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NPD will release its data for the USA video game market over the five weeks ending January 2, 2010 at about 6:30 PM EST (a little less than five hours from now). We should also get some stats for the year 2009 as a whole.

Nintendo and Sony have already issued some press-releases for the period.

Nintendo

" We think we sold over 3m Wiis in December" (probably 3.1m/3.2m)

" DS set an all time yearly record for a hardware system in the USA (i.e. it sold at least 2.2m to get the record, but less than 3.0m since you'd have to think Nintendo would issue a different statement for DS if it was above Wii or 3m again)"

Sony

" PS3 had its best month ever in the USA. We sold 90% more than last December" (~1.35m ish is likely)

It was also an excellent month for software - we estimate that over 160 games sold over 100,000 units in the United States.

Our preview is here.



People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

When there are more laws, there are more criminals.

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