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The Official October NPD Thread (Data at 6:30 PM EST ~3.5 hours)

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NPD will report on USA hardware and software totals for the four weeks ending November 1 on November 13 at 6:30 PM EST. Despite a marginal decrease in industry revenue in the previous month compared to September 2007, October 2008 was an absolute banner month. In the Americas, just the top ten games accounted for 4.5m units in software sales led by Fable II which sold hundreds of thousands units more than the top title in October 2007.

 

Hardware sales were up from 2007 as well, with Wii in particular setting the all time non-holiday sales record for the Americas. Earlier this year, DS sold 783,000 units in June according to NPD figures for the USA. However, that period was five weeks. Vgchartz data shows Wii selling 934,000 units in the Americas for only four weeks. Adjusting down to just the United States, Wii likely sold about 850,000 units. Based on the VGC Americas totals, we expect NPD to report that Nintendo also sold about 600,000 DS portables in the USA. Microsoft for its part likely sold about 300,000 Xbox 360s in the USA. We also expect NPD to report that Sony sold about 220,000 PS3s, 208,000 PSPs, and about 128,000 PS2s in the USA.

 

On a weekly basis, across the Americas, VGC has the following hardware totals:

 

Americas

10.11.08

10.18.08

10.25.08

11.1.08

Total

Wii

187,612

227,935

243,036

275,772

934,355

DS

161,176

166,596

162,863

160,671

651,306

Xbox 360

77,336

78,960

86,288

93,171

335,755

PS3

53,434

58,867

69,281

65,847

247,429

PSP

54,865

58,060

59,772

58,454

231,151

PS2

33,262

35,039

35,622

35,836

139,759

 

Software sales for the month were led by a bounty of new entries, and Nintendo’s previously released, but steady sellers. A number of notable games missed the overall top ten but still sold well for the period. In fact, roughly two dozen games outside the top ten sold over 100,000 units for the month. Guitar Hero: World Tour, with only the Xbox 360 version in the top ten is a good example of games that didn’t make the cutoff, as the Wii, PS3 and PS2 versions all sold over 100,000 units as well. Every platform, except for PSP, had multiple games sell over 100,000 units this month.

 

That said, the VGC top ten for the Americas is as follows. The usual caveat applies – multiply the total by 0.9 to arrive at VGC estimates for what NPD USA figures will be for the period.

 

Titile

Platform

Publisher

Americas Sales

1

Fable II

X360

Microsoft

893,167

2

Wii Fit

Wii

Nintendo

631,180

3

Fallout 3

X360

Bethesda

447,598

4

Saints Row 2

X360

THQ

415,895

5

Wii Play

Wii

Nintendo

407,256

6

Guitar Hero: World Tour

X360

Activision

354,082

7

Little Big Planet

PS3

Sony

348,619

8

Mario Kart Wii

Wii

Nintendo

348,290

9

Dead Space

X360

EA

330,064

10

NBA 2k8

X360

Take 2

273,322

 

Next month, with Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Animal Crossing, massive hardware increases, and increases for older hits should be quite fascinating. The top ten for November should largely depend on the number of Wiis available to sell, as an attach rate of six to eight is far different on 1.3m Wiis vs. the 1.75m or 2m Wiis Nintendo could probably sell.



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I thought you fell asleep or something cus the thread wasn't up!



All hail the KING, Andrespetmonkey

same here.



 

 

 

 

Hmm our data looks pretty solid this time around. I just wish NPD would show more than 10 games of data haha. Would be nice.



6.30 pm EST is that 11.30 pm here in the UK?



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What time is it now? how long until the data is available?



 


 

wow 1million wii units.



I hope we undertracked LBP. Preferably by atleast 500k units :P



kowenicki said:
6.30 pm EST is that 11.30 pm here in the UK?

I think it is.

 



 

 

 

 

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