Weekly Sales Analysis, 2 March – Vita Price Cut in Japan

by playstationiso on March 8, 2013

Overview

Overall hardware sales increased by seven percent week-on-week. This was due to the increase in sales of the PlayStation Vita, because it received a price cut in Japan. Week-on-week sales are up for PlayStation Vita and PSP. Year-on-year sales are down 43 percent. Also no platforms are up year-on-year.

Eight games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3) debuted at the top of the chart with sales of 212,798 units. The game was released in Japan.

There are no software milestones this week in the top 30.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. PlayStation 3 sales are down 1,554 (-1%) to 128,482 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 9,329 (-10%) to 83,500 units sold. The Wii U sold 27,978 units, a decrease of 2,761 (-9%). The Wii sold 18,855 units, a decrease of 4,797 (-20%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the PSP and Vita, and down for the DS, and 3DS. The 3DS sold 132,502 units, which is down 3,781 (-3%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is up 53,849 (191%) to 82,114 units sold. The PSP sold 21,793 units which is up 3,175 (17%) compared to last week. The DS is down 2,497 (-12%) to 18,214 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 32,305 units (7%) to 513,438 units.

No platforms are up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 112,865 (-47%), the Wii is down 74,799 (-80%), and the Xbox 360 is down 56,885 (-41%). The PSP is down 54,118 (-71%), the DS is down 32,970 (-64%), the Vita is down 48,854 (-37%) and the 3DS is down 37,450 (-22%). Year on year sales are down 389,963 units (-43%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have decreased for the Xbox 360 for one week, while PlayStation 3, Wii, and Wii U sales have decreased for two weeks. The PlayStation 3 has led for the last 10 weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 56 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 36 percent market share; and the Wii has an eight percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for two weeks for the PlayStation Vita and one week for the PSP. Sales have decreased for three weeks for the 3DS and one week for the DS. The price cut for the PlayStation Vita in Japan has helped bump worldwide sales by nearly three times. The 3DS still outsold it by 50,000 units.

The PSP has a 54 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the PSP with 46 percent. The 3DS has a 62 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 38 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

Eight games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3) debuted at the top of the chart with sales of 212,798 units. The game was released in Japan.

Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A (3DS) debuted at number two with sales of 132,824 units. The game was released in Japan.

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Shoujotachi no Shoumei (PSV) debuted at number five with sales of 91,668. The game was released in Japan.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (3DS) debuted at number six with sales of 89,926. The game was released in Japan.

Shining Ark (PSP) debuted at number nine with sales of 65,748. The game was released in Japan.

Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (PS3) debuted at number 12 with sales of 60,876. The game was released in Japan.

Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSV) debuted at number 13 with sales of 56,208. The game was released in Japan.

Touch Detective: Nameko Shigeru (3DS) debuted at number 25 with sales of 26,441. The game was released in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3) is at number three with sales of 131,289 units. Crysis 3 (X360) is at number four with sales of 108,330 units.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 76,089. Crysis 3 (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 68,163 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 65,401 units.

Software

Software home console sales week-on-week are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.58 million, a decrease of 508,821 units (-24%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.19 million games this week, a decrease of 538,663 units (-31%). Wii software sales are down 68,682 units (-11%) to 585,281 games sold. The Wii U sold 76,076 games, a decrease of 7,038 (-8%).

Handheld software sales are up for the PSP, Vita and 3DS and down for the DS. The 3DS sold 738,250 games, which is up 174,468 units (31%). The DS sold 349,626 games, a decrease of 35,287 units (-9%) week-on-week. The Vita sold 256,674 games, an increase of 152,888 (147%). PSP game sales are up 62,754 units (43%) to 210,081 games sold. Total combined software is down 768,381 units (-13%) week-on-week to 4.99 million.

