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Official March 2008 NPD - There are no words. Almost $1B in SW sales

sonycowboy

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Many thanks to NPD for their continued support. This is just getting ridiculous. Nintendo is doing historically insane numbers and 360 continues incredible SW sales. Even the PSP SW is joining in

Almost $1B in software in March is batshit insane.

NPD said:
Industry Sales
Mar-07 Mar-08 CHG
Total Video Games $1.1B $1.7B 57%
Video Games Hardware $377.9M $551.3M 46%
Video Games Software $579.1M $945.6M 63%
Video Game Accessories $139.5M $220M 58%


HW Sales

Hardware Mar-08
PlayStation 2 216K
PlayStation 3 257K
PlayStation Portable 297K
Xbox 360 262K
Nintendo DS 698K
Wii 721K

SW Sales
Top-Selling VG Software - March 2008

Platform Title Publisher Release Date March Units
WII  SUPER SMASH BROS: BRAWL NINTENDO OF AMERICA Mar-08 2.7M
360  *TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS 2 UBISOFT Mar-08 752.3K
360  ARMY OF TWO ELECTRONIC ARTS Mar-08 606.1K
WII  PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA Feb-07 409.8K
PSP  GOD OF WAR: CHAINS OF OLYMPUS SONY Mar-08 340.5K
PSP  CRISIS CORE: FINAL FANTASY VII SQUARE ENIX INC Mar-08 301.6K
WII  GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK ACTIVISION Oct-07 264.1K
360  MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2K8 TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE Mar-08 237.1K
360  *CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE ACTIVISION Nov-07 237K
PS3  ARMY OF TWO ELECTRONIC ARTS Mar-08 224.9K
 

kkaabboomm

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I posted this in the hardware prediction thread, but thought it should go in the official thread....


--i cite Reggie's quote that Nintendo's Wii video game system will have sold more LTD in the US than the 360 by the end of June.

--then i cite March NPD.

--then i cite mario kart and wii fit.

need i cite more?
 

Valtor

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WOW Nintendo, though expected no less. WOW Vegas 2 and Army of Two?!?? Talk about unexpected big numbers!!
 

squicken

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Whoa. I was 99% sure the PS3 would edge out 360 HW sales. Even MS had conceded.

Edit: and the software. 360 owners continue to gobble it up.
 

JMPovoa

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Holy crap. PS3 and Xbox360 hardware sales were awful. Yet it comes to me as a surprise that Xbox360 actually managed to sell better than the PS3.
 

Struct09

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Two PSP games in the top 10?! I contributed to those :D

Awesome numbers for the industry all around!
 

Nutter

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WOW

A Top 10 that has number 10 at over 200k... HOLY FUCKING SHIT

We need a Console top 10 plz. :p
 

duffey

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Wow, weird to see two PSP games in the top 10. Good to see God of War there though, was weirdly afraid that might not sell too well for whatever reason.

Also: Holy shit.
 

Neil

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Aw shame that PS3 fell behind 360 again.
Good to see Crisis Core at #6.

Nintendo products need no comment.
 

schuelma

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First impression aside from HOLY CRAP at Wii- disappointing 360 and PS3 numbers. Very.

Average per week for both consoles went down-

360 from 63k to 52K, PS3 from 70K to 51K.