December NPD: DS clear winner as 360 outsells PS3 2:1

Thursday, 15th January 2009 23:47 GMT By Mike


The December 2008 NPD hardware results are in and as the analysts predicted Nintendo had a great month, but it was in fact DS and not Wii that sold over 3 million units.

However, as anticipated, 360 has outsold PS3 by a ratio of 2:1.

The results are as follows:

  • Nintendo DS 3.04 million
  • Wii 2.15 million
  • Xbox 360 1.44 million
  • PlayStation Portable 1.02 million
  • PlayStation 3 726K
  • PlayStation 2 410K

Software sales for December 08 can be found here whereas software sales for the whole year can be found here.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Psychotext

    Psh… Playstation family clearly outsold the Wii / 360.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    are you being sarcastic psychonerd? it still crazy how ps2′s are selling well. what if sony added a ps mote to it like wii…Parents obviously feel comfrotable with buying their kids a safe gaming platform thats cheap, and 360 was carried by gow2 and fable. All in all they did good for the industry last year.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Cort

    Ouch for PS3. Let’s hope KZ2 and a coinciding drop by $100 reverses this trend.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Has anybody called you theevilarse yet? No? You’re theevilarse. As in “the evil arse”. As in, you’re an arse. An evil one. Or possibly an evil ass, what with you being from the States, or so I hear. Theevilass then.

    That’ll teach you.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    if the ps3 cost double as much as the 360 how is that ouch 200×2=? 400! right.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    dirigiblebill said: January 16th, 2009 at 12:30 am
    Has anybody called you theevilarse yet? No? You’re theevilarse. As in “the evil arse”. As in, you’re an arse. An evil one. Or possibly an evil ass, what with you being from the States, or so I hear. Theevilass then.

    That’ll teach you.

    yea that will teach me. aren’t you the one i pissed on about the american economy a few weeks ago? yea it was you i remember that dumb ass name.Also since you spell ass like arse then that leads me to believe you’re euro.Then why in the hell did you make a comment about america like you live there.Are you psychobitch…i bet you are just like morris is stickboy

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    TEA: Didn’t you see the chart? Even Sony says that the 360 costs more than the PS3. Oh, and the PS2 selling well? It only sold 30% of what it sold last year.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    yea thats 30% more than the gamecube and xbox 1 :P

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Wow… no, when you think about it, it’s infinity more percent than two other products that aren’t on sale. That’s REALLY impressive.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. dirigiblebill

    I recall being pissed on a few weeks ago, yes, but that was in Soho and they caught him eventually.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. dirigiblebill

    “Also since you spell ass like arse then that leads me to believe you’re euro.”

    You forgot “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.”

    #11 6 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    so if you can use that logic why can’t you see that the only reason for lower ps3 sales than the 360 is PRICE! So if you can’t comment on post about companies like midway sales being down, don’t comment on obviously flame bait articles. especially not with that screen name.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    You forgot “It’s elementary, my dear Watson.”

    ok i don’t speak douche so you lost me , sincerely theevilaires?

    i know one douche saying “stfu you BLOODY WANKER! :P )

    #13 6 years ago
  14. dirigiblebill

    Until next time I decide to randomly bait you – farewell. Sincerely, diricocksuckiblearse.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    be careul what you wish for it might come back and bite you in the ass wanker

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Xephon1970

    Not the biggest surprise, let’s be honest, the cheapest stuff sold the most! But congrats to Nintendo and Microsoft on an astonishing year. Let’s hope Sony can do something to turn things around.

