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 21
75 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 17
76 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 66
77 Kirby’s Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 118
78 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 375
79 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 13
80 Borderlands 2 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 18
81 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 100
82 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 271
83 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 9
84 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 63
85 God of War Saga PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 21
86 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 190
87 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 8
88 WWE ’13 X360 THQ Action 12
89 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series PS3 Telltale Games Adventure 6
90 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 65
91 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC Activision Shooter 10
92 LEGO The Lord of the Rings X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 10
93 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 13
94 Farming Simulator 2013 PC Focus Home Interactive Action 13
95 Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation PSV Ubisoft Action 12
96 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 165
97 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 173
98 The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout X360 THQ Sports 116
99 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 68
100 Yakuza 5 PS3 Sega Action 7

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