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Weekly Sales Analysis, 22 February – PlayStation 4 Launches in Japan

28 Feb

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week increased by 58 percent, due to the PlayStation 4 launch in Japan. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, PSP, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita. Overall year-on-year sales are up by 18 percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the only two platforms up year-on-year.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Yakuza: Ishin (PS3) debuted at number three with sales of 138,294. The PlayStation 4 version debuted at number five with sales of 78,736. The game launched in Japan.

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

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. PlayStation 4 sales are up 319,866 (246%) to 449,705 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 5,198 (-8%) to 59,041 units sold. Xbox One sales are up 8,737 (18%) to 56,769 units sold. Wii U sales are up 3,952 (10%) to 44,503 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 28,782 units, a decrease of 2,288 (-7%). The Wii sold 12,882 units, a decrease of 2,775 (-18%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down across the board. The 3DS sold 121,030 units, which is up down 15,895 (-12%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 39,655 units which is down 2,419 (-6%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 877 (-5%) to 15,114 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 303,103 units (58%) to 827,481 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 119,824 (-67%), the Wii is down 35,245 (-73%), the Xbox 360 is down 103,953 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 9,556 (27%). The PSP is down 60,495 (-80%), the Vita is up 3,601 (7%) and the 3DS is down 46,749 (-28%). Year on year sales are down 125,158 units (18%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Wii U for two weeks and one week for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 have decreased for one week. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 22 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for 13 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for 12 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 59 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 29 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 82 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 10 percent market share and the Wii U has an eight percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for the 3DS, Vita, and PSP for one week.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 20 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 81,000 units, from 95,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 75 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 25 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Yakuza: Ishin (PS3) debuted at number three with sales of 138,294. The PlayStation 4 version debuted at number five with sales of 78,736. The game launched in Japan.

Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Game (3DS) debuted at number 19 with sales of 44,253. The game launched in game.

Rayman Legends (PS4) debuted at number 20 with sales of 43,157. The game launched in North America and Europe.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Knack (PS4) is at the top of the charts with sales of 329,036. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) is at number two with sales of 198,292. The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360) is at number four with sales of 100,742.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) is at number six with sales of 74,701. Minecraft (X360) is at number seven with sales of 66,247. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) is at number eight with sales of 65,996. Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 64,376. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 62,604.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One, and down for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.52 million games, a decrease of 113,530 units (-7%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.16 million games this week, a decrease of 96,168 units (-8%). The PlayStation 4 sold 864,585 games, an increase of 522,195 units (153%).  Wii software sales are up 32,086 units (8%) to 420,801 games sold. The Wii U sold 413,010 games, an increase of 137,123 (50%). The Xbox One sold 199,407 games, an increase of 10,605 (6%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and PSP, and down for the 3DS and Vita. The 3DS sold 607,776 games, which down 91,966 units (-13%). The DS sold 301,785 games, an increase of 27,888 units (10%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 29,952 units (-18%) to 135,102 games sold. The PSP sold 88,435 games, an increase of 7,492 (9%). Total combined software is up 405,773 units (8%) week-on-week to 5.71 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 599,906 units (-28%), the Wii is down 276,557 units (368%), the Xbox 360 is down 610,356 units (-35%), and the Wii U is up 324,764 units (207%). The DS is down 97,536 units (-24%), the PSP is down 60,207 units (-41%), the 3DS is up 45,948 units (8%), and the Vita is up 29,059 units (27%). Total combined software is down 180,800 units (-3%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales have increased for the Wii U and Xbox One for two weeks, and one week for the PlayStation 4 and Wii. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have decreased for one week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 49 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 37 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 59 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 28 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 14 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the DS for four straight weeks and one week for the PSP. The Vita has decreased for one week, while the 3DS has decreased for two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than four times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 77 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 23 percent market share. The 3DS has an 82 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has an 18 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

