NPD Sales Results for February 2010

EviLore

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Reporting Period: 1/31/2010 through 2/27/2010


PlayStation 2 101.9K
PlayStation 3 360.1K
PSP 133.4K
Xbox 360 422.0K
Wii 397.9K
Nintendo DS 613.2K


BIOSHOCK 2* 360 TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE Feb-10 562.9K
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Nov-09 555.6K
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Nov-09 314.3K
JUST DANCE WII UBISOFT Nov-09 275.4K
SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS* WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Jul-09 272.5K
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2* PS3 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Nov-09 252.8K
MASS EFFECT 2 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS Jan-10 246.5K
DANTE'S INFERNO: DIVINE EDITION PS3 ELECTRONIC ARTS Feb-10 242.5K
DANTE'S INFERNO 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS Feb-10 224.7K
HEAVY RAIN PS3 SONY Feb-10 219.3K

(*includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)


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Analysis from NPD's Anita Frazier:

Anita Frazier said:
Overall

"The industry realized another month of decreased sales as compared to last year. In fact, for most categories, unit sales declines were greater than dollar sales. Higher average retail prices on all categories except console hardware boosted dollar sales performance somewhat."

"Honestly, I had expected the industry to perform somewhat better this month. Nonetheless, strong new releases, and Easter gift-buying bodes well for industry performance in March."


Hardware

"Overall hardware unit sales were down, but certain platforms enjoyed an increase over last year. Xbox 360 nabbed the top-spot among the three console systems for the first time since September 2007 when Halo 3 as released. PS3 enjoyed a 30% increase over last year, even while retail supply is reported to remain constrained."

"DS sales continue to remain quite strong, even leading up to the launch of the Dsi XL later this month on March 28th, which will have 7 days of sales during our March reporting month."


Software

"The top 10 list this month is quite balanced between the three console platforms with three each for the PS3 and Wii platforms, and four for the 360."

"Bioshock 2 was the best-selling game in February, selling over 750K units at retail across platforms. The 360 version was the top-selling SKU for the month."

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has become the third-best-selling game of all-time, now at just under 10 million units life-to-date."


Accessories

"Year-to-date, accessories is the only category to have eeked out a modest increase versus last year. Unit sales, however, are down so the increase is solely due to an increase in pricing, which is up 13%."
 

Mama Robotnik

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EviLore said:
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PlayStation 2 101.9K
PlayStation 3 360.1K
PSP 133.4K
Xbox 360 422.0K
Wii 397.9K
Nintendo DS 613.2K eb-10 224.7K 9
HEAVY RAIN PS3 SONY Feb-10 219.3K 10
Bloody impressive showing for the 360!
 

Jtyettis

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Weeeeeeeeeeeee


Anyhow I was right in thinking Heavy Rain would make the top 10 even if just if.
 

Akia

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YES!! Heavy Rain made the top ten baby!

LOL, Dante's PS3 > 360 even though GOWIII comes out the next month.
 

Road

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PlayStation 3 360.1K
Xbox 360 422.0K
Wii 397.9K

Just crazy. Way, waaay different from what was expected in general:
except for PS3 being 3rd haha
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jvm said:
Here we go.
Code:
           GAF_Agg    GAF_spec    WEDBUSH   EEDAR
1. NDS      456.8K        ---K       425K    401K
[b]2. WII      454.2K        ---K       455K    425K[/b]
[b]3. 360      327.1K        ---K       350K    335K[/b]
[b]4. PS3      251.7K        ---K       300K    280K[/b]
5. PSP      108.4K        ---K        95K     90K
6. PS2       45.0K         --K        45K     50K