Friday, August 14, 2009

July 2009 NPD Results

The NPD results for July 2009 are here. Note that these sales are for the United States only and that Wal-mart is not tracked by the NPD.

PlayStation 2 108K
PlayStation 3 121.8K
PSP 122.8K
Xbox 360 202.9K
Wii 252.5K
Nintendo DS 538.9K


Wii SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS (WII) 508.2K
NCAA FOOTBALL 10 (360) 376.5K
NCAA FOOTBALL 10 (PS3) 237.4K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD* (WII) 164.3K
MARIO KART W/ WHEEL (WII) 156.6K
MARIO KART DS (NDS) 132.2K
POKEMON PLATINUM VERSION (NDS) 116.4K
FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4 (360) 116.4K
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS (NDS) 101.8K
EA SPORTS ACTIVE BUNDLE (WII) 96.8K

(*includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

A pretty depressing month sales-wise as it seems the industry has been hit by the recession. The lower end of the top ten software sales are around sub-100,000 which is never a good sign. The 360 sneaks closer to the Wii after Wii hardware dips, but the lead is being widened still. Wii Sports Resorts tops the charts not being a system-seller like many believed. In surprising news, Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros. are still in the top ten after three years. That's just uncanny. It seems no one can compete with Nintendo software sales.

Meanwhile, the fantastic Little King Story only sold around 12,000. I'm surprised at that since Wal-Mart and Best Buy wouldn't carry it. I had to go to a GameStop to get a gutted copy, their only copy just to get the game. The Conduit is still strong with 60-70k in sales. It's a bomb in Europe but a hit in America it seems. Good for them. Perhaps we'll see a sequel with a better budget... and better design... and better online.

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