December’s NPD Numbers Are In!

THE NPD NUMBERS OF THE MONTH

Last month was December 2009, which served big sales for video game consoles and games themselves. Nintendo dominated the sales chart as usual in December selling over 3.8 million Wii’s and 3.3 million sales for the DS. Even though Nintendo had very strong sales, every other console has a significant boost in sales, both the PS3 and the 360 sold over 1.3 consoles with PS3 in third place behind Nintendo and the 360 barely in fourth, PSP and even the PS2 had a significant boost in sales. As for game sales… Well you can probably guess what sold the most this month.

NPD Numbers for console and game sales after the break.

Nintendo Wii

3,810,000 SOLD_2.11M (+202%)

Nintendo DS

3,310,000 SOLD_2.05M (+95%)

PlayStation 3

1,360,000 SOLD_650K (+92%)

Xbox 360

1,310,000 SOLD_490K (+60%)

PSP

655,000 SOLD_361K (+123%)

PlayStation 2

333,000 SOLD_130K (+64%)

December’s software sales for many will probably be no surprise, the games for the Nintendo Wii own in sales stealing first, second, and third place. Modern Warfare is behind that for both consoles.

1.

New Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo Wii2,820,000 SOLD

2.

Wii Fit PlusNintendo Wii2,410,000 SOLD

3.

Wii Sports Resort
Nintendo Wii1,790,000 SOLD

4.

Modern Warfare 2
Xbox 3601,630,000 SOLD

5.

Modern Warfare 2
PlayStation 31,120,000 SOLD

6.

Wii Play
Nintendo Wii1,010,000 SOLD

7.

Mario Kart Wii
Nintendo Wii963,100 SOLD

8.

Assassins Creed IIXbox 360783,100 SOLD

9.

Left 4 Dead 2
Xbox 360728,500 SOLD

10.

Mario & Luigi Bowse…
Nintendo DS656,700 SOLD
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  1. xNYx_PRODIGY

    1 / 14 / 2010 6:25 pm

    looks like New Super Mario Bros Wii sold more than MW2 on both consoles. what a surprise.

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  2. XPUNJABIX

    1 / 14 / 2010 6:33 pm

    i don’t think people think of wii as a gaming console. they just buy it because they can. Probably to fill up space, or maybe because the wii’s color matches their walls. Mario is just getting sad they are dragging that shit for over 10 years now and the sad thing is i am not exaggerating.

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  3. 1 / 14 / 2010 6:38 pm

    Wow, Nintendo has 5 of the top 10 games in December. The US starting to become like one of those boring Amazon lists DLB used to read during the podcast, lol.

    My Illustration of a Amazon list:

    1. Wii game
    2. Wii game
    3. Wii game
    4. Wii game
    5. PS3 game or Xbox 360 game
    6-10. Other Wii games

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  4. 1 / 14 / 2010 7:30 pm

    wow the ps3 wins! lol everyone go crazy! omg! jk.

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  5. iStartedtheFlameWar

    1 / 14 / 2010 7:54 pm

    Get ready for fucking machee to come on this post and say something dumb

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  6. Brown856

    1 / 14 / 2010 8:39 pm

    Wow……….

    Nintendo
    Wii 3,810,000
    DS 3,310,000

    Total 7,120,000 units sold

    Sony
    PS3 1,360,000
    PSP 655,000
    PS2 333,000

    Total 2,348,000 units sold

    The 360 did well also for not having a strong 2009 for Games.

    WTF! how many more people want the Wii and DS? Its it going to stop.

    I can’t imagine these sales numbers if Walmart and Amazon where included.

    P.S. Just Imagine if Microsoft decided to make a hand-held or apple decides to make a console. The gaming market would become overcrowded in a good way.

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  7. beans

    1 / 14 / 2010 8:53 pm

    damn who is still buying the damn wii

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  8. rico_fiasco

    1 / 14 / 2010 9:01 pm

    ps3 is da shit

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  9. praveen

    1 / 14 / 2010 9:53 pm

    ds is so lame the psp is getting a lot of support lately there r a lot of quality games on it

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  10. 1 / 14 / 2010 10:28 pm

    Good to see everyone doing well. I am def. surprised the 360 got so close to the ps3 numbers without a huge game last year. I can’t wait to see this March’s NPD numbers. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the PS3 sell nearly 2 million in March due to the lineup coming up before and during March.

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  11. beans

    1 / 14 / 2010 10:47 pm

    @blumatt: i would be suprised to see any console sell 2 million in march. what system sellers are there in q1?

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  12. 1 / 14 / 2010 11:49 pm

    @beans: God of War III is the PS3′s biggest game for awhile, so I’d say it’s a system seller.

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  13. obiloww

    1 / 15 / 2010 7:40 am

    wii is doing its thing, im happy Nintendo is doing well, considering that N64 didn’t do too well like the ps1

    why is every1 saying GOW3 will sell systems, i don’t think it will. i haven’t even played any of the gow’s. if Uncharted2 didn’t move systems, don’t expect gow3 or even gt5 to do that. the only strong franchaise sony has left is mgs and ff!

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  14. Brown856

    1 / 15 / 2010 7:50 am

    @obiloww:

    I have that same feeling about GOW3 but, I some how think that, Most people who have a Xbox 360 only will have their mouth water for GOW3 and Heavy Rain. Which would then cause more PS3′s to sell.

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  15. Brown856

    1 / 15 / 2010 7:55 am

    You know what! Not to take anything away from the 360 but Microsoft did ban 1,000,000 consoles back in November, so maybe that December NPD number can be misleading on the XBox 360 part.

