November’s NPD Numbers Are In!

10. December, 2009 DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 64 comments

THE NPD NUMBERS OF THE MONTH

Last month was when the crazy shopping started like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, game sales skyrocketed.  Nintendo had a very successful month last month with 1.7 million consoles sold and the DS was in second place with over 1.2 million sold, those are some numbers! The Xbox 360 was behind Nintendo with over 800,000 systems sold and the PS3 right after with over 700,000 systems sold. Even the PS2 sold a good amount of systems even though, well, no new games are really being made for it anymore. Find the sales for hardware and software after the break.

Nintendo DS

1,700,000 SOLD_1.2M (+262%)

Nintendo Wii

1,260,000 SOLD_282K (+149%)

Xbox 360

819,500 SOLD_186K (+228%)

PlayStation 3

710,400 SOLD_138K (+121%)

PSP

293,900 SOLD_190K (+76%)

PlayStation 2

203,100 SOLD_146K (+72%)

And here’s the software sales for November, unsurprisingly Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is in the top spot for both the PS3 and the 360.

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Modern Warfare 2Xbox 3064,200,000 SOLD

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Modern Warfare 2PlayStation 31,900,000 SOLD

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New Super Mario Bros. WiiNintendo Wii1,400,000 SOLD

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Assassins Creed IIXbox 360795,000 SOLD

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Left 4 Dead 2Xbox 360720,000 SOLD

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Wii Sports ResortNintendo Wii720,000 SOLD

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Wii Fit PlusNintendo Wii679,000 SOLD

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Assassins Creed IIPlayStation 3448,000 SOLD

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Dragon Age: OriginsXbox 360362,000 SOLD

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Mario Kart WiiNintendo Wii315,000 SOLD
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  1. 12 / 10 / 2009 6:42 pm

    i thought the ps3 was supposed to sell more than the 360 this month, i guess everyone was wrong..i guess december’s numbers will tell the winner of this fall though, its pretty close right now.

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  2. donnellz

    12 / 10 / 2009 7:03 pm

    WHAT THE……hold on how did the the 360 out sell the ps3 when just in black friday they murdered the 360.some body added up the numbers wrong what the hell.man i just dont beleive it it just dont sound right…..im askin for a recount.

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  3. donnellz

    12 / 10 / 2009 7:09 pm

    AND TELL YA SOMTHIN ELSE…everybody knows that the ps3 is the overall system cause EVERYTHING is boxed in the system…you dont have to buy ant add-ons
    NUFF SAID.

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  4. 12 / 10 / 2009 7:12 pm

    @donnellz:

    yeah, I was shocked when I saw those numbers too.

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  5. dizzleest

    12 / 10 / 2009 7:54 pm

    Am i shocked not really. Even though the ps3 has been doing a lot better than it has in the past it still has a ways to go before sales really catch up. I do agree ps3 is the best value of all the consoles out there but it got to a late start guys. Sony is doing an awesome job with marketing but thats not what little johnny is gonna ask his mommy this christmas. The demographic that sells during the holiday season is those kids that are anywhere between 8-16 right now. cause everyone at that age has a 360. the average age for ps3 owners in my opinion is about 17 to maybe 20-30′s. It’s cause the price has been way too high for so long. 599 499 and 399 was just too much to ask and why not go with a cheaper console if your a mom or dad that doesn’t know much about gaming. BUT!! good news is that this year ps3 has had way more great games than any of the other systems.

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  6. Brown856

    12 / 10 / 2009 8:06 pm

    Yall have to remember that NPD doesn’t track Walmart sales, nor amazon sales.

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  7. BeastModeYM420

    12 / 10 / 2009 8:10 pm

    I did not expect those #’s to go like that, but oh well.

    @dizzleest: Very true dude, but if those kid’s (store clerk’s or sale papers) would tell their mom or dad that xbox live is $50 a year just to play with friends then sales are goin to drop really bad. Me being a parent, I will tell u that i’d rather get my kids a PS3 before they get a 360.

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  8. dizzleest

    12 / 10 / 2009 8:24 pm

    @BeastModeYM420: yes it is $50 a year but people can still buy it for 16-17 dollars for every 3 months and that money isn’t notice as opposed to if you buy the whole year at once. but in anycase ps3 is not going to go past xbox this generation as far as sales go. they might make it interesting at the end of the life cycle but i don’t see them surpassing microsoft at this point in time

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  9. rico_fiasco

    12 / 10 / 2009 8:31 pm

    when we take a look at the bigger picture, sales dont really matter.

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  10. BeastModeYM420

    12 / 10 / 2009 8:33 pm

    @dizzleest: Hell no they won’t lol. Sony’s shit will alwayz be “priced too high” for the normal shoppers. I know how cheap my mom was when I was growing up. She got me all the systems I wanted, but if that shit was too high for her @ the time I was waiting until the summer or when the price is dropped heavy. So yea, PS3 will never pass the 360 in sale’s. Not until the system is cheaper than the 360 & Wii.

