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2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to April 12th

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 April 16)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to April 14)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to April 13)

2014 – (Week beginning December 29 to April 12)

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 59,015, Year to Date -67.0%

Xbox One – n/a

Sony

PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 89,506, Year to Date -56.4%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 46,268, Year to Date -74.9%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-year 8570, Year to Date 11.2%

PlayStation 4 – n/a

Nintendo

Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 22,435, Year to Date -68.1%

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 39,873, Year to Date -18.7%

Nintendo Wii U – Up Year-on-Year 3,970, Year to Date 0.1%

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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/251592/2014-year-on-year-sales-and-market-share-update-to-april-12th/

Weekly Sales Analysis, 12 April – Titanfall (X360), Kinect Sports Rivals

Overview

Overall, hardware sale this week decreased by nine percent. Week-on-week sales is only up for the Xbox One. Overall year-on-year sales are down by 25 percent. The PlayStation Vita is the only platform up year-on-year.

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week.  Titanfall (X360) debuted at number one with sales of 398,404. The game launched worldwide.

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

Worldwide Hardware

 Hardware

Hardware home console sales week-on-week is up for the Xbox One. PlayStation 4 sales are down 29,510 (-17%) to 140,250 units sold. Xbox One sales are up 10,227 (13%) to 88,297 units sold. PlayStation 3 sales are down 7,816 (-18%) to 49,903 units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 32,211 units, a decrease of 3,263 (-9%). Wii U sales are down 4,302 (-13%) to 29,520 units sold. The Wii sold 10,108 units, a decrease of 786 (-7%).

Handheld sales week-on-week is down for the PSP, 3DS and Vita. The 3DS sold 102,439 units, which is down 8,562 (-8%) week-on-week. The PlayStation Vita sold 42,691 units which is down 3,899 (-8%) compared to last week. The PSP is down 1,298 (-10%) to 11,717 units sold. Total week on week sales are down 49,209 units (-9%) to 507,136 units sold.

The Vita is up year-on-year. The PlayStation 3 is down 89,506 (-64%), the Wii is down 22,435 (-69%), the Xbox 360 is down 59,015 (-65%), and the Wii U is down 3,970 (-12%). The PSP is down 46,268 (-80%), the Vita is up 8,570 (25%) and the 3DS is down 39,873 (-28%). Year on year sales are down 42,786 units (-8%).

 Hardware Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 54 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 35 percent market share; and the Wii has a 11 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 54 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 34 percent market share and the Wii U has a 12 percent market share.

 Hardware Handhelds

Handheld hardware sales have decreased for 3DS, Vita, and PSP for two weeks.  The Vita has outsold the PSP for 27 straight weeks. The gap between the 3DS and Vita has decreased this week to 60,000 units, from 64,000 units last week.

The 3DS has a 71 percent market share for the eighth generation of handhelds, while the Vita has a 29 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks the Vita is up, while the 3DS and PSP are down.

Worldwide Software

Four games debuted in the top 30 this week.  Titanfall (X360) debuted at number one with sales of 398,404. The game launched worldwide.

3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen (PS3) debuted at number two with sales of 148,008. The PlayStation Vita version debuted at number three. The game launched in Japan.

Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne) debuted at number five with sales of 90,919. The game launched in Europe and North America.

LEGO The Hobbit (X360) debuted at number 10 with sales of 48,447. The PlayStation 3 debuted at number 11 with sales of 47,087. The PlayStation 4 version debuted at number 16 with sales of 36,967. The game launched in Europe and North America.

Here are the other games in the top 10 that are not debuts: Titanfall (XOne) is at number four with sales of 120,137. inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) is at number six with sales of 66,472. Minecraft (X360) is at number seven with sales of 63,667. The Elder Scrolls Online (PC) is at number eight with sales of 50,824. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) is at number nine with sales of 48,791.

