The holiday draws nearer as hardware sales for the home consoles increases, though handheld sales drop due to the lack of any major releases. Overall week on week hardware sales are up three percent. The 3DS continues to be the only platform up year on year. Overall hardware sales are down 18 percent year on year.
Five games debuted in the top 30 this week. Resident Evil 6 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is this week’s top debut. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at the top with sales of 1,440,902. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number two with sales of 946,144. Software milestones this week in the top 30: FIFA 13 (PS3) passed three million sold; andTweet this!