Tag Archives: july npd 2009
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 22:08 BST
Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter has weighed in on yesterday’s NPD results for July, and has pointed out that Wii hardware sales are the lowest ever since its launch in November 2006.
To counter this, Schachter says Wii needs a price cut, and it is expected soon.
“Although Wii Sports Resort sold well, it appears to have offered little lift to Wii hardware sales, increasing the probability in our view that Nintendo must lower the price soon (we expect a September cut),” stated Schachter.
According to the NPD figures, Wii sold 252,000 units in the US during July.
More through IndustryGamers.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 23:51 BST
Sony’s responded to tonight’s NPD figures by saying PS3 is “just getting warmed up” and pointing out differences between its console, 360 Arcade and Wii.
“When you compare all the features against other industry offerings, there is no doubt that the PlayStation 3 provides the most complete entertainment system on the market today – right out of the box,” said the firm in a statement.
“Not only are consumers provided a best-in-class Blu-ray player that comes with 80 GB of storage for photos and music, built-in Wi Fi, and thousands of innovative games that appeal to hardcore gamers and families alike, the PS3 offers future-proof technology and free access to rich and ever-evolving PlayStation Network content and services.”
A handy chart was provided to point all this out. Look:
There’s no mention of the NPD figures at all in the PR. Get the full thing after the break.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 23:52 BST
The US games trade continued its freefall in July, posting a total sales figure of $848 million for the month, down 29 percent year-over-year from $1.19 billion.
Hardware dropped hugely, down 37 percent from $448 million last year to $281 million.
Software was down 26 percent from $592 million in July 2008 to $437 million.
Accessories held up, for what its worth, down a piffling 12 percent from $150 million to $131 million.
Rough stuff. Here’s what NPD analyst Anita Frazier had to say:
“The U.S. video games industry declined for the fifth consecutive month, bringing year-to-date sales to $8.16 billion, down 14% from the same time period last year.”
“In order for the industry to come in flat or slightly up for the total year, the back five months of the year have to come in 11% (or more) higher than the last five months of last year.”
“While year-to-date results are weak, there are some big titles set to be released over the next several months, including Madden this month, which should help spur sales. The worst comps should be behind us, and looking beyond August we have The Beatles: Rock Band, Halo 3: ODST, and of course, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to look forward to.”
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 23:36 BST
The July NPD numbers are out, and software sales came in at around $437 million for the month.
Wii Sports Resort bundled with Wii MotionPlus stole the charts by bringing in 508,200 followed by NCAA Football 10 on 360 at 376,500.
Here’s the full thing in the thousands:
- Wii Sports Resort w/ WMP (Wii) - 508,200
- NCAA Football 10 (Xbox 360) - 376,500
- NCAA Footaball 10 (PS3) – 237,400
- Wii Fit w/Balance Board (Wii) – 164,300
- Mario Cart w/Wheel (Wii) – 156,600
- Mario Kart (DS) – 132,200
- Pokemon Platinum (DS) -116,400
- Fight Night Round 4 (Xbox 360 ) – 116,400
- New Super Mario Brothers (DS) – 101,800
- EA Sports Active Bundle (Wii) – 96,800
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 | 00:06 BST
Hardware sales in the US in July dived 37 percent year-over-year according to the just-released NPD.
Not much gap between 360 and Wii there, is there?
Here are your numbers. Percentage year-over-year differences in brackets, courtesy of Psychotext.
- PlayStation 2 – 108K (-30.55%)
- PlayStation 3 – 121.8K (-45.84%)
- PSP – 122.8K (-44.61%)
- Xbox 360 – 202.9K (-0.93%)
- Wii – 252.5K (-54.50%)
- Nintendo DS – 538.9K (-11.42%)