NPD Sales Results for May 2007

#1
It was a PHENOMENAL month for the industry, totally destroying last years results in EVERY category. The reason? One word NINTENDO

Hardware

[NDS] 423,150
[WII] 338,278
[PSP] 221,120
[PS2] 187,765
[360] 154,932
[PS3] 81,604
[GBA] 80,554
[NGC] 10,728


Software
331k NDS POKEMON DIAMOND VERSION
314k WII MARIO PARTY 8
249k PS2 SPIDER-MAN 3
238k NDS POKEMON PEARL VERSION
227k WII PLAY W/ REMOTE
217k 360 FORZA MOTORSPORT 2
184k 360 GUITAR HERO 2 W/ GUITAR
140k 360 SPIDER-MAN 3
138k 360 COMMAND & CONQUER 3: TIBERIUM WARS
131k PS2 GUITAR HERO 2 W/GUITAR

11 WII SUPER PAPER MARIO Nintendo
12 360 CRACKDOWN Microsoft
13 PS3 MLB '07: THE SHOW Sony
14 WII LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Nintendo
15 WII SPIDER-MAN 3 Activision
16 360 SHADOWRUN Microsoft
17 PS3 SPIDER-MAN 3 Activision
18 PS2 MLB '07: THE SHOW Sony
19 360 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2K7 Take 2 Interactive
20 360 GEARS OF WAR Microsoft
21 NDS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS Nintendo
22 NDS SPIDER-MAN 3 Activision
23 360 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END Disney
24 PS2 GOD OF W AR II Sony
25 360 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS Ubi Soft

Category Performance
Category May 2006 May 2007 Increase
Video Games 548M 815M 48.7%
Video Games Hardware 191M 319M 67.2%
Console Hardware 123M 221M 79.1%
Portable Game Hardware 67M 98M 45.3%
Video Games Software 286M 381M 33.2%
Console Software 209M 274M 31.0%
Portable Game Software 77M 107M 39.2%
Video Game Accessories 72M 115M 61.3%
 

Agent Icebeezy

Welcome beautful toddler, Madison Elizabeth, to the horde!
#22
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5928582&postcount=590

I'm not trying to call Arne out with this, I'm just frustrated to no end. You know, this isn't really about just Microsoft to me, there are a lot of people that depend on high userbases to make ends meet. You want to grow your profit margin, fine, but you do have an obligation to the ones that make your console desirable in the first place. They need to drop the price

 
#28
DeaconKnowledge said:
So, can we call the war yet? Or do we have to sit through another 6 months of "Wait for X"?
I think it's pretty safe. MS might put up a fight in America with the fall lineup and potentially a price cut, but the worldwide domination of Nintendo seems complete.
 

schuelma

Wastes hours checking old Famitsu software data, but that's why we love him.
#30
clearacell said:
Wii play is a monster...that's kind of tough to accept, but "free" remotes are a bargain!
It's gotta be near a million in the U.S by now?
 
#34
One question. Is Mario Party a hardcore franchise(blowing it's load in one sitting) or a more casual franchise? Cause it it's the latter, we could see some mighty fine legs on the thing and an almost guaranteed million seller for the Wii....but it's such a relatively a crappy game.
 
#38
Ouch for Sony. How Many PS3s have been produced so far? I wonder if they'll have to shut down production until the channels empty out a bit.
a lot.
 
#39
Nintendo Hardware & Mario Party 8 - I said Wow

360 Software - I said WOW (even just by rankings, that is impressive)

PSP - I said, whoa.

PS3 - "..."
 

John Harker

Definitely doesn't make things up as he goes along.
#46
Big Mario Party fan, so that's sweet.

Now, to contradict it my previous factual statement...
Nintendo better not destroy gaming.