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  16. 1 / 15 / 2010 8:35 am

    @obiloww: What are you talking about? GOW3 will sell consoles, just because you haven’t played any previous games doesn’t make the GOW series irrelevant. Uncharted 2 is a great game but if you can’t see that more people are excited for GOW3 than any game on the PS3 console than I don’t know what so say. I know there are many 360 owners who are waiting to get a PS3 once GOW3 comes out and they wouldn’t do this for MGS, FF or any other game. Go start playing the God Of War collection to get caught up and see why it WILL be the hottest game on the PS3. The series got it’s game of year awards for a reason man.

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  17. Joe890

    1 / 15 / 2010 8:45 am

    ps3 beats the xbox360 enough said

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  18. My-kal

    1 / 15 / 2010 9:18 am

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  19. Joe890

    1 / 15 / 2010 10:18 am

    @mykal its not bullying its just calling him out on the bulshit that comes out his ass and knowonen likes the twat. he says what he ses to piss us off he is asking for it. he should just leave

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  20. My-kal

    1 / 15 / 2010 11:35 am

    as i said, im not saying hes right.. but you lot go way to hard on the guy… as much as he does chat a load of shit theres no need to go so hard on him..

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  21. My-kal

    1 / 15 / 2010 11:38 am

    tbh… u lot shud b rising above his rubbish and ignoring him rather than giving him the fuel to continue…

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  22. obiloww

    1 / 15 / 2010 12:37 pm

    come March we will see how many consoles Gow3 sells…by all means i hope im wrong and gow3 actually helps sony move some systems. if it doesn’t, don’t go blaming it on the lack of ads on sony’s part neither

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  23. PS360Wii

    1 / 15 / 2010 1:09 pm

    All i can say if Microsoft is Adverting the crap out of Mass Effect 2 ever channel i was watching I saw a commercial for ME2. I thought this game was coming to the PS3 as well

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  24. PS360Wii

    1 / 15 / 2010 1:10 pm

    @PS360Wii:

    Edit:
    All i can say, Microsoft is Adverting the crap out of Mass Effect 2, every channel i was watching I saw a commercial for ME2. I thought this game was coming to the PS3 as well

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  25. Machee

    1 / 15 / 2010 2:09 pm

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  26. Machee

    1 / 15 / 2010 2:18 pm

    And to the matter at hand, NPD says Wii has the best sales, congratulations and thank you Nintendo for bringing non gamer and old gamers back to playing games.

    PS3 you have a slow start because of your ridiculous price and finally admitted you have a competition this gen and brand alone wont save your butt, Im proud of Sony with their exclusives, free PSN, and have stepped up a bit and swallowed their pride to finally lower the PS3 price just have Jack Tretton shut up with his 10 year cycle because its bullshit and i fucking hate him.

    360, thank you for bring online gaming to console and perfecting it. Without your push and drive to the console market, Sony or Wii won’t step up to their plate and deliver, 360 has always been competitive and had converted PC gamers to hold a console controller and play…and you are the Hardcore of all console, and reminded me of my Sega Genesis playing those anti nintendo cute games.

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  27. Machee

    1 / 15 / 2010 2:23 pm

    @Joe

    You’ve just confirm yourself as fanboy number 7. Why?…your pissed! because that just confirms that every truth i say gets you this angry, then your fanboyism is showing brightly like a star….and yeah read all my post they’re not bullshit, only a 12 year old that can’t comment or debate back to them intellectually. capiche!

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  28. Machee

    1 / 15 / 2010 2:25 pm

    @Brown

    Why were those 1 million console ban?

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  29. iStartedtheFlameWar

    1 / 15 / 2010 3:01 pm

    @Machee:
    dude your actully talking like a reasonable person. That’s cool, see if you can reason with the other people on the comments we might actually have a good debate

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  30. My-kal

    1 / 15 / 2010 3:05 pm

    machee, i didnt once agree with you nor did i want to pat your head, tell you it will be ok and keep posting…

    you bring the heat on yourself, and you are biased regardless of what you say…

    Nonetheless, they do get personal and go hard, but so do you..

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  31. Brown856

    1 / 15 / 2010 3:41 pm

    @Machee:

    Microsoft has banned a million players from Xbox Live for altering their consoles in order to play pirated versions of games.

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  32. Machee

    1 / 15 / 2010 3:55 pm

    @Brown

    So you mean if they bought a 360 and modded it, its not considered as a sale anymore at first?

    @MyKal

    Nor do i need your patting, i have a gf who pats me everyday if you know what i mean *wink…go hard you say?…that what she said!

    @Flamewar

    Im still looking for a subject or a shitface fanboy retard to make another silly comment for me to put my anti fanboy terminator suit on and spray cum all over their faces

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  33. My-kal

    1 / 15 / 2010 4:23 pm

    @Machee:

    ‘a shitface fanboy retard to make another silly comment for me to put my anti fanboy terminator suit on and spray cum all over their faces’

    my point exactly…

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  34. Brown856

    1 / 15 / 2010 4:34 pm

    @Machee:

    No I’m saying more than half those people sold their modded 360′s and then proceeded to buying a new one which therefore can boost some of the Xbox 360′s sales.

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  35. PS360Wii

    1 / 15 / 2010 8:40 pm

    @Brown856:

    I agree, My friend and his Brother had modded their XBOX and when they got caught and band, they sold it and bought new ones. Honestly a sale is a sale, and if a PS3 could be modded you would be saying the same thing.

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  36. 1 / 15 / 2010 11:48 pm

    @Machee: “to put my anti fanboy terminator suit on and spray cum all over their faces” Yea, I think you went a little too far with that comment. That did not help you to be regarded as the “intellectual” you’re trying to portray yourself as.

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  37. 1 / 16 / 2010 6:40 am

    wow. The one time I come back to see if I was wrong, and this is what it’s descended to.

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