The Top 75 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise Knack Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Knack (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
329,036 908,682 15
2
Gamewise Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
198,292 236,557 2
3
Gamewise Yakuza: Ishin Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Yakuza: Ishin (PS3)
Sega, Action
138,294 138,294 1
4
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
100,742 238,317 3
5
Gamewise Yakuza: Ishin Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Yakuza: Ishin (PS4)
Sega, Action
78,736 78,736 1
6
Gamewise Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
74,701 868,301 14
7
Gamewise Minecraft Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
66,247 3,687,137 38
8
Gamewise Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
65,996 623,106 3
9
Gamewise Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
64,376 1,481,100 15
10
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
62,604 16,917,552 23
11
Gamewise Pokemon X/Y Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
58,389 10,449,427 20
12
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
56,187 1,534,051 15
13
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
55,397 128,138 3
14
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
53,998 7,494,567 16
15
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
52,475 1,905,720 15
16
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
50,760 1,593,714 15
17
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
47,991 8,243,218 16
18
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
44,976 13,476,066 23
19
Gamewise Kuroko's Basketball: Miracle Game Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kuroko's Basketball: Miracle Game (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
44,253 44,253 1
20
Gamewise Rayman Legends Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Rayman Legends (PS4)
Ubisoft, Platform
43,157 43,157 1
21
Gamewise Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
42,414 265,274 4
22
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
37,038 5,455,575 22
23
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
36,432 1,409,267 15
24
Gamewise Youkai Watch Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
34,378 464,197 33
25
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
33,586 2,691,741 17
26
Gamewise Gran Turismo 6 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
30,154 2,048,022 12
27
Gamewise Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28,109 776,591 72
28
Gamewise Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
26,745 186,487 14
29
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
25,470 2,374,791 17
30
Gamewise Need for Speed Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
24,284 769,225 15
31
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 17
32
Gamewise Super Mario 3D World Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 14
33
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 66
34
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 22
35
Gamewise The Last of Us Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 37
36
Gamewise Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 14
37
Gamewise Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 68
38
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 14
39
Gamewise Fable Anniversary Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Fable Anniversary (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 3
40
Gamewise New Super Luigi U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 33
41
Gamewise Dead Rising 3 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
42
Gamewise Just Dance 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 21
43
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 15
44
Gamewise Ryse: Son of Rome Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 14
45
Gamewise Rayman Legends Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Rayman Legends (XOne)
Ubisoft, Platform
Pro N/A 1
46
Gamewise Mario Kart 7 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 117
47
Gamewise Disney Infinity Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 27
48
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
49
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 17
50
Gamewise Kirby: Triple Deluxe Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 7
51
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 21
52
Gamewise NASCAR '14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NASCAR '14 (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
Pro N/A 1
53
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 14
54
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
55
Gamewise Mario Party Island Tour Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 14
56
Gamewise Nintendo Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 66
57
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 83
58
Gamewise Wii Party U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 18
59
Gamewise LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 18
60
Gamewise LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 18
61
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 21
62
Gamewise Shin Sangoku Musou 7 Moushouden Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 Moushouden (PS4)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 1
63
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (WiiU)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
64
Gamewise Puzzle & Dragons Z Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
Pro N/A 11
65
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 3
66
Gamewise Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (XOne)
Square Enix, Action
Pro N/A 4
67
Gamewise The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 14
68
Gamewise Beyond: Two Souls Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 20
69
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 120
70
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 120
71
Gamewise Diablo III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 25
72
Gamewise Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 88
73
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 14
74
Gamewise Madden NFL 25 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 15
75
Gamewise Super Mario 3D Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 121

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251528/weekly-sales-analysis-22-february-playstation-4-launches-in-japan/

PlayStation 4 Outsells the Wii U Worldwide

27 Feb

Sony launched their 8th generation home console, the PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15 and November 29 in Europe. This is almost exactly one year after Nintendo launched their 8th generation home console, the Wii U. In just over three months the PlayStation 4 has topped Wii U worldwide sales to become the bestselling 8th generation home console.

The PlayStation 4 has managed 5,847,194 units as of the week ending February 22. The Wii U has managed to sell 5,765,484 units as of the same date. The PlayStation 4 launched in Japan this week with sales of 319,689, which is what helped it top the Wii U.

The PlayStation 4 has been selling out almost everywhere since it launched. When you align the launches with the Wii it has managed to sell one million more units in the first three months.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251527/playstation-4-outsells-the-wii-u-worldwide/

USA Preorders Chart, 22 February 2014 – Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, Thief (2014)

27 Feb

Overview

There are two games in the top 30 to be in its final week: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) and Thief (2014) for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Five games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top 15 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. One game added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and two added 10,000 or more, down from three last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) added 4,908 pre-orders for a grand total of 133,103. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 150,000 to 225,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 800,000 and 1.2 million units lifetime in the US.

Thief (2014) (XOne) added 6,425 pre-orders for a grand total of 68,610. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 75,000 to 110,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 500,000 and 700,000 units lifetime in the US.

Thief (2014) (PS4) added 3,038 pre-orders for a grand total of 58,029. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 70,000 to 100,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 500,000 and 700,000 units lifetime in the US.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending March 1

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) sales are expected to drop to around 35,000 units in its second week on sale.

NASCAR ’14 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 5,000 units in its second week on sale.

Rayman Legends (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 5,000 units in its second week on sale.

Overall hardware and software sales are expected to remain relatively flat.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

 Titanfall - Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

Titanfall (XOne) added 46,510 pre-orders, up from 28,469 last week, for a total of 319,555. The Xbox 360 version added 7,359 pre-orders, up from 5,195 last week, for a total of 72,167. The PC version added 3,759 pre-orders, up from 3,006 last week, for a total of 71,984. The game is three weeks away from launch in the USA, March 11, 2014.

 inFamous Second Son - PlayStation 4

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) added 8,488 pre-orders, up from 8,023 last week, for a total of 220,490. The game is four weeks away from launch in the USA, March 21, 2014.

