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The Official August NPD Thread (Data at 6:30 pm EST, 3.5 hours from post 1)

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psrock said:
FreeTalkLive said:

Football as in Madden 08.

 

I never knew Madden 08 wii outsold the HD version. I'd bet it didnt even outsell the ps2 version.

You do know that Madden 08 on PS2 outsold Madden 08 on every system except for the 360 version, right? The PS2 version last year handily outsold the Wii + PS3 versions combined of Madden 08.

 




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MontanaHatchet said:
ZenfoldorVGI said:
DMeisterJ said:
So where are all the "Madden Wii will outsell Madden 360" people?

 

The same place all the PS3>360 people are. Trying to come up with damage control and excuses.

Clever comeback. Now if you could actually cite posts of people who claimed that, I would have a small shred of respect for that post (proven joke fanboys don't count, by the way).

 

Shouldn't DMJ be the one citing posts of people claiming Madden Wii > Madden 360?

I do remember plenty of "with good legs Madden Wii stands a chance to outsell Madden PS3 in the long run" but no Madden Wii > Madden 360. Maybe they exist as you always find some crazy fanboys from any side with stupid expectations but they would be far from the zeitgeist.

As for the PS3>360 I do not remember it being the zeitgeist either as PS3 fans did seem to edge their bet in the same way by avoiding  talking in the absolute (except DMJ at the beginning of this thread but he seemed to be joking so if he was it doesn't count).

Of course I could be wrong about either or both as I do not have the time (or willingness) to read all posts.

DMeisterJ said:

I was one, I admit, but I thought it became par for the course.

I have no problem admitting I'm wrong, but the Madden Wii > Madden PS3 people seem to be quitet :/

Fair enough, and the Madden Wii > Madden PS3 are quiet which is not surprising as the PS3's rising sales versus the Wii's stagnating one make it all the more unlikely for the Wii one to beat it even with legs.

Now can you show us where the Madden Wii > Madden 360 you claimed existed were at because if they do they need to get some major crow dished out as it wasn't going to happen in any case.



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Viper1 said:
Chrizum said:
How big are the chances NPD got the Madden sales wrong and VGChartz got them right?

Big.  NPD doesn't track Wal-Mart or Toys R Us which have a far larger sales portion of Wii and Wii games sales than the HD consoles do.

I've seen advertisements for huge Toys R Us Wii console shipments and VGC would show a visibly sizable effect on the sales while NPD looked as though it wasn't accounted for at all.

 

I'm not trying to say that NPD is wrong, but they really are working at a disadvantage not having Walmart sales.

Cue the anecdotal evidence police.... First it is sad I have been in Walmart this much lately, but I have watched a few cycles of the following: Madden All Play gets in stock and is placed in the Madden display. It is sold out and replaced with NCAA All play hoping to catch unsuspecting consumers off guard (unfortunately it probably works), then they get another stock that lasts a few days. All the while the other versions are always in stock (maybe they just get more/ bigger shipments of them, but that would be a problem in itself) and they even have more stock behind the glass with the rest of the games.



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VGChartz way overtracked Soul Calibur IV it seems.



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Some hardcore RPG fans are no doubt interested in Namco-Bandai's Tales of Vesperia, the Xbox 360 exclusive entry in the long-running Tales series. According to data from the NPD Group, Tales of Vesperia ranked #58 for the month with 33,000 units sold during the 4 days after its 26 August launch.

http://www.edge-online.com/features/august-sales-in-depth?page=0%2C2



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Top 5 YTD charts through August (standard editions only, no bundles, collectors editions etc):





Still waiting for Top 20 and individual format Top 10s:

Overall Console:

01 NE [360] MADDEN NFL 09: 1.00m (NEW)
02 NE [PS3] MADDEN NFL 09: 643,000 (NEW)
03 NE [PS2] MADDEN NFL 09: 424,500 (NEW)
04 02 [WII] WII FIT: 394,900 (1.82m)
05 07 [WII] MARIO KART: 328,700 (2.74m)
06 04 [WII] WII PLAY: 200,200 (6.60m)
07 06 [360] SOUL CALIBUR IV: 174,000 (393,000)
08 NE [360] TOO HUMAN: 168,200 (NEW)
09 NE [WII] MADDEN NFL 09: 115,800 (NEW)
10 03 [NDS] GUITAR HERO: ON TOUR: 111,200 (843,000)

