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NPD Canada - July 2008 Chart

Dalthien

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July 2008:

WII - 376,000 YTD - 1,060,000 LTD
360 - 154,000 YTD - 870,000 LTD
PS3 - 200,000 YTD - 520,000 LTD

Unfortunately, there seem to be some discrepancies between the July numbers and the June numbers. Nothing extreme, but a bit more than should be accounted for due to rounding errors. Link

1 - WII - Mario Kart Wii w/ Wheel
2 - WII - Wii Fit w/ Balance Board
3 - DS - Guitar Hero: On Tour w/ Guitar Grip
4 - WII - Wii Play w/ Remote
5 - DS - Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day
6 - DS - New Super Mario Bros.
7 - WII - Rock Band Special Edition Bundle
8 - 360 - Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
9 - PS3 - Rock Band Special Edition Bundle
10 - WII - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock w/ Guitar

WII - 5
DS - 3
360 - 1
PS3 - 1

I'm just guessing on #10, but from the article it has to be a Wii game, and it has to come with a peripheral, so I can't imagine what it could possibly be except GH3. Link

NCAA not showing up in the Top 10 isn't a surprise, but Soul Calibur completely missing the Top 10 is a bit of a surprise. And Metal Gear Solid 4 debuted at only #3 last month, and didn't even make the Top 10 this month - so it had rather mediocre sales in Canada for such a high-profile title.



And here is the June data as well:

June 2008:

1 (2) WII - Mario Kart Wii w/ Wheel
2 (4) WII - Wii Fit w/ Balance Board
3 (-) PS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
4 (-) DS - Guitar Hero: On Tour w/ Guitar Grip
5 (5) WII - Wii Play w/ Remote

WII - 7
DS - 4
360 - 4
PS3 - 3
PS2 - 2

DS - 68,000
WII - 64,500 (YTD - 318,000, LTD - 986,200)
PS3 - 39,000 (YTD - 170,500, LTD - 487,600)
PSP - < 39k
360 - < PSP (YTD - 129,000, LTD - 840,700)

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I was talking with a few friends about this generation and I came to this conclusion. The DS and the Wii are the consoles that are made to work with Nintendo games. Everything that came before was just made to play Nintendo games. The change in strategy has been virtually flawless. The Wii's strategy is Nintendo' strategy. It's not everyone else's. Hence the reluctance and then subsequent stinkers that generally hit the system when it comes to third party.
 

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Strange stuff indeed. All my friends who own Rock Band own it for PS3, and I don't know a single person other than myself who owns MGS4. And, what the hell is NSMB still doing there?!?
 

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Third parties sell better on Wii than PS3 or 360 in Canada as evidenced by one month's top ten.
 

Dalthien

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Incidentally, the Wii should have crossed the million mark in July, but I haven't seen any official announcements yet.
 

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There's an off chance that #10 could be Ubi Soft's weight loss challenge DS game - the thing was EVERYWHERE last month, to the point of my utter confusion at why they shipped the game so heavily.
 

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Memles said:
There's an off chance that #10 could be Ubi Soft's weight loss challenge DS game - the thing was EVERYWHERE last month, to the point of my utter confusion at why they shipped the game so heavily.
Heavily advertised as a montreal developed game.
 

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This is nothing new. Nintendo has always been really, really strong in Canada. It's because they actually made their own separate subsidiary for this country and they actually pay attention to it.
 

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Kusagari said:
Can someone explain why Rock band PS3 is on this?
People who bought MGS4 the month before? Although I had two friends buy the PS3 version of Rockband in like January (used the instruments for PS2 version) and bought a PS3 last month...
Rapping Granny said:
Canadians know their hockey and know that NHL 09 is the way to go.
But a TON of them won't be able to play it!
 

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What a boring list. Predictable Wii/DS software and thena glut of Guitar Hero and Rockband. :|
 

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I find it weird that I can still find Mario Kart Wii in any of my EBGames, while in the US, they're pretty much sold out everywhere and have to turn to ebay for it.
 

