Hardware sales decreased by one percent this week, but only due to the decreased sales of the 3DS. 508,863 consoles were sold this week. Week-on-week sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS and Vita, and down for the PSP and 3DS. Year-on-year sales are down 45 percent. No platforms are up year-on-year.
One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number one with sales of 354,995. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 199,426. The PC version debuted at number eight with sales of 76,151.
Software milestones this week in the top 30: Dragon Warrior VII (3DS) passed the one million mark; FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3) passed the six million mark.
Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are up 11,966 (10%) to 132,965 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 2,488 (3%) to 89,592 units sold. The Wii U sold 33,232 units, an increase of 1,516 (5%). The Wii sold 25,360 units, an increase of 4,211 (20%).
Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the DS and Vita, and down for the DS, and 3DS. The 3DS sold 162,058 units, which is down 27,109 (-14%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is up 876 (4) to 25,236 units sold. The PSP sold 20,874 units which is down 533 (-2%) compared to last week. The DS is up 2,982 (18%) to 19,546 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 3,603 units (-1%) to 508,863 units.
No platforms are up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 81,057 (-38%), the Wii is down 90,158 (-78%), and the Xbox 360 is down 68,915 (-43%). The PSP is down 64,719 (-75%), the DS is down 38,384 (-66%), the Vita is down 60,016 (-70%) and the 3DS is down 54,927 (-25%). Year on year sales are down 421,385 units (-45%).
Home console hardware sales have dropped significantly since the week ending December 22; however sales have finally flattened out and even increased slightly this week. The PlayStation 3 has led for eight straight weeks and eight of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for two of the other weeks.
The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 10 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.
Handheld hardware sales have dropped for six weeks for the PSP, and one week for the 3DS. The 3DS and DS have increased for one week. The 3DS remains well above all the other handhelds, outselling them combined.
The PSP has a 52 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the DS with 48 percent. The 3DS has an 87 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has an 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.
One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number one with sales of 354,995. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number two with sales of 199,426. The PC version debuted at number eight with sales of 76,151. The game launched in North America and Europe.
Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Dragon Warrior VII (3DS) is at number three with sales of 185,045. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number four with sales of 85,769 units. Dead Space 3 (X360) is at number five with sales of 81,569.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number six with sales of 80,901 units. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 78,085. Dead Space 3 is at number nine with sales of 63,439. Fire Emblem: Kakusei / Awakening (3DS) is at number 10 with sales of 48,895 units.
Software home console sales week on week are up for the Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U and down for the PlayStation 3. The Xbox 360 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.62 million, an increase of 49,043 units (3%). The PlayStation 3 sold 1.56 million games this week, a decrease of 44,977 units (-3%). Wii software sales are up 21,663 units (3%) to 669,822 games sold. The Wii U sold 83,672 games, an increase of 2,029 (2%).
Handheld software sales are up for the DS, and down for the 3DS, PSP and Vita. The 3DS sold 668,522 games, which is down 793,200 units (-54%). The DS sold 376,245 games, an increase of 45,998 units (14%) week on week. PSP game sales are down 1,649 units (-1%) to 137,998 games sold. The Vita sold 112,583 games, a decrease of 8,585 (-7%). Total combined software is down 729,678 units (-12%) week-on-week to 5.23 million.
Year on year software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 701,091 units (-31%), the Wii is down 575,686 units (-46%) and the Xbox 360 is down 325,679 units (-17%). The DS is down 105,468 units (-22%), the PSP is down 142,021 units (-51%), the 3DS is down 32,882 units (-5%), and the Vita is down 41,969 units (-27%). Total combined software is down 1.84 million units units (-26%) games sold year on year.
Software sales have increased for three weeks for the Xbox 360, one week for the Wii and Wii U and down for two weeks for the PlayStation 3. The Xbox has led for one straight week and six of the last 10 weeks. The PlayStation 3 led for the other four week
The Xbox 360 has a 42 percent market share, the PlayStation 3 with 41 percent, and the Wii with 17 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.
The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the ninth straight week. The DS led for the other week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively.
The DS has a 73 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 327 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.
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