 Software

Software home console sales week-on-week is up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Xbox One.  The PlayStation 3 sold 1.53 million games, an increase of 126,976 units (9%).  The Xbox 360 sold 1.45 million games this week, an increase of 486,117 units (50%). The Wii sold 389,262 games, a decrease of 8,633 units (-2%). The Xbox One sold 380,126 games, an increase of 115,158 (43%). PlayStation 4 software sales are down 53,835 units (-13%) to 355,744 games sold. The Wii U sold 208,399 games, an increase of 4,751 (2%).

Handheld software sales week-on-week is down for the Vita. The 3DS sold 503,095 games, which down 42,410 units (-8%). The Vita sold 294,412 games, an increase of 90,433 units (42%) week-on-week. DS game sales are down 6,889 units (-2%) to 294,412 games sold. The PSP sold 94,680 games, a decrease of 10,647 (-10%). Total combined software is up 701,021 units (15%) week-on-week to 5.51 million.

Year-on-year software totals is up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Vita. The PlayStation 3 is up 197,113 units (15%), the Wii is down 182,404 units (-32%), the Xbox 360 is up 191,115 units (15%), and the Wii U is up 81,575 units (64%). The DS is down 92,024 units (-24%), the PSP is down 35,463 units (-27%), the 3DS is down 130,696 units (-21%), and the Vita is up 186,421 units (160%). Total combined software is up 951,507 units (-21%) games sold year-on-year.

 Software Home Consoles

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

The PlayStation 3 has a 45 percent market share for the seventh generation; the Xbox 360 has a 43 percent market share; and the Wii has a 12 percent market share. The PlayStation 4 has a 38 percent market share for the eighth generation, the Xbox One has a 40 percent market share, and the Wii U has a 22 percent market share.

 Software Handhelds

Handheld software sales have increase for the Vita for one week. Sales have decreased for the 3DS, DS, and PSP for two weeks. The 3DS and DS have remained above their rivals, the Vita and PSP respectively. The 3DS sold nearly two times more games than the Vita. The DS sold 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 a 62 percent market share for the next generation handhelds, while the Vita has a 38 percent market share. Compared with ten weeks ago the DS, PSP, and Vita are up, while the 3DS is down.

