October Npd 2008

NPD anal-ised, Matt Mathews takes his graphs elsewhere

Poor old Edge. It used to be covered in Matt Mathews’ lovely NPD analysis graphs every month, but it appears no longer: here’s the latest feature, and it’s on Gamasutra. It’s exclusive, says the site. Some people are just mercenary. By the by. There’s graphs there about Guitar Hero sales, estimated year-to-date software sales, weekly […]

October Npd 2008 headlines

  • October NPD - Everything in one place

    There is no greater pleasure in life than writing about sales figures when everyone else is sleeping. We don’t know why more people don’t do it. It’s baffling. Everything from the October NPD is listed below. Nintendo will probably be pleased. October NPD hardware data – Wii sales soar, 360 flattens PS3 October NPD software […]

  • October NPD - Microsoft sticks boot into PS3 in post-figures release

    Microsoft focused squarely on the fact it had sold almost twice the amount of PS3s with Xbox 360 in the US last month in its post-NPD statement last night, issuing a press released titled, “Xbox 360 outsells PS3 nearly 2:1 in October, Fable II debuts at #1”. The company said Fable II, topping the chart […]

  • October NPD - Nintendo statement focuses on hardware sales

    Nintendo focused on the fact its hardware platforms dominated American October sales in its post-NPS statement yesterday, saying a stunning performance last month extends “their leads as the best-selling hardware of this generation.” Combined sales of 1.3 million units across Wii and DS bring lifetime US figures for Wii to more than 13.35 million and […]

  • October NPD - PS3 sales up 56% YoY, says Sony

    Despite the fact PS3 was outsold by Xbox 360 by almost 2:1 in American in October, Sony issued an upbeat statement in the wake of the figures being released, saying PS3 sales were up 56 percent year-on-year and th PlayStation brand itself generated $369 million in October. PS3 software sales have increased almost 200 percent […]

  • October NPD - Wii Music sells 81K, GHWT hits 534K

    This GameDaily piece has confirmed that Nintendo’s Wii Music sold a meagre 81,000 units in October in the US, as confirmed by NPD. Conversely, Guitar Hero World Tour performed strongly, shifting 534,000 copies across all formats, but failed to score a top ten place.

  • October NPD - US games market grows 18% year-on-year

    Tonight’s NPD data confirmed that the US games industry grew 18 percent in October compared to last year, up to $1.31 billion from $1.12 billion in 2007. “The video games industry grew an impressive 18% year-over-year in the first month of the critical fourth quarter,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “With 10-months under its belt, […]

  • October NPD software data - Fable II sells 790,000 for top spot

    As expected, Fable II has taken the number one position in the US software charts for October, selling through 790,000 copies. Will Fit is still flying in America, with nearly half a million games shifted alongside Wii hardware sales of over 800,000 units over the month. The 360 version of Fallout 3 came third, but […]

  • October NPD hardware data - Wii sales soar, 360 flattens PS3

    Wii has shattered predictions to sell more than 800,000 units in the US on October, according to NPD figures released tonight. As mooted by Microsoft exec Mindy Mount today, Xbox 360 has scored a heavy victory over PS3, outselling the Sony console by almost 100 percent. Here’s the score: PlayStation 2 – 136K PlayStation 3 […]

  • Microsoft looks to 100 million consoles with 360, NPD to show 2:1 ratio to PS3 for October

    Speaking at today’s annual BMO Capital Markets Interactive Entertainment Conference, Microsoft entertainment division CFO Mindy Mount insinuated that Xbox 360 is to become a 100 million-selling machine. Mount said that by the end of this month, Microsoft predicts the console’s global installed base will reach 25 million units, surpassing that of the first Xbox. “It’s […]