Weekly Sales Analysis, 11 May – Lifetime PS3 Sales Right Behind X360

by playstationiso on May 18, 2013

Overview

There were adjustments to the sales figures this week. Most notable were the increases in the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Vita hardware sales. The PlayStation 3 is now just 50,000 units behind the Xbox 360 and will become the second bestselling home console of the 7th generation in the next couple of weeks. The PlayStation Vita was adjusted above 5 million units.

Overall hardware sales decreased by 13 percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are down across the board. Overall year-on-year sales are down four percent. Also the 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. However, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are only slightly down. The DS has dropped by 50 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 12,240 (-9%) to 127,649 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 1,991 (-2%) to 92,388 units sold. The Wii sold 30,249 units, a decrease of 1,228 (-4%). The Wii U sold 26,864 units, a decrease of 5,547 (-17%).

Handheld sales week-on-week has dropped across the board. The 3DS sold 138,079 units, which is down 29,753 (-18%) week-on-week. The PSP is down 5,576 (-10%) to 50,273 units sold. The Vita sold 31,794 units which is down 17,690 (-36%) compared to last week. The DS is down 30 (0%) to 16,641 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 74,055 units (-13%) to 513,937 units sold.

The 3DS is the only platform up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 855 (-1%), the Wii is down 27,746 (-48%), and the Xbox 360 is down 6,206 (-6%). The PSP is down 8,573 (-15%), the DS is down 16,330 (-50%), the Vita is down 9,395 (-23%) and the 3DS is up 19,750 (17%). Year on year sales are down 22,491 units (-4%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales for the Xbox 360 for three weeks, the PlayStation 3 for six weeks, the Wii for two weeks, and the Wii U for one week. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 20 weeks. Wii and Wii U sales have been nearly identical for the last five weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 51 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all for home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for one week for the 3DS and Vita, two weeks for the PSP and six weeks for the DS. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 107,000 units this week, down from 118,000 units last week.

The PSP has a 75 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the DS has a 25 percent market share. The 3DS has an 81 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 19 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

No games debuted in the top 30 this week.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS) is at the top of the charts with sales of 103,410. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number two with sales of 95,590. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS) is at number three with sales of 61,775. Dead Island: Riptide (X360) is at number four with sales of 50,505. Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360) is at number five with sales of 37,791.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number six with sales of 36,128. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number seven with sales of 34,783. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 31,852. Dragon’s Dogma (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 29,146. Dead Island: Riptide (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 28,181.

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 962m291, a decrease of 183,610 units (-16%). The Xbox 360 sold 994,918 games this week, a decrease of 119,540 units (-12%). Wii software sales are down 42,589 units (-8%) to 460,707 games sold. The Wii U sold 95,004 games, a decrease of 17,882 (-16%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week are down across the board. The 3DS sold 576,868 games, which is down 248,860 units (30%). The DS sold 303,614 games, a decrease of 34,769 units (-10%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 100,225 games, a decrease of 31,277 (-24%). Vita game sales are down 61,309 units (-39%) to 95,568 games sold. Total combined software is down 739,836 games units (-18%) week-on-week to 3.48 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS and Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 372,253 units (-28%), the Wii is down 353,900 units (-43%) and the Xbox 360 is down 312,482 units (-26%). The DS is down 120,002 units (-28%), the PSP is down 73,903 units (-42%), the 3DS is up 302,836 units (111%), and the Vita is up 9,142 units (11%). Total combined software is down 825,558 units (-19%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have decreased for one week for all four home consoles. Software sales between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 remain within 200,000 of each other for the second straight week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 42 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share, and the Wii has a 20 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the Wii U is up, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii are down.

Software Handhelds

The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 21st straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than six times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 75 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 25 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 the 3DS is up, while the DS, Vita and PSP are down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
103,410 860,537 4
2
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
95,590 1,727,687 8
3
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
61,775 246,459 3
4
Dead Island: Riptide for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
50,505 383,594 3
5
Injustice: Gods Among Us for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
37,791 479,395 4
6
Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
36,128 10,190,291 26
7
Call of Duty: Black Ops II for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
34,783 12,202,284 26
8
New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
31,852 5,966,328 42
9
Dragon's Dogma for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dragon’s Dogma (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
29,146 1,198,558 51
10
Dead Island: Riptide for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
28,181 206,226 3
11
Injustice: Gods Among Us for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
27,190 390,473 4
12
Halo 4 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
26,121 8,235,078 27
13
Tomb Raider for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
24,939 1,160,991 10
14
Animal Crossing: Jump Out for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: Jump Out (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
24,556 3,310,750 27
15
Mario Kart 7 for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
23,439 7,925,812 76
16
Pokemon Black Version 2 for DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
22,328 6,591,033 47
17
BioShock Infinite for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
22,247 1,146,052 7
18
Kinect Adventures! for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
21,816 20,043,796 132
19
God of War: Ascension for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
21,736 1,113,292 9
20
FIFA Soccer 13 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
21,133 6,418,234 33
21
NBA 2K13 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
20,725 2,474,317 32
22
Nintendo Land for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
20,635 1,989,517 25
23
Assassin's Creed III for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
20,299 4,854,757 28
24
BioShock Infinite for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
19,582 714,389 7
25
Soul Sacrifice for PSV Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Soul Sacrifice (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
19,485 265,244 10
26
Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
18,596 877,899 56
27
New Super Mario Bros. U for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
17,989 1,819,054 25
28
Mario Kart Wii for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
17,982 33,714,277 266
29
Wii Sports for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
17,621 81,259,151 338
30
Lego City Stories Undercover for WiiU Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
16,757 288,479 8
31
Super Mario 3D Land for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 80
32
Dragon's Dogma for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dragon’s Dogma (X360)
Capcom, Adventure
Pro N/A 51
33
Wii Sports Resort for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 203
34
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (PS3)
Telltale Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 22
35
NBA 2K13 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 32
36
Tomb Raider for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 10
37
Far Cry 3 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 24
38
SimCity for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
SimCity (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 10
39
Assassin's Creed III for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Assassin’s Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 28
40
New Super Mario Bros. Wii for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 182
41
Just Dance 4 for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 32
42
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 9
43
Far Cry 3 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 24
44
MLB 13: The Show for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 10
45
Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 129
46
Defiance for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Defiance (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
Pro N/A 6
47
Crysis 3 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 12
48
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 75
49
FIFA Soccer 13 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 33
50
Gears of War: Judgment for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 8
51
Madden NFL 13 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 37
52
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 80
53
Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut (PS3)
Ignition Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
54
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
Pro N/A 10
55
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 25
56
Persona 4 Arena for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Persona 4 Arena (PS3)
Atlus, Fighting
Pro N/A 42
57
Kinect Sports for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kinect Sports (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
Pro N/A 132
58
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 79
59
Forza Horizon for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Forza Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 29
60
The Sims 3 for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 206
61
Nintendogs + cats for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Nintendogs + cats (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
Pro N/A 116
62
Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
Pro N/A 276
63
Kirby's Epic Yarn for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 134
64
New Super Mario Bros. for DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 365
65
Grand Theft Auto IV for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 263
66
Major League Baseball 2K13 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Major League Baseball 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 10
67
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (X360)
Telltale Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 22
68
Battlefield 3 for X360 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 81
69
Battlefield 3 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 81
70
Paper Mario for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Paper Mario (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 26
71
Madden NFL 13 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 37
72
Skylanders Giants for Wii Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 30
73
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PC Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 79
74
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission for 3DS Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
Pro N/A 11
75
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for PS3 Walkthrough, FAQs and Guide on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 79

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