January NPD: Nintendo clear hardware winner once again

Thursday, 12th February 2009 23:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The January 2009 NPD hardware results have just been released, and, surprising no one, Nintendo is the definitive winner of the lot.

The results are as follows:

  • Wii – 679,000
  • DS – 510,000
  • Xbox 360 – 309,000
  • PS3 – 203,000
  • PS2 – 101,000
  • PSP – 172,000

The run down on all the January numbers can be found here.



  1. reask

    PS3 needs price cut rapid.
    BR is doing it no good.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Bleak Harvest

    The Wii is a monster. A dust-busting monster.

    I can’t believe a $400 console is 103,000 units behind one with a SKU at half that price. Sony loyalty still counts for something… just not sure how much it’s worth. Well done to Nintendo and Microsoft for keeping the holiday momentum up.

    I was going to type “In before ‘price cut!’”.. but… yeah.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    That’s another PS2 record beaten (490k sold in January), and beaten handily. Pure insanity.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    I really hope Killzone 2 can do something next month.


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    There’s a pretty good chance it’ll do something, but I wouldn’t expect miracles.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Bleak Harvest

    Yeah, we won’t see sales like we did with Gears 2.

    #6 6 years ago

    I think Killzone 2 will do better in Europe than it will in the US.

    Pre-orders for it are weak, and judging by the absolute lack of PS3 games in the NPD software sales chart, American PS3 owners must be spending their money on something other than games.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Given the price gap, the time of year and the state of the US economy, I’m surprised the PS3 is doing as well as it is.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    A heavy price cut and sales would go bananas. It’s tough for Sony on a PR level, but I honestly don’t think they’re in a “bad place” with PS3. They’re doing what they’re doing deliberately.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    I wonder if that would work as their new slogan?

    “PS3: The bad place”

    #10 6 years ago

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