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September 2010 NPD "Results" [Up3: Dead Rising 2, Metroid, Kingdom Hearts Numbers]


The Top 10 sellers (in order, publisher and platform in parentheses):
01. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, Xbox 360) - 3.3 Million
02. Madden NFL 11 (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP) - Over 477k for sure, perhaps up to 550k-600k-ish (we lack the September 2009 Wii/PS2/PSP numbers to fully calculate from)
New! 03. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, Xbox 360, PS3, PC) - 370,000
04. NHL 11 (EA, Xbox 360, PS3)
05. FIFA Soccer 11 (EA, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS)
New! 06. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix, PSP) - 225,000
07. Mafia II (Take 2 Interactive, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
08. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Activision Blizzard, PS3, 360, NDS, Wii)
New! 09. Metroid: Other M (Nintendo, Wii) - 173,000
10. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Outside of Top 10:
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (All Platforms) - 86,000 [This means all Top 10 titles >86k]

Xbox 360: 483,989 Units (Up 37% Year Over Year)
DS: 403,000 Units (Down 23% Year Over Year)
PS3: 312,000 Units (Down 37% Year Over Year)
Wii: 254,000 Units (Down 45% Year Over Year)
New! PSP: 106,624 Units (Down 44% Year Over Year)

Year over year software sales revenue:

GamesIndustry.biz said:
In a note to investors, analyst firm Wedbush Morgan revealed that sales of Nintendo's Wii were down 45 per cent year-on-year with 254,000 units sold, while Sony shifted 312,000 PlayStation 3 units, down 37 per cent.

It also added that Xbox 360 software sales were up 33 per cent to $85 million off the back of Halo: Reach, while Wii software sales fell 38 per cent to $55 million and PlayStation 3 sales dropped 14 per cent to $17 million. DS games sales were down 37 per cent to $31 million and PSP sales down 2 per cent. [Note: This only makes sense if he means that this is what they're up by instead of what they're equal to.]


GamesIndustry.biz said:
Microsoft's Halo: Reach sold 3.3 million units during the month, below Cowan's 3.75 million estimate, while Activision's Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, only managed "a fairly dreadful" 86,000 units in its first five days.

He also singled out Nintendo's Metroid: Other M as missing expectations, in the first month that The NPD Group stopped releasing detailed data on individual sales.

Released in August, EA's Madden NFL 11 slowed down in its second month on the market, with unit sales down 11 per cent, with Creutz adding "we continue to expect cumulatively flat year-on-year performance for the franchise through December."

There were "few major surprises at the publishers" during September, said Cowan & Company - including PC software, Activision Blizzard sales were down 41 per cent, EA down 42 per cent, Take-Two down 170 per cent and THQ down 25 per cent compared to the same month last year.


Mrbob said:
GAF Ninjas can attempt to extrapolate and figure out PS3 and PSP data.

"Hardware unit sales, with the exception of the Xbox 360, are down versus last September, but a couple other platforms, specifically the PS3 and the PSP are up on an average sales per week basis as compared to last month (August 2010)," Frazier said. However, average retail price of hardware rose in September, primarily because of the Xbox 360 Halo:Reach bundle and the PS3 Move bundle, she said.
Psychotext said:
PS3 between 283k and 482k
PSP between 100k and 189k
Road said:
Console + handheld:

Software: $614 million (-6%)
Hardware: $383 million (-19%)
Accessories: $180 million (+13%)
Total: $1.18 billion (-8%)


Road said:
"Hardware unit sales, with the exception of the Xbox 360, are down versus last September, but a couple other platforms, specifically the PS3 and the PSP are up on an average sales per week basis as compared to last month (August 2010)"

"Total sales of hardware and software, including PC games, were down 8% from Sept. 2009. Overall sales hit $1.22 billion, compared to $1.32 billion last September."

"Hardware sales of $383 million were down 19%, compared to Sept. 2009 ($427 million)."

VG247 said:
Pre-orders of Kinect for Xbox 360 are selling out at retailers nationwide ahead of its US release on November 4.

Road said:
More from the USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/communi...nt-carry-industry-sales-to-overall-increase/1

"The three PS3 Move SKU's residing in the accessories category each made the top 10 in unit sales of accessory items for the month of September."

"The 360 Live 1600 point card was once again the best-selling accessory item, followed this month by the PS3 $20 Network Card.

Saiyar said:
Assuming this means Wii and Ds are even/down

Wii <= 305k
DS <= 428k

"Nintendo, meanwhile, sold 403,000 of its handheld DS systems in the U.S., and 254,000 Wii consoles. Sony would not disclose how many PlayStations it sold during the month."



Wastes hours checking old Famitsu software data, but that's why we love him.
:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Wow, such great data.


I don't know whether to be enthused that Other M managed to beat the combined sku's of MW2 and actually charted, or depressed that it got beaten by a PSP game.
And now we play the waiting game.

Surely Capcom will tweet total DR2 sales right? They gave us like 3 updates on Case Zero.

Someone should post Sept 09 and August 10 sales for reference as well.

cjelly said:
We also know that Move got outsold by 1600 MSP and $20 PSN cards.

Someone needs to take that % increase and use it to estimate how much the 3 Move SKUs contributed to growth YoY.
and then fudge how much each SKU sold.


erotic butter maelstrom
entrement said:
Suck it, DR2 skeptics.

Yes, I wish we had actual numbers, but at least this kinda hints towards it doing well so I'm happy. The game deserves success for being awesome and I hope Capcom will be sending Blue Castle some phat stacks of cash for doing such a fine job.


Can we extrapolate the possible sales of each of the games by looking at earlier month rankings and see how much of a percentage they are of the highest selling game?


This is like the sales-age equivalent of the Simpsons new seasons :lol

In a nutshell: Oh yeah, Halo and Madden sold a lot :lol



Modern Warfare 2 (X360) sold almost 1 million more than Reach in the same period of time.

I expected more from Reach, but apparently MW2 is absolutely insane.
Nice to see Metroid and Kingdom Hearts Chart even with the combined format system. Hopefully some press releases will gives out some numbers.


In theory fifa 11 being 5th in the usa is impressive. In reality it could have sold 6 copies.

Youve ruined everything NPD.
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