The OFFICIAL May NPD Prediction Thread

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Hey I am searching Google with the phrase 'NPD Wii May' and 7th item is from vgcharts!!! go vgcharts!!!

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In what should come as little shock to you by now, Nintendo dominated the U.S. video game industry for another month. Pokemon led the software charts and the DS topped all hardware, followed by the Wii. Get the details...

Following an April in which software sales were slightly down, in May the video game industry in the U.S. bounced back nicely. Console software was up 31 percent to more than $274 million, and total video game industry sales soared 49 percent to $815.5 million. Year-to-date, video game sales have reached $5 billion, a 47 percent increase over last year's $3.4 billion. A record breaking year would almost seem guaranteed for 2007.

Console hardware was a real driver of growth in May as sales climbed 79 percent to $221.4 million. Overall in hardware, the Nintendo DS (at this point, not surprisingly) took top honors... again. Nintendo sold through 423K units during the month. This was followed by Wii, PSP, PS2, Xbox 360, and then PS3. Unfortunately, NPD could not provide a complete hardware sales breakdown as of press time, but directionally it is interesting to see the PSP outselling the PS2, 360 and PS3.

On the software side, Nintendo's Pokemon Diamond for the DS once again led all titles. The game sold an additional 331.2K units, bringing total sales of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl in the U.S. to well over 2 million thus far. Diamond and Pearl have already sold over 5 million copies in Japan, and the entire Pokemon franchise has sold over 155 million.

Here's the complete top ten list (ranked by units), as provided by NPD.

Pokemon Diamond—DS—Nintendo

Mario Party 8—Wii—Nintendo

Spider-Man 3—PS2—Activision

Pokemon Pearl—DS—Nintendo

Wii Play w/remote—Wii—Nintendo

Forza Motorsport 2—Xbox 360—Microsoft

Guitar Hero II w/guitar—Xbox 360—Activision

Spider-Man 3—Xbox 360—Activision

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars—Xbox 360—Electronic Arts

Guitar Hero II w/guitar—PS2—Activision

Note: NPD industry analyst Anita Frazier was not available for comment on this month's data.

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Awww ... PS2 > 360?

i think we should have the NPD monthly predictions for the league back, would make things more interesting to see if we know how to add weekly numbers lol.

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Where's the GBA at? I must know how its death struggle with the PS3 is going.

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Sim Exchange numbers (predictions, not to be confused with REAL):
Xbox 360 - 208K units
PlayStation 3 - 80K units
Wii - 393K units
Nintendo DS - 492K units
PlayStation Portable - 176K units

DS > Wii > 360 > PSP > PS3

They don't track PS2 and GBA.

Looks like everyone futzed a bit, since NPD says DS > Wii > PSP > PS2 > 360 > PS3 

How the hell did Mario Party 8 end up 2nd in four days of sales (it came out the 29th..data is through June 2)...??

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

When there are more laws, there are more criminals.

- Lao Tzu

Wait ... when did Forza come out?

Edit: Same day as Mario Party 8. Interesting ... 

Shouldn't the numbers have been released now?

Do you think NPD have changed the way they release the info to combat Vgcharts?

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Hey source you should put a source for your long post.