Weekly Sales Analysis, 9 February – Dragon Quest VII

by playstationiso on February 17, 2013

Overview

Hardware sales increased this week by five percent, after six weeks of decreasing. But only due to the increased sales of the 3DS. 512,466 consoles were sold this week. Week-on-week sales are up for the 3DS. Year-on-year sales are down 38 percent. The Vita is the only platform up year-on-year.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dragon Quest VII (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts this week with sales of 836,027 units. Other debuts include Dead Space 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3).

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 10,601 (-8%) to 120,999 units sold. Xbox 360 sales are down 4,263 (-5%) to 87,104 units sold. The Wii U sold 31,716 units, a decrease of 2,589 (-8%). The Wii sold 21,149 units, a decrease of 4,268 (-17%).

Handheld sales week-on-week are up for the 3DS, and down for the DS, PSP, and Vita. The 3DS sold 189,167 units, which is up 53,197 (39%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita is down 1,377 (-25) to 24,360 units sold. The PSP sold 21,407 units which is down 3,422 (-14%) compared to last week. The DS is down 1,989 (-11%) to 16,564 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 24,688 units (5%) to 512,466 units.

The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up year-on-Year. The PlayStation 3 is down 86,870 (-42%), the Wii is down 93,293 (-82%), and the Xbox 360 is down 69,296 (-44%). The PSP is down 64,719 (-70%), the DS is down 39,490 (-70%), the Vita is up 7,656 (46%) and the 3DS is down 4,917 (-3%). Year on year sales are down 319,213 units (-38%).

Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have dropped significantly since the week ending December 22; however sales have almost evened out. The PlayStation 3 has led for seven straight weeks and seven of the last 10 weeks. The Xbox 360 led for two of the other weeks and the Wii U one of the weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 53 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a nine percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four home consoles are down.

Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have dropped for seven straight weeks for the DS, five weeks for the PSP, and one week for the Vita. 3DS sales have increased for one week. The 3DS remains well above all the other handhelds, outselling them combined.

The PSP has a 56 percent market share this week for the seventh generation handhelds and the DS with 44 percent. The 3DS has an 89 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has an 11 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dragon Quest VII (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts this week with sales of 836,027 units. The game launched in Japan.

Dead Space 3 (X360) debuted at number two with sales of 385,439. The PlayStation 3 version debuted at number three with sales of 247,134. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3) debuted at number five with sales of 103,235. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Fire Emblem: Kakusei/ Awakening (3DS) is at number four with sales of 200,928 units.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) is at number six with sales of 84,872. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) is at number seven with sales of 81,672 units. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 81,275 units. Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 58,433. Far Cry 3 (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 50,189.

Software

Software home console sales week on week are up for the Xbox 360, flat for the PlayStation 3, and down for the Wii and Wii U. The PlayStation 3 sold the most games this week with sales of 1.61 million, a decrease of 5,997 units (0%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.57 million games this week, an increase of 120,748 units (8%). Wii software sales are down 39,220 units (-6%) to 648,159 games sold. The Wii U sold 81,643 games, a decrease of 19,557 (19%).

Handheld software sales are up for the 3DS, and down for the DS, PSP and Vita. The 3DS sold 1.46 million games, which is up 996,928 units (-214%). The DS sold 330,247 games, a decrease of 38,806 units (-11%) week on week. PSP game sales are down 27,803 units (-17%) to 139,647 games sold. The Vita sold 121,168 games, a decrease of 3857 (-3%). Total combined software is up 982,436 units (20%) week-on-week to 5.96 million.

Year on year software totals is up for the 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 312,496 units (-16%), the Wii is down 571,097 units (-47%) and the Xbox 360 is down 331,177 units (-17%). The DS is down 185,941 units (-36%), the PSP is down 152,700 units (-52%), the 3DS is up 968,275 units (196%), and the Vita is up 54,584 units (82%). Total combined software is down 448,909 units (-7%) games sold year on year.

Software Home Consoles

Software sales have increased for two weeks for the Xbox 360, have decreased for the other platforms for one week. The PlayStation 3 has led for four straight weeks and the Xbox 360 led for the 10 prior weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 42 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 41 percent, and the Wii with 7 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 eighth straight week and for the seventh time in 10 weeks. The DS led for the other two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively.

