Tag Archives: may npd 2009
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 | 16:26 BST
Whoops. NPD’s confirmed to Gama that Capcom’s Bionic Commando only managed 27,000 unit sales in the US in May, its debut month.
The reboot shipped on May 19. That figure’s a total score across both 360 and PS3.
Nicht so gut. Hit is for more.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 09:04 BST
NPD analyst Anita Frazier confirmed last night that the Tiger Woods franchise has now generated more than $500 million in US sales.
“Tiger Woods video games have sold over half a billion $ at U.S. retail life-to-date,” said Frazier via Twitter.
The news comes in the wake of sobering US sales figures for May, which saw year-on-year revenue decline 23 percent to below $1 billion.
More on Gamespot.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 08:24 BST
Microsoft responded to last night’s May NPD figures, which showed an overall year-on-year decline in the US trade of 23 percent, by saying 360 was the only machine in the market experiencing growing sales.
The machine has seen a 22 percent year-to-date increase over 2008 in 2009, although it saw a 6.2 percent monthly drop compared to May last year.
Microsoft also took the opportunity to trumpet 360′s Metacritic scores, counting a current-generation-leading total of 142 Xbox 360 games garnering a score of 80 or above.
More from Gama.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 08:15 BST
Nintendo confirmed that Wii has now sold more than 20 million units in the US last night, speaking in response to May’s NPD figures.
The machine has reached the “major milestone” after 31 months in the American market.
The firm also split out DSi and DS sales in its statement, revealing that of the 633,000 DS systems sold in the US last month, 390,000 were for the newly-released revamp.
Get the full hardware figures here. Press release after the break.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 06:56 BST
Great result for THQ’s UFC Undisputed in the US in May, with the 360 game clearing nearing 700,000 units for first place in NPD’s software chart. With the PS3 version included, the title sold more than 1 million copies in the US last month.
Wii Fit and what now looks to be an astute move from EA in Sports Active came second and third respectively.
- UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ, Xbox 360, 679.6K)
- Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii, 352.8K)
- EA Sports Active (EA, Wii, 345.8K)
- UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ, PS3, 334.4K)
- inFamous (Sony, PS3, 175.9K)
- Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo, DS, 168.9K)
- Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii, 158.3K)
- Punch Out!! (Nintendo, Wii, 156.9K)
- X-Men Origins Wolverine Uncaged Edition (Acti Blizz, Xbox 360, 120.7K)
- Wii Play (Nintendo, Wii, 109.8K)