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nordlead said:
DMeisterJ said:
So is GTA IV in this data? Also, is MK Wii in this data?

were GTA IV and MK Wii released in April?

 Anyways, I expect at least 700k for the Wii. I have a feeling VGChartz undertracked on MK Wii Week. This is based on claims from ToysRus that they had more stock than ever before.


Well, I didn't know if it counted since the week ended after the month was over... I'm always confused when the month ends, then the week ends.  



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@munkeh111

oh yup....

So far RE has gone extremely well...so has business..

French listening went awful though..



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DMeisterJ said:
nordlead said:
DMeisterJ said:
So is GTA IV in this data? Also, is MK Wii in this data?

were GTA IV and MK Wii released in April?

Anyways, I expect at least 700k for the Wii. I have a feeling VGChartz undertracked on MK Wii Week. This is based on claims from ToysRus that they had more stock than ever before.


Well, I didn't know if it counted since the week ended after the month was over... I'm always confused when the month ends, then the week ends.


Just so you know, the source linked the preview in his first post. Also, for NPD, they include any week that started in the month. So April 1-5 are not included since the week started on March 30th.




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darthdevidem01 said:
@munkeh111

oh yup....

So far RE has gone extremely well...so has business..

French listening went awful though..

 I did french last year, it is so good not to have any languages this year

 

OT: will we have the week ending May 3rd?



@munkeh111

lucky...I personally always found french hard....

well now I'm gonna log off n revise bio n some Eng literature..



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(darthdevidem01 said:
@munkeh111

lucky...I personally always found french hard....

well now I'm gonna log off n revise bio n some Eng literature..

 I finished bio today (I do iGCSE science), only physics tommorow



sonycowboy who posts the NPD numbers on neogaf:

You really, really, really don't want to see the industry numbers they just released. O M G. It's going to be painful and kill GAF.



Yojimbo said:
Will be funny to see what MS will say if PS3 sells more then 360 hardware wise.

 That was the whole point of yesterday's "10 million sold" announcement... a preemptive (damage control) spin.  We'll see if I'm right come 6:30 EST.



ZenfoldorVGI said:
Alright. I can't wait to see this numbers. I wonder if there will be a backlash against Nintendo or GTA, like there was against the Wii last week after the NPD numbers were released.

 Yeah man... we thought all of the Wii-bashing was only going to last a day and turned out to be a whole week.  If it happened again, I wouldn't mind...

 I actually found it to be quite entertaining.



Nintendo’s Wii Sits Atop April U.S. Sales

Wii™ emerged as the top-selling console in April, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales. Wii sold more than 714,000 units in April alone, bringing its lifetime sales in the United States to more than 9.5 million.

“Wii sales were buoyed in part by the strong launch of Mario Kart Wii, which sold more than 1.1 million units,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Our belief in appealing to a broad, diverse audience of players continues to resonate with consumers, and we look forward to continuing our outreach to an expanded audience with the launch of Wii Fit next week.”

Other Nintendo highlights from April’s NPD report include:

* Mario Kart® Wii finished as the No. 2 game of the month.
* Six of the top 10 games of the month are for Nintendo systems: Mario Kart Wii (No. 2), Wii Play™ (No. 4), Super Smash Bros.® Brawl (No. 5), Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (No. 7), Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time (No. 8) and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (No. 9).
* Super Smash Bros. Brawl crossed the 3 million sales mark in the United States.
* Wii and Nintendo DS™ again finished as the two top-selling hardware systems.