October NPD 2009

October NPD – DS to break US hardware record this year

Nintendo’s response to last night’s NPD release was to thank America’s consumers for keeping its machines and note that DS is about to break a one-year hardware sales record. “We are very appreciative of the continued, strong consumer response to both of our systems as we head into the holidays, and are excited to bring […]

October NPD 2009 headlines

  • October NPD - Everything in one place

    Another month, another set of US sales figures. To summarise, America’s October was a bit rubbish. Unless you released Borderlands. Should you be anal enough to need more information, you’ll find it below: October NPD – Wii holds first as PS3 moves down to 320k October NPD – Uncharted 2 tops on software front October […]

  • October NPD - DJ Hero sells 122,000, Brutal Legend 216,000

    DJ Hero fell short of analyst predictions in the US last month, selling only 122,000 units. Bear in mind the music game was only on sale for four days in the reporting period. Here’s the platform breakdown, courtesy of Gamespot: DJ Hero (360) – 62,000 units DJ Hero (PS3) – 39,000 units DJ Hero (Wii) […]

  • October NPD - US sales down 19% year-on-year

    America’s games trade has seen yet another woeful monthly year-on-year comparison, with overall sales down 19 percent in October next to the same period in 2008. Total sales fell from $1.32 billion last year to $1.07 billion this year. Hardware sales were down 23 percent, from $496.96 million in 2008 to $380.74 last month. Not […]

  • October NPD - Uncharted 2 tops on software front

    While sales on the software front for October look less than fabulous, according to NPD numbers, this is due to a sales decrease of 18 percent, but that’s only 11 percent on a units basis. Still, Uncharted 2 reigned supreme, topping the chart with 537K units sold and WiiFit Plus came in a respectable second […]

  • October NPD - MS focuses on 360 hardware growth, software domination

    Microsoft focused on the fact 360’s the only console showing year-to-date growth in its NPD response today, as well as dwelling over a majority holding in America’s October top ten. Xbox 360 sold 250,000 units in the US last month. Six 360 titles were in the chart this month, including two exclusives in ODST and […]

  • October NPD hardware - Wii holds first as PS3 moves down to 320k

    NPD just released its October hardware figures, showing Wii in the lead in the US last month with just over 500,000 units moved. PS3 dropped back to 320,000 consoles sold after its Slim boost to 490,000 in September. Xbox 360 managed 250,000 machines through the tills. Last month’s data here. Here’s the lot for October: […]

  • Analyst: DJ Hero sold 175,000 units in the US last month

    Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson has estimated that DJ Hero moved around 175,000 units in the US last month. The title released with just five days to run in the latest NPD period, which counts from October 4 to October 31. Wilson estimated overall sales would be down 20 percent compared to last year’s […]