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  11. dizzleest

    12 / 10 / 2009 8:50 pm

    @rico_fiasco: Would you be saying that if sony’s system was selling like hot cakes?? i’m not really sure that sales don’t totally matter. almost everyone i know owns a 360. it gets kinda annoying cause they all back eachother when we talk about games, and how awesome that microsoft is gettin ff13 and mgs rising along with sony. and they just go at it all the time whenever i mention uncharted or gran turismo. but i made my choice back at e3 05 and i’m happy with it right now cept when it ylod’s. i need a slim!!

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  12. Gabeusmc19

    12 / 10 / 2009 9:37 pm

    people at the check out lane…
    Thanks for buying the shitbox. ALL come with the RROD an hopefully this is what will make u buy another 1. HAHA. have a nice day.

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  13. 12 / 10 / 2009 10:13 pm

    Dumbass BestBuy. “Gotta get this game on the 360″. Really? Fuck you. I blame that commercial for this:

    1. Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 4,200,000 SOLD

    2. Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 1,900,000 SOLD

    There’s no way all 4.2 mil already had a 360. So, this might be the reason the 360 got 100k above PS3 this month out of no where.

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  14. boyracing007

    12 / 10 / 2009 10:21 pm

    i kind of knew this was going to happen since everytime i went to a store walmart/gamestop/frys somebody was buying a 360.
    those 2 games that come with the 360 is defenetly a reason for a dad to choose the 360 over the ps3.

    and in frys (that is a HUGE electronic store) they have so many bundles on the 360.
    like if u buy a tv they give u a 360. they have some very good deals. the other one is the xbox 360 elite and it came with 3 extra games. i did get this one since i wanted to upgrade from my 20gb one. it is a really big difference between both of them.

    and yeah the ps3 probably wont catch up with the 360.
    but neither of these will catch up with the WII.

    I think is safe to say that the WII won this generation in sales. how many do they have now 60 million

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  15. 12 / 10 / 2009 10:37 pm

    And the flame war begins!!!!!!!

    I couldn’t care less about which console sold more. Just enjoy your games and have fun. Its nice to see all 3 console’s do great over the holidays.

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  16. 12 / 11 / 2009 12:29 am

    December’s NPDs will be different. Do not worry. lol Final Fantasy XIII will bring the PS3 to the top for sure. Then, the PS3 has a killer lineup for Spring 2010. God of War III, GT5, etc. The PS3 will dominate the next few months, I believe.

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  17. 12 / 11 / 2009 12:32 am

    @blumatt:

    I was going to say something along those lines, I completely agree with Blumatt. And there’s just so many PS3 ads now, I swear that every commercial break I see something on Singstar, VidZone, Uncharted or Assassins Creed 2. Hell, I think that the PS3 could win based off the Japanese sales alone.

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  18. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 11 / 2009 1:37 am

    you guys are forgetin that MS juss banned 600,00 live accounts. thay knew they wouldnt sell out sony dis x-mas.MS is scandalous like dat. u know damm well if that never happend sony would of sold more. hands down in my opinion.

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  19. obiloww

    12 / 11 / 2009 2:18 am

    with numbers like that u wonder why sony lose exclusives like ff13. it makes business sense to supply to MS also because they have the install base. look at mw2, 360 sold 2million copies more.

    Sony needs to do 2 things:
    advertise more. here in the uk i see a nintendo ad [featuring celebrities] every 15mins across most freeview channels
    Sony also needs to make psn more competitive, because the ps3 is a gaming system first! i dont care for blu ray, i just need a better online service.

    ultimately the ps3 is doing fine, but i hope as an obvious beta to the ps4, sony gets that one right

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  20. 12 / 11 / 2009 2:26 am

    @blingbling1988

    They banned how many? Wow, so if you get banned from Live, you must buy a new system? Ugh. Oh well, I hope people enjoy their 360 with how much they put into it.

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  21. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 11 / 2009 3:39 am

    srry. 600,000

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  22. 12 / 11 / 2009 8:35 am

    @blingbling1988(chrisbeal): I like the way you apologies for your mistake, but you failed to correct your grammar.

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  23. Kiiuny

    12 / 11 / 2009 8:36 am

    If your console is modded they ban ur console and Live account permanently , but if they tell u ur account ban for a week u just wait a week till u can get back on Live or make a new account

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  24. 12 / 11 / 2009 8:54 am

    @blingbling1988(chrisbeal):

    They didn’t ban the accounts, they banned the consoles from Live. So people can buy a brand new system, and they’ll be able to sign into their old account just fine. That’s one hell of a big number, and now all those people will have to buy new systems. I know it seems far-fetched, but I think that MS did it with sales partially in mind.

