Thursday, September 8, 2011

August 2011 NPD Results

4-week tracking month; Reporting Period 7/31/11 through 8/27/11

Software (New physical retail only, across all platforms including PC)
01. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)** Square Enix Inc
02. NCAA Football 12 (360, PS3) Electronic Arts
03. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)** Activision Blizzard
04. Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd (NDS, Wii, PS3) Disney Interactive Studios
05. Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC) Disney Interactive Studios
06. Just Dance Summer Party (Wii) Ubisoft
07. Just Dance 2 (Wii) Ubisoft
08. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) Disney Interactive Studios
09. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) Nintendo
10. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3) Majesco

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

Xbox 360: 308K (-13.7%)
Nintendo 3DS: 235K
PlayStation 3: 218K (-3.5%)
Wii: 190K (-22.2%)
Nintendo DS: 165K (-51.9%)

Square Enix's latest acquisition, Eidos, is turning out to have been a shrewd and smart move with Deux Ex: Human Revolution scoring the top spot in sales across three platforms. Meanwhile eight games on this list are on Nintendo hardware which is really impressive. On the hardware side of the spectrum, the Xbox 360 remains king with its wealth of software and Kinect bundles. The Nintendo 3DS is slightly behind with 235,000 units sold after the price drop, the PS3 follows, then the Wii, and finally the Nintendo DS seems to be losing steam. It may have been a slow month for game sales, but the industry chugs on.

Source: NeoGAF

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