Forums - Sales Discussion - The Official January 2010 NPD Thread (Data = 4 weeks ending Jan 30)

WiiStation360 said:
STEKSTAV said:
So Mass Effect 2 didnt do 1m first week?

360/PC combined? Yes it did.

360 alone?  If you believe NPD, probably not.

Well then, ill take that as a no..

 

So why was it adjusted up 100k from 900 to 1m. What report came in that made that adjustment necessary? If only to be adjusted down 100k the week after. Also.. alot of missed marks by vgc on predicted sales this month. 100-150k off here and there. Dont usually follow those predicted NPD numbers, but maybe its always a bit off like that?



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STEKSTAV said:
WiiStation360 said:
STEKSTAV said:
So Mass Effect 2 didnt do 1m first week?

360/PC combined? Yes it did.

360 alone?  If you believe NPD, probably not.

Well then, ill take that as a no..

 

So why was it adjusted up 100k from 900 to 1m. What report came in that made that adjustment necessary? If only to be adjusted down 100k the week after. Also.. alot of missed marks by vgc on predicted sales this month. 100-150k off here and there. Dont usually follow those predicted NPD numbers, but maybe its always a bit off like that?


NPD had just USA sales at around 572k. Bioware is a Candian company btw. Mass Effect 2 picking up 200k sales between Canda, Mexico, Brazil, and outlets not covered by NPD is pretty reasonable.



Catlana said:
STEKSTAV said:
WiiStation360 said:
STEKSTAV said:
So Mass Effect 2 didnt do 1m first week?

360/PC combined? Yes it did.

360 alone?  If you believe NPD, probably not.

Well then, ill take that as a no..

 

So why was it adjusted up 100k from 900 to 1m. What report came in that made that adjustment necessary? If only to be adjusted down 100k the week after. Also.. alot of missed marks by vgc on predicted sales this month. 100-150k off here and there. Dont usually follow those predicted NPD numbers, but maybe its always a bit off like that?


NPD had just USA sales at around 572k. Bioware is a Candian company btw. Mass Effect 2 picking up 200k sales between Canda, Mexico, Brazil, and outlets not covered by NPD is pretty reasonable.

That % of outside US sales would go against any other game thats been released. I mean, 220k is aprox 28% of all sales. I dont believe that.




11. Army of Two PS3
12. Wii Play
13. MAG
14. Darksiders PS3
15. EA Sports Active
16. Mario Kart DS
17. Bayonetta 360
18. NSMB DS
19. Mario and Luigi Bowser Inside Story
20. GOW Collection



Currently playing on PS3: God of War III

Currently playing on Xbox360: Final Fantasy XIII

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Soriku said:
outlawauron said:
Khuutra said:
jarrod said:
That means Madworld outsold Bayonetta PS3 it's first NPD btw, even with 1 week less of sales.

AAAUGH

I wish these guys would make a game that could sell. I'm half afraid that publishers will look at NPD numbers and go "Nope, not touching this"

Well, at least retailers bought it up. I mean, those 1.1 million copies will have to go one way or another.


I just wonder how they convinced retailers to stock that much. Crazy.

I'm surprised MadWorld outsold Bayonetta PS3 and got close-ish to the 360 version.

My MadWorld number was off, it was actually 66k 1st NPD.  Still ahead of Bayonetta PS3, but pretty far behind Bayonetta 360.  On the other hand, it had a week less of sales too.  89k was actually GTA DS, I was glancing at the data too quick! :/

 

Also, TvC at 50k is a pretty good (less than 1 full week) debut for the Vs series.  On GAF they mentioned NPD's ltd for MvC2 PS2 was ~250k and both MvC and MvC2 on Dreamcast were each ~200k.  TvC should easily be able to match those lifetime imo.



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dolemit3 said:

11. Army of Two PS3
12. Wii Play
13. MAG
14. Darksiders PS3
15. EA Sports Active
16. Mario Kart DS
17. Bayonetta 360
18. NSMB DS
19. Mario and Luigi Bowser Inside Story
20. GOW Collection

This matches with the leaked figures, so they're probably legit!

 

Formatted data so far...

01. [Wii] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) 656,700
02. [360] Mass Effect 2 (EA) 572,100
03. [Wii] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) 555,700
04. [360] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) 326,700
05. [Wii] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 310,900
06. [Wii] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) 297,600
07. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) 259,000
08. [360] Arm of Two: The 40th Day (EA) 246,500
09. [Wii] Just Dance (Ubisoft) 191,900
10. [360] DarkSiders (THQ) 171,200
11. [PS3] Army of Two: The 40th Day (EA)
12. [Wii] Wii Play (Nintendo)
13. [PS3] M.A.G. Massive Action Game (SCEA) 150,000
14. [PS3] Darksiders (THQ) 130,000
15. [Wii] EA Sports Active (EA)
16. [DS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
17. [360] Bayonetta (SEGA) 100,000
18. [DS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
19. [DS] Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo)
20. [PS3] God of War Collection (SCEA)


xx [PS3] Bayonetta (SEGA) 60,000
xx [DS] Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Capcom) 50,000
xx [DS] No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Ubisoft) 25,000
xx [360][PS3] Dark Void (Capcom) 22,000 



Looks like VGC agrees with mr jack on this one... how embarrassed you guys must feel



I love how the God of War collection is on the 360 jarrod



Max King of the Wild said:
I love how the God of War collection is on the 360 jarrod

ACK!  Sony goes 3rd party? :/



outlawauron said:

Multi-console owners aside, there is a lot more compeitition for Bayonetta than there was for MadWorld. That shouldn't be a question.


You know, I'd still argue differently. Bayonetta was up against a new IP (Darksiders) and a popular sequel (Mass Effect 2). But MadWorld was up against a super popular sequel (RE5), a Halo game (Halo Wars), and then a super hyped shooter (KZ2) that ended up being good in the end. I'd also say Bayonneta is a more mainstream game than MadWorld as Bayontta is like DMC/GoW and MadWorld is more like God Hand and other brawlers which aren't that popular.

@jarrod

"Also, TvC at 50k is a pretty good (less than 1 full week) debut for the Vs series.  On GAF they mentioned NPD's ltd for MvC2 PS2 was ~250k and both MvC and MvC2 on Dreamcast were each ~200k.  TvC should easily be able to match those lifetime imo."

That's pretty good.