December NPD Results

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Jan 17, 2009

December NPD Results by The Teej at 4:11 PM (1,482 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. The Teej
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    [​IMG] December NPD Results
    Everybody is a winner!
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    This month is generally reserved for the biggest numbers of the year, but this year is now officially reserved for the biggest numbers of the decade so far! The Wii, selling an unprecedented 2 million units last month, has officially been topped by the DS selling an even more impressive 3 million units. While the DS may dominate the hardware chart, Wii dominates the software top 10 with half of top 10 selling games on the Wii platform.

    Sony and Microsoft aren't left out of the limelight entirely, however. The XBOX 360 just barely loses the top spot on the software list by only 113,000 units (Call of Duty World At War, with 1.33 million units), and a very respectable 2.7+ million sales figure overall, just in the top 10 alone. Sony sold over 2.1 million hardware units over all 3 platforms, which is definitely nothing to scoff at, especially considering one of those platforms is over 8 years old. They also managed to get a spot in the top 10, with Call of Duty: World At War for PS3 selling 533,000 units.

    Hardware

    DS - 3.04m
    Wii - 2.15m
    Xbox 360 - 1.44m
    PSP - 1.02m
    PS3 - 726K
    PS2 - 410K

    Software

    01. [WII] Wii Play w/ remote (Nintendo) 1.46 million
    02. [360] Call of Duty: World at War (Activision) 1.33 million
    03. [WII] Wii Fit w/ balance board (Nintendo) 999K
    04. [WII] Mario Kart Wii w/ wheel (Nintendo) 979K
    05. [WII] Guitar Hero: World Tour (Activision) 850K
    06. [360] Gears of War 2 (Microsoft) – 745K
    07. [360] Left 4 Dead (Electronic Arts) – 629K
    08. [NDS] Mario Kart (Nintendo) – 540K
    09. [PS3] Call of Duty: World at War (Activision) – 533K
    10. [WII] Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo) – 497K

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  2. ChaosBoi

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    Wow, I didn't know Mario Kart DS still sells :wtf: . I'm surprised it beat Animal Crossing in sales, considering how it's one of the top Wii games right now.
     
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    05. [WII] Guitar Hero: World Tour (Activision) 850K

    So much for 3rd party wont sell on the Wii [​IMG]

    Sadly lacking many titles which are above average still on the platform.
     
  4. falcon64z8

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    Im surprise too!
     
  5. zackfiles

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    I'm surprised 540K+ of people don't know what a flash card is.
     
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    That is a good thing actually otherwise the crackdown on flashcards would be even bigger then it is now .....
     
  7. The Teej
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    Well, the majority of people don't like to steal games.
     
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    Top 20 Games of December 2008

    1. WII PLAY W/ REMOTE WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    2. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    3. WII FIT WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    4. MARIO KART WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    5. GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    6. GEARS OF WAR 2* 360 MICROSOFT
    7. LEFT 4 DEAD 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
    8. MARIO KART NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    9. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR PS3 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    10. ANIMAL CROSSING: CITY FOLK* WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    11. WII MUSIC WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    12. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    13. PERSONAL TRAINER: COOKING NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    14. FALLOUT 3* 360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
    15. CLUB PENGUIN: ELITE PENGUIN FORCE NDS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
    16. LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    17. GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* PS2 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    18. MADDEN NFL 09* 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS
    19. CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR WII ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    20. SHAUN WHITE SNOWBOARDING: ROAD TRIP WII UBISOFT

    Top 10 Wii Games

    1. WII WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    2. WII WII FIT NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    3. WII MARIO KART NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    4. WII GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    5. WII ANIMAL CROSSING: CITY FOLK* NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    6. WII WII MUSIC NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    7. WII LINK'S CROSSBOW TRAINING NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    8. WII CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    9. WII SHAUN WHITE SNOWBOARDING: ROAD TRIP UBISOFT
    10. WII NERF N STRIKE ELECTRONIC ARTS

    Top 10 Xbox 360 Games

    1. 360 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    2. 360 GEARS OF WAR 2* MICROSOFT
    3. 360 LEFT 4 DEAD ELECTRONIC ARTS
    4. 360 FALLOUT 3* BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
    5. 360 MADDEN NFL 09* ELECTRONIC ARTS
    6. 360 GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    7. 360 MORTAL KOMBAT VS. DC UNIVERSE* MIDWAY
    8. 360 ROCK BAND 2* MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
    9. 360 FABLE II* MICROSOFT
    10. 360 PRINCE OF PERSIA* UBISOFT

