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NPD Sales Results for July 2009

EviLore

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PlayStation 2 108K
PlayStation 3 121.8K
PSP 122.8K
Xbox 360 202.9K
Wii 252.5K
Nintendo DS 538.9K


Wii SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS (WII) 508.2K
NCAA FOOTBALL 10 (360) 376.5K
NCAA FOOTBALL 10 (PS3) 237.4K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD* (WII) 164.3K
MARIO KART W/ WHEEL (WII) 156.6K
MARIO KART DS (NDS) 132.2K
POKEMON PLATINUM VERSION (NDS) 116.4K
FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4 (360) 116.4K
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS (NDS) 101.8K
EA SPORTS ACTIVE BUNDLE (WII) 96.8K

(*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:
The U.S. video games industry declined for the fifth consecutive month, bringing year-to-date sales to $8.16 billion, down 14% from the same time period last year.

In order for the industry to come in flat or slightly up for the total year, the back five months of the year have to come in 11% (or more) higher than the last five months of last year.

While year-to-date results are weak, there are some big titles set to be released over the next several months, including Madden this month, which should help spur sales. The worst comps should be behind us, and looking beyond August we have The Beatles: Rock Band, Halo 3: ODST, and of course, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to look forward to.


Hardware sales have slowed considerably on nearly every platform. The Xbox 360 is the only console system showing a unit sales increase year-to-date, while the NDS has the highest sales of all hardware platforms both for the month, and year-to-date.


NCAA Football 10 was the top selling game for the month, with combined sales of 689K units across all platforms.

Wii Sports Resort was the top-selling software SKU for the month with 508K units sold with a 2.5% attach rate to the hardware install base.

Of all genres, the music/dance genre has suffered the greatest declines this year, with nearly $390 million less revenues than the same time period last year.
 

Archie

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:O at WSR
:O at Wii hardware sales
:O at DS hardware sales
:O at PS3 hardware sales
 
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Man, hardware sales took a hit. Everything went down. PS2's lifecycle is coming to an end. :(

Great for Wii Sports Resort. Even better than Nintendo indicated. Three DS games in the Top 10 is a lot more than usual, too.
 

Talamius

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Wii is coming back to the field, but I think that's more damning of sales in general at this point.

EA/Nintendo have a complete chokehold on what software sales there are.
 

The Librarian

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Mama Robotnik said:
:lol :lol :lol :lol

YES! Deep Space Nine + Mama Robotnik for the win.

Edit: Xbox 360 is getting gradually closer to the Wii. Sometime in the near future, 360 will finally outsell Wii for the first time since Halo 3?
 

Stoney Mason

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For those keeping score.

9 straight months of being down yoy for the PS3. And unless it sells 185.4K next month which seems unlikely that will be the 10th in a row.

Last year for comparison

HW
DS 608k
Wii 555k
Playstation 3 225k
PSP 222k
Xbox 360 205k
Playstation 2 155k

Top 10 SW
360 NCAA FOOTBALL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS JULY 2008 397.6K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA MAY 2008 369.6K
NDS GUITAR HERO: ON TOUR ACTIVISION JUNE 2008 309.7K
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA FEB 2007 284K
PS3 NCAA FOOTBALL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS JULY 2008 242.5K
360 SOUL CALIBUR IV NAMCO BANDAI GAMES OF AMERICA JULY 2008 218.9K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA APRIL 2008 174.5K
WII ROCK BAND SPECIAL ED BUNDLE MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS JUNE 2008 165.8K
PS3 SOUL CALIBUR IV NAMCO BANDAI GAMES OF AMERICA JULY 2008 155.8K
360 SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION TAKE 2 INT. CORP. JULY 2008 147.6K
 

meme

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Nice debut for WSR, higher than I thought.

Where's the fucking Black Wii Iwata???
 

Halvie

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are the NCAA numbers low compared to past years? Always thought it did a lot more than 600 something combined.
 

mr_nothin

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Stoney Mason said:
For those keeping score.

9 straight months of being down yoy for the PS3. And unless it sells 185.4K next month which seems unlikely that will be the 10th in a row.
HOW QUICKLY DO WE FORGET ABOUT THE SLIM?!!?!:D :D :D
 

Owzers

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Maybe i have a headache but it seems like the top ten is completely Nintendo and EA dominated.

Anyway, hardware sales are pretty bad.
 

Four_Chamber

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Xbox within 50k of Wii is interesting

Other than that more of the same- terrible PS3 sales, DS is king, PS2 declining.