The big news this week is that after more than six and a half years the PlayStation 3 has passed the Xbox 360 and taken second place for the bestselling home console of the seventh generation. When the PlayStation 3 launched on November 11 the gap was just over five million units, but grew to more than eight million units.
Overall hardware sales increased by one percent week-on-week. Week-on-week sales are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and PSP. Overall year-on-year sales are down 10 percent. Also the 3DS is the only platform to be up year-on-year. However, the PlayStation 3 and PSP are down by just four and nine percent, respectively. The DS has dropped by 63 percent year-on-year, the biggest by percent.
Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Metro: The Last Light (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 122,229 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 96,464. The PC version debuted at number 23 with sales of 19,020.
Software milestones this week in the top 30: Nintendo Land (WiiU) passed the two million mark.
Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, and down for the Wii U. PlayStation 3 sales are up 6,215 (5%) to 130,349 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are up 6,915 (8%) to 90,010 units sold. The Wii sold 29,505 units, a slight increase of 698 (2%). The Wii U sold 23,819 units, a decrease of 2,160 (-8%).
Handheld sales week-on-week have increased for the PSP, remained flat for the DS, and decreased for the 3DS and Vita. The 3DS sold 130,486 units, which is down 7,593 (-5%) week-on-week. The PSP is up 2,631 (5%) to 52,904 units sold. The Vita sold 30,038 units which is down 2,077 (-6%) compared to last week. The DS is down 78 (0%) to 15,748 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 4,551 units (1%) to 502,859 units sold.
The 3DS is the only platform up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 4,762 (-4%), the Wii is down 29,465 (-50%), and the Xbox 360 is down 16,339 (-15%). The PSP is down 5,100 (-9%), the DS is down 27,033 (-63%), the Vita is down 11,145 (-27%) and the 3DS is up 13,231 (11%). Year on year sales are down 56,794 units (-10%).
Home console hardware sales have increased for one week for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, while the Wii U has decreased for two straight weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 21 weeks. Wii and Wii U sales have been nearly identical for the last six weeks. However, the gap did increase slightly from 2,828 units last week to 5,686, in favor of the Wii.
The PlayStation 3 has a 52 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all for home consoles are down.
Handheld hardware sales have decreased for two straight weeks for the 3DS and Vita. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 100,000 units this week, down from 106,000 units last week.
The PSP has a 77 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds, while the DS has a 22 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.
Two games debuted in the top 30 this week. Metro: The Last Light (X360) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 122,229 units. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 96,464. The PC version debuted at number 23 with sales of 19,020. The game launched in North America and Europe.
Summon Night 5 (PSP) debuted at number two with sales of 102,793. The game launched in Japan.
Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) is at number four with sales of 83,439. Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS) is at number five with sales of 64,163.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) is at number six with sales of 52,178. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 45,667. Dead Island: Riptide (X360) is at number eight with sales of 34,898. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 32,797. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) rounds out the top 19 with sales of 29,869.
Software home console sales week-on-week are up for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, flat for the Wii, and down for the Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.05 million units, an increase of 92,587 units (10%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.00 million games this week, an increase of 118,364 units (13%). Wii software sales are down 816 units (0%) to 459,887 games sold. The Wii U sold 86,863 games, a decrease of 8,141 (-9%).
Handheld software sales week-on-week are up for the DS and PSP and down for 3DS and Vita. The 3DS sold 518,863 games, which is down 58,004 units (-10%). The DS sold 311,413 games, a increase of 7,799 units (3%) week-on-week. The PSP sold 206,514 games, an increase of 106,311 (106%). Vita game sales are down 14,218 units (-15%) to 81,350 games sold. Total combined software is up 242,882 units (7%) week-on-week to 3.72 million.
Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS and Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 473,835 units (-31%), the Wii is down 323m974 units (-41%) and the Xbox 360 is down 551,433 units (-35%). The DS is down 96,288 units (-24%), the PSP is down 48,088 units (-19%), the 3DS is up 255,352 units (97%), and the Vita is up 3,695 units (5%). Total combined software is down 1.15 million units units (-24%) games sold year on year.
Home console software sales have increased for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for one week, while the Wii U has decreased for two weeks and the Wii for four weeks. Software sales between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 remain within 200,000 of each other for the ninth straight week.
The PlayStation 3 has a 42 percent market share, the Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share, and the Wii has an 18 percent market share. Compared to ten weeks ago the Wii U is up, while the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii are down.
The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld for the 22nd 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 ended up selling 50 percent more games than the PSP.
The DS has a 60 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 40 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.
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