Category: NPD Analysis

NPD 2010 Console Sales Figures (Flame On!)

Posted on January 14th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Wii, Xbox 360. 13 comments

NPD Group has released its December console sales figures, giving flame warriors some nice 2010 numbers to play with. I haven’t been able to track down the PSP year-end totals yet, but I’ll add them as soon as I do. Here are the total U.S. console sales in 2010 according to NPD Group:

  • Nintendo DS:  8.56 million
  • Nintendo Wii: 7.07 million
  • Xbox 360: 6.76 million
  • PlayStation 3: 4.33 million

While most of the numbers were lower than 2009, Microsoft had a tremendous year with the Xbox 360, selling more than … continued

NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of October 2010

Posted on November 16th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 10 comments

It’s time for NPD Group’s sales figures! It’s the second month of neutered NPD numbers (*sniff* *sniff*) and I miss the flame wars the old numbers started. That said, the game sales data is still interesting. Let’s have a look!

NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of September 2010

Posted on October 15th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. No Comments

Here are NPD Group’s top 10 videogame sales figures for September 2010. As some of you know, NPD has scaled back the information it reveals for free. Game sales are no longer broken out by platform. Sadly, hardware numbers are no longer given either. Scientists have predicted that console flame wars will be reduced by 28.8 percent due to NPD Group’s decision. Anyway, here are the numbers:

  1. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
  2. Madden NFL 11 (Electronic Arts, 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP)
  3. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, 360, PS3, PC)
  4. NHL
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NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of August 2010

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 2 comments

[Michael Buffer voice] Are you ready?!? And now…the top ten games…of August 2010 as cited by NPD Group. Let’s get ready to rumble!!! [/Michael Buffer voice] Here they are:

NPD Console Hardware Sales Figures for August 2010

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Wii, Xbox 360. 5 comments

NPD Group has released its console sales figures for August 2010. August is a traditionally weak month for the business and the numbers reflect that. Check it out:

NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of July 2010

Posted on August 13th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 8 comments

July’s best-selling games were also a bit on the Bizzaro side — at least to me. A lot of games that have made the list for the last year were knocked off by newcomers. Check it out:

  1. NCAA Football 11 (Xbox 360): 368,000
  2. NCAA Football 11 (PS3): 298,000
  3. Crackdown 2 (Xbox 360): 208,800
  4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii): 193,000
  5. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of July 2010 (Nintendo DS): 141,700
  6. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360)
  7. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Wii)
  8. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo DS)
  9. New Super
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NPD Console Hardware Sales Figures for July 2010

Posted on August 13th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Wii, Xbox 360. 50 comments

Brian Fellow NPD Console Hardware Sales Figures for July 2010July’s NPD numbers are the most interesting console sales figures in a long, long time. For the first time in three years (I think), a Nintendo console is not on top of the list! The quote Brian Fellow from Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet, “That’s crazy!!!” Let’s check out the numbers:

  • Xbox 360: 443,500
  • Nintendo DS: 398,400
  • Nintendo Wii: 253,900
  • PlayStation 3: 214,500
  • PlayStation Portable 84,000

Even though Nintendo sold a lot of hardware in July, it just feels weird that the company didn’t top the charts. It’s like when continued

NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of June 2010

Posted on July 16th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 1 Comment

Here are NPD Group’s console software sales figures for June 2010. There are a lot of repeats on June’s list, with Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption leading the way. There’s also one omission that annoyed me. And the the top ten are….

  1. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360): 582,900
  2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii): 548,400
  3. Red Dead Redemption (PS3): 380,300
  4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii): 200,900
  5. Just Dance (Wii): 174,800
  6. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
  7. Toy Story 3 NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of June 2010 (Nintendo DS)
  8. UFC 2010: Undisputed (Xbox 360)
  9. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Wii)
  10. UFC
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NPD Hardware Sales Figures for June 2010

Posted on July 16th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Wii, Xbox 360. 1 Comment

NPD Group released its console sales data for June 2010. It was an unusual and exciting month for console hardware. Microsoft did very well thanks to the Xbox 360 “slim”. I know it’s crazy, but it’s true. When you get caught between the moon and New York City. Let’s look at the numbers:

  • Nintendo DS: 510, 700
  • Xbox 360: 451,700
  • Nintendo Wii: 422,500
  • PlayStation 3: 304,800
  • PlayStation Portable: 121,000

Nobody should be surprised that the Xbox 360 beat the Wii in June. Hardcore gamers bought the new version of the … continued

NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of May 2010

Posted on July 1st, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 3 comments

Here are NPD Group’s console software sales figures for May 2010. There were a lot of great releases in May, which is traditionally a slow month for the business. Some of your favorites made the list and there were a few surprises as well. Let’s check out the digits!

  1. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360): 945,900
  2. Red Dead Redemption (PS3): 567,100
  3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii): 563,000
  4. UFC 2010: Undisputed (Xbox 360): 221,100
  5. UFC 2010: Undisputed (PS3): 192,300
  6. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
  7. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
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