Weekly Sales Analysis, 28 July 2012 – 3DSXL, NSMB2 Launch in Japan

by playstationiso on August 4, 2012

Overview

The 3DS XL launched in Japan this week causing 3DS sales to explode. Hardware sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and 3DS, and are down for the DS, PSP and PlayStation Vita. Overall sales are up 51 percent week on week. The 3DS is up a massive 216 percent week on week and 458 percent year on year. Overall sales are down by just four percent year on year.

Seven games debuted in the top 30 this week. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) debuted at the top with sales of 423,075. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Batman: Arkham City (X360) passed the three million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Hardware

Hardware sales week on week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and 3DS, and are down for the DS, PSP and PlayStation Vita. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 351,109 units, which is up 239,877 (216%).

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