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Forums - Sales Discussion - The Official June NPD Thread (Data comes July 23 @ ~6:30 PM EST)

My comedic side has so many things to say, yet I fear backlash from the fans.


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# 1. Mario Party 8 (Wii) -- 426,200
# 2. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) -- 293,200
# 3. Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo DS) -- 288,400
# 4. Pokemon Pearl (Nintendo DS) -- 214,700
# 5. Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360) -- 197,400
# 6. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (PlayStation 2) -- 197,350
# 7. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (Xbox 360) -- 177,600
# 8. Pokemon Battle (Wii) -- 157,900
# 9. Resident Evil 4 (Wii) -- Unavailable (150,000 according to IGN)
# 10. The Darkness (Xbox 360) -- Unavailable

GF said:
Avinash_Tyagi said:
very nice, within 15% is pretty good

Nintendo continues to dominate, so Wii haters, when does the "fad" end now? :P

 Just wait for Lair and Heavenly Sword...

The PS3 will certainly show the GBA 'Who's the Boss' then

NPD: Game Industry Sales Up 31% in June, Up 43% for First Half

Another month, same old story. The Nintendo DS creamed the competition selling through almost 562,000 units in the U.S. The PS3 was up somewhat, but still couldn't break the 100K mark in the U.S. in June. Overall, though, the industry is on track for a stellar year.

GameDaily BIZ has received the latest NPD video game sales data, which reveals total sales of $1.1 billion, a 31 percent increase year-over-year in the U.S. during June. Year-to-date, for the first half the game industry is already at an impressive $6.1 billion, tracking ahead of last year's sales by 43 percent.



Console hardware in particular has seen the most growth. Console hardware grew 69 percent in June to $268 million and it grew 98 percent to $1.7 billion for the first half. Portable game hardware was actually down 6 percent in June, but that didn't stop the Nintendo DS from absolutely running away with the top spot once again. Nintendo's handheld sold 561.9K units compared to the PSP's 230.1K. The top selling console was the Wii with 381.8K, followed by the 360 with 198.4K and the PS3 with 98.5K.


Video game software in general grew 22 percent in June, totaling $543 million. For the first half software sales were up 24 percent to $2.9 billion. Console software in June was up 28 percent to $393.9 million and portable software grew 10 percent to $149.1 million. For the first half, however, portable software actually fared better, growing 35 percent to $802.8 million compared to 21 percent growth for console software to $2.1 billion.


For June in particular, the best selling game was Nintendo's Mario Party 8 for Wii, which sold through 426.2K units in the U.S. We've provided the top 20 best selling games for June 2007 and the top 10 titles for the first half of this year below.





People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

When there are more laws, there are more criminals.

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The Darkness on 360 alone made the top ten in 4 days only... very nice.

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Did it? NPD June ran through July 7 ckmlb.

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

When there are more laws, there are more criminals.

- Lao Tzu

Wow, Zelda is still in the top ten for 2007. The DS version is going to sell like crazy.

I expect it to sell well, but I still have some doubts. Many people (not sites) are still not digging the stylus only controls, and some still do not like Celda.

Interesting difference between IGN and Gamedaily numbers for PSP. Is it 290k or 230k sold?

Nintendo DS: 561,000
Wii: 381,780
Game Boy Advance: 113,870