Weekly Sales Analysis, 16 June 2012 – Lollipop Chainsaw, Persona 4
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Weekly Sales Analysis, 16 June 2012 – Lollipop Chainsaw, Persona 4

Overview

Hardware sales week on week are up for the Xbox 360, 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and are down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, DS and PSP. Overall sales are down five percent week on week. The 3DS is the only platform to be up year on year and even with it being up 49 percent, overall sales are down by 30 percent.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Lollipop (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 166,464. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number three with sales of 135,639. Software milestones this week in the top 30: Battlefield 3 (X360) passed the six million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

Week on week are up for the Xbox 360, 3DS and PlayStation Vita, and are down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, DS and PSP. The 3DS is at the top this week with sales of 143,036 units, which is up 2,823 (2%).  The PlayStation 3 is down 1,203 (-1%) to 119,870 units sold.  Xbox 360 sales are up 2,491 (3%) to 90,365 units sold. The PlayStation Vita is up 29,308 (56%) to 81,685 units sold. The Wii sold 48,748 units, which is down 4,678 (-9%). The PSP sold 44,149 which is down 1,335 (-3%) compared to last week.  The DS is down 1,418 (-3%) to 39,517 units sold. Total week on week sales are up 25,988 (5%) to 567,370.

Year on year sales are up for the 3DS and down for everything else. The PlayStation 3 is down 24,924 (-17%), the Wii is down 110,834 (-69%), and the Xbox 360 is down 53,936 (-37%). The PSP is down 81,039 (-65%) the DS is down 98,666 (-71%) and the 3DS is up 47,091 (49%). Year on year sales are down 240,623 (-30%).

The PlayStation 3 has decreased for two weeks, the Wii for one, while the Xbox 360 has increased for one week. The PlayStation 3 has led every week this year and the Xbox 360 has been in second every week, except for the week ending January 7 where the Wii outsold it. The PlayStation 3 has a 46 percent market share; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has a 19 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

The 3DS has outsold its predecessor, the DS, by more than 3 to 1, while the Vita outsold the PSP by nearly 2 to 1. The PSP has a 53 percent market share this week for the current generation handhelds and the DS has a 47 percent. The 3DS has a 64 percent market share for the next generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 36 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the 3DS, DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Lollipop (PS3) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 166,464. The Xbox 360 version debuted at number three with sales of 135,639. The game launched worldwide.

Persona 4: The Golden (PSV) debuted at number two with sales of 137,128. The game launched in Japan, and will release in the US on October 30.

Akiba’s Trip Plus (PSP) debuted at number 21 with sales of 29,480. The game launched in Japan, with no release date anywhere else.

Other games in the top 10 that are not debuts include Diablo III (PC) at number four with sales of 97,261. Gravity Rush (PSV) is at number five with sales of 71,454.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (3D) is at number six with sales of 66,775. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) is at number seven with sales of 62,312. Max Payne 3 (X360) is at number eight with sales of 46,633. Max Payne 3 (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 40,337. FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 39,227.

Week on week software totals are up for the PSP and PlayStation Vita, and are down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and 3DS. The PlayStation 3 takes the top spot this week with sales of 1.43 million, a decrease of 32,928 (-2%). The Xbox 360 sold 1.37 million games this week, a decrease of 12,597 (-1%). Wii software sales are down 44,728 (-5%) to 785,366. The DS sold 468,823 games, a decrease of 7,932 (-2%). The 3DS sold 459,144 games, which is down 34,926 (-9%). PSP game sales are up 30,699 (15%) to 240,176 games sold. The Vita sold 320,062 games, an increase of 186,867 (140%).  Total combined software is up 84,445 (2%) week on week to 4.97 million.

Year on year software totals are down across the board. The PlayStation 3 is down 5,634 (-0%), the Wii is down 604,364 (-43%) and the Xbox 360 is down 59,852 (-4%). The DS is down 344,360 (-42%), the PSP is down 177,753 (-43%) and the 3DS is down 69,502 (-16%). Total combined software is down 941,403 (-16%) games sold year on year.

The gap between the software sales of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have been within 100,000 of each other since the week of May 19. The PlayStation 3 has lead for seven of the last 10 weeks, while the Xbox 360 led for the other three. The PlayStation 3 has a 40 percent market share, the Xbox 360 with 38 percent, and the Wii with 22 percent. Compared to ten weeks ago all three home consoles are down.

The DS has lead for nine out of the last ten weeks. The DS has a 66 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 34 percent market share. The 3DS has a535 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 47 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the Vita is up, while the DS, PSP and 3DS are down.