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

Pos Game Weekly Total Week #
1
Gamewise Titanfall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Titanfall (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
398,404 398,404 1
2
Gamewise 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
148,008 148,008 1
3
Gamewise 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Hen (PSV)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
126,941 126,941 1
4
Gamewise Titanfall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
120,137 1,469,683 5
5
Gamewise Kinect Sports Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
90,919 90,919 1
6
Gamewise inFAMOUS: Second Son Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
66,472 1,092,186 4
7
Gamewise Minecraft Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Minecraft (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Adventure
63,667 4,140,011 45
8
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls Online Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
50,824 304,140 2
9
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
48,791 7,776,603 23
10
Gamewise LEGO The Hobbit Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO The Hobbit (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
48,447 48,447 1
11
Gamewise LEGO The Hobbit Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO The Hobbit (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
47,087 47,087 1
12
Gamewise Diablo III Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Diablo III (PC)
Activision, Role-Playing
45,212 3,839,846 100
13
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (X360)
Activision, Shooter
45,200 8,485,063 23
14
Gamewise Pokemon X/Y Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
41,373 10,810,701 27
15
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
41,237 17,224,166 30
16
Gamewise LEGO The Hobbit Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO The Hobbit (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
36,967 36,967 1
17
Gamewise South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
35,850 430,392 6
18
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
35,781 5,672,483 29
19
Gamewise Mario Party Island Tour Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Party Island Tour (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
35,318 753,752 21
20
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
35,301 1,829,946 22
21
Gamewise Youkai Watch Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Youkai Watch (3DS)
Level 5, Role-Playing
32,076 721,694 40
22
Gamewise Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
31,606 626,043 4
23
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
Activision, Shooter
31,092 2,114,983 22
24
Gamewise Grand Theft Auto V Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
31,017 13,680,120 30
25
Gamewise Yoshi's New Island Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
30,353 277,913 5
26
Gamewise South Park: The Stick of Truth Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
29,070 446,345 6
27
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
27,767 2,834,570 24
28
Gamewise MLB 14 The Show Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
MLB 14 The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
26,295 94,569 2
29
Gamewise Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
25,271 777,158 16
30
Gamewise Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (X360)
Electronic Arts, Action
24,887 285,164 7
31
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 22
32
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 24
33
Gamewise Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 4
34
Gamewise Gran Turismo 6 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Racing
Pro N/A 19
35
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 24
36
Gamewise Forza Motorsport 5 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
Pro N/A 21
37
Gamewise Dark Souls II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
Pro N/A 5
38
Gamewise LEGO The Hobbit Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO The Hobbit (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 1
39
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
40
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
41
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 73
42
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 24
43
Gamewise Animal Crossing: New Leaf Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 75
44
Gamewise Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
Pro N/A 22
45
Gamewise FIFA Soccer 14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
FIFA Soccer 14 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
Pro N/A 29
46
Gamewise The Last of Us Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adventure
Pro N/A 44
47
Gamewise Mario Kart 7 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Nintendo, Racing
Pro N/A 124
48
Gamewise Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 9
49
Gamewise New Super Luigi U Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 40
50
Gamewise Call of Duty: Ghosts Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 21
51
Gamewise Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Adventure
Pro N/A 1
52
Gamewise Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
Pro N/A 74
53
Gamewise Super Mario 3D World Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 21
54
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 127
55
Gamewise Need for Speed Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 21
56
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 28
57
Gamewise Killzone: Shadow Fall Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 22
58
Gamewise Just Dance 2014 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Just Dance 2014 (Wii)
Ubisoft, Misc
Pro N/A 28
59
Gamewise New Super Mario Bros. 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 90
60
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 28
61
Gamewise NBA 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
NBA 2K14 (PS4)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 22
62
Gamewise Nintendo Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
Pro N/A 73
63
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (3DS)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
64
Gamewise Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai : Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai : Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters (PSV)
Arc System Works, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 1
65
Gamewise LEGO The Hobbit Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
LEGO The Hobbit (WiiU)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 1
66
Gamewise Pokemon Black / White Version 2 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 95
67
Gamewise The Sims 3: Collector's Edition Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Sims 3: Collector's Edition (PC)
Electronic Arts, Simulation
Pro N/A 254
68
Gamewise Need for Speed Rivals Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Need for Speed Rivals (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Racing
Pro N/A 22
69
Gamewise The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Role-Playing
Pro N/A 127
70
Gamewise Sengoku Musou 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Sengoku Musou 4 (PS3)
Tecmo Koei, Action
Pro N/A 4
71
Gamewise The LEGO Movie Videogame Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
The LEGO Movie Videogame (WiiU)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
Pro N/A 10
72
Gamewise Super Mario 3D Land Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
Pro N/A 128
73
Gamewise WWE 2K14 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
WWE 2K14 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
Pro N/A 24
74
Gamewise Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
Pro N/A 56
75
Gamewise Battlefield 4 Wiki Guide, Walkthrough and Cheats
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
Pro N/A 21

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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/251591/weekly-sales-analysis-12-april-titanfall-x360-kinect-sports-rivals/

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

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 – March 2014 Update

Wii U Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 1,468,954 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: 16,535,793 - Wii

Total Lead: 19,486,577 – Wii

Wii U Total Sales: 6,003,135

Wii Total Sales: 25,489,712

In the latest month of sales the Wii U has fallen another 1,468,954 units further behind its predecessor the Wii. The Wii currently leads by 19,486,577 when you compare the first 17 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 6,003,135 units in its first 17 months on sale, while the Wii sold 25,489,712 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/251590/wii-u-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

PS4 vs PS3 � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

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 – March 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. PS3 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 121,162 – PS3

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 4,094,187 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,951,562

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 2,857,375

February 2014 is the fifth month the PlayStation 4 is on sale. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 3 because it launched in Europe during its fifth month on sale. The gap decreased by 121,162 units, to bring it to 4,094,187.

