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Forums - Sales Discussion - NPD January: X360 #1 270k, 49% share, PS3 > Wii = 281k Combined

X360 - 270k (Down 11k YOY) 49% Share
PS3 - 161k+ (2nd place)
Wii - 120k or less (PS3 and Wii 181k combined)
3DS - Down 90% = 160k



Last week it was revealed that Xbox 360 became the number-one selling console worldwide in 2011,* closing out the biggest year in Xbox history and delivering on the bold prediction made by IEB President Don Mattrick at E3 in 2011. Kicking off 2012, Xbox 360 continues to lead the console market, turning in another month as the best-selling console in the U.S.

Historically, after several years in the console lifecycle there is a softening of demand, but Xbox 360 continues to defy that convention. Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend the lifecycle of the console by re-imagining entertainment and delivering new technologies like Kinect for Xbox 360, a new Xbox dashboard, and new entertainment content partners in 2011.

January 2012 U.S. NPD highlights:
· Xbox 360 sold more than 270,000 units in January, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. This marks the thirteenth straight month Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, January 2012)

· Holding 49 percent share of current-generation console sales, total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in January (hardware, software and accessories) reached $301 million, the most for any console in the U.S. This marks the eleventh consecutive month Xbox 360 has held more than 40 percent of the current-generation console market share. (Source: NPD Group, January 2012)

· During the month of January, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” “Battlefield 3,” “NBA 2K12” and “Just Dance 3.” (Source: NPD Group, January 2012)

In 2012, Xbox 360 will again launch blockbuster games, including additions to the famed “Halo” and “Fable” franchises. The more than 50 Xbox LIVE entertainment partners will continue to expand with many more launching this year. Xbox 360 will also launch entirely new ways to interact with favorite television shows with groundbreaking experiences like “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Nat Geo TV,” forever changing the way people interact with entertainment.

*(Source: Publicly disclosed financial data from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft)

Following a strong December at retail, PlayStation continued the momentum in January through multi-retailer promotions such as 'Play Days' where we saw a 2x lift over forecast in peripheral sales and solid results for the PlayStation 3. February will be a landmark month for PlayStation and the gaming industry with the launch of PlayStation Vita on February 22. Pre-order sales for PS Vita and the launch lineup of 25 titles continue to accelerate as more consumers seek the ultimate in handheld gameplay.
--Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA

X360 - 404k - Up 23k YOY
3DS - 348k - n/a
PS3 - 258k - Down 9k YOY
Wii - 234k - Down 86k YOY
DS - 115k - Down 178k YOY


X360 - 390k - Up 9k YOY
PS3 - 235k - Down 32k YOY
3DS - 215k - n/a
Wii - 175k - Down 145k YOY
DS - 65k - Down 228k YOY

Last Year:
X360 - 381k
PS3 - 267k
Wii - 320k
DS - 293k


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Not the most exciting month, but fun all the same.

Tagged for later.

I predict some pretty bad stuff. Hopefully the 3DS wasn't overtracked...again...

I'll be back.

I LOVE paying for Xbox Live! I also love that my love for it pisses off so many people.

toadslayer72 said:
I'll be back.

Hasta la vista, baby

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Damn Pachter really hates Nintendo.

Nintendo Family VGC: ~700k
Nintendo Family Pachter: ~450k

Lafiel said:
toadslayer72 said:
I'll be back.

Hasta la vista, baby

No problemo, dickwad.


We can do this all day :)

I LOVE paying for Xbox Live! I also love that my love for it pisses off so many people.


I love Seece's services. Like these countdowns in the thread title.