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Forums - Sales Discussion - October 2013 NPD Thread! 3DS: 452k, 360: 166k

tbone51 said:

Yes cuz gta did it all by itself... Pokemon helped with that

I know but it is like how a game changed the game industry... before GTA it was doom and boom... now it is the second month with increase in sales compared with last year.

Pokemon helped a lot of course.



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Fusioncode said:
Looks like Pokemon was overtracked.


Dont forget pokemon are 2 and 3 on the list not combined.



Fusioncode said:
Looks like Pokemon was overtracked.


yes most likely but we have no indication of numbers yet, pokemon x y were separated while GTA5 had both sales jointed



tbone51 said:
ethomaz said:
GTA changed everything.... another up yoy month... crazy.


Yes cuz gta did it all by itself... Pokemon helped with that

I'm sure it was Beyond: Two Souls.



ethomaz said:

tbone51 said:

Yes cuz gta did it all by itself... Pokemon helped with that

I know but it is like how a game changed the game industry... before GTA it was doom and boom... now it is the second month with increase in sales compared with last year.

Pokemon helped a lot of course.

Not disagreeing with any of your points, but the article says this is the third consecutive month with increased sales?

“This is the third month in a row where overall video game retail sales increased,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan said in a statement.



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the_dengle said:

Not disagreeing with any of your points, but the article says this is the third consecutive month with increased sales?

“This is the third month in a row where overall video game retail sales increased,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan said in a statement.

my bad.



Npd aus is reporting that x and y sold 100k on its firsy day on sale there. Highest selling day one nintendo game in aus history.



acdcste said:
Npd aus is reporting that x and y sold 100k on its firsy day on sale there. Highest selling day one nintendo game in aus history.


got a link, would be awesome! Arent those sales counted in Europe? cuz if so it might be undertracked by alot (Europe only)



Nintendo 3DS Doubles September HW Sales, Has Biggest SW Month of 2013

Nintendo 3DS marked its sixth consecutive month as the country’s best-selling video game hardware system, with more than 452,000 units sold, thanks in part to the launch of Nintendo 2DS and sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware in October doubled last month’s tally*, and marked the most units any portable video game system or home console has sold in a single month in 2013.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling titles last month, with more than 1.7 million units combined, making October the biggest month for Nintendo 3DS software all year. Total Nintendo 3DS first-party software sales hit more than 2 million units sold, the highest tally since the report for December 2011, which included sales of hit games Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7.

Software sells hardware, and Nintendo is heading into a strong season of value and variety with a range of games that appeal to everyone for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U:

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo-published games now available include Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins and Mario Kart 7. Games still on the way in 2013 include The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour.
Some top third-party Nintendo 3DS games for the holiday season include Sonic Lost World from SEGA (exclusive), Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS (exclusive), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (exclusive) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! Collector’s Edition from D3Publisher (exclusive) and Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision.
Wii U

Nintendo-published games now available include Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Wii Party U. Wii U games still on the way in 2013 include Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Nov. 15 and Super Mario 3D World on Nov. 22.
Digitally exclusive Nintendo-published games now available in the Nintendo eShop include Wii Sports Club – Tennis, Wii Sports Club – Bowling and EarthBound, as well as the Wii Fit U free trial version of the full game, available now until the end of January 2014.
Make sure to keep an eye out in stores for recently announced Wii U bundles, now available at the suggested retail price of $299.99 each. All three bundles cater to value shoppers looking for a fun and economical gift for themselves or a loved one this holiday season.
The new Wii U Deluxe Set now comes with two great games, New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, all on one disc, while the limited-edition Wii U Deluxe bundle features a download code for the digital version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
The Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U bundle, launching Nov. 15, also joins the list, and includes everything needed to start the new adventure, plus an assortment of Skylanders extras that will satisfy current fans and newcomers alike. The bundle comes with a white Wii U Basic Set, a Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack that includes three Skylanders figures, a Portal of Power, trading cards, Skylanders sticker sheets, a collector poster and a Nintendo Land game disc.
Some top third-party Wii U games for the holiday season include Sonic Lost World from SEGA (exclusive), Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft, Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive, Skylanders SWAP Force and Call of Duty: Ghosts from Activision, and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (exclusive).
*September had an additional reporting week compared to October.
**Data regarding physical sales of games in October are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.



VGC was pretty much spot on with 3DS sales.  Way off on Pokemon, but that was pretty obvious since week 1.