Notable mentions: Dark  Souls II (PS3) added 11,329 pre-orders for a total of 188,078. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3) added 9,709 pre-orders for a total of 179,882. Dark  Souls II (PS3) added 9,050 pre-orders for a total of 126,477.

Requests: Final Fantasy XV (PS4) added 585 pre-orders for a total of 27,947. Final Fantasy XV (XOne) added 44 pre-orders for a total of 9,467. Super Smash Bros. Wii U (WiiU) added 44 pre-orders for a total of 5,752.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 30, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the most requested games will be added in next week's article!

The Top 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
Gamewise Wiki for Titanfall (XOne)
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
3 46,510 319,555
2
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (PS4)
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
N/A 3,993 236,810
3
Gamewise Wiki for inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
4 8,488 220,490
4
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (XOne)
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
N/A 3,892 206,410
5
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PS4)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
19 4,491 204,551
6
Gamewise Wiki for Dark Souls II (PS3)
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
3 11,329 188,078
7
Gamewise Wiki for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
4 9,709 179,882
8
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (XOne)
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
19 2,379 159,318
9
Gamewise Wiki for The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
6 5,973 143,149
10
Gamewise Wiki for South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
2 7,346 135,016
11
Gamewise Wiki for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
1 4,908 133,103
12
Gamewise Wiki for South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
2 8,641 127,586
13
Gamewise Wiki for Dark Souls II (X360)
Dark Souls II (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
3 9,050 126,477
14
Gamewise Wiki for The Order (PS4)
The Order (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 2,066 108,205
15
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (X360)
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
19 930 102,117
16
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (X360)
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
N/A 954 97,684
17
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PS3)
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
19 652 95,926
18
Gamewise Wiki for Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)
Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
7 1,229 95,739
19
Gamewise Wiki for Driveclub (PS4)
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
6 1,048 75,957
20
Gamewise Wiki for Titanfall (X360)
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
3 7,358 72,167
21
Gamewise Wiki for Titanfall (PC)
Titanfall (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
3 3,759 71,984
22
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (PS4)
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 1,871 71,662
23
Gamewise Wiki for Thief (2014) (XOne)
Thief (2014) (XOne)
Square Enix, Action
1 6,425 68,610
24
Gamewise Wiki for The Sims 4 (PC)
The Sims 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Action
N/A 670 67,485
25
Gamewise Wiki for Thief (2014) (PS4)
Thief (2014) (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
1 3,038 58,029
26
Gamewise Wiki for Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
14 2,508 54,922
27
Gamewise Wiki for The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
15 3,202 50,307
28
Gamewise Wiki for Halo 5 (XOne)
Halo 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 601 50,164
29
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PC)
Watch Dogs (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 700 47,311
30
Gamewise Wiki for Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
3 1,927 45,910

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251526/usa-preorders-chart-22-february-2014-tales-of-symphonia-chronicles-thief-2014/

Wii U vs Wii � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2014 Update

26 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Wii U vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

Wii U Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,047,868 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 14,309,755 - Wii

Total Lead: 16,552,165 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 5,644,779

Wii Total Sales: 22,196,944

In the latest month of sales the Wii U has fallen another 1,047,868 units further behind its predecessor the Wii. The Wii currently leads by 16,552,165 when you compare the first 15 months. The gap is expected to continue to grow in the next month.

Both consoles launched in November, the Wii in November 2006 and the Wii U in November 2012. The Wii U has sold 5,644,779 units in its first 15 months on sale, while the Wii has sold 22,196,944 units.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251525/wii-u-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2014-update/

PlayStation 4 Sales Top 320,000 in 2 Days in Japan

25 Feb

Sony's 8th generation home console, the PlayStation 4, launched on February 22 in Japan. Sales figures for the first two days are in. The PlayStation 4 sold 322,083 units, according to Famitsu. This is slightly better than the Wii U launch which sold 308,570 units in its first two days.

The PlayStation 4 did outsell its predecessor, the PlayStation 3, by a large margin when you compare launches. The PlayStation 3 sold just 86,742 units in its first two days on sale, according to VGChartz. The PlayStation 2 still holds the record for biggest opening for a Sony console in Japan, with sales of 630,552 units in its first two days.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251524/playstation-4-sales-top-320000-in-2-days-in-japan/

PS4 vs PS3 � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2014 Update

25 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs PS3 – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 316,409 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 3,477,479 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,109,615

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 1,632,136

January 2014 is the third month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap increased this week in favor of the PlayStation 4 over its predecessor, the PlayStation 3. The gap by an additional 3,16,409 units, to bring the total gap to 3,477,479.