    And as for the arse, some things are best ignored.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    god your name just says you bend over for ms. Xephon? wasn’t that the code name for the elite? cheya pathetic man pathetic

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    I really, really hope that you have a huge amount of money tied up in Sony stocks TEA. Because if you’re spending this much time defending them / attacking others out of some misguided loyalty to a multibillion dollar corporation… that’s just sad, and I really do pity you if it’s the case.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    actually i do hold stock in sony corp but not much and its sad that you spend so much time trashing sony day and’re the only one “day and night”, not morris/stickboy,blerk and other rrod co. but only you?
    you have to be first on every post and its always on something sony doing bad.If you don’t have a ps3 than stop talking about it negative. Whats your purpose in life? To post comments on a second rated gamesite? Well then my purpose is to shoot you down on every attempt.Stop trolling sony news comment on the system you can only afford. And i can afford to do this, i can say im rather wealthy. i have better things to do but i like shitting on bitter people like you.
    Get a life and stop saying sony should do this and that.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    and i would also like to add i like how most other people on this site stay away from topics like this. if i’m bringing down the moral of this site then i apologize but i hate ignorant people like psychotext.Were all gamers at heart and hope everyone has fun playing the games they like. Thats all that matters, sorry for my rude and disrepectful comments to those i offended except you psychotext.Even over the internet i get a negative energy from you that only two high school nemesis can have for each other

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Why don’t you go and take a close look at my posts on this site… because frankly I think you have no idea what I trash or don’t trash. The issue is with you, you see a comment that appears to show Sony in a negative light and go apeshit yet completely ignore comments which show MS and Nintendo in a negative light. Sure, I’m critical of Sony… maybe more so than the others but that doesn’t stop me being critical of them all – especially when it comes to things like RRoD and the way Nintendo treats Europe.

    Oh, and wealthy boy… I own all the current generation of consoles, and a insanely powerful PC, and all the last generation of consoles. You just make faulty assumptions fuelled by your own bias.

    The funny thing is that a number of the people you consistently attack own all the consoles too. Take your head out of your arse, take a good look in the mirror and realise that you wouldn’t know the first thing about objectivity because you’ve got such hatred for Sony’s competition that you’d never consider owning their machines. So much for being a “gamer at heart”, and please don’t talk about ignorance… yours is self evident and self enforced.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    yea yea whatever you keep posting man. you’re the king of this site you can have that title i got a hunch you don’t see much action in your real life. keep up the good work you’re doing great :P

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Pretty much the response I expected. I’ll leave you to your sandbox.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    oh by the way i’ve been reading this site for about 8 months and i always see the same people posting.Come on vg247 if you want new visitors you should stop posting the M$ glory story all the time.You never talk about how crappy wii games are or how you see the future of videogames.I give an A for effort for people like morris who has an alias (stickboy)but come on even he can’t fool people of how desperately you need to change your format. As for the guy who protects this site like a guard watching over an empty lot.If you have a ps3 send me a chat invite since you apperantly still have something to say and i do own an original xbox.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. SticKboy

    Board FAQ

    Fun – Have some. This is supposed to be enjoyable.”

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Retroid

    MS are doing well with the 360 at the moment. Nintendo are King of All Cosmos and Sony are…. not doing so well, especially in comparison to previous generations.

    Not a single fanboy or “M$ glory” word in that statement at all.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Rhythm

    The full year’s stats:

    December 2008 US:
    NDS – 3.04M
    Wii – 2.15M
    360 – 1.44M
    PSP – 1.02M
    PS3 – 726K
    PS2 – 410K

    2008 US:
    Wii – 10.17M
    NDS – 9.95M
    360 – 4.74M
    PSP – 3.83M
    PS3 – 3.54M
    PS2 – 2.50M

    Lifetime US:
    PS2 – 43.65M
    NDS – 27.58M
    Wii – 17.54M
    PSP – 13.96M
    360 – 13.85M
    PS3 – 6.76M

    US 2007 | 2008:
    Wii – 1.35M | 2.15M
    360 – 1.26M | 1.44M
    PS3 – 0.79M | 0.73M

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Tonka

    OMG, the PS3 really is shit, isn’t it?

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Blerk

    The 2008 PS3 figures don’t look too bad until you look at the lifetime figures and 2007/2008 comparison. What’s a Sony to do? Oh wait – drop the price, you morons!

    #29 6 years ago

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