Tag Archives: september npd 2009
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 15:21 BST
Dead Space: Extraction sold a depressingly inevitable 9,000 units in the US last month, according to NPD data and Edge. The figure accounts for sales from September 29 to October 3.
Why? EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has blamed lack of EA marketing spend.
“Electronic Arts didn’t market Dead Space Extraction as much as it does with other titles,” he said.
“And the success or failure of a Wii title usually correlates directly to marketing spend.
“If Electronic Arts spent little on marketing, I am sure the sell through was no surprise to them. So I do not believe sell through was a disappointment to EA.”
Damn, damn shame.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 22:04 BST
According to NPD figures, 5th Cell’s Scribblenauts sold almost 194,000 units in the US last month.
Which is a good deal. As Kotaku points out, this means we may get another. Best fix that washing machine thing first though, eh?
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 18:39 BST
NCsoft MMO Aion was the bestselling PC game in the US last month, NPD just said in a press release.
Here’s the lot. Good month for new MMOs, what with Champions Online coming in third.
- The Sims 3
- Champions Online
- World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
- Aion Collector’s Ed
- Mumbo Jumbo Assortment
- The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
- World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest
- Reel Deal Slots Treasures Of The Far East
- World Of Warcraft
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Starcraft: Battle Chest
- Zuma’s Revenge
- World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Reel Deal Slots Adventure
- Nancy Drew: Ransom Of The Seven Ships
- Civilization IV: Complete Ed
- The Sims 2 University Life Collection
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 10:54 BST
All You Need is Love was downloaded more than 100,000 times for The Beatles: Rock Band in September, MTV said today.
The DLC was a 360 exclusive, as announced at E3 this year.
The game itself was the second bestselling title across all formats in the US last month, as detailed in last night’s NPD release.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 08:51 BST
Sony’s pumped about its September PS3 sales in the US. So much so, in fact, that boss Jack Tretton has claimed the company is changing the shape of “entertainment” as a whole.
“We are in the midst of one of the most exciting times for PlayStation as we continue to redefine entertainment experiences for consumers, both at home and on the go,” Tretton said, pointing to the price drop for the Playstation 3 and the release of the PSPgo.
“We’ve made unprecedented strides in digital and mobile entertainment with the availability of PSPgo.”
He added: “The best part is that we’ve only just begun an onslaught of relentless, rich content hitting throughout the fiscal year, including Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, God of War III, MAG, and ModNation Racers.”
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 08:19 BST
Microsoft’s post-NPD statement dropped some pretty staggering stats on Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, confirming that over 5 million unique players have racked up playtime with the Halo 3: ODST’s single-player campaign or Halo 3 and the multiplayer maps showcased on the game’s second disc, totaling over 116 million hours of play.
ODST was the biggest selling game in the US in September.
MS also claimed the lead in revenue for third party game sales in September, with $154 million in sales generated by third parties on 360.
According to Microsoft, 360 has maintained a lead in third party sales dollars for every month of 2009.
More on Gama.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 08:13 BST
Wii Play is the bestselling game so far in the US this decade, NPD said last night, with 11.1 million units moved.
Guitar Hero III and GTA: San Andreas are second and third respectively, with 10.3 million and 9.8 million units sold respectively.
Full list below. These are sales from January 2000 to August 2009. Thanks, Gamespot.
- Wii Play with Remote (2006) / Wii / 11.1 million
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007) / PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 / 10.3 million
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) / PS2, Xbox/ 9.8 million
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) / DS, PS3, Xbox 360 / 8.5 million
- Wii Fit with Balance Board (2008) / Wii / 7.9 million
- Madden NFL 07 (2006) / GC, GBA, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) / PS2, Xbox
- Madden NFL 08 (2007) / GC, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360,
- Call of Duty: World at War (2008) / DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
- Halo 2 (2004) / Xbox
For the rest of the new from last night’s NPD release, hit this.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 10:13 BST
We’re very lucky. We can go to sleep, and a writer in Northern Ireland magically writes up the entire NPD.
Want all the detail on American sales in September? You, love, are in the right place.
- September NPD – Slight YoY increase reported, second best September since ’07
- September NPD – ODST wins on software front
- September NPD – PS3 bested only by DS in the US
- September NPD – Wii Play bestselling game decade-to-date
- September NPD – Microsoft focusses on ODST success
- September NPD – Sony “continues to redefine entertainment”
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 07:33 BST
According to just-released NPD figures, September saw a “modest increase” YoY between September ’08 and September ’09. In fact, last month was the second bestselling September in the US since 2007, which was so high thanks to the release of Halo 3.
“The industry managed a modest increase over September 2008, and generated the second bestselling September on record after 2007 when Halo 3 released and sold over 3 million copies that month,” said NPD’s Anita Frazier.
“On a unit sales basis, the industry was flat. The increase in revenues is driven by a rise in average retail prices in all categories with the exception of console hardware in which the average retail price decreased 8% from last September.
“Across all categories, the Xbox 360 platform contributed the most to industry unit and dollar sales as sales of 360 hardware, software and accessories comprised 32% of the month’s revenues.
“All three console manufacturers enjoyed the impact of lower prices on unit sales as the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 realized an increase over August of 87%, 33%, and 31% respectively, on an average sales per week basis (keeping in mind September was a 5-week month compared to 4-weeks in August).”
The full note is after the break.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 07:35 BST
Price-cuts and Slim’s launch have done wonders for PlayStation 3 in this month’s NPD: the console sold over 491k in the US September.
DS was the overall best selling hardware though, with sales of 524k. Wii sold 462k, Xbox 360 managed 352k, and there were sales of 190k for PSP and 146k for PlayStation 2.
Full list is below.
- Nintendo DS – 524.2K
- PlayStation 3 – 491.8K
- Wii – 462.8K
- Xbox 360 – 352.6K
- PSP – 190.4K
- PlayStation 2 – 146.0K
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 07:25 BST
PlayStation 2 146.0K
PlayStation 3 491.8K
Xbox 360 352.6K
Nintendo DS 524.2K
HALO 3:ODST 360 MICROSOFT (CORP) Sep-09 1.52M 1
WII SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Jul-09 442.9K 2
MADDEN NFL 10 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS Aug-09 289.6K 3
MARIO & LUIGI:BOWSER’S INSIDE STORY NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA Sep-09 258.1K 4
THE BEATLES:ROCK BAND* 360 MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS Sep-09 254.0K 5
MADDEN NFL 10 PS3 ELECTRONIC ARTS Aug-09 246.5K 6
MARVEL:ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 2 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD (CORP) Sep-09 236.0K 7
BATMAN:ARKHAM ASYLUM* PS3 SQUARE ENIX INC (CORP) Aug-09 212.5K 8
GUITAR HERO 5* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD (CORP) Sep-09 210.8K 9
THE BEATLES:ROCK BAND* WII MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS Sep-09 208.6K 10
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 | 16:01 BST
Wii in America’s gone a bit wrong. Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter reckons September’s NPD will show a sixth straight month of negative growth for the machine.
“With the core PS3 and Xbox 360 models priced only USD 50 higher than the Wii, we expect year-over-year sales of Wii hardware to continue their annual declines until the company either changes its bundle or lowers price,” said the analyst.
“Wii unit sales are 50 percent below last year’s level over the last five months, and we think that September sales will repeat the pattern.”
Price cut, Nintendo. Join ze party, ja.