In its first three months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 5.11 million units, while the PlayStation 3 sold just 1.63 million units in its first three months on sale.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251523/ps4-vs-ps3vgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2014-update/

2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to February 15th

24 Feb

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds over comparable periods for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

YTD

YTD

Market Share – 7th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

MS

Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

MS

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to February 19)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to February 18)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to February 16)

2014 – (Week beginning December 29 to February 15)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 7th Generation

Total

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation

Total

"Year to date" sales for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2013 versus 2011 and 2013 versus 2012 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Microsoft

Xbox 360 - Down Year-on-Year 111,097, Year to Date -72.0%

Xbox One – n/a

Sony

PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 120,141, Year to Date -55.0%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 61,306, Year to Date -71.6%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-year 8,626, Year to Date 41.7%

PlayStation 4 – n/a

Nintendo

Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 39,827, Year to Date -68.4%

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 52,786, Year to Date -16.8%

Nintendo Wii U – Up Year-on-Year 2,189, Year to Date 2.4%

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251522/2014-year-on-year-sales-and-market-share-update-to-february-15th/

Weekly Sales Analysis, 15 February – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

24 Feb

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by four percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the PlaySTation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, PSP, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita, and down for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 30 percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the only two platforms up year-on-year.

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) debuted at number 17 with sales of 38,265. The game launched in Japan.

Software milestones this week in the top 30: Gran Turimso 6 (PS3) passed the two million mark.

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, and Wii U, and down for the Playtation 4 and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales are down 30,465 (-19%) to 126,514 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are up 2,125 (3%) to 64,239 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 5,638 (-11%) to 48,032 units sold. Wii U sales are up 4,900 (14%) to 40,551 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 31,070 units, an increase of 532 (2%). The Wii sold 15,657 units, an increase of 2,593 (20%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, Vita, and PSP. The 3DS sold 141,577 units, which is up 27 (0%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 42,074 units which is up 3,699 (10%) compared to last week. The PSP is up 186 (1%) to 16,355 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 22,041 units (-4%) to 526,069 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 120,141 (-65%), the Wii is down 39,827 (-72%), the Xbox 360 is down 111,097 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 2,189 (6%). The PSP is down 61,306 (-79%), the Vita is up 8,636 (26%) and the 3DS is down 52,786 (-27%). Year on year sales are down 226,863 units (-30%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for three weeks, the Wii for two weeks and one week for the PlayStation 3 and Wii U. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have both dropped for two straight weeks. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 21 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for 12 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for 11 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 58 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 28 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 59 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 22 percent market share and the Wii U has a 19 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for three straight weeks and one week for the PSP and Vita.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 19 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 99,000 units, from 103,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 77 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 23 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

One game debuted in the top 30 this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) debuted at number 17 with sales of 38,265. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) is at the top of the charts with sales of 374,900. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360) is at number two with sales of 152,796. The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360) is at number three with sales of 137,575. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) is at number four with sales of 115,168. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number five with sales of 73,977.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3) is at number six with sales of 72,741. Minecraft (X360) is at number seven with sales of 62,877. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number eight with sales of 60,948. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number nine with sales of 58,286. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 56,475.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Xbox One, and down for the Wii and PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.63 million games, an increase of 385,768 units (31%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.25 million games this week, an increase of 182,456 units (17%). Wii software sales are down 1,428 units (0%) to 388,819 games sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 342,391 games, a decrease of 24,292 units (-7%).  The Wii U sold 275,887 games, an increase of 73,260 (36%). The Xbox One sold 188,802 games, an increase of 5,661 (3%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and Vita, and down for the PSP and 3DS. The 3DS sold 699,742 games, which down 426,835 units (-38%). The DS sold 274,047 games, an increase of 13,809 units (5%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are up 4,091 units (3%) to 165,287 games sold. The PSP sold 81,011 games, a decrease of 2,960 (-4%). Total combined software is up 209,530 units (4%) week-on-week to 5.30 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is up 24,315 units (2%), the Wii is down 3331,123 units (-46%), the Xbox 360 is down 351,186 units (-22%), and the Wii U is up 185,978 units (207%). The DS is down 117,150 units (-30%), the PSP is down 58,425 units (-42%), the 3DS is up 34,139 units (5%), and the Vita is up 50,361 units (44%). Total combined software is down 31,898 units (-1%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales has increased for the Xbox 360 for three weeks, and increased for the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox One for one week. The Wii and PlayStation 4 have dropped for two weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 50 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 38 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 42 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 34 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 24 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the DS for three straight weeks and one week for the Vita. The 3DS has decreased for one week, while the PSP has decreased for two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold more than four times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 77 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 23 percent market share. The 3DS has an 81 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 19 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