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Memles said:
There's an off chance that #10 could be Ubi Soft's weight loss challenge DS game - the thing was EVERYWHERE last month, to the point of my utter confusion at why they shipped the game so heavily.
There's a ridiculously expensive advertising campaign chasing it.

bryehn said:
$99 at Blockbuster for a bit I think.
Isn't that Rock Band PS2?
If that's Rock Band PS3, I'm going to feel like an utter retard for buying it a month earlier at nearly double that price.
 

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Memles said:
There's an off chance that #10 could be Ubi Soft's weight loss challenge DS game - the thing was EVERYWHERE last month, to the point of my utter confusion at why they shipped the game so heavily.
I'm sick of hearing that Chatelaine cmmercial advertising it and how you can win a trip to France, Arizona and Jamaica on the radio with the fake phoney french accent. Damn..Ubisoft went all out to make this Weight loss game popular.
 
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Agent Icebeezy said:
I was talking with a few friends about this generation and I came to this conclusion. The DS and the Wii are the consoles that are made to work with Nintendo games. Everything that came before was just made to play Nintendo games. The change in strategy has been virtually flawless. The Wii's strategy is Nintendo' strategy. It's not everyone else's. Hence the reluctance and then subsequent stinkers that generally hit the system when it comes to third party.
Third parties are still technically competition, and they are being made irrelevant on how the Wii will do along with Sony and MS.
 

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Nice job schuelma!

Firestorm said:
The article also confirms that #10 was for the Wii.
That basically confirms that Guitar Hero III Wii is #10 for the month.

Unfortunately, there seem to be some discrepancies between the July numbers and the June numbers. Nothing extreme, but a bit more than should be accounted for due to rounding errors.
 

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I just can't believe that the 360 is underselling the PSP. They were still moving pretty fast a while back up here. What's going on?
 

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i got a flyer the other day with an advertisement for hdtvs... buy a tv that costs $1500 or more and get a free ps3 bluray player. i was like :lol

seems like if i hear anyone talking about the ps3 it has to do with movies.

SRG01 said:
I just can't believe that the 360 is underselling the PSP. They were still moving pretty fast a while back up here. What's going on?
it doesnt matter once the package deals start popping up at bestbuy and futureshop this holiday season the thing will sell tons like it does every year.
 

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big_z said:
it doesnt matter once the package deals start popping up at bestbuy and futureshop this holiday season the thing will sell tons like it does every year.
I haven't seen the 360 not bundled at Future Shop and Best Buy in a very long time. Hell, the week that it hit $299.99, Future Shop was giving out free Gears of War and Unreal Tournament III with it.
 

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SRG01 said:
I just can't believe that the 360 is underselling the PSP. They were still moving pretty fast a while back up here. What's going on?
Probably just selective memory on your part. Or maybe your opinion is tainted because you hang out with other 360 users. But in reality, the 360 has been a weak performer in Canada all along.

The last full batch of hardware numbers that we had was through Nov/07, and even at that time, the 360 in Canada was weak. Comparing sales to the US through the same time frame:

WII - 9.3 %
PS3 - 8.6 %
360 - 7.6 %

DS - 7.5 %
PSP - 5.9 %

So even nearly a year ago, the 360 was the weakest home console in Canada relative to US sales. And the PSP was way behind eveything.

And using the July/08 numbers we just got:

WII - 9.3 %
PS3 - 10.2 %
360 - 8.1 %

So the 360 is still the weakest of the 3 systems relative to the US.


Firestorm said:
I haven't seen the 360 not bundled at Future Shop and Best Buy in a very long time. Hell, the week that it hit $299.99, Future Shop was giving out free Gears of War and Unreal Tournament III with it.
Same here. I'm always a bit surprised at just how much bundling is done with the 360 here in southern Ontario.
 

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Chû Totoro said:
So can we say that PS3 have a chance to surpass 360 by mid 2009 in Canada ?
I doubt it but the gap between the 2 will surely be smaller
depending on christmas