NPD April 2010 hardware: DS the clear winner

Thursday, 13th May 2010 23:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The NPD Group has releases the hardware figures for the month, and on the hardware side, it looks like DS was the clear winner at 440.8K units moved.

Wii came in second with 277.2K units moved.

While that may sound peach from a consumer perspective, it’s not.

DS may have topped the charts this month, but it’s down by approximately 259.2K units since last month, when it moved over 700K.

Wii’s down from 557.5K units in March to 277.2K for the month, which is a 280.3K drop.

PS3 and Xbox 360 came in close with the later beating out Sony by just 4600 units.

Overall, hardware saw a 37 percent decline to $249.3M.

Here’s the full thing:

  • DS – 440.8K
  • Wii – 277.2K
  • Xbox 360 – 185.4K
  • PS3 – 180.8K
  • PSP – 65.5K

NPD analyst Anita Fraizer has attributed the decline in sales to an upsurge in portable gaming, and does not feel that the purported Wii shortage by Nintendo had anything to do with these less-than-stellar numbers.

“As far as the Wii is concerned, this month’s unit sales are fairly in-line with what was sold last July and August,” she wrote in her report. “I have heard rumblings on the street about inventory issues, but only Nintendo could clarify that situation.”



  1. Erthazus

    Only in America.

    Wow… PSP is doing really bad in US.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. BlueOne

    DS it’s 4 fun to play old games or new style of games, but it’s number 1 in japan

    #2 5 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    Ummmm did sony stop selling the PS2 or did it move under 1,000 units?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Goliath

    Really pedestrian numbers. I wonder how they compare year over year.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. BlueOne

    @3 ps2 was past forget it

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Razor

    When the fuck are Sony just going to blanket the PSP range at $99?

    It’s way too fucking expensive. Get a grip, Sony.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    hey 5 tell that to the many people who still play that system and buy it even today. I don’t see the gamecube or Xbox still for sale at wal-mart…they are the past, PS2 still lives until its official retirement later this year kid.

    #6 you are right its time for the psp to drop to at least $129.99

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Low sales this month.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “PS3 and Xbox 360 came in close with the later beating out Sony by just 4600 units.”


    A Pedant.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. BlueOne

    @7 u right iforgot saw ps2 still salling but last month will maybe will not dead in this year maybe letter

    #10 5 years ago

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