NPD Numbers - Dec 07

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grandmaster192 said:
No one cares about the Wii or DS, bod.



All games are massively undertracked in December by us. If you read the news story on this I give some explanations as to why. Everything is around 60% as high as NPD - primarily due to us totally underestimating the huge increases in sales that stores like Walmart and Target see during the holidays compared to more traditional game stores (which we get most of our information for). Obviously NPD have access to far more historical data than we do and estimate the sales from those kind of stores (I'm thinking Walmart mainly, which must have had something like 50% marketshare for software in December) to be far higher than we have. When we start to get solid information from publishers as to their game shipments, profit figures from the major retailers and so on then I will judge how far we have undertracked software and scale everything up accordingly.



* 1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (360); 1,470,000
* 2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii); 1,400,000
* 3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2); 1,250,000
* 4. Wii Play (Wii); 1,080,000
* 5. Assassin's Creed (360); 893,000
* 6. Halo 3 (360); 742,000
* 7. Brain Age 2 (DS); 659,000
* 8. Madden NFL 08 (PS2);655,000
* 9. Guitar Hero III (360); 624,000
* 10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii); 613,000
* 11. Guitar Hero III (Wii); >522,000+
* XX. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS3); 522,000
* XX. Rock Band (360); 463,000
* XX. Assassin's Creed; (PS3) <447,000-**
* XX. MySims (Wii,DS); 404,000
* XX. Mass Effect (360); 401,000
* XX. Mario Party (DS); 385,700
* XX. Guitar Hero III (PS3); >312,500+**
* XX. Carnival Games (Wii); 272,000
* XX. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3); 206,000
* XX. Rock Band (PS3); 174,000
* XX. Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Wii); 147,600
* XX. Bioshock (360,PC); 123,000
* XX. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (Wii); 117,200
* 61. Unreal Tournament III (PS3); 113,000*
* XX. Nights: Journey of Dreams (Wii); 60,800
* XX. The Orange Box (PS3); 56,500
* XX. Timeshift (PS3); 25,000

** From Microsoft PR, GHIII PS3 sold more than 50% of 360 number, AC PS3 sold less than 50% of 360 number.

Does anyone know how expensive a subscription is here:


We could get the yearly totals for 2007 ["US Video Game Console Software Sales, January-December 2007 (millions)"]

its the info from NPD, which we already have..atleast i think it's that.

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Neos said:
its the info from NPD, which we already have..atleast i think it's that.

 I don´t think that it´s just a top10. ;)

Software Multi
Guitar Hero 2 (375k units)

Sims2 Castaway (322k units)
NCAA (352k units)
Madden (1.86mm units)
Need for Speed (730k units)
Tiger (341k units)
FIFA (519k units)
NBA Live (555k units)
MySims (404k units)

MX vs. ATV (373k units)
Ratatouille (170k units
Spongebob (271k units)
Nicktoons (175k units)

Carnival Games (272k units)
BioShock (123k units)
NBA 2K8 (219k units)
College Hoops (128k units)


Anyone else seen more sales numbers down the list? Perhaps some PC games, like how much Crysis and UT3 sold this month?