NPD Sales Results for February 2013 [Up5: Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, Official PS3/WiiU]

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Overall Industry:

Overall retail sales dropped 25% year over year.


Software:

1. Dead Space 3 (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts - 605K
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, Wii U PC) Activision Blizzard
3. Crysis 3 (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts - 260K
4. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC) Take-Two Interactive
5. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, 360) Konami
6. Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013 (360, PS3, PC) Sega
7. Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U) Ubisoft
8. Far Cry 3 (360, PS3, PC) Ubisoft
9. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, PSV) Sony
10. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U) Electronic Arts

XX. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS Retail): 117K
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS Digital): 63K
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon LTD (DS): 250K


Hardware:

For sure numbers:
Xbox 360: 302K (-29.1%)
PS3: 263K (-26.9%)
Wii U: 66K (70% of them were Deluxe consoles.)

Nintendo Ecosystem (DS/3DS/Wii/Wii U combined): 455K

Calculated numbers:

NPD: “Looking at hardware sales on an average per week basis, all platforms showed an increase from January into February. Specifically, new platforms like the Wii U and PS Vita demonstrated some momentum from the typical January hardware lull with increases of over 40% and 30% respectively.”

Vita: Up 30% on a weekly basis. So, it would follow the same formula above, but with 1.3.


Other Information:



MS PR said:
Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in February – marking the 26th consecutive month as the number-one selling console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

February 2013 NPD highlights:
· Holding 41 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in February, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in February (hardware, software and accessories) was the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

· During the month of February, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 console game titles including: “Crysis 3,” “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” “Dead Space 3,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and “NBA 2K13.” (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)



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9) Something that will make everyone go OMG WTF BBQ - either Fire Emblem: Awakening (despite supply challenges, hardware bundles not counting and this being a multi-SKU chart) or the unadvertised Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
How about that? I called the #9 title being the 'GAF goes holy shit' mystery game right on the money. Just wish it was FE: Awakening and not Sly.

Dead Space 3 at the number one slot? INTERESTING.
It had the full 4 weeks to sell copies. I suspect it was still an overwhelming disappointment compared to DS2.
 
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We need game sales #'s for comparison; it was a pretty slow-ass month so it's hard to say how much we should make out of Aliens being on there. Same for Sly, I don't think anyone knew that game existed so I'm thinking all of the top 10 #'s are really low.
 
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“Though there was the same number of February launches that landed in the top ten ranking this year as there were last February, collectively, February 2013 new launches performed worse than last year with unit sales down 30%.”

“Looking at hardware sales on an average per week basis, all platforms showed an increase from January into February. Specifically, new platforms like the Wii U and PS Vita demonstrated some momentum from the typical January hardware lull with increases of over 40% and 30% respectively.”
Wouldn't this put the WiiU around 64k? (57k/5)=11.4k*1.4=16k per week. 16k*4 weeks=64k?