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Official October 2008 NPD Results

sonycowboy

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Many thanks to NPD as always for their continued support.

HW Sales
Hardware Unit Sales
Oct-08
PlayStation 2 136K
PlayStation 3 190K
PSP 193K
Xbox 360 371K
Wii 803K
Nintendo DS 491K

Top 10 SW
Publisher Release Date Rank # Units
360 FABLE II MICROSOFT (CORP) Oct-08 1 790K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA May-08 2 487K
360 FALLOUT 3 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS Oct-08 3 375K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA Apr-08 4 290K
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA Feb-07 5 282K
360 SAINTS ROW 2 THQ (CORP) Oct-08 6 270K
PS3 SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALS CONFRONTATION SONY (CORP) Oct-08 7 231K
PS3 LITTLE BIG PLANET SONY (CORP) Oct-08 8 215K
360 NBA 2K9 TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP) Oct-08 9 202K
360 DEAD SPACE ELECTRONIC ARTS Oct-08 10 193K

Industry Sales


Dollar Sales Oct-07 Oct-08 CHG YTD Oct 07 YTD Oct 08 CHG
Video Games $1.12B $1.31B 18% $10.50B $13.13B 25%
Video Games Hardware $470.47M $494.74M 5% $4.13B $4.72B 14%
Video Games Software $514.60M $696.79M 35% $4.98B $6.76B 36%
Video Game Accessories $130.81M $120.19 -8% $1.40B $1.65B 18%

Anita Frazier said:
Overall:

"The video games industry grew an impressive 18% year-over-year in the first month of the critical fourth quarter. With 10-months under its belt, the video games industry is still poised to top $22B in annual sales in 2008."

"The sales results are mixed this month, however. The console portion of the market made significant gains at 26% across hardware, software and accessories, while the portable side of the market stalled, declining 14%. Year-to-date the portable segment of the market is still up 7%."

Hardware:

"The greater supply of Wii hardware at retail is evident in the sales figures for the month with the Wii enjoying its best sales month outside of last November and December."

"The price reduction on the Xbox 360 is paying dividends at retail as the platform realized a 7% unit sales increase over September. Keeping in mind that September was a 5-week month while October had four, the sales pace increased 33%."

"The PS3 realized the greatest year-over-year monthly unit sales increase at 57%."

Software:

"Console software sales realized the greatest percentage gain year-over-year of any category. This month, Fable II captured the top spot selling 790K units across the standard and limited edition SKU's."

"The expanding variety of content available for consumers to play is clearly paying off for the industry. Looking at the top 10 games for the month, half are "M" rated games while the other half are "E" rated games and they span disparate genres. There is something for everyone on this list"

Accessories:


"Accessory sales are down for the month but we should expect this category to pick up again with the anticipated increases in hardware sales for the holidays."
 

gregor7777

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oh shit, 360 much closer to Wii than I expected lulz

That is just fucking silly. Bravo, Nintendo.
 
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Great sales for LBP.

I predicted 200k. Seems like I was dead on.

Great news that it managed to make the top 10 in such a competitive month.
 

Archie

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No Guitar Hero OR Rock Band? I wonder if the recession is affecting the sale of $190 band bundles.
 

donny2112

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Only 803K Wiis were sold in October. That's not a lot. *falls over*

:lol

Guitar Hero IV was a complete bomba. Oh, my. Excellent sales for the 360, though. :)
 

Kifimbo

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Wow, Guitar Hero World Tour is a major bomb ?

EDIT: Wow at Wii Fit in second place with so many new release. This is crazy.
 

botticus

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This has to mean GH SKUs were separate. I can't imagine that for 360, PS2, or Wii, game-only + band bundle + guitar bundle didn't break 200k.
 

pilonv1

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True gamers win, Saints Row 2 > LBP

So in 1 month 360 wins back all the "momentum" PS3 had and then some.
 

Oblivion

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PS3 LITTLE BIG PLANET SONY (CORP) Oct-08 8 215K

No, NO NO NO GODDAMNIT NOOO!!!
 

WrikaWrek

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PlayStation 2 136K



PlayStation 3 190K



Nintendo DS 491K.............................PSP 193K



Xbox 360 371K



Wii 803K






Almost had it in the predictions. Good shit.

Fable 2, :( I WANTED MORE!!!!!!!