Weekly Sales Analysis, 18 August 2012 – Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs

by playstationiso on August 25, 2012

Overview

3DS sales increased 11 percent due to the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Hardware sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS, and Vita, and are down a tiny bit for the Wii, DS, and PSP. Overall sales are up six percent week on week. All hardware is down year on year, and is down an overall 38 percent.

Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Darksiders II for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation is the top debut this week. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 208,798, while the PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 195,268. Software milestones this week in the top 30: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) passed the one million mark; and Mario Kart 7 (3DS) passed the six million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS, and Vita, and are down a tiny bit for the Wii, DS, and PSP. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 241,010 units, which is up 24,344 (11%).

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