UK: Software and Hardware sales for November 2016 (Pokémon Sun and Moon, 3DS, more)

In its latest issue, MCV magazine provides some sales data for the video games market in the United Kingdom, for November 2016 (including Pokémon Sun and Moon). Unfortunately, the increased in Software sales from October didn’t carry over to November, which is down Year on Year (both by units and by value).

The first and last week of the month, the ones with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Pokémon Sun and Moon + Black Friday respectively, are both significantly up Year on Year, but not enough to compensate for the drop for Week 2 and 3.

Here’s the data for each week:

  • Week 44, 2016 – 844,523 units (+17.83%) / £39m (+48.85%) [Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare]
  • Week 45, 2016 – 651,196 units (-46.46%) / £25m (-49.29%) [Dishonored 2]
  • Week 46, 2016 – 688,244 units (-51.87%) / £24m (-56.04%) [Watch Dogs 2]
  • Week 47, 2016 – 1,936,636 units (+74.25%) / £58.4m (+37.74%) [Black Friday and Pokémon Sun and Moon]

In November 2015, total Software sales reached 4 120 599 units, 7.91% less than in November 2016, and generated £146.4 million (-15.13%). 

As comparison, here’s data for November 2015:

  • Week 44, 2015 – 716,741 units / £26.2m [Halo 5: Guardians]
  • Week 45, 2015 – 1,216,280 units / £49.3m [Call of Duty: Black Ops III]
  • Week 46, 2015 – 1,430,108 units / £54.6m [Fallout 4]
  • Week 47, 2015 – 1,111,438 units / £42.4m [Star Wars Battlefront]
  • Total – 4,474,567 units / £172.5m

Thanks to the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Nintendo 3DS Software sales literally boosted, with +227.08%. This is by far the biggest increase for the month, but unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly enough to even get close to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

If you look at revenue, only the Nintendo 3DS saw an increase this month, but once again, it wasn’t enough to get close to Sony and Microsoft’s home consoles. One of the reasons for that is that Nintendo 3DS games are significantly cheaper than PlayStation 4 or Xbox One games.

As for the Wii U, Software sales dropped once again, but at least, they’re above the PlayStation 3’s this time…

  • 01 (01) PlayStation 4 – 1,825,425 (+4.07%) / £67,197,600 (-7.25%)
  • 02 (02) Xbox One – 1,528,742 (-11.26%) / £57,388,800 (-20.79%)
  • 03 (04) Nintendo 3DS – 424,422 (+227.08%) / £13,322,400 (+354.38%)
  • 04 (03) Xbox 360 – 111,256 (-71.75%) / £2,488,800 (-77.80%)
  • 05 (07) PC Software – 78,291 (-35.20%) / £2,488,800 (-37.27%)
  • 06 (06) Nintendo Wii U – 65,930 (-33.03%) / £1,610,400 (-48.14%)
  • 07 (05) PlayStation 3 – 57,688 (-70.70%) / £1,317,600 (-75.36%)
  • 08 (09) Nintendo Wii – 16,482 (-26.33%) / £292,800 (-43.42%)
  • 09 (08) PlayStation Vita – 8,241 (-53.96%) / £146,400 (-57.57%)

Next, here’s the Top 10 Software, along with data for other games. Unfortunately, for Nintendo platforms, there’s only Pokémon Sun and Moon in the Top 10.

01 (NE) CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (01) FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (02) BATTLEFIELD 1 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (NE) WATCH DOGS 2 (UBISOFT)
05 (NE) POKEMON SUN (NINTENDO)
06 (NE) POKEMON MOON (NINTENDO)
07 (04) THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (08) FORZA HORIZON 3 (MICROSOFT)
09 (10) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
10 (NE) DISHONORED 2 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
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23 (NE) FOOTBALL MANAGER 2017 (SEGA)
26 (NE) ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION (UBISOFT)
29 (NE) JUST DANCE 2017 (UBISOFT)
34 (NE) MINECRAFT: STORY MODE – COMPLETE ADV. (TELLTALE GAMES)

Finally, Hardware sales. Unfortunately, GFK Chart-track didn’t provide any data for the Wii U (we can imagine they’re pretty low), but they did for the Nintendo 3DS, which sold 35 000 units. Once again, this is pretty disappointing compared to the home consoles from the competition…

Source: GFK Chart-Track
Via: MCV / BrunoMB


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