I would like to set up another anticipatory thread for next (February) data. Obviously, I don't have data like Bunkum does, but I do have a good eye for media accounts (see my news items) I would like to clear up a couple things right away: 1) What length of time is covered for February (I assume it is 4 weeks - February 3 until Mar 3)? 2) If that is the case, does that mean the data will be released March 15? Here is what I think can be expected for February: Wii sales remain strong and nearly steady at 350k-500k. Sonic has been fairly well recieved by traditional gamers (I have not beaten it yet, but so far I'd give it around an 8, however, I have not run into control issues yet). Wii Play and Warioware continue to sell well to casuals. SSX does fairly well, but comes out too late in the month to be a big player (i.e. Wii top 10, not multi top 10) PS3 sales stay about the same - 250k +/- 50k despite the shorter time frame. This is due to VF5, an excellent fighter by all accounts (have not played it yet, plan to tommorow). Resistance will keep selling well. 360 has Gears, and Lost Planet to keep hardware sales up. I think they will outsell Sony again, but still pale in comparison to Wii. DDR could actually do pretty well when it comes out...but like SSX it is probably releasing too late in the month. Top 25 Software estimates.. 1) Gears of War (360) 270,000 2) Lost Planet (360) 258,000 3) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) 195,000 4) Wii Play (Wii) 177,000 5) Diddy Kong Racing DS (DS) 171,000 6) Guitar Hero 2 (PS2) 155,000 7) Warioware Smooth Moves 139,000 8) Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3) 136,000 9) Nintendogs(DS) 125,000 10) Sonic & The Secret Rings (Wii) 122,000 11) New Super Mario Brothers (DS) 116,000 12) Brain Age (DS) 104,000 13) Madden 2007 (360) 100,000 14) SSX Blur (Wii) 98,000 15) Madden NFL 2007 (PS2) 91,000 16) Madden NFL 2007 (PS3) 85,000 17) Virtual Fighter 5 (PS3) 82,500 18) Yoshi's Island DS (DS) 75,000 19) Madden NFL 2007 (Wii) 70,000 20) Rayman Ravid Rabbits (Wii) 64,000 21) DDR Universe (360) 60,000 22) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC) 55,000 23) Call of Duty 3 (360) 50,000 24) Halo 2 (Xbox) 44,000 25) Mario Kart DS (DS) 41,000 Hardware: (With top 25 game sales) Wii 450,000 (Zelda, Wii Play, Sonic, SSX Blur, Madden, Raving Rabbits) 6 DS 350,000 (DKR,Nintendogs, NSMB, Brain Age, Yoshi's Island DS, Mario Kart DS) 6 PS2 325,000 (Guitar Hero 2, Madden 2007) 2 360 289,000 (Gears of War, Lost Planet, Madden 2007, DDR, Call of Duty 3) 5 PSP 267,000 (-) GBA 232,000 (-) PS3 225,000 (Resistance, Madden 2007, Virtual Fighter 5) 3 GC 18,000 (Zelda) 1 XBOX 500 (Halo 2) 1 Comments? Criticisms? Suggestions?
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