Both consoles launched in November. The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. In its first five months on sale the PlayStation 4 has sold a total 6.95 million units, while the PlayStation 3 has sold 2.86 million 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/251589/ps4-vs-ps3vgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

Assassin’s Creed Biggest Ubisoft Franchise, 73 Million Units Sold

Ubisoft was founded in 1986, 28 years ago, but its most popular franchise, Assassin's Creed, is less than a decade old, according to updated sales figures from the publisher. The Assassin's Creed franchise has sold 73 million units, beating out the Just Dance franchise which has sold 48 million units.

The next three spots are by three different Tom Clancy franchises. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell franchise has sold 30 million units, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise has sold 26 million units, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise has sold 25 million units.

Other facts Ubisoft has released include being the "2nd largest in-house development staff in the world with 29 studios in 19 countries." The publisher also has more than 9,200 employees.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251588/assassins-creed-biggest-ubisoft-franchise-73-million-units-sold/

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

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 – March 2014 Update

Xbox One Vs. Xbox 360 Global:

Gap change in latest month: 94,991 – Xbox One

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,747,221 - XOne

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,171,147

Xbox 360 Total Sales: 2,423,926

Match 2014 is the fifth month of the Xbox One being on sale. The gap increased during the month when compared to the Xbox 360’s fifth month on sale. The gap increased by 94,991 units in favor of the Xbox 360. The Xbox One currently leads by 1,747,221 units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Xbox 360 launched in November 2005, while the Xbox One launched in November 2013. The Xbox One has sold 4,171,147 units in its first five months, while its predecessor the Xbox 360 sold 2,423,926 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/251587/xbox-one-vs-xbox-360vgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

Top 10 Selling Games in Japan in 2013

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 we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in Japan in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in Europe in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling games in the USA in 2013.

Top 10 Selling Games in Japan in 2013

Looking at the top 10 selling games in Japan in 2013, eight games were released in 2013. The two other games were released in 2012. With one game in released in November and one in December. Of the eight games released in 2013 one was released in February, one in March, one in April, one in June, two in October, one in November, and one in December.

In 2013 the top 10 games in Japan sold 15.80 million units. The top two selling games, Pokémon X/Y (3DS) and Monster Hunter 4 (3DS), sold more than three million units. The top seven games sold more than one million units and the entire top 10 sold more than 500,000 units.

When you break it down by publisher there are six first party titles, all published by Nintendo. Of the third party titles there is one Capcom game, one Square Enix game, one GungHo game, and one Take-Two game.

The six Nintendo games sold a combined 9.52 million units or 60.25 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Games in Japan in 2013

When you break it down by platform there are seven 3DS titles, two Wii U titles and one PlayStation 3 title. The five PlayStation 3 sold a combined 13.91 million units or 88.04 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Wii U titles sold a combined 1.24 million units or 7.85 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one PlayStation 3 title sold 0.65 million units or 4.11 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Side note:  The 3DS was the top selling platform in Japan in 2013 with 5.09 million units sold. The PlayStation Vita sold 1.29 million units, the Wii U sold 946,047 million units, the PlayStation 3 sold 877,876 units, the PSP sold 447,166 units, the Wii sold 76,361 units, the Xbox 360 sold 23,291 units, and the DS sold 3,331.

The top 27 titles sold more than 300,000 units and the top 52 titles sold more than 100,000 units. The top 116 titles sold more than 50,000 units.