    Top 10 PlayStation 2 Games

    1. PS2 GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    2. PS2 MADDEN NFL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS
    3. PS2 KINGDOM HEARTS RE: CHAIN OF MEMORIES SQUARE ENIX INC
    4. PS2 WWE SMACKDOWN VS. RAW 2009 THQ
    5. PS2 ROCK BAND* MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
    6. PS2 ACTION/ADVENTURE BUNDLE MULTIPLE VIDEO GAME MANUFACTURER
    7. PS2 SONIC UNLEASHED SEGA OF AMERICA
    8. PS2 LEGO BATMAN WARNER INTERACTIVE
    9. PS2 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR FINAL FRONTS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    10. PS2 GUITAR HERO AEROSMITH* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

    Top 10 PlayStation 3 Games

    1. PS3 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    2. PS3 MORTAL KOMBAT VS. DC UNIVERSE* MIDWAY
    3. PS3 LITTLE BIG PLANET SONY
    4. PS3 PRINCE OF PERSIA* UBISOFT
    5. PS3 GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    6. PS3 RESISTANCE 2* SONY
    7. PS3 MADDEN NFL 09* ELECTRONIC ARTS
    8. PS3 FALLOUT 3* BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
    9. PS3 ROCK BAND 2* MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS
    10. PS3 NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER ELECTRONIC ARTS

    Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games

    1. GBA ACTION/ADVENTURE BUNDLE MULTIPLE VIDEO GAME MANUFACTURER
    2. GBA YAHTZEE/PAYDAY/GAME OF LIFE DESTINATION SOFTWARE INC.
    3. GBA HOT WHEELS: ALL OUT DESTINATION SOFTWARE INC.
    4. GBA RISK/BATTLESHIP/CLUE DESTINATION SOFTWARE INC.
    5. GBA UNO 52 DESTINATION SOFTWARE INC.
    6. GBA DISNEY PRINCESS: ROYAL ADVENTURE DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
    7. GBA PUPPY LUV: SPA & RESORT ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    8. GBA DISNEY'S ENCHANTED DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
    9. GBA DISNEY'S LITTLE MERMAID: MAGIC IN TWO KINGDOMS DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
    10. GBA MOUSETRAP/OPERATION/SIMON DESTINATION SOFTWARE INC.

    Top 10 Nintendo DS Games

    1. NDS MARIO KART NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    2. NDS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    3. NDS PERSONAL TRAINER: COOKING NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    4. NDS CLUB PENGUIN: ELITE PENGUIN FORCE DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
    5. NDS KIRBY SUPER STAR ULTRA NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    6. NDS POKEMON RANGER: SHADOWS OF ALMIA NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    7. NDS BRAIN AGE 2: MORE TRAINING IN MINUTES A DAY NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    8. NDS MARIO PARTY NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    9. NDS GUITAR HERO ON TOUR DECADES* ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
    10. NDS BRAIN AGE: TRAIN YOUR BRAIN IN MINUTES A DAY NINTENDO OF AMERICA

    Top 10 PSP Games

    1. PSP MADDEN NFL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS
    2. PSP WWE SMACKDOWN VS. RAW 2009 THQ
    3. PSP LEGO BATMAN WARNER INTERACTIVE
    4. PSP MIDNIGHT CLUB: LA REMIX TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE
    5. PSP STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED LUCASARTS
    6. PSP IRON MAN SEGA OF AMERICA
    7. PSP NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER ELECTRONIC ARTS
    8. PSP NBA LIVE 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS
    9. PSP GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITY STORIES TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE
    10. PSP GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE

    Top 10 Accessories

    1. WII NUNCHUK CONTROLLER NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    2. WII REMOTE CONTROLLER W/ JACKET NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    3. WII REMOTE CONTROLLER NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    4. PS3 DUALSHOCK 3 WIRELESS CONTROLLER SONY
    5. WII CHARGE STATION NYKO
    6. WII WHEEL GRIP NINTENDO OF AMERICA
    7. WII PERFECT SHOT GUN GRIP NYKO
    8. 360 LIVE 12 MONTH GOLD CARD MICROSOFT
    9. 360 WIRELESS CONTROLLER MICROSOFT
    10. 360 WIRELESS CONTROLLER BLACK MICROSOFT
     
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    Really? I'm pretty sure people wouldn't mind saving over $500 dollars on games. Not only that, but we get the games before there out in stores, worldwide.
     
  10. The Teej
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    Well yeah, if there's a legal alternative that's free, then yes, I'm sure they would. However, if you tell people to import a flash card from some internet site, and then go on irc and grab some roms illegally, the majority of people would either say "huh? I don't understand" or go "no, because that's against the law".

    Plus, there are those that generally like a big collection of games with the cases and the manuals and stuff.
     

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