May Npd 2008

May NPD: Everything in once place

The internet’s rubbish. There’s too much of it. If you wanted to put all the news from last night’s May NPD release in one place in a meaningful way, you’d have to get up at a ridiculous hour and type like an idiot to cover everything. Luckily, we’re here for you. You’ll find absolutely everything […]

May Npd 2008 headlines

  • May NPD: Sony statement focuses on beating 360

    Sony, unsurprisingly, focused on hardware sales in its post-NPD statement last night, after PS3 sales were shown to have moved past 360’s by an eyebrow-raising amount in May. In fact, the first line of the company’s press release stated: “PS3 Eclipses Xbox 360 Hardware Sales; PS3 Hardware Sales Growth Exceeds 155 Percent Year-Over-Year”. “PS3 continued […]

  • May NPD: Microsoft's statement keeps attention on "blistering GTA"

    Microsoft’s post-NPD press release last night stayed firmly on GTA IV sales, while sticking with the now familiar line that Xbox 360 is the best selling console for third-party software sales. “With 871,000 total unit sales in May, Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 outsold the other platform’s version 2:1,” said the statement. “With […]

  • May NPD: Nintendo reaction focuses on Mario Kart and Wii Fit

    Nintendo chose to lead on Mario Kart and Wii Fit sles in its response to last night’s NPD data, with gigantic hardware figures taking a back-seat – winning in the console space is becoming normal for the firm, clearly. “The Wii Wheel and Wii Balance Board accessories make game play fun for new gamers while […]

  • May NPD: Lack of GTA hardware boost is a "surprise," says Frazier

    NPD analyst Anita Frazier said last night that the lack of a US hardware sales boost thanks to GTA IV has come as a “surprise”. “I was surprised by this month’s hardware sales because I did believe we’d see a boost in May,” she said. “GTA IV sales remained very strong so you can’t point […]

  • May NPD: PS3 outsells 360, Wii nearly beats 360 install base

    Wii and DS contined to destroy the competition in American hardware sales in May, selling well in excess of 1 million units between them last month. PS3 outsold Xbox 360, despite Michael Pachter’s prediction that the situation would be reversed. The news will comes as a blow to Microsoft, who had banked on GTA IV […]

  • May NPD: Guitar Hero III leads "battle of the bands"

    May’s NPD data has shown that Guitar Hero III is leading the rhythm action stakes in the US over Rock Band this year. NPD analyst Anita Frazier said, “A lot of folks are interested in the battle of the bands. Year-to-date, Guitar Hero III has sold 2.5 million units compared to Rock Band’s 1.3 million […]

  • May NPD: Total sales hit $1.12 billion, show 37% YoY increase

    May NPD data has shown that total industry sales in the US hit $1.12 billion last month, a year-on-year increase of 37 percent. Software sales rose 41 percent to $536.9 million, while hardware figures increased 34 percent to $428.6 million. Sales of accessories were up 30 percent to $150.8 million. Read the rest of our […]

  • May NPD: GTA IV beats Mario Kart to top spot

    May’s NPD data has put GTA IV firmly at the top of US sales, with the 360 version alone being the biggest selling game in America last month. With the game’s PS3 and 360 SKUs combined, the game sold more than 1.3 million units in the US in May. List below. GTA IV – Xbox […]