Weekly Sales Analysis, 16 February – Aliens: Colonial Marines

by playstationiso on February 26, 2013

Overview

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.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

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%).

Hardware Home Consoles

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.

Hardware Handhelds

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.

Worldwide Software

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

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 Home Consoles

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.

Software Handhelds

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.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise
Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
354,995 354,995 1
2
Gamewise
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
199,426 199,426 1
3
Gamewise
Dragon Warrior VII (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
185,045 1,021,072 2
4
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
85,769 9,596,152 14
5
Gamewise
Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
81,569 467,008 2
6
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
80,901 11,580,264 14
7
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
78,085 2,694,662 15
8
Gamewise
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC)
Sega, Shooter
76,151 76,151 1
9
Gamewise
Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
63,439 310,573 2
10
Gamewise
Fire Emblem: Kakusei (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
48,895 740,918 44
11
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
48,831 1,990,900 12
12
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
45,308 5,157,542 20
13
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
44,603 6,020,744 21
14
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
44,187 1,703,713 12
15
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
42,903 7,804,378 15
16
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
40,265 5,471,425 30
17
Gamewise
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
36,962 578,566 66
18
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
33,643 4,378,631 21
19
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
29,623 1,642,636 16
20
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28,238 6,269,263 35
21
Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
27,088 33,463,861 254
22
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
26,873 7,603,639 64
23
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
24,593 8,133,314 68
24
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
23,335 4,116,024 16
25
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
22,963 2,088,126 20
26
Gamewise
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
22,812 1,325,043 14
27
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
22,739 4,642,226 16
28
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
22,546 1,557,274 13
29
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
21,856 1,653,820 13
30
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
20,876 1,596,249 20
31 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 2
32 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 117
33 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 170
34 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 191
35 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 326
36 Kirby’s Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 122
37 Hitman: Absolution PS3 Square Enix Action 13
38 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 177
39 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 68
40 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 17
41 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 13
42 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 120
43 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 118
44 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 67
45 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 144
46 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 10
47 DMC PS3 Capcom Action 5
48 Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 16
49 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 169
50 Hitman: HD Trilogy PS3 Square Enix Action 3
51 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 69
52 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 118
53 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 194
54 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 21
55 NHL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 23
56 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 70
57 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 76
58 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 17
59 Skylanders Giants Wii Activision Action 18
60 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 25
61 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 12
62 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 66
63 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 12
64 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 144
65 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 96
66 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 69
67 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 264
68 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 71
69 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 20
70 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 251
71 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 67
72 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 353
73 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 63
74 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 14
75 Hitman: HD Trilogy X360 Square Enix Action 3
76 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 20
77 WWE ’13 PS3 THQ Action 16
78 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Activision Strategy 134
79 Fantasy Life 3DS Level 5 Role-Playing 8
80 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 275
81 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 70
82 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 46
83 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 67
84 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 251
85 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 67
86 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 25
87 Demon Gaze PSV Kadokawa Games Role-Playing 4
88 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 51
89 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 22
90 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 119
91 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 119
92 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 17
93 Mortal Kombat X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 96
94 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series PS3 Telltale Games Adventure 10
95 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 76
96 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 22
97 Super Scribblenauts DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Puzzle 123
98 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 19
99 WWE ’13 X360 THQ Action 16
100 Rocksmith X360 Ubisoft Misc 70

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