Nintendo sold the most games with 14.75 million games. Namco Bandai sold 8.36 million games, Capcom sold 5.07 million games, Square Enix sold 3.83 million games, Konami sold 2.49 million games, Level 5 sold 1.58 million games, Tecmo Koei sold 1.54 million games, GungHo sold 1.26 million games, and Sega sold 1.24 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/251586/top-10-selling-games-in-japan-in-2013/

USA Preorders Chart, 12 April 2014 – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

Overview

There are two games in the top 30 to be in its final week: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV) and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4).

Three games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, down from four last week, and the top eight has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 10 last week. No games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, down from one last week and one added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV) added 3,597 pre-orders for a grand total of 48,568. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 60,000 to 80,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 and 300,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4) added 13,793 pre-orders for a grand total of 41,360. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 50,000 to 75,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 and 400,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending April 19

Titanfall (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 80,000 units in its second week on sale.

Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sale.

LEGO The Hobbit (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 10,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 6,000 units. The PlayStation 4 version is expected to drop to around 5,000 units. The Xbox One version is expected to drop to around 4,000 units.

Overall hardware and software sales are expected to remain within 10 percent of the previous week.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

 Watch Dogs Pre-orders - PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Watch Dogs (PS4) added 7,929 pre-orders, down from 8,875 last week, for a total of 247,706. The Xbox One version added 3,373 pre-orders, down from 3,990 pre-orders last week, for a total of 179,315. The Xbox 360 version added 2,340 pre-orders, down from 2,671 last week, for a total of 113,261. The PlayStation 3 version added 1,933 pre-orders, down from 2,203 last week, for a total of 103,385. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, May 27, 2014.

 Mario Kart 8 Wii U Pre-order Figures

Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) added 6,384 pre-orders, up from 5,686 last week, for a total of 83,658. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, May 30, 2014.

Notable mentions: Destiny (PS4) added 4,250 pre-orders for a total of 264,999. Destiny (XOne) added 3,527 pre-orders for a total of 229,508. The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne) added 3,139 pre-orders for a total of 70,117. The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4) added 2,668 pre-orders for a total of 60,936.

Requests: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) added 1,009 pre-orders for a total of 18,455. Super Smash Bros. (WiiU) added 900 pre-orders for a total of 6,878.

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 Destiny (PS4)
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
N/A 4,250 264,999
2
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PS4)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
7 7,929 247,706
3
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (XOne)
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
N/A 3,527 229,508
4
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (XOne)
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
7 3,373 179,315
5
Gamewise Wiki for The Order (PS4)
The Order (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 1,233 117,889
6
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (X360)
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
7 2,340 113,261
7
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (X360)
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
N/A 1,313 105,587
8
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PS3)
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
7 1,933 105,318
9
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (PS4)
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 1,196 83,891
10
Gamewise Wiki for Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
7 6,384 83,658
11
Gamewise Wiki for Driveclub (PS4)
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
N/A 683 82,247
12
Gamewise Wiki for The Sims 4 (PC)
The Sims 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Action
N/A 1,131 74,048
13
Gamewise Wiki for The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
12 3,139 70,117
14
Gamewise Wiki for The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
12 2,668 60,936
15
Gamewise Wiki for Halo 5 (XOne)
Halo 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 413 53,616
16
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PC)
Watch Dogs (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 827 53,183
17
Gamewise Wiki for The Crew (PS4)
The Crew (PS4)
Ubisoft, Racing
N/A 1,460 49,418
18
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (PS3)
Destiny (PS3)
Activision, Action
N/A 706 49,182
19
Gamewise Wiki for Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV)
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV)
Atlus, Role-Playing
1 3,597 48,568
20
Gamewise Wiki for Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
6 2,719 46,678
21
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (XOne)
Dying Light (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 674 45,125
22
Gamewise Wiki for Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing
N/A 297 43,031
23
Gamewise Wiki for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
1 13,793 41,360
24
Gamewise Wiki for MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
12 8,045 39,397
25
Gamewise Wiki for Prey 2 (X360)
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 29 37,533
26
Gamewise Wiki for Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
6 2,220 36,773
27
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (X360)
Dying Light (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 725 34,387
28
Gamewise Wiki for Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
N/A 353 32,784
29
Gamewise Wiki for Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
N/A 248 30,800
30
Gamewise Wiki for EA Sports UFC (PS4)
EA Sports UFC (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
10 4,281 30,629

