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The OFFICIAL Feb 2007 NPD Thread

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There are some Canadian results mentioned in this story: http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/arts/story.html?id=8084f304-b875-4a95-9dd6-2cf72a757b50&k=82030 No real details tho: Nintendo dominates, Sony fell off the face of the earth, MS does OK.



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Feb 2007 Canada (NPD)

The Wii was the top-selling console in February in terms of unit sales, followed by the PlayStation 2 - with consumers taken advantages of lower prices for the PS2 machine.
The Nintendo DS was third, ahead of the Xbox 360, the PSP, Nintendo's GameBoy Advance and the PlayStation 3.
The 360 game Crackdown ranked second in February sales, behind only Nintendo's Wii Play. Lost Planet was No. 6 and Gears of War was No. 9 - both for the 360.
The lone PS3 game in the top 20 February sales chart was Resistance: Fall of Man at No. 20, although Sony had two PS2 games on the chart (Guitar Hero 2 at No. 10 and EA's made-in-Canada NHL 07 at No. 11) and a PSP title (Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters at No. 16).
Games for Nintendo hardware (Wii, DS, GameCube and GameBoy Advance) occupied 11 of the 20 places on the sales chart with Xbox 360 claiming the remaining five.



Do your thing bunkum. Market is closed. How about hardware?



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Well I can hint now that you can expect a similar thing for the USA charts as Canada... just a couple more hours to go



Tom_B said: I can't see the PS3 closing the gap within this year, I see the 360 opening the gap in NA and the more momentum they gain the more difficult it's going to be for Sony to catch up. Add to that strategy a possible price cut on the right moment and you have a very powerful system... And by the way, I forgot about Project Gotham 4 or Shadowrun, two more 1st party titles for this year.
Ok that's Oblivion (which has the new expansion tacked on with more than 50 more addition hours of gameplay), F.E.A.R., Armored Core is exclusive for the time being, and Spiderman 4. The only 2 with 2008 release dates are FFXIII and GT5 (which should be early in 2008, originally they were both scheduled for December). The list is still hefty for 2007 even with the removals. I'm not saying they will close the gap, but if you look at both lists at IGN Sony has more. And Sony has more with confirmed dates too. *If* Microsoft lowers their price so will Sony. That's a given as Sony won't even try to test the waters being almost 300 dollars more expensive. I don't see them opening a gap, I see it staying about even. They might be able to open it by 500,000 consoles but I don't think anymore than that. SCEA is the third lagest game studio in the world, there for they will always have more first party titles than M$ or Nintendo. They are only behind EA and Ubisoft, both of which are massive. Counting in the 2 other territories I actually see PS3 narrowing the worldwide gap with 360 this year.



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Stromprophet said: Ok that's Oblivion (which has the new expansion tacked on with more than 50 more addition hours of gameplay), F.E.A.R., Armored Core is exclusive for the time being, and Spiderman 4. The only 2 with 2008 release dates are FFXIII and GT5 (which should be early in 2008, originally they were both scheduled for December). The list is still hefty for 2007 even with the removals. I'm not saying they will close the gap, but if you look at both lists at IGN Sony has more. And Sony has more with confirmed dates too. *If* Microsoft lowers their price so will Sony. That's a given as Sony won't even try to test the waters being almost 300 dollars more expensive. I don't see them opening a gap, I see it staying about even. They might be able to open it by 500,000 consoles but I don't think anymore than that. SCEA is the third lagest game studio in the world, there for they will always have more first party titles than M$ or Nintendo. They are only behind EA and Ubisoft, both of which are massive. Counting in the 2 other territories I actually see PS3 narrowing the worldwide gap with 360 this year.
Why do you think Sony is the third largest publisher in the World? In 2006: In Japan they're #7 and have sold (roughly) 7.5% as many games as Nintendo has ... In North America they're #5 and have sold (roughly) 40% as many games as Nintendo has ... This would mean that they would have had to sell 46 MILLION more copies of games in Europe in order to match Nintendo's sales in 2006; if Nintendo sold 0 copies of games in Europe Sony published games would have to account for more than 66% of games sold in Europe for this to happen.



ioi said: Well I can hint now that you can expect a similar thing for the USA charts as Canada... just a couple more hours to go
Well I dont expect the PS3 to be beat by the PSP and the GBA ..that would be odd (although not very strange as the GBA keeps good numbers and outsold the PS3 in december and the PSP is increasing sales recently ) .To be the last of the bunch ,even if it manages good sales (200-220K ) would be a hit to the image of the console .



So accessories+beta with an included bonus game wins this round? And bunkum, don't be such a cocktease :p



He meant programmers and developers I think...not sales. Nintendo still anihilates everyone on a worldwide basis for software sales



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Over at GAF, SonyCowboy and the bunch are getting "official" numbers @ 6:30 EST, which is about 2.5 hours away.