The DS has a 70 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 30 percent market share. The 3DS has a 92 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has an eight 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
Dragon Warrior VII (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
836,027 836,027 1
2
Gamewise
Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
385,439 385,439 1
3
Gamewise
Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
247,134 247,134 1
4
Gamewise
Fire Emblem: Kakusei (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
200,928 692,023 43
5
Gamewise
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
104,235 104,235 1
6
Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
84,872 2,616,577 14
7
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
81,672 11,499,363 13
8
Gamewise
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
81,275 9,510,383 13
9
Gamewise
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
58,433 541,604 65
10
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
50,189 1,942,069 11
11
Gamewise
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
49,523 1,659,526 11
12
Gamewise
Just Dance 4 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
45,561 5,112,234 19
13
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Action
43,510 5,976,141 20
14
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
39,499 5,431,160 29
15
Gamewise
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
36,315 7,761,475 14
16
Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
28,448 4,344,988 20
17
Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
28,335 7,576,766 63
18
Gamewise
Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
24,075 1,613,013 15
19
Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
23,671 8,108,721 67
20
Gamewise
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
23,390 2,065,163 19
21
Gamewise
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
22,770 8,735,408 116
22
Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
22,418 6,241,025 34
23
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
21,812 4,092,689 15
24
Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
21,655 1,534,728 12
25
Gamewise
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
21,419 4,619,487 15
26
Gamewise
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
21,289 1,631,964 12
27
Gamewise
Zumba Fitness (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
20,678 6,219,114 117
28
Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
20,637 33,436,773 253
29
Gamewise
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
20,176 1,422,794 12
30
Gamewise
DMC (PS3)
Capcom, Action
19,193 407,172 4
31 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 325
32 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 169
33 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 176
34 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 190
35 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 67
36 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS Nintendo Action 13
37 Forza: Horizon X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 16
38 Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy Wii Ubisoft Sports 168
39 Dead Space 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 1
40 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 66
41 Kinect Adventures! X360 Microsoft Game Studios Misc 119
42 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 143
43 NBA 2K13 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 19
44 Madden NFL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 24
45 Kirby’s Epic Yarn Wii Nintendo Platform 121
46 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Platform 1
47 Fantasy Life 3DS Level 5 Role-Playing 7
48 Madden NFL 13 PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 24
49 Hitman: Absolution X360 Square Enix Action 12
50 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 65
51 Battlefield 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Shooter 68
52 Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft Role-Playing 24
53 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Role-Playing 20
54 Football Manager 2013 PC Sega Action 16
55 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 117
56 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 69
57 Need for Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game X360 Electronic Arts Racing 15
58 Dead Island X360 Deep Silver Action 75
59 Hitman: HD Trilogy PS3 Square Enix Action 2
60 Just Dance Wii Ubisoft Misc 169
61 NHL 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 22
62 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 66
63 Far Cry 3 PC Ubisoft Shooter 11
64 Hitman: HD Trilogy X360 Square Enix Action 2
65 Skylanders Giants Wii Activision Action 17
66 Battlefield 3 X360 Electronic Arts Shooter 68
67 The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series X360 Telltale Games Adventure 9
68 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 193
69 Monster Hunter Tri 3DS Capcom Role-Playing 62
70 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Action 12
71 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 143
72 Borderlands 2 X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 21
73 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 70
74 WWE ’13 X360 THQ Action 15
75 Mortal Kombat PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Fighting 95
76 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 352
77 DMC X360 Capcom Action 4
78 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo Fighting 263
79 Rocksmith X360 Ubisoft Misc 69
80 Just Dance 4 X360 Ubisoft Misc 19
81 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 66
82 Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition Wii Namco Bandai Games Misc 11
83 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 250
84 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo Platform 274
85 Mario Party 9 Wii Nintendo Misc 50
86 Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 21
87 Farming Simulator 2013 PC Focus Home Interactive Action 16
88 Demon Gaze PSV Kadokawa Games Role-Playing 3
89 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 250
90 Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified PSV Activision Action 13
91 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 69
92 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 45
93 Resident Evil 6 PS3 Capcom Action 19
94 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Activision Shooter 66
95 Dead Island PS3 Deep Silver Action 75
96 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC Activision Strategy 133
97 WWE ’13 PS3 THQ Action 15
98 Dishonored X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 18
99 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC Activision Shooter 13
100 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 118

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