The Top 75 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Gamewise
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
374,900 793,600 13
2
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Gamewise
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
152,796 159,742 13
3
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
137,575 137,575 2
4
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi | Gamewise
Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
115,168 557,110 2
5
Grand Theft Auto V | Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
73,977 16,854,948 22
6
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
72,741 72,741 2
7
Minecraft | Gamewise
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
62,877 3,620,890 37
8
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
60,948 7,440,569 15
9
Pokemon X/Y | Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
58,286 10,391,038 19
10
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
56,475 8,195,227 15
11
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy | Gamewise
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
54,929 748,482 71
12
Grand Theft Auto V | Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
53,443 13,431,090 22
13
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
49,162 49,162 2
14
Fable Anniversary | Gamewise
Fable Anniversary (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Role-Playing
43,965 175,752 2
15
FIFA Soccer 14 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
43,008 1,542,954 14
16
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
39,651 1,853,245 14
17
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | Gamewise
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
38,265 38,265 1
18
Gran Turismo 6 | Gamewise
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
34,418 2,017,868 11
19
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
33,769 33,769 2
20
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
32,987 1,477,864 14
21
FIFA Soccer 14 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
32,886 5,418,537 21
22
Killzone: Shadow Fall | Gamewise
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
32,868 1,416,724 14
23
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (WiiU)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
31,029 31,029 2
24
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
30,988 2,658,155 16
25
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition | Gamewise
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Square Enix, Action
29,446 222,860 3
26
New Super Mario Bros. U | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
28,656 3,697,258 65
27
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
28,251 1,372,835 14
28
Super Mario 3D World | Gamewise
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
27,463 1,824,991 13
29
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
26,915 2,349,321 16
30
Youkai Watch | Gamewise
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
25,376 429,819 32
31
The LEGO Movie Videogame | Gamewise
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 2
32
Kirby: Triple Deluxe | Gamewise
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 6
33
A-Ressha de Ikou 3D | Gamewise
A-Ressha de Ikou 3D (3DS)
ArtDink, Simulation
Pro N/A 1
34
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
35
Animal Crossing: New Leaf | Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 67
36
New Super Luigi U | Gamewise
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 32
37
NBA 2K14 | Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 14
38
The Last of Us | Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 36
39
Call of Duty: Ghosts | Gamewise
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
40
Mario Kart 7 | Gamewise
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 116
41
Just Dance 2014 | Gamewise
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 20
42
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc | Gamewise
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PSV)
Nippon Ichi Software, Adventure
Pro N/A 19
43
Disney Infinity | Gamewise
Disney Infinity (X360)
Disney Interactive Studios, Action
Pro N/A 26
44
Need for Speed Rivals | Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 14
45
Dead Rising 3 | Gamewise
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 13
46
Mario Party Island Tour | Gamewise
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 13
47
FIFA Soccer 14 | Gamewise
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 21
48
New Super Mario Bros. 2 | Gamewise
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 82
49
Forza Motorsport 5 | Gamewise
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 13
50
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds | Gamewise
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 13
51
Diablo III | Gamewise
Diablo III (PS3)
Activision, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 24
52
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 13
53
Magi: Aratanaru Sekai | Gamewise
Magi: Aratanaru Sekai (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
54
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes | Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
55
Wii Party U | Gamewise
Wii Party U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 17
56
Ryse: Son of Rome | Gamewise
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
Pro N/A 13
57
NBA 2K14 | Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 20
58
NBA 2K14 | Gamewise
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 20
59
Puzzle & Dragons Z | Gamewise
Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS)
GungHo, Puzzle
Pro N/A 10
60
Toukiden: The Age of Demons | Gamewise
Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PSV)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 34
61
Battlefield 4 | Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 16
62
Puyo Puyo Tetris | Gamewise
Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS)
Sega, Puzzle
Pro N/A 2
63
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost | Gamewise
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 3
64
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes | Gamewise
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 17
65
Super Mario 3D Land | Gamewise
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 120
66
Madden NFL 25 | Gamewise
Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 14
67
Beyond: Two Souls | Gamewise
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
Pro N/A 19
68
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games | Gamewise
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (WiiU)
Nintendo, Sports
Pro N/A 15
69
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 | Gamewise
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 87
70
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 119
71
The Sims 3 | Gamewise
The Sims 3 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 246
72
Need for Speed Rivals | Gamewise
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 13
73
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon | Gamewise
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 48
74
Wii Fit U | Gamewise
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 10
75
Mario Kart Wii | Gamewise
Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 306

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251521/weekly-sales-analysis-15-february-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze/

Top 10 Selling Wii U Games in 2013

24 Feb

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.

This week the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature returns with a look at the top 10 selling Wii U games in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling Xbox One games in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling PlayStation 4 games in 2013.

Top 10 Selling Wii U Games in 2013

The Wii U launched in November 2012. There are four games that were released in 2012 and six that were released in 2013. Three of the games released in 2012 were released in November and one in December. Of the six games released in 2013 one was released in March, two in July, one in September, one in October, and one in November.

In 2013 the top 10 games sold for the Wii U sold 10.13 million units. The top game sold more than two million units and the top four sold more than one million units. The top eight titles sold more than 500,000 units and the entire top 10 sold 300,000 or more units.

When you break it down by publisher there are eight first party titles, published by Nintendo, and two third party titles. The two third party titles were published by Ubisoft and Capcom.

