Thursday, August 9, 2012

July 2012 NPD Results

The following table shows the top ten best-selling SKUs of July 2012 for the U.S. The best-selling console of the month for the 17th straight month was the Xbox 360. The DS and 3DS sold around the same. Some could be convinced that this means Nintendo should kill off the DS so consumers would flock to the 3DS. We'll find out next NPD when the 3DS XL will be a factor. If the numbers are lukewarm, then we'll know who was right. As for the game situation, over half of the titles are from last year. The retail situation in America is pretty pitiful right now. Thankfully, digital was up over retail for Q2 2012. That said, we desperately need a new generation, regardless. This one has far outworn its welcome, in my view. What do you think?

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