Year on year software totals are up for the 3DS and Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 800,622 units (-34%), the Wii is down 613,799 units (-51%) and the Xbox 360 is down 412,306 units (-26%). The DS is down 208,861 units (-37%), the PSP is down 56,255 units (-21%), the 3DS is up 247,363 units (50%), and the Vita is up 45,198 units (21%). Total combined software is down 1.72 million units (-26%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have decreased for one week for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and two weeks for the Wii and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 has led for two straight weeks and six of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for the other four week

The PlayStation 3 has a 47 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 35 percent, and the Wii with 18 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 eleventh straight week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS outsold the Vita by nearly three times and the DS outsold the PSP by 66 percent.

The DS has a 62 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 38 percent market share. The 3DS has a 74 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 26 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
Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Action
212,798 212,798 1
2
Gamewise
Professor Layton and the Legacy of Civilization A (3DS)
Level 5, Puzzle
132,824 132,824 1
3
Gamewise
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
131,289 759,487 2
4
Gamewise
Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
108,330 412,293 2
5
Gamewise
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Shoujotachi no Shoumei (PSV)
Marvelous Interactive, Action
91,668 91,668 1
6
Gamewise
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Misc
89,926 89,926 1
7
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
76,089 2,846,425 17
8
Gamewise
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
68,163 237,368 2
9
Gamewise
Shining Ark (PSP)
Sega, Role-Playing
65,748 65,748 1
10
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
65,401 9,742,615 16
11
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
63,903 11,726,714 16
12
Gamewise
Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Shooter
60,876 60,876 1
13
Gamewise
Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSV)
Sega, Role-Playing
56,208 56,208 1
14
Gamewise
Dragon Warrior VII (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
43,595 1,141,857 4
15
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
41,648 5,556,231 32
16
Gamewise
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
39,685 206,241 2
17
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
38,175 6,100,261 23
18
Gamewise
Crysis 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
36,936 123,941 2
19
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
35,140 7,877,883 17
20
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
34,794 2,067,642 14
21
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
33,255 1,776,593 14
22
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
27,971 6,324,090 37
23
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
26,952 5,221,628 22
24
Gamewise
Fire Emblem: Kakusei (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
26,819 803,178 46
25
Gamewise
Touch Detective: Nameko Shigeru (3DS)
Success, Adventure
26,441 26,441 1
26
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
26,210 7,657,303 66
27
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
26,066 4,442,347 23
28
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
26,065 2,142,671 22
29
Gamewise
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
24,363 630,833 68
30
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
23,499 8,181,104 70
31 Dead Space 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 4
32 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo Racing 256
33 Dead Space 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 4
34 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 172
35 Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game PS3 Electronic Arts Racing 18
36 Nintendo Land WiiU Nintendo Action 15
37 New Super Mario Bros. U WiiU Nintendo Action 15
38 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 122
39 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 Sega Shooter 3
40 Assassin’s Creed III PS3 Ubisoft Action 18
41 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS Nintendo Action 16
42 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 22
43 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 120
44 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 328
45 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 119
46 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 193
47 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 Sega Shooter 3
48 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 19
49 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 70
50 Assassin’s Creed III X360 Ubisoft Action 18
51 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 69
52 D.C. III: Da Capo III PSP Kadokawa Games Adventure 1
53 Etrian Odyssey IV 3DS Atlus Action 35
54 Skylanders Giants Wii Activision Action 20
55 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 146
56 Hitman: Absolution PS3 Square Enix Action 15
57 Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 18
58 Kirby’s Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 124
59 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 196
60 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 71
61 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 71
62 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 16
63 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 179
64 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 266
65 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 12
66 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 14
67 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 355
68 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Activision Strategy 136
69 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 120
70 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 22
71 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 73
72 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 146
73 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 78
74 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 15
75 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 69
76 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 27
77 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 98
78 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 277
79 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 24
80 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 23
81 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 76
82 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 19
83 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 121
84 Persona 4: The Golden PSV Atlus Role-Playing 38
85 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 68
86 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 72
87 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 53
88 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 Activision Shooter 69
89 Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Wii Activision Action 73
90 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 69
91 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 253
92 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series PS3 Telltale Games Adventure 12
93 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 121
94 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 381
95 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Sports 64
96 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 78
97 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 65
98 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 69
99 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 48
100 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 253

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