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The January 2009 NPD Thread (Data @ 6:30 PM EST)

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CoD: WaW Wii's legs aren't as strong as its HD cousins, but they look to be just as steady. Maybe even a little more so.

Lego Star Wars is stretching like it's made by Nintendo.



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Slimebeast said:
Amazing X360 sales - 35% increase over Jan 2008! It's becoming the PS2 of this gen in America.

I am very satisfied with the X360 sales - never has a console cost $300 in it's 4th year after launch! 309,000 units in the slow month of Jan is PS2 prime time levels.

VGC and NPD numbers were very close to each others.

 

great sales for 360 but ps2 of this gen? NO! where was the ps2 after its 3rd year anyway?



WII FIT WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MARIO KART W/WHEEL WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
LEFT 4 DEAD 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
SKATE 2 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MARIO KART DS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
LORD OF THE RINGS: CONQUEST 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR PS3 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
GEARS OF WAR 2* 360 MICROSOFT
FALLOUT 3* 360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
JILLIAN MICHAELS FITNESS ULTIMATUM 2009 WII MAJESCO
LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MY FITNESS COACH WII UBISOFT
ROCK BAND 2* 360 MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
LEGO STAR WARS: COMPLETE SAGA WII LUCASARTS

Top 20 this month...where is the ps3 software? I thought it was selling well sony fans.



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Aiemond said:
WII FIT WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MARIO KART W/WHEEL WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
LEFT 4 DEAD 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
SKATE 2 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MARIO KART DS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
LORD OF THE RINGS: CONQUEST 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR PS3 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
GEARS OF WAR 2* 360 MICROSOFT
FALLOUT 3* 360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
JILLIAN MICHAELS FITNESS ULTIMATUM 2009 WII MAJESCO
LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MY FITNESS COACH WII UBISOFT
ROCK BAND 2* 360 MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
LEGO STAR WARS: COMPLETE SAGA WII LUCASARTS

Top 20 this month...where is the ps3 software? I thought it was selling well sony fans.

 

 Yes, Sony is not doing well at all in America right now.

Sony´s hardware sales are lackluster (PS3 doing ok but not great ) but the software sales are frightingly bad. Do they only have ONE game in the top 30!?



Aiemond said:
WII FIT WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MARIO KART W/WHEEL WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
LEFT 4 DEAD 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
SKATE 2 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MARIO KART DS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
LORD OF THE RINGS: CONQUEST 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR PS3 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
GEARS OF WAR 2* 360 MICROSOFT
FALLOUT 3* 360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
JILLIAN MICHAELS FITNESS ULTIMATUM 2009 WII MAJESCO
LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
MY FITNESS COACH WII UBISOFT
ROCK BAND 2* 360 MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
LEGO STAR WARS: COMPLETE SAGA WII LUCASARTS

Top 20 this month...where is the ps3 software? I thought it was selling well sony fans.

 

Thats the only one in top 20, and i read that ds/wii have 9 out of 21-30



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TheSource said:

Top 20 Games Overall, January 2009

  1. WII FIT    WII     NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  2. WII PLAY W/ REMOTE    WII     NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  3. MARIO KART W/WHEEL    WII     NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  4. LEFT 4 DEAD    360     ELECTRONIC ARTS
  5. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR*    360     ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  6. SKATE 2    360     ELECTRONIC ARTS
  7. GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR*    WII     ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  8. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS    NDS     NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  9. MARIO KART DS    NDS     NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  10. LORD OF THE RINGS: CONQUEST    360     ELECTRONIC ARTS
  11. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR    PS3     ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  12. GEARS OF WAR 2*    360     MICROSOFT
  13. FALLOUT 3*    360     BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  14. JILLIAN MICHAELS FITNESS ULTIMATUM 2009    WII     MAJESCO
  15. LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING    WII     NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  16. MY FITNESS COACH    WII     UBISOFT
  17. ROCK BAND 2*    360     MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
  18. GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR*    360     ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  19. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR    WII     ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  20. LEGO STAR WARS: COMPLETE SAGA    WII     LUCASARTS

Top 10 Wii

  1. WII WII FIT    NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  2. WII WII PLAY W/ REMOTE    NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  3. WII MARIO KART W/WHEEL    NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  4. WII GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR*    ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  5. WII JILLIAN MICHAELS FITNESS ULTIMATUM 2009    MAJESCO
  6. WII LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING    NINTENDO OF AMERICA
  7. WII MY FITNESS COACH    UBISOFT
  8. WII CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR    ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  9. WII LEGO STAR WARS: COMPLETE SAGA    LUCASARTS
  10. WII SUPER SMASH BROS: BRAWL    NINTENDO OF AMERICA

COD:WaW Wii really is doing really well. 19 out of 20 in Jan may not be as great as the HD versions, but you cannot complain about that!

Also, the fact that Lego Star Wars Wii is beating SSBB... is amazing really. Didn't Lego come out before Brawl? WOW. Coures, Brawl sold more overall....

Another year and these top 10s and 20s are probably going to be kinda scary, espcecially if Nintendo has a strong lineup for this year, which I have a good feeling they do, after last year's less than amazing lineup.



According to the NPD, Skate 2 was the sixth best selling title during the January period. This made the game the third best selling title on the Xbox 360 and the second best selling title on PS3. Skate 2 sold 199,000 copies on the Xbox 360 alone, and 262,000 copies total during the month of January.


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According to the NPD, Lord of the Rings: Conquest on Xbox 360 was the tenth best overall selling title during the month of January. This made it the third best selling title on the Xbox 360 during the same period. Overall, Lord of the Rings: Conquest sold 169,000 on all platforms during the January period, with the Xbox 360 version representing 113,000 of those copies sold.


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[PS3] Skate 2 - 63k