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September 2012 NPD Predictions - Closes October 8

Seda

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#NPD Numbers: Xbox 360 sold 270k units in Sept, more & held 49 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S.
 

EagleEyes

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Looks like the super slim did nothing to reignite interest in the PS3. It did come out last month, right?
 

jvm

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In case it isn't posted here yet
MS PR said:
Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market – marking the 21st consecutive month as the top-selling current-generation console in the U.S.

September 2012 U.S. NPD highlights:
· Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in September, more units than any other current-generation console, and held 49 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 19th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, September 2012)

· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in September (hardware, software and accessories) reached $380 million; consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in September than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined. (Source: NPD Group, September 2012)

· During the month of September, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “Madden NFL 13,” “Borderlands 2,” “FIFA Soccer 13,” “NHL 13,” “NCAA Football 13,” and “Sleeping Dogs.” (Source: NPD Group, September 2012)

There has never been a better time to own an Xbox 360 than this holiday and the month of October is packed with exclusive Xbox 360 title launches including, “Forza Horizon,” “Dance Central 3” and “Fable: The Journey.” And, the highly anticipated “Halo 4” will launch on Nov. 6. This fall, we will also continue to simplify entertainment, introducing new experiences like Internet Explorer for Xbox 360, Xbox for Windows 8, Xbox SmartGlass and Xbox Music.
 

Kenka

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Already posted? Nintendo answers to upcoming NPD:

Nintendo 3DS Software Sales Increase Nintendo 3DS XL continued to impact the video game market in September as overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software increased by 89 percent from the same period a year ago. Standout titles include New Super Mario Bros. 2, which sold more than 295,000 units in its second month, as well as Mario Kart 7, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which all saw sales increases compared to last month.

“Nintendo 3DS XL continues to galvanize our Nintendo 3DS business,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Hardware sales are up, software sales are increasing exponentially and the attach rate is growing stronger every month. With a great slate of upcoming games, including Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which arrives exactly one month from today, we like our position heading into the crucial holiday selling season.”

In another milestone, Super Mario 64 DS for the Nintendo DS family of systems has now sold more than 5 million units in the United States alone. This is the third Nintendo DS game to reach the 5 million mark, joining New Super Mario Bros. (10.6 million) and Mario Kart DS (8.5 million).

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.
http://nintendoeverything.com/101710/nintendo-responds-to-september-2012-npd-data-3ds-software-sales-up-89/#more-101710
 

PhantomR

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Damn, that's pretty terrible, although Pokemon will be huge next month.
Well....not really. The 3DS userbase is still waaaay smaller than the DS userbase. The fact that 3DS was able to pick up that much slack despite a smaller userbase is pretty impressive.
 

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Another month, another terrible report about the performance of video games at retail. The NPD Group has just sent us the data for the September period (technically five weeks from August 26 through September 29), and to no one's surprise, the report showed total industry sales down 24 percent to $848.3 million. Hardware sales plummeted 39 percent to $210.9 million, while software sales (including physical PC titles) fell 14 percent to $547.3 million. Accessories also dipped 11 percent to $139.9 million.

The month was dominated by the release of EA Sports' Madden NFL 13, which quickly sold through 1.65 million copies in its first week on sale. EA Sports also scored with FIFA 13 (4.5 million worldwide in five days), but that title shipped near the end of the reporting period, as did Blizzard's newest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, so the full US sales for those two will probably be reflected in October's data report.

Even with a new system (Wii U) and big titles coming soon, like Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin's Creed III, the industry is going to have a tough time breaking into positive sales territory. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said recently that holiday sales will likely be "relatively flat" and that new consoles are needed ultimately to reverse the ongoing retail declines.

The top 10 games for September are listed below:
 

metalslimer

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All this stuff about retail and not taking into account DD is getting really annoying to read about. Of course retail is declining.
 

Hammer24

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Repsoting creamsugars bracket:

creamsugar said:
PSP < 10K < 50K < PSV < Wii < 100K < DS < 150K < 200K < PS3 < 250K < 360

Sorry, 200k<ps3<3ds<250k
So, at least I got them in the right order this month...
Oh, and second mulligan kicking in, right?
 

Hammer24

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Yes, it goes to top 7 of 9 months this month. Will stay that way until the end of the year with top 10 out of 12 months counted for annual points total.
Thx for the clarification!

But man, with the lack of concrete numbers these threads are pretty dead now. :(
 

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Since not all the results are public, no numerical results are shown here. Also, rankings are just a counter, so if two people are tied, it isn't shown here.