The Top 100 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
166,464 166,464 1
2
Persona 4: The Golden (PSV)
Atlus, Role-Playing
137,128 137,128 1
3
Lollipop Chainsaw (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
135,639 135,639 1
4
Diablo III (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Role-Playing
97,261 2,238,154 5
5
Gravity Rush (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
71,454 147,077 19
6
Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
66,775 676,230 3
7
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
61,312 871,741 4
8
Max Payne 3 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
46,633 860,569 5
9
Max Payne 3 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
40,337 686,205 5
10
FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
39,227 5,897,753 38
11
Mario Party 9 (Wii)
Nintendo, Misc
39,184 1,346,800 16
12
Mario Tennis (3DS)
Nintendo, Sports
37,828 305,756 4
13
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
37,207 379,701 4
14
Tokyo Jungle (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
36,141 143,597 2
15
FIFA Soccer 12 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
33,724 3,840,347 38
16
Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
Capcom, Adventure
32,785 630,916 4
17
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
32,530 6,205,203 33
18
Battlefield 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
31,856 5,452,836 34
19
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
30,006 5,731,638 29
20
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii)
Majesco Entertainment, Sports
29,888 1,746,253 31
21
Akiba's Trip Plus (PSP)
Acquire, Adventure
29,480 29,480 1
22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
29,276 11,994,388 32
23
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360)
Activision, Shooter
27,931 14,170,065 32
24
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Wii)
Activision, Action
27,646 1,815,279 36
25
Battlefield 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
24,486 6,008,687 34
26
MLB 12: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
24,161 513,531 15
27
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
22,300 32,121,137 219
28
Kinect Adventures! (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Misc
21,287 16,648,651 85
29
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
20,734 3,844,224 32
30
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
20,648 4,387,629 33
31 NBA 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 37
32 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo Sports 291
33 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 35
34 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Sega Sports 31
35 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo Platform 135
36 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PSV Konami Digital Entertainment Action 1
37 Batman: Arkham City X360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Action 35
38 Dragon's Dogma X360 Capcom Adventure 4
39 Mass Effect 3 X360 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 15
40 Red Dead Redemption X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 109
41 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 505 Games Shooter 7
42 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo Sports 142
43 Pokemon Black / White Version DS Nintendo Role-Playing 92
44 Wii Party Wii Nintendo Misc 102
45 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment Racing 82
46 Just Dance 3 Wii Ubisoft Misc 37
47 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 32
48 Kinect Star Wars X360 Microsoft Game Studios Action 11
49 NBA 2K12 PS3 Take-Two Interactive Sports 37
50 Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou PSP Atlus Role-Playing 57
51 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 Square Enix Role-Playing 27
52 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 Ubisoft Action 31
53 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 Ubisoft Action 31
54 Red Dead Redemption PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 109
55 Kinect Sports X360 Microsoft Game Studios Sports 85
56 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 32
57 FIFA Street PS3 Electronic Arts Sports 14
58 Zumba Fitness X360 Majesco Entertainment Sports 83
59 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo Sports 156
60 Zumba Fitness Wii Majesco Entertainment Sports 83
61 New Super Mario Bros. DS Nintendo Platform 318
62 Sniper Elite V2 X360 505 Games Shooter 7
63 Heroes of Ruin 3DS Square Enix Role-Playing 1
64 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS Sega Sports 19
65 Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Take-Two Interactive Action 216
66 Max Payne 3 PC Take-Two Interactive Shooter 3
67 Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS Nintendo Action 13
68 Prototype 2 PS3 Activision Action 8
69 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 Activision Shooter 84
70 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo Adventure 31
71 Mass Effect 3 PS3 Electronic Arts Role-Playing 15
72 Game of Thrones PS3 Atlus Role-Playing 5
73 Battlefield 3 PC Electronic Arts Shooter 34
74 DiRT Showdown X360 Codemasters Racing 4
75 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Activision Shooter 84
76 Game of Thrones X360 Atlus Role-Playing 5
77 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Racing 36
78 Nintendogs + cats 3DS Nintendo Simulation 69
79 Resistance: Burning Skies PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Shooter 3
80 The Sims 3 PC Electronic Arts Simulation 159
81 Rage X360 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 37
82 Football Manager 2012 PC Sega Sports 35
83 DiRT Showdown PS3 Codemasters Racing 4
84 Halo: Reach X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 92
85 Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS3 Konami Digital Entertainment Sports 38
86 Grand Theft Auto IV X360 Take-Two Interactive Action 216
87 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC Activision Shooter 32
88 Mario Kart DS DS Nintendo Racing 344
89 The Sims 3: Pets PC Electronic Arts Simulation 35
90 Saints Row: The Third PS3 THQ Action 31
91 Major League Baseball 2K12 X360 Take-Two Interactive Sports 15
92 Kidou Senshi Gundam Seed Battle Destiny PSV Bandai Namco Games Simulation 2
93 Prototype 2 X360 Activision Action 8
94 Gears of War 3 X360 Microsoft Game Studios Shooter 39
95 Borderlands X360 Take-Two Interactive Shooter 139
96 Rage PS3 Bethesda Softworks Shooter 37
97 Skate 3 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 110
98 Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSV Sony Computer Entertainment Action 27
99 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 X360 Electronic Arts Sports 12
100 Fallout 3 X360 Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing 190

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Contributor: VGChartz   Posted: Jun 26, 2012 at 3:31pm
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