The eight Nintendo games sold a combined 9.5 million units or 93.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two third party titles sold a combined 0.63 million units, or 6.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Wii U Games in 2013

The top 10 selling Wii U games in 2013 as a graph shows how critical first party titles are for Nintendo, especially the Mario franchise. Three of the top four titles are for the Mario franchise, while the other game in the top four, Nintendo Land, was heavily bundled.

Side note: There were 3.23 million Wii U’s sold in 2013, with 15.12 million games sold. That would put the attach ratio at 4.68 games sold for each console sold. There were 74 games available for the console at retail.

Nintendo sold the most games for the platform with 10.15 million units. Ubisoft managed to sell 1.43 million games, Activision 0.72 million games, Warner Bros. 0.68 million games, Disney 0.41 million games, and Capcom 0.40 million games.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251520/top-10-selling-wii-u-games-in-2013/

Xbox One vs Xbox 360 � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2014 Update

21 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Xbox One vs Xbox 360 – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

Xbox One Vs. Xbox 360 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 217,013 – Xbox 360

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,689,982 - XOne

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,3,86,476

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 1,696,494

January 2014 is the third month of the Xbox One being on sale. The gap shrunk during the month when compared to the Xbox 360’s third month on sale. The gap shrunk 217,013 units in favor of the Xbox 360. The Xbox One currently leads by 1,689,982 units after the first two months.

The Xbox One has sold 3,386,476 units in its first three month, while its predecessor the Xbox 360 sold 1,696,494 units during its first two months on sale.  The gap is expected to shrink again in February due to poor Xbox One sales.

Both consoles launched in November. The Xbox 360 launched in November 2005 for $300 and $400, while the Xbox One launched in November 2013 for $500.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251519/xbox-one-vs-xbox-360vgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2014-update/

Flappy Bird Cheats and Hack

21 Feb

Flappy Bird is currently taking the iOS and Android stores by storm! The blocky graphics, frustrating gameplay and overly-sensitive jerky controls seem to be a huge hit amongst gamers. The aim of the game is simple - guide your flappy bird through a series of pipes by tapping the screen at the right time to control its flight path. For those of you who are struggling, we have some cheats and tips below:

Also, if you are sick of Flappy Bird and decide (rightly so in our opinion) to try something else then you'd do worse than to try these games:

The gif below gives you an example of the kind of frustrating gameplay you can expect to find in Flappy Bird. Enjoy!

Flappy Bird

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251495/flappy-bird-cheats-and-hack/

Simpsons Tapped Out Hack, Cheats and Tips for iOS and Android

21 Feb

Welcome to our Cheats guide for The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a simulation game developed by Electronic Arts and released on iOS. Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D’OH! Now, it’s up to you to rebuild it! From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield... for FREE.

 

Continue to part 1 of our Simpsons Tapped Out Cheats Guide ->


Simpsons Tapped Out Cheats

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251271/simpsons-tapped-out-hack-cheats-and-tips-for-ios-and-android/

USA Preorders Chart, 15 February 2014 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

20 Feb

Overview

There is one game in the top 30 to be in its final week: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU).

Five games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from four last week, and the top 15 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 16 last week. One game added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and three added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) added 6,639 pre-orders for a grand total of 97,638. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 125,000 to 175,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.0 million and 1.5 million units lifetime in the US.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending February 15

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 75,000 units in its second week on sale. The Xbox 360 version is expected to drop to around 33,000 units.

Overall hardware and software sales are expected to remain relatively flat.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

 Titanfall - Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

Titanfall (XOne) added 28,469 pre-orders, up from 14,325 last week, for a total of 273,045. The PC version added 3,006 pre-orders, up from 2,024 last week, for a total of 68,225. The Xbox 360 version added 5,195 pre-orders, up from 3,725 last week, for a total of 64,809. The game is four weeks away from launch in the USA, March 11, 2014.

 inFamous Second Son - PlayStation 4

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) added 8,023 pre-orders, up from 7,495 last week, for a total of 212,002. The game is five weeks away from launch in the USA, March 21, 2014.

Notable mentions: Dark  Souls II (PS3) added 14,853 pre-orders for a total of 176,748. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3) added 10,663 pre-orders for a total of 170,173. Dark  Souls II (PS3) added 6,270 pre-orders for a total of 117,427.

Requests: Bayonetta 2 (WiiU) added 189 pre-orders for a total of 28,119. Watch Dogs (WiiU) added 675 pre-orders for a total of 25,583. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PSV) added 2,428 pre-orders for a total of 10,848.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 30, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the most requested games will be added in next week's article!

The Top 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251518/usa-preorders-chart-15-february-2014-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze/

Xbox One vs Wii U � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2013 Update

20 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Xbox One vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2013 Update

XOne Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 134,049 – XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 2,258,903 – Wii U

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,386,476

Wii U Total Sales: 5,645,379

In the third month on sale the Xbox One closed the gap between it and the Wii U shrunk by another 134,049. The Wii U currently leads by 2,258,903 units. The Wii U has sold 5,645,379 units to date, while the Xbox One has sold 3,386,475 units.

