Europe: video games sales for Week 29 / June 2016 (UK), Week 28 (France)

United Kingdom (Week 29)

After a great debut, Monster Hunter Generations is holding pretty well in the United Kingdom during Week 29. It’s now #4 of sales, after losing only 2 places. How long will it manage to enjoy such steady sales? We should get a good picture of the game’s performance within the next couple of weeks. Naturally, Monster Hunter Generations is the best-selling game on Nintendo 3DS this week.

For Week 29, there’s an unusual number of games on Nintendo platforms, and especially on Nintendo 3DS. This is mostly due to Pokémon GO, which has been boosting sales of Pokémon games on Nintendo 3DS (and the Nintendo 3DS itself). Unfortunately, this is also partly due to Week 29 being one of the worst weeks in a long while in the UK…

First, we have Pokémon Omega Ruby at #16 (+24 places at once) and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire at #19 (+ 13 places at once), boosted by Pokémon GO. As for Pokémon Y, it makes its comeback in the Top 40 at #22, while Pokémon X is trailing behind at #35. Even Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon was impacted by the increase in Pokémon game sales, and managed to get to #39 this week.

At #20, we have New Super Mario Bros. 2: it makes its comeback in the Top 40, most likely thanks to Pokémon GO players looking for a cheap Nintendo 3DS model. And it turns out that the Nintendo 2DS + Super Mario Bros. 2 bundle is currently the best-selling Nintendo 3DS model on Amazon.co.uk… [NB: affiliate link].

Tomodachi Life also seems to be impacted by the increased in Nintendo 3DS sales: it gained 7 places this week, and is now at #21.

Next, Minecraft: Wii U Edition is holding pretty well (better than the PlayStation 4 version), and it’s #25 for Week 29 (+6 places in one week): it’s the best-selling title on Wii U for Week 29. Even Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics is up this week: it’s now #28 (+ 9 places in one week). Finally, Yo-kai Watch makes its comeback at #33.

Source: Gfk Chart-Track

United Kingdom (June 2016 – First half of 2016)

June 2016 was a pretty poor month for video game sales in the United Kingdom. This time around, sales for every single week are down, and there isn’t a one to “save face”.

Week 22, 2016 - 284,290 / £8.5m
Week 23, 2016 - 198,901 / £6.1m
Week 24, 2016 - 205,584 / £5.6m
Week 25, 2016 - 182,070 / £4.8m
Week 26, 2016 - 278,598 / £8.4m
Total - 1,149,443 (-33.21%) / £33.7m (-39.93%)

As comparison, here’s the same data for last year:

Week 22, 2015 - 338,223 / £9.7m
Week 23, 2015 - 248,828 / £7m
Week 24, 2015 - 364,465 / £12.8m
Week 25, 2015 - 276,869 / £8.3m
Week 26, 2015 - 492,664 / £18.3m  
Total - 1,721,049 / £56.1m

What’s more, all platforms are impacted: it’s not just Nintendo platforms which are dragging the market down. In fact, the Nintendo 3DS is the one platform which the smallest drop.

01 (01) PlayStation 4 – 528,744 (-15.13%)
02 (02) Xbox One – 336,787 (-26.43%)
03 (03) Xbox 360 – 82,760 (-62.43%)
04 (04) Nintendo 3DS – 64,369 (-13.02%)
05 (06) PlayStation 3 – 48,277 (-62.60%)
06 (05) PC Software – 37,932 (-49.91%)
07 (07) Nintendo Wii U – 37,932 (-59.93%)
08 (09) PlayStation Vita – 6,897 (-59.92%)
09 (08) Nintendo Wii – 3,448 (-77.74%)
10 (10) Nintendo DS – 2,299 (-85.16%)

Now, here’s sales for the various platforms,  by revenue:

01 (01) PlayStation 4 – £17,220,700
02 (02) Xbox One – £10,413,300
03 (03) Nintendo 3DS – £1,651,300
04 (05) Xbox 360 – £1,550,200
05 (06) Nintendo Wii U – £1,011,000
06 (04) PC Software – £808,800
07 (07) PlayStation 3 – £775,100
08 (08) PlayStation Vita – £134,800
09 (09) Nintendo Wii – £33,700
10 (10) Nintendo DS – £33,700

Unfortunately for Nintendo, sales are down Year on Year for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Software. Then again, it’s not really a surprise for an aging handheld, and an utterly irrelevant home console…

And when looking at the market as whole, one can easily see that sales of physical games in the United Kingdom were at their lowest in a while during the first half of 2016.

Source: Gfk Chart-Track
Via: MCV UK, BrunoMB

France (Week 28)

Monster sales for Monster Hunter in France! Monster Hunter Generations landed at #1 of the All-Format Top 5 for France during its launch week: a pretty good result, though without any concrete sales data, it’s hard to say exactly how good that result is. Naturally, it’s the new best-seller on Nintendo 3DS. On Wii U, it’s Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics that are dominating sales.

Source: S.E.L.L.


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