NeoGAF Prediction Results - September 2012

Units

1. Road
2. ItWasMeantToBe19
3. allan-bh
4. doicare
5. Bruno MB
6. Hammer24
7. shinra-bansho
8. Randolph Freelander
9. Dehumanizer
10. Strike
11. pitseleh
12. starship
13. archnemesis
14. Dynopia
15. jvm
16. NateDrake
17. Pachter
18. Megadragon15
19. rostocker
20. rayner
21. GAF_Agg
22. Zero-Crescent
23. skedar897
24. noobie
25. michaelius
26. Nemo
27. Elios83
28. Jesse2040
29. andy_lhc
30. confuziz
31. metalslimer
32. Hiro_Kunimi_80
33. MasterSheen
34. Jonsoncao
35. Dedication Through Light
36. Gianni Merryman
37. perfectchaos007
38. fabfour64xx
39. MatthewB92
40. kami_sama
41. donny2112
42. Rarity
43. Colonel Mustard
44. ohlawd
45. theviolenthero
46. toddhunter
47. DaSorcerer7
48. TurkishEmperor
49. Delusibeta
50. uchihasasuke
51. Drago
52. catmincer


Points
Code:
     September 2012                  Overall 2012 Top (7/9)
01.  Road                   ---.--   Zero-Crescent          ---.--
02.  ItWasMeantToBe19       ---.--   shinra-bansho          ---.--
03.  allan-bh               ---.--   ItWasMeantToBe19       ---.--
04.  doicare                ---.--   Road                   ---.--
05.  Bruno MB               ---.--   doicare                ---.--
06.  Hammer24               ---.--   allan-bh               ---.--
07.  shinra-bansho          ---.--   Bruno MB               ---.--
08.  Strike                 ---.--   GhaleonEB              ---.--
09.  pitseleh               ---.--   donny2112              ---.--
10.  Randolph Freelander    ---.--   Brakara                ---.--
11.  skedar897              ---.--   jvm                    ---.--
12.  rayner                 ---.--   Pachter                ---.--
13.  Zero-Crescent          ---.--   archnemesis            ---.--
14.  Megadragon15           ---.--   Nemo                   ---.--
15.  Pachter                ---.--   pitseleh               ---.--
16.  Nemo                   ---.--   Jonsoncao              ---.--
17.  Dynopia                ---.--   Jesse2040              ---.--
18.  jvm                    ---.--   Strike                 ---.--
19.  MasterSheen            ---.--   Hammer24               ---.--
20.  rostocker              ---.--   Elios83                ---.--
21.  Dehumanizer            ---.--   confuziz               ---.--
22.  Jonsoncao              ---.--   rayner                 ---.--
23.  archnemesis            ---.--   skedar897              ---.--
24.  starship               ---.--   Goldmund               ---.--
25.  andy_lhc               ---.--   rostocker              ---.--
26.  metalslimer            ---.--   Megadragon15           ---.--
27.  NateDrake              ---.--   andy_lhc               ---.--
28.  perfectchaos007        ---.--   noobie                 ---.--
29.  Dedication Through L   ---.--   MasterSheen            ---.--
30.  MatthewB92             ---.--   Hiro_Kunimi_80         ---.--
31.  fabfour64xx            ---.--   Dedication Through L   ---.--
32.  Rarity                 ---.--   Colonel Mustard        ---.--
33.  kami_sama              ---.--   Dynopia                ---.--
34.  Colonel Mustard        ---.--   NateDrake              ---.--
35.  confuziz               ---.--   Gianni Merryman        ---.--
36.  Gianni Merryman        ---.--   kefka2030              ---.--
37.  Jesse2040              ---.--   uchihasasuke           ---.--
38.  michaelius             ---.--   MatthewB92             ---.--
39.  noobie                 ---.--   Saiyar                 ---.--
40.  ohlawd                 ---.--   Jokeropia              ---.--
41.  Elios83                ---.--   Petrae                 ---.--
42.  uchihasasuke           ---.--   starship               ---.--
43.  Drago                  ---.--   michaelius             ---.--
44.  Hiro_Kunimi_80         ---.--   BLaZiN PRopHeT         ---.--
45.  Delusibeta             ---.--   Wolfie5                ---.--
46.  donny2112              ---.--   Indyana                ---.--
47.  DaSorcerer7            ---.--   Syphon Filter          ---.--
48.  theviolenthero         ---.--   DrWong                 ---.--
49.  TurkishEmperor         ---.--   two4two                ---.--
50.  catmincer              ---.--   aBhola                 ---.--
Congratulations, Road! :D
 

Road

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Thanks. A 1st place after three years (?) of trying is not bad.

Speaking of these final months, is the Wii U going to be included? (Can't remember if this has been discussed already...)
 

donny2112

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Speaking of these final months, is the Wii U going to be included? (Can't remember if this has been discussed already...)
Yeah, it will start in November. At that point, the points per system will go down to 16.6667 or something like that. No even way to get it to 100 points, but throw enough decimal places at it, and it should be close enough. That way the system points will stay 100 for every month of the year.