Weekly Sales Analysis, 18 May – Metro: Last Light

by playstationiso on May 28, 2013

Overview

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.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

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%).

Hardware Home Consoles

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.

Hardware Handhelds

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.

Worldwide Software

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

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.

Software Home Consoles

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.

Software Handhelds

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.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Metro: Last Light Wiki on Gamewise.co
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
122,229 122,229 1
2
Summon Night 5 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Summon Night 5 (PSP)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
102,793 102,793 1
3
Metro: Last Light Wiki on Gamewise.co
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
96,464 96,464 1
4
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki on Gamewise.co
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
83,439 1,811,126 9
5
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomodachi Collection: Shin Seikatsu (3DS)
Nintendo, Misc
64,163 924,700 5
6
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
52,178 712,673 26
7
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Wiki on Gamewise.co
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
45,668 292,127 4
8
Dead Island: Riptide Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
34,898 418,489 4
9
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
32,797 10,223,088 27
10
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki on Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
29,869 12,232,153 27
11
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
29,232 5,995,560 43
12
Injustice: Gods Among Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
28,513 507,908 5
13
FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
26,055 6,444,289 34
14
Halo 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
24,347 8,259,425 28
15
Kinect Adventures! Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
20,756 20,064,552 133
16
Mario Kart 7 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
20,545 7,946,357 77
17
Dead Island: Riptide Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
20,287 226,509 4
18
God of War: Ascension Wiki on Gamewise.co
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
19,821 1,133,113 10
19
Tomb Raider Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
19,764 1,180,755 11
20
Nintendo Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
19,752 2,009,269 26
21
Pokemon White Version 2 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Pokemon White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
19,728 6,610,761 48
22
Assassin's Creed III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
19,246 4,874,003 29
23
Metro: Last Light Wiki on Gamewise.co
Metro: Last Light (PC)
THQ, Shooter
19,020 19,020 1
24
BioShock Infinite Wiki on Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
17,943 1,163,995 8
25
Dragon's Dogma Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dragon’s Dogma (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
17,534 1,216,092 52
26
NBA 2K13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
17,419 2,491,736 33
27
Injustice: Gods Among Us Wiki on Gamewise.co
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
17,252 407,725 5
28
Mario Kart Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
17,010 33,731,287 267
29
Wii Sports Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
16,750 81,275,901 339
30
New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
16,627 1,835,681 26
31
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (PS3)
Telltale Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 23
32
Animal Crossing: Jump Out Wiki on Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing: Jump Out (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 28
33
Super Mario 3D Land Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 81
34
Fire Emblem: Awakening Wiki on Gamewise.co
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
Pro N/A 57
35
NBA 2K13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 33
36
BioShock Infinite Wiki on Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
Pro N/A 8
37
Wii Sports Resort Wiki on Gamewise.co
Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 204
38
Tomb Raider Wiki on Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 11
39
SimCity Wiki on Gamewise.co
SimCity (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 11
40
FIFA Soccer 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
Pro N/A 34
41
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 183
42
Gran Turismo 5 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
Pro N/A 130
43
Far Cry 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 25
44
Lego City Stories Undercover Wiki on Gamewise.co
Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 9
45
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Wiki on Gamewise.co
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse (PS3)
5pb, Simulation
Pro N/A 1
46
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Wiki on Gamewise.co
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
Pro N/A 10
47
Far Cry 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
Pro N/A 25
48
Assassin's Creed III Wiki on Gamewise.co
Assassin’s Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 29
49
Just Dance 4 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 33
50
MLB 13: The Show Wiki on Gamewise.co
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
Pro N/A 11
51
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 80
52
Dragon's Dogma Wiki on Gamewise.co
Dragon’s Dogma (X360)
Capcom, Adventure
Pro N/A 52
53
Soul Sacrifice Wiki on Gamewise.co
Soul Sacrifice (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 11
54
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wiki on Gamewise.co
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS)
Capcom, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 76
55
Madden NFL 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 38
56
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Wiki on Gamewise.co
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 81
57
Defiance Wiki on Gamewise.co
Defiance (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
Pro N/A 7
58
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 80
59
Battlefield 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 82
60
Kinect Sports Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kinect Sports (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
Pro N/A 133
61
Kirby's Epic Yarn Wiki on Gamewise.co
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Wii)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 135
62
Gears of War: Judgment Wiki on Gamewise.co
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
Pro N/A 9
63
Forza Horizon Wiki on Gamewise.co
Forza Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 30
64
Red Dead Redemption Wiki on Gamewise.co
Red Dead Redemption (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 157
65
Grand Theft Auto IV Wiki on Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto IV (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
Pro N/A 264
66
Battlefield 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 82
67
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 80
68
Crysis 3 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
69
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series Wiki on Gamewise.co
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (X360)
Telltale Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 23
70
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wiki on Gamewise.co
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
Nintendo, Fighting
Pro N/A 277
71
Madden NFL 13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Madden NFL 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 38
72
Nintendogs + cats Wiki on Gamewise.co
Nintendogs + cats (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
Pro N/A 117
73
New Super Mario Bros. Wiki on Gamewise.co
New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 366
74
Skylanders Giants Wiki on Gamewise.co
Skylanders Giants (Wii)
Activision, Action
Pro N/A 31
75
Major League Baseball 2K13 Wiki on Gamewise.co
Major League Baseball 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 11

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