The Xbox One needs to average 205,355 units per month more than the Wii U to pass it by the end of the year. The Xbox One launched in North America and Europe on November 22. The Wii U launched in November 2012.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251517/xbox-one-vs-wii-uvgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2013-update/

2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to February 8th

19 Feb

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds over comparable periods for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

YTD

YTD

Market Share – 7th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

MS

Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

MS

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to February 12)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to February 11)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to February 9)

2014 – (Week beginning December 29 to February 8)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 7th Generation

Total

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation

Total

"Year to date" sales for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2013 versus 2011 and 2013 versus 2012 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Microsoft

Xbox 360 - Down Year-on-Year 103,650, Year to Date -71.5%

Xbox One – n/a

Sony

PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 111,731, Year to Date -54.5%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 52,498, Year to Date -70.8%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-year 4,745, Year to Date 42.3%

PlayStation 4 – n/a

Nintendo

Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 33,610, Year to Date -68.1%

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 77,214, Year to Date -15.4%

Nintendo Wii U – Up Year-on-Year 124, Year to Date 2.3%

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251516/2014-year-on-year-sales-and-market-share-update-to-february-8th/

Weekly Sales Analysis, 8 February – Dragon Quest Monsters 2, Fable Anniversary

19 Feb

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by six percent. Week-on-week sales is up for the Wii, Xbox 360, and 3DS. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 28 percent. The Wii U and PlayStation Vita are the only two platforms up year-on-year.

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 441,942. The game launched in Japan.

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

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week are up for the Wii and Xbox 360, and down for the PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales are down 25,235 (-15%) to 140,308 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down up 8,196 (-12%) to 59,176 units sold. Xbox One sales are down 15,478 (-22%) to 53,670 units sold. Wii U sales are down 729 (-2%) to 36,033 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 29,507 units, an increase of 78 (0%). The Wii sold 13,064 units, an increase of 1,391 (12%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is up for the 3DS, and down for the Vita and PSP. The 3DS sold 141,550 units, which is up 18,738 (15%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 37,113 units which is down 4,762 (-11%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 1,809 (-10%) to 16,169 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 36,002 units (-6%) to 526,590 units sold.

The Vita and Wii U are both up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 111,731 (-65%), the Wii is down 33,610 (-72%), the Xbox 360 is down 103,650 (-78%), and the Wii U is up 124 (0%). The PSP is down 52,498 (-76%), the Vita is up 4,745 (15%) and the 3DS is down 77,214 (-35%). Year on year sales are down 203,637 units (-6%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

Home console hardware sales have increased for the Xbox 360 for two weeks and the Wii for one week. The PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox One have decreased for one week. The Wii U has outsold the Wii for 21 straight weeks. The PlayStation 4 has outsold the PlayStation 3 for 11 straight weeks. The Xbox One has outsold the Xbox 360 for 10 straight weeks.

The PlayStation 3 has a 58 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 29 percent market share; and the Wii has a 13 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 61 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 23 percent market share and the Wii U has a 16 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have increased for the 3DS for two weeks and decreased for the Vita for one week and for the PSP for five straight weeks.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 18 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has increased this week to 104,000 units, from 81,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 79 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 21 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the3DS, Vita, and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Three games debuted in the top 30 this week. Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 441,942. The game launched in Japan.

Fable Anniversary (X360) debuted at number three with sales of 129,686. The game launched worldwide.

Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS) debuted at number 13 with sales of 43,840. The game launched in Japan.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts:  Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (3DS) is at number two with sales of 164,536. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) is at number four with sales of 70,228. Minecraft (X360) is at number five with sales of 65,366.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number six with sales of 61,618. Pokémon X/Y (3DS) is at number seven with sales of 59,099. Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360) is at number eight with sales of 57,409.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4) is at number nine with sales of 53,576. FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4) rounds out the top 10 with sales of 53,195.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox 360, and down for every other platform. The PlayStation 3 sold 1.25 million games, a decrease of 396,860 units (-24%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.07 million games this week, an increase of 23,705 units (2%). Wii software sales are down 16,291 units (-4%) to 390.379 games sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 366,683 games, a decrease of 78,348 units (-18%).  The Wii U sold 202,627 games, a decrease of 21,815 (-10%). The Xbox One sold 183,141 games, a decrease of 55,859 (-23%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is up for the DS and 3DS, and down for the PSP and Vita. The 3DS sold 1.13 million games, which up 545,883 units (94%). The DS sold 260,452 games, an increase of 2,943 units (1%) week-on-week. Vita game sales are down 13,561 units (-8%) to 161,203 games sold. The PSP sold 84,159 games, a decrease of 8,327 (-9%). Total combined software is down 18,530 units (0%) week-on-week to 5.09 million.