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  25. Pnuts

    12 / 11 / 2009 9:15 am

    @BCapper92:

    mate leave him alone, not everyone can spell you know!

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  26. 12 / 11 / 2009 9:20 am

    360 is cheap and inexpensive. Like wal marts great value brand while ps3 is quality like oh say sony brand! But in the business world anything goes and is fair untill you get caught up.

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  27. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 11 / 2009 12:01 pm

    @BCapper92: holly fuck children…**forgetting, just, they, 600’000** damm. ya’ll a buch of nurds.

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  28. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 11 / 2009 12:02 pm

    bunch**** oooooh no

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  29. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 11 / 2009 12:06 pm

    i know how to spell, its called a typo. im not a great typer

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  30. rico_fiasco

    12 / 11 / 2009 12:20 pm

    @dizzleest: yes i would be saying the same thing if they were selling like hotcakes (which they are). Keep in mind that i own both a 360 and ps3. so i would know better than others would. to be quite honest, each system attracts a different crowd. ive found that the 360 attracts a younger demographic and the ps3 attracts a relatively older crowd. now, considering more kids are going to play video games than older generations. you would expect to see more 360 serving that demographic than ps3 and vice versa. So in reality, these numbers are only relative. thats why i say numbers don’t really matter.

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  31. Jordan

    12 / 11 / 2009 1:54 pm

    2 of my friends had to buy new xboxs because theirs broke just this week so most of the sales are probably just replacing their old xboxs while the price is cheap

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  32. Machee

    12 / 11 / 2009 10:42 pm

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  33. Machee

    12 / 11 / 2009 10:47 pm

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  34. 12 / 11 / 2009 11:25 pm

    @Machee: oh yeah… 360 + Fanboys = PWNED!!! See, I can be a douchebag too. ;)

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  35. Pnuts

    12 / 12 / 2009 1:51 am

    @Machee:

    “and young people are into edge and violence which they’ll be getting alot on the 360 rather the PS3″

    are you high? The ps3 is technologically the edge of gaming this gen. Having the next generation of disk being the blu ray disk. Even though the PSN doesnt have a couple of features that the xbox has, the ps3 also has features that the xbox doesnt if im correct:) i.e. vidzone, web browser etc. For a console the ps3 is the most advanced piece of tech out in the market. And the games that sony have been producing and the games that are in production have EDGE i.e imagination, graphics, gamplay, and somthing different that other consoles just cant produce. And dont compare halo and GOW2 to a U2 or GOW3 because sales do not matter when it comes to the quality of a game.

    Finally, Killzone 2, Assassins Creed 2, COD’s, and all the games out for BOTH consoles are gory. so come out with another fanboy comment pls because we all know your going to.

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  36. 12 / 12 / 2009 4:05 am

    @blingbling1988(chrisbeal): ‘Dat’ instead of ‘that’, is not a typo. I know others do it, but you were the one i clicked reply to.

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  37. BeastModeYM420

    12 / 12 / 2009 6:50 am

    Shit patcher said “360 will always be $100 cheaper than PS3″ that right there is the reason for all those sales. Plus if your mommy and daddy is cheap then you will be gettin the cheap system. Once again, if ppl would have a demo of what system can do what in the store before they bought it, the PS3 would out sell any system on the shelf.

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  38. boyracing007

    12 / 12 / 2009 10:31 am

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  39. Brown856

    12 / 12 / 2009 11:25 am

    @boyracing007:

    You miss understood at what BeastModeYM420 was trying to say.

    He means that any parent who goes to the store to get a console for their son or daughter their guaranteed 70/100 times that parent is going to pick up a Xbox 360 because its $100 cheaper. (all of these parents who do this never do the proper research if not any, and they are just simply sold on the price point).

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  40. boyracing007

    12 / 12 / 2009 12:58 pm

    @Brown856:
    oh ok i got it now sorry about that. lol

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  43. 12 / 12 / 2009 1:18 pm

    @Machee:

    …what you mostly said were opinions, I’m guessing that you’re forgetting that PSN is free and from all the features that’s been added over the past few years, I’m quite impressed seeing as it’s a free service. You really can’t compare features when Xbox Live is $50 dollars more than PSN a year. When you said that the PS3′s trophy system “sucks balls” that is also an opinion, why do trophies suck? Can you say why? You get the same awards as you do on Xbox Live but the leveling system is different on both, some people argue that the PS3′s system is more easier because of all things compared like number of trophies, platinum trophies, trophy level, etc…

    until you post a comment filled with facts instead of opinions and educated sentences instead of something like “PS3 Trophy? just suck ballz..Gamerscore are way better!” , not many will take you seriously enough.