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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/251585/usa-preorders-chart-12-april-2014-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-ps4/

Xbox One vs Wii U � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

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 – March 2014 Update

XOne Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 332,429 – XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,803,386 – Wii U

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,199,749

Wii U Total Sales: 6,003,135

In the fifth month on sale the Xbox One closed the gap between it and the Wii U shrunk by another 332,429. The Wii U currently leads by 1,803,386 units. The Xbox One needs to average 200,376 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. The Wii U has sold 6,003,135 units to date, while the Xbox One has sold 4,199,749 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/251584/xbox-one-vs-wii-uvgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

Microsoft: Xbox One Shipments Top 5 Million Units

Microsoft has announced that shipments for the Xbox One has topped five million units worldwide. This announcement comes one day after Sony announced the PlayStation 4 has hit seven million units sold.

Microsoft has also stated that the Xbox One sold 311,000 units in March in the US, according to NPD. Titanfall was the bestselling game, but Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Respawn have not provided exact figures.

"The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming," said Xbox corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi. "Even more important to us is how much fun you are having on Xbox One. It's amazing that Xbox One fans are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console."

"We're also thrilled to see your use and enjoyment of the latest features and apps we have released as part of our regular system updates. In particular, we broke new usage records with the number of unique Twitch broadcasters in the first week of availability," Mehdi continued. "Of course, we're just getting started with this generation and the months ahead will bring several announcements we think you'll love.

"The team will continue to deliver regular improvements and new features based on your feedback through frequent system updates," added Mehdi. "Many more games are on the way with titles like Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark, many new games coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program, and many more entertainment experiences. We can't wait to share more games with you in June at E3."

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251583/microsoft-xbox-one-shipments-top-5-million-units/

PS4 vs Wii U � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

Sony: PlayStation 4 Sales Hit 7 Million

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that worldwide PlayStation 4 sales have past the seven million mark as of April 6. There have also been 20.5 million games sold across both retail and digital.

"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," said Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House.

"The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."

Sony also announced that there have been 135 million shares made on the PlayStation 4's controller dedicated button., as well as 4.9 million stream broadcasts on Twitch and Ustream.

The PlayStation 4 is currently available in 72 countries with the total number of games to be at 120 by the end of the year. Sony highlighted several upcoming releases such as Destiny, Watch Dogs, and Driveclub.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251581/sony-playstation-4-sales-hit-7-million/

Report: Xbox One to Launch in China in July, Sell 100,000 Units

Microsoft is working on setting up a joint-venture company in China with BesTV to release the Xbox One in China, according to a report on Games in Asia.  The console is expected to launch in China this July and is expected to sell at least 100,000 units.

Microsoft is in charge of appointing BesTV's CEO. The new CEO must meet three requirements. That he or she understands the Chinese market, understands Microsoft, and is able to speak Chinese. The announcement is expected to take place this month.

Games are expected to retail under 300 RMB, which would be udner $50. This is less than the $60 price new games retail for in the US. BesTV is also going to be working on releasing domestic games on the Xbox One.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251580/report-xbox-one-to-launch-in-china-in-july-sell-100000-units/

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

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 – March 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. XOne Global:

Gap change in latest month: 295,198 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 2,694,322 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 6,894,071

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,199,749

In March 2014 the gap between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One grew once again. The PlayStation 4 sold 295,198 more units than the Xbox One in March to bring the total lead to 2,694,322 units. The PlayStation 4 has sold 6,894,071 units in five months, while the Xbox One sold 4,199,749 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/251579/ps4-vs-xbox-onevgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to April 5th