NR 09 [PS3] Soulcalibur IV: 107,000 (263,000)
NR 01 [360] NCAA Football 09: 62,000 (460,000)
NR NE [360] Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09: 56,000 (NEW)
46 45 [360] Grand Theft Auto IV:
58 NE [360] Tales of Vesperia: 33,000 (NEW)

LTD: [ALL] GRAND THEFT AUTO IV: 4.8m
LTD: [ALL] MADDEN NFL 09: 2.3m



Top 20 & Individual Top 10's (360 chart not up yet):

Overall Console:

01 NE [360] MADDEN NFL 09: 1.00m (NEW)
02 NE [PS3] MADDEN NFL 09: 643,000 (NEW)
03 NE [PS2] MADDEN NFL 09: 424,500 (NEW)
04 02 [WII] WII FIT: 394,900 (1.82m)
05 07 [WII] MARIO KART: 328,700 (2.74m)
06 04 [WII] WII PLAY: 200,200 (6.60m)
07 06 [360] SOUL CALIBUR IV: 174,000 (393,000)
08 NE [360] TOO HUMAN: 168,200 (NEW)
09 NE [WII] MADDEN NFL 09: 115,800 (NEW)
10 03 [NDS] GUITAR HERO: ON TOUR: 111,200 (843,000)
11 NE [WII] MARIO SUPER SLUGGERS: 111,000 (NEW)
12 09 [PS3] SOUL CALIBUR IV: 107,000 (263,000)
13 14 [NDS] NEW SUPER MARIO BROS
14 17 [NDS] MARIO KART
15 NR [WII] MARIO AND SONIC: OLYMPIC GAMES
16 16 [WII] SUPER SMASH BROS: BRAWL
17 NR [NDS] MARIO AND SONIC: OLYMPIC GAMES
18 NE [PSP] MADDEN NFL 09
19 NR [360] CALL OF DUTY 4
20 NR [NDS] MARIO PARTY

NR 01 [360] NCAA FOOTBALL 09 : 62,000 (460,000)
NR NE [360] TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 09: 56,000 (NEW)
46 45 [360] GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
58 NE [360] TALES OF VESPERIA: 33,000 (NEW)

LTD: [ALL] GRAND THEFT AUTO IV: 4.8m
LTD: [ALL] MADDEN NFL 09: 2.3m
LTD: [ALL] GUITAR HERO: AEROSMITH: 1m

Wii:

01 01 WII FIT: 394,900 (1.82m)
02 03 MARIO KART: 328,700 (2.74m)
03 02 WII PLAY WITH REMOTE: 200,200 (6.60m)
04 NE MADDEN NFL 09: 115,800 (NEW)
05 NE MARIO SUPER SLUGGERS: 111,000 (NEW)
06 NR MARIO AND SONIC: OLYMPIC GAMES
07 05 SUPER SMASH BROS: BRAWL
08 04 ROCK BAND
09 09 DECA SPORTS
10 08 GAME PARTY

Playstation 3:

01 NE MADDEN NFL 09: 643,000 (NEW)
02 02 SOUL CALIBUR IV: 107,000 (263,000)
03 03 METAL GEAR SOLID 4
04 07 CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE
05 NE TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 09
06 01 NCAA FOOTBALL 09
07 06 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
08 NE DISGAEA 3
09 NR RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN
10 10 GRAN TURISMO 5: PROLOGUE

Playstation 2:

01 NE MADDEN NFL 09: 424,500 (NEW)
02 01 NCAA FOOTBALL 09
03 03 ROCK BAND
04 02 GUITAR HERO: AEROSMITH
05 NR SMACKDOWN VS. RAW 2008
06 06 GOD OF WAR II
07 07 GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS
08 05 LEGO INDIANA JONES: ORIGINAL ADVENTURES
09 04 GUITAR HERO 3 WITH GUITAR
10 NR ACTION/ADVENTURE BUNDLE