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Forums - Sales Discussion - The Offical October 2009 NPD Thread (4 weeks ending Oct 31)

Other Borderland numbers:

BORDERLANDS (PS3) 113,000
BORDERLANDS (PC) 15,000



Currently playing on PS3: God of War III

Currently playing on Xbox360: Final Fantasy XIII

Currently playing on NDS: Chrono Trigger

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Soriku said:
psrock said:
darthdevidem01 said:
psrock said:
@Darth, The PSP is making Sony more money than the PS3, why should I attack it. The Go probably cost $100 bucks to make, or less.

{shock horror}

Captain obvious....everyone knows that

BIG NEWS:

Despite a new model release &  a GRAN EFFING TURISMO, PSP sold below last years numbers in october

conclusion:

PSP should be "attacked" as something is clearly going wrong here

Attack Sony then? They make the PSP, they price it. The PSP's biggest problem is software and I lay the balme on Sony for ignore it for long period of time.

The PSP is a great little machine, Sony just don't know what to do with it sometimes. Thank God FOR mOnster Hunter.

 

The unfortunate thing is that Capcom said in their financial report that they were underwhelmed with MH Unite's sales in the West when they marketed it a lot in EU. They expected something insane though - 900k in one quarter. In JP it does well but in the West it just doesn't have any firepower.

They expected 900k out MH outside JAPAN, they are just crazy then, it's not popular outside of japan at all.



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11/20/09 04:25 makingmusic476 Warning Other (Your avatar is borderline NSFW. Please keep it for as long as possible.)

Nintendo PR response:


Nintendo’s Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems claimed the top hardware sales positions for October, making them well-positioned to become one of the must-have holiday gifts for the fourth consecutive year. U.S. shoppers snapped up nearly 507,000 Wii systems in October, bringing lifetime sales to more than 22 million, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Wii sales spiked more than 9.5 percent over September, a remarkable result, considering that September was a five-week reporting month for NPD, while October included just four weeks. Consumers were attracted by top software like Wii Sports Resort™ and Wii Fit™ Plus, as well as the system’s new suggested retail price of $199.99.

Nintendo’s hand-helds, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DS Lite, combined to sell more than 457,000 units, and placed second in overall video game hardware sales. The Nintendo DS franchise has sold through nearly 34 million units in the United States since its 2004 launch and is poised to surpass the all-time single-year U.S. hardware sales record, set in 2008 by the Wii console, with more than 10 million units sold.

“Nintendo’s year-to-date share of total game sales and total industry revenues are up over the same period last year,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We are very appreciative of the continued, strong consumer response to both of our systems as we head into the holidays, and are excited to bring to them our key games, like New Super Mario Bros Wii, which launches this Sunday, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which launches Dec. 7.”

Four games published for Nintendo systems finished in the top 10 best-sellers of October in the United States. These include Wii Fit Plus at No. 5 with nearly 232,000 sold, Wii Fit Plus (with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory) at No. 6 with more than 209,000 sold, Wii Sports Resort with two Wii MotionPlus™ accessories at No. 8 with nearly 179,000 sold and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi at No. 10 with more than 169,000 sold.

Along with Wii Sports Resort, which launched in July, games such as Wii Fit, Mario Kart™ Wii, Wii Play™, Pokémon™ Platinum Version and Mario Kart DS currently sit in the top 10 best-sellers for all of 2009.




Anyone know how well Demon's Souls sold?



psrock said:
Soriku said:
psrock said:
darthdevidem01 said:
psrock said:
@Darth, The PSP is making Sony more money than the PS3, why should I attack it. The Go probably cost $100 bucks to make, or less.

{shock horror}

Captain obvious....everyone knows that

BIG NEWS:

Despite a new model release &  a GRAN EFFING TURISMO, PSP sold below last years numbers in october

conclusion:

PSP should be "attacked" as something is clearly going wrong here

Attack Sony then? They make the PSP, they price it. The PSP's biggest problem is software and I lay the balme on Sony for ignore it for long period of time.

The PSP is a great little machine, Sony just don't know what to do with it sometimes. Thank God FOR mOnster Hunter.

 

The unfortunate thing is that Capcom said in their financial report that they were underwhelmed with MH Unite's sales in the West when they marketed it a lot in EU. They expected something insane though - 900k in one quarter. In JP it does well but in the West it just doesn't have any firepower.

They expected 900k out MH outside JAPAN, they are just crazy then, it's not popular outside of japan at all.


I even remember seeing an ads in the subway in Paris ...



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Nice for Uncharted, Bordelands and Nintendo. Quite curious about Demon's Soul that's my GOTY for the PS3. PSPGo looks kinda meh, and I guess it's time to give Ratchet a break.



teknohick said:

this christmas may be a lot weaker than what people usually expect in xmas sales, economy is def taking its toll. many of the top hits for holiday shopping this year are rather cheap items... >___>

i just cant see video games, overall, performing very strongly this holiday...

wii being the only plat to go into a increase in october is a pretty bad tea leaf to read, and what if the price cut didnt hit? it wasnt even a huge rollback... HD systems grew by like 10k in sales vs 2008 october...and the overall pricedrops its taken to get these systems to do just these numbers...none of this is very impressive.

/debbie downer D:

Hmmm ?

Wii is down heavilly YoY, PS3 is up hugely YoY.

Not sure what you meant at all..



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

Euphoria14 said:
130k YOY increase for PS3.
120k decrease YOY for 360.
300k decrease YOY for Wii.

Wow...

And that's the first full month for the price cut for the Wii.

Not so good at all..

I don't think any console price cut has ever had so little effect ...



PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

Wow @ Borderlands numbers. DAMN



It's just that simple.

Wii down so much yoy, Yet, still dominating HW wise..poor Nintendo.

I personally expected more out of Wii this month, and I thought UC2 would sell more than it did also as a PS3 exclusive..Maybe NPD is low balling? Who knows.



Bet between Slimbeast and Arius Dion about Wii sales 2009:


If the Wii sells less than 20 million in 2009 (as defined by VGC sales between week ending 3d Jan 2009 to week ending 4th Jan 2010) Slimebeast wins and get to control Arius Dion's sig for 1 month.

If the Wii sells more than 20 million in 2009 (as defined above) Arius Dion wins and gets to control Slimebeast's sig for 1 month.