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 April 9)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to April 7)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to April 6)

2014 – (Week beginning December 29 to April 5)

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 77,122, Year to Date -70.9%

Xbox One – n/a

Sony

PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 89,706, Year to Date -56.4%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 49,660, Year to Date -74.9%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-year 8,590, Year to Date 15.1%

PlayStation 4 – n/a

Nintendo

Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 27,247, Year to Date -70.2%

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 54,768, Year to Date -18.1%

Nintendo Wii U – Up Year-on-Year 10,389, Year to Date 0.8%

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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/251578/2014-year-on-year-sales-and-market-share-update-to-april-5th/

Weekly Sales Analysis, 5 March – The Elder Scrolls Online, MLB 14 The Show

PS4 vs Wii � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

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 – March 2014 Update

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 113,548 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,056,015 – PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,894,071

Wii Total Sales: 5,838,056

March 2014 is the fifth 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 during the same timeframe. In the first five months, the PlayStation 4 currently leads by 1,056,015 units. However, the gap did shrink by 113,548 units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 6,894,071 units in its first five month, while the Wii sold 5,838,056 units during the same timeframe.

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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/251576/ps4-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

Top 10 Selling Games in Europe in 2013

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 we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in Europe in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in the USA in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling Wii games in 2013.

Top 10 Selling Games in Europe in 2013

Looking at the top 10 selling games in Europe in 2013, all 10 games were released in 2013. Two of the games were released in June, four in September, one in October, and three in November.

In 2013 the top 10 games in Europe sold 27.65 million units. The top selling game, Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 3, sold more than five million units. The top seven games sold more than two million units and the entire top 10 sold more than one million units.

When you break it down by publisher there are three first party titles, published by Nintendo, and Sony, and seven third party titles.  Of the first party titles there are two titles published by Nintendo and one by Sony. Of the third party titles there are two published by Take-Two, two by Activision, two by Electronic Arts, and one by Ubisoft.

The two Nintendo games sold a combined 3.26 million units or 11.79 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Take-Two games sold a combined 11.41 million units or 41.27 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Activision titles sold 4.57 million units, or 16.53 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Electronic Arts titles sold 5.74 million units, or 20.76 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Games in Europe in 2013

There are three games, Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, which have two versions in the top 10. All three games are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The two version of Grand Theft Auto V sold a combined 11.41 million units. The two versions of FIFA 14 sold a combined 5.74 million units. The two versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts sold a combined 4.57 million units.

When you break it down by platform there are five PlayStation 3 titles, three Xbox 360 titles and two 3DS titles. The five PlayStation 3 sold a combined 15.6 million units or 56.42 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Xbox 360 titles sold a combined 8.79 million units or 31.79 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two 3DS titles sold 3.26 million units or 11.79 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Side note:  The 3DS was the top selling platform in Europe in 2013 with 4.49 million units sold. The PlayStation 3 sold 3.31 million units, the Xbox 360 sold 1.84 million units, the PlayStation 4 sold 1.71 million units, the Wii sold 824,048 units, the Xbox One sold 780,675 units, and the Wii U sold 697,669 units. For the handhelds the PSP sold 1.29 million units, the Vita sold 936,529 units, and the DS sold 179,270 units.

The top 12 titles sold more than one million units and the top 36 titles sold more than 500,000 units. The top 142 titles sold more than 200,000 units.

Electronic Arts sold the most games with 26.98 million games. Take-Two sold 18.39 million games, Nintendo sold 16.90 million games, Activision sold 16.57 million games, Ubisoft sold 15.02 million games, Sony sold 7.21 million games, Warner Bros. sold 6.69 million games, and Microsoft sold 5.58 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/251575/top-10-selling-games-in-europe-in-2013/

USA Preorders Chart, 5 April 2014 – Titanfall (X360), Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)

2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to March 29th