NPD Sales Results for May 2013 [Up2: 360, 3DS Est, Software lowest since May 2000]

Aug 24, 2011
6,928
0
500
Finland
#55
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Everyone expected Uncharted 2 to kill it and it started off less than 600k. Should do well but its the kind of thing I would expect a nice tail and not blockerbuster first numbers.
Well I would say that 600k for new IP this late in the gen would actually be pretty great. In UK it already started higher than Uncharted 2.
 
#59
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Everyone expected Uncharted 2 to kill it and it started off less than 600k. Should do well but its the kind of thing I would expect a nice tail and not blockerbuster first numbers.
it has been their as 1 game for 2 months in amazon and best buy. not the right measure but zombie games do well.


Kinda worried about next month TLOU sales now :(
Should do well. Has been sold out at lot of places. Software has been good this year apart from this month.

Also it did well in uk
 
Jun 9, 2012
26,506
0
0
#60
:(

No numbers from Nintendo?
That would force them to release Wii U numbers and there is no way in hell they are doing that with the console potentially below 30k

Well I would say that 600k for new IP this late in the gen would actually be pretty great. In UK it already started higher than Uncharted 2.
Yeah for sure, I just would temper expectations for anyone expecting close to a million
 
Sep 5, 2009
4,288
0
0
#61
So PS3 below 100k? Vita and Wii U below 30k?

That would force them to release Wii U numbers and there is no way in hell they are doing that with the console potentially below 30k
Makes sense, forgot that they would have to release wii u numbers as well.
 
May 24, 2012
18,812
119
500
#70
Microsoft PR:

jvm said:
In May, Xbox 360 sold 114,000 units, more than any other console in the U.S. May marked the 29th consecutive month that Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the U.S.

May 2013 NPD highlights:
· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in May (hardware, software and accessories) reached $149.8 million, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, May2013)
· During the month of May, Xbox 360 held seven of the top 10 console game titles including: “Dead Island: Riptide,” “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” “Metro: Last Light,” NBA 2K13,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” “BioShock Infinite” and “Halo 4.” (Source: NPD Group, May2013)

On May 21, Microsoft introduced the world to Xbox One. Last week at E3, Xbox One showcased a new generation of gaming with exclusive titles like “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Killer Instinct,” “Dead Rising 3” and more. In addition, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Yusuf Mehdi, introduced the new Xbox 360 on the Xbox stage, which sports a sleek and stylish design that aligns with the new Xbox One family and will continue to drive Xbox 360 sales.

The E3 Xbox briefing drove consumer excitement for Xbox One, which has seen impressive pre-order sales; Amazon sold through most of their day one inventory in the first four hours of availability. To reserve your Xbox One system today, and for the full list of launch countries and prices, visit http://www.xbox.com for participating retailers.

We look forward to sharing further details on Xbox One in the coming months. Please check out Xbox Wire for the latest Xbox One and Xbox 360 news.
 
Apr 18, 2005
18,797
0
0
#93
Wonder how much Donkey Kong Country's $35 price tag helped sales. Hopefully enough for NOA to take notice and make that the default 1st-party price going forward. Would just be a $5 increase over the DS default price, then, instead of the $10 increase it had been.
 
Jul 2, 2007
7,810
0
0
29
Chesapeake, Ohio
I'm glad RE bombed. Releasing a marginally improved game and charging $50 for it is lunacy.

Lower price (34.99 instead of 39.99) is probably helping. And it'll help Animal Crossing a lot.
To an extent. I don't think AC will be number one next month though. We won't get the full picture until Nintendo gives us digital sales, which I think will likely happen.