Year-on-year software totals are up for the Wii U and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is down 413,997 units (-25%), the Wii is down 304,896 units (-44%), the Xbox 360 is down 544,418 units (-34%), and the Wii U is up 117,088 units (137%). The DS is down 82,675 units (-24%), the PSP is down 57,092 units (-40%), the 3DS is down 258,013 units (-19%), and the Vita is up 38,029 units (31%). Total combined software is down 956,150 units (-16%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

Home console software sales has increased for the Xbox 360 for two weeks, and decreased for everything else for one week.

The PlayStation 3 has a 46 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 40 percent market share; and the Wii has a 14 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 49 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Wii U has a 27 percent market share, and the Xbox One has a 24 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all six home consoles are down.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increased for the 3DS and DS for two straight weeks, while the Vita and PSP has decreased for one week. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly seven times as many games as the Vita. The DS sold more than three times as many games as the PSP.

The DS has a 76 percent market share for the current generation handhelds and the PSP has a 24 percent market share. The 3DS has an 87 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 13 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago all four handhelds are down.

The Top 75 can be seen below or click here to view the full chart.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251515/weekly-sales-analysis-8-february-dragon-quest-monsters-2-fable-anniversary/

PS4 vs Wii U � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2013 Update

19 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2013 Update

PS4 Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 482,319 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 598,510 – Wii U

PS4 Total Sales: 5,046,869

Wii U Total Sales: 5,645,379

In its third month on sale the PlayStation 4 closed the gap by a good margin. The PlayStation 4 is now 482,319 units closer to the Wii U. The Wii U currently leads by 598,510 units. The PlayStation 4 is on track to pass the Wii U in the next couple of months.

The PlayStation 4 launched in North America and Europe in November. The PlayStation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. The Wii U launched in November a year ago.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251514/ps4-vs-wii-uvgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2013-update/

PS4 vs Xbox One � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2014 Update

18 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. XOne Global:

Gap change in latest month: 348,270 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,660,393 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 5,046,869

Xbox One Total Sales: 3,386,476

In January 2014 the gap between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One grew once again. The PlayStation 4 sold 348,270 more units than the Xbox One in Janaury to bring the total lead to 1,660,393 units. The PlayStation 4 has sold 5,046,869 units in three months, while the Xbox One sold 3,386,476 units.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both launched in November 2013 in North America and Europe. The PlayStation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. The Xbox One launched on November 22 in North America and Europe.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251513/ps4-vs-xbox-onevgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2014-update/

PS4 vs Wii � VGChartz Gap Charts � January 2014 Update

17 Feb

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – January 2014 Update

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 402,884 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,039,720 – PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,046,869

Wii Total Sales: 4,007,149

January 2014 is the third month that the PlayStation 4 is on sale. When you compare it with the bestselling 7th generation console, the Wii, it is currently outpacing it. In the first three months, the PlayStation 4 currently leads by 1,039,720 units. However, the gap shrunk 402,884 in January in favor of the Wii.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251512/ps4-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsjanuary-2014-update/

Top 10 Selling Xbox One Games in 2013

17 Feb

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.

This week the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature returns with a look at the top 10 selling Xbox One games in 2013. Over the next couple of months we will be taking a look at the rest of the gaming platforms sales in 2013, as well as the top 10 selling games by region.

Top 10 Selling Xbox One Games in 2013

The Xbox One launched in November 2013 and the entire top 10 consists of launch titles. The console had the second biggest launch in gaming history. It only trailed behind its rival the PlayStation 4.

In less than two months the top 10 selling games sold 7.01 million units, with two titles already selling more than one million units. The top seven titles topped 500,000 units sold, while the entire top 10 sold at least 250,000 units.

When you break it down by publisher there are three first party titles, published by Microsoft, and seven third party titles. There are four titles published by Electronic Arts, one by Activision, one by Ubisoft, and one by Take-Two.

The three Microsoft games sold a combined 2.35 million units or 33.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The four Electronic Arts titles sold a combined 2.34 million units or 33.3 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Xbox One Games in 2013

The top 10 selling Xbox One games in 2013 as a graph does a good job at showing two things. The strength of shooters and the strength of first party titles Microsoft had at launch. The top two titles are shooters, while there are three in the top four titles. Three of the top five games are first party, which is better than the one first party game the PlayStation 4 had in the top five.

Side note: There were 3.09 million Xbox One’s sold in 2013, with 7.77 million games sold. That would put the attach ratio at 2.52 games sold for each console sold. There were 18 games available for the console at retail.

Electronic Arts sold the most games for the platform with 2.41 million units. Microsoft managed to sell 2.40 million games, Activision 1.50 million games, Ubisoft 0.77 million games, Take-Two 0.39 million games, and Warner Bros. 0.23 million games.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251511/top-10-selling-xbox-one-games-in-2013/