Video Game consoles are mostly down for the week between March 7 and March 13 after strong sales posted the week before, however Switch consoles continue to show great retention having yet another increase in sales (albeit a small one) by 1.32% to 98,246 units. PlayStation 5 hardware slips 34.53% and 51.36% each from previous week’s 22,550 units to 14,764 units for the Vanilla Edition while the Digital Edition drops to 1,522 units from 3,129 units. Xbox Series S makes a bigger stride as sales improved by 63.92% week-on-week whereas its Series X retreats by 50% to 374 units. PlayStation 4 noted a modest climb in sales from prior week’s 11 to 16 units, and New 2DS LL experienced a small fall in sales to 461 units.
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Sales of Hardware
|Hardware||Weekly Sales||Change||Lifetime Sales|
|PS5 Digital Edition||1,522||(↓51.36%)||219,660|
|Xbox Series X||374||(↓50.00%)||86,049|
|Xbox Series S||1,588||(↑63.92%)||74,297|
|New 2DS LL||461||(↓9.78%)||1,183,777|
As for sales of software, past titles that took up the first three spots the week before have noted a decrease in sales with Triangle Strategy suffering nearly an 80% drop from previous week’s 86,298 copies to 17,380 copies, putting its total 10-day sales though, at a rather comfortable 103,678 copies. Gran Turismo 7 experienced major drops for both its PlayStation copies by 77.59% to a total 30,912 copies as they settle in at Number 3 and 8.
There are two new releases that made it onto the Top 10 chart for the week. The first being Square Enix’s Switch exclusive, Chocobo GP which was released on March 10. It sold a total of 12,414 copies in its first 4 days. The game will feature some returning characters from the Final Fantasy series, plus of course, the Chocobos. This would also include visits to tracks from familiar locations throughout the series. For more information about the game, do check out its trailer down below.
Next is the Switch version of .hack//G.U. Last Recode with 11,907 copies sold in its first 4 days at Number 7 which is a remaster of the original, .hack//G.U. that came out on the PlayStation 2. The game is developed by CyberConnect2 and is published by Bandai Namco Games to which it was originally released back in 2017 on Steam and the PlayStation 4. You can check out the Nintendo Switch launch trailer below.
Video Game Software Top 10
4. Triangle Strategy