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  44. 12 / 12 / 2009 1:44 pm

    @Machee:

    Either you’re being genuinely serious and you truly believe everything you say is fact, or you’re just here for the sake of getting reactions.

    Either way… *facepalm*

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  45. Pnuts

    12 / 12 / 2009 1:59 pm

    @Machee:

    Firstly im not a fanboy. Personally I dont have time to care what people call there prefered console. I stated and will state again that the ps3 is technologically more advanced than the xbox. Theres no argument about that because its fact.

    Also you said that the xbox has better software. This is only the case due to cross game chat all the other features you mentioned are also on the ps3. “facebook, twiiter” dont need to be intergrated because the ps3 has a WEB BROWSER. So not only can i go on facebook and twiter but i can also type this comment from my ps3.

    The ps3 has a better software line up aswell for 2010, so its already beating the xbox there. The only thing that the xbox can say is that it has a higher install base in AMERICA. Just because your country seems to like hearing kids being racist, chatting shit about moms over LIVE doesnt mean that the rest of the world wanna hear it. The install base is higher in EU and in Asia so technically number’s are going in the favour of the ps3 aswell worldwide.

    So in the end the xbox has only got one thing which is cross game chat. And maybe this is just me, but i sure as hell wouldnt trade in all the con’s that the ps3 has over a petty piece of software shit like cross game chat.

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  46. Joe890

    12 / 12 / 2009 2:00 pm

    guys you have to remember this is only one coun try and everywhere else ps3 is outselling xbox anyway.

    p.s IS THERE NO PODCAST THIS WEEK?

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  47. rico_fiasco

    12 / 12 / 2009 2:44 pm

    @Machee:

    hahahaha. i love being misunderstood!!!

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  48. rico_fiasco

    12 / 12 / 2009 2:52 pm

    @Machee:

    sorry bout the double post but…..

    machee, u have no idea what your talking about. no one here is a fanboy except you. i own both the ps3 and 360. now does that make me a fanboy if i PREFER my ps3 over my xbox. NO, it means i am entitled to my preference. and please tell me how “and numbers says….PS3 PWNED!” If you would read my previous post again, you would know why the ps3 is indeed not “PWNED”.

    ugh….stupidity annoys me…..

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  49. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 12 / 2009 3:00 pm

    @blindmango
    The DS is in 1st place n the wii is in 2nd?? u put it backwords

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  50. blingbling1988(chrisbeal)

    12 / 12 / 2009 3:01 pm

    nvm. my bad. “last month” lol

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  51. Joe890

    12 / 12 / 2009 3:21 pm

    podcast not this week?

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  52. Pnuts

    12 / 12 / 2009 4:27 pm

    @rico_fiasco:

    So annoying people like you exist in the world.

    P.S can the podcast be put up soon wanna download it for my long trip tommorow cheers

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  53. BeastModeYM420

    12 / 12 / 2009 5:25 pm

    @Machee: Hello there lil guy, are u having a bad day? Tell mommy i’ll be over to tuck u in 2nite and make sure u go pee-pee before I get there.

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  54. rico_fiasco

    12 / 12 / 2009 6:13 pm

    @Pnuts:

    never knew the use of logic was annoying…..

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  55. beans

    12 / 12 / 2009 6:40 pm

    japanese numbers arent counted in NPD its only america and i think 360 will still win, its just the more popular system this gen, i think sony is gonna push out ps4 quick and still keep the ps3 to get the larger market share, MS will probably try to prolong this gen because they are winning, expect ps4 soon

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  56. 12 / 12 / 2009 7:08 pm

    Why don’t any of you people look at worldwide sales instead of one region? lol. The difference in sales (last time numbers were released) was of the 360 winning by approximately 5 million consoles.

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  57. Machee

    12 / 12 / 2009 7:28 pm

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  59. Pnuts

    12 / 13 / 2009 7:25 am

    @Pnuts:

    sorry mate, that comment was directed at machee haha, people like you should exist, but people like machee shouldnt sorry richo. wish there was an edit button.

    I gree with you a 100% on everthing you said.

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  60. Pnuts

    12 / 13 / 2009 7:26 am

    @rico_fiasco:

    the comment above is for you.

    why is the comment reply not working properly.

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  61. 12 / 13 / 2009 7:51 am

    @Pnuts:

    lol, I was wondering why you said that to rico_fiasco lol :P

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  62. rico_fiasco

    12 / 13 / 2009 4:27 pm

    @Pnuts:

    hahahah. thanks bro. u good homie.

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  63. beans

    12 / 14 / 2009 3:42 pm

    @blumatt: ur funny ps3 fanboys make me laugh hard, first it was sales dont matter, now when ps3 is at a competitive price, its all about the sales hahaha

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  64. 12 / 14 / 2009 4:18 pm

    @beans:

    Whoever said sales matter O_o

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