Analysts predict Xbox 360 will top October NPD charts

Thursday, 11th November 2010 16:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Industry analysts Michael Pachter and Jesse Divnich have donned their prediction hats and are expecting a repeat performance from Xbox 360 on the October US sales chart.

Issuing sales estimates ahead of NPD’s official figures next week, both expect 360 to remain tops due to the slimmer model, Halo: Reach, and Fable III. Each still expect Ps3 sales to be high due to the 160GB model, and the release of Move with Wii continuing “to struggle”.

Here are the estimated sales figures from both Wedbush and EEDAR, respectively, courtesy of CVG:

  • 360 – 395,000 (+58 percent yoy) / 360,000 (+44 percent yoy)
  • DS – 350,000 (-24 percent yoy) / 340,000 (-26 percent yoy)
  • PS3 – 265,000 (-17 percent yoy) / 280,000 (-13 percent yoy)
  • Wii – 205,000 (-60 percent yoy) / 200,000 (-61 percent yoy)
  • PSP – 80,000 (-54 percent yoy) / 70,000 (-60 percent yoy)
  • PS2 – 40,000 (-66 percent yoy) / N/A
  • Total: 1,335,000 (-27 percent yoy) / 1,250,000 (-32 percent yoy)

Pachter predicts software sales of $555 million for the month, down 3 percent to last year’s $573 million.

High profiles games in stores for the period, and expected to do well, are FIFA 11, Fable III, Fallout: New Vegas, Halo: Reach, Just Dance 2, Medal of Honor, and NBA 2K11.



  1. Crysis

    Most these statistics are often US or Japan only, what about the rest of the world?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Yoy! :-D

    The “rest of the world” doesn’t share it’s stats, Crysis.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Too bad, we have to wait for official press conferances to get the info, i like numbers!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Yeah, it sucks quite a bit. Very occasionally Nintendo releases some European graphs which people then pixel count using… but it’s just not enough.

    Oh, and for what it’s worth I think the predictions there are too high on the 360 and too low on the DS, but what do I know? :D

    #4 4 years ago

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