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Re: The Console Wars - December NPDs
« Reply #225 on: January 17, 2008, 06:50:18 pm »
The December NPDs are in!

DS
Wii
PSP   
PS2
360
PS3
July
405,000     
425,000
214,000
222,000
170,000
159,000
August
383,300
403,600
151,200   
202,000
276,700
130,600
September   
495,800
501,000
284,500
215,000   
527,800
119,400
October   
458,000
519,000
286,000
184,000
366,000
121,000
November
1,530,000   
  981,000
  567,000
  496,000
  770,000
  466,000
December
2,470,000
1,350,000
1,060,000
1,100,000
1,260,000
    797,000


Wooo Weee look at all those numbers! Man the DS destroyed Christmas with over 2 million units sold. The wii shipped a whole lot of Wii's, too bad they couldn't ship more because they would have sold them. The 360 was only outsold buy the Wii by 90 thousand units. That should make MS feel pretty good considering lastmonth the Wii outsold the 360 by 200,000 units. PS2 and PSP had good growth and there, at the bottom is the PS3. The only system to sell under one million. They did have good growth over lastmonth but I'm now fully convinced that the price drop did little for consumers interest in the system. Maybe now that there isn't as many 360 exclusives in the coming months, the PS3 will start selling closer to the 360. And some more numbers for you all

Hardware totals for 2007 (life-to-date in parentheses)

DS: 8.50 million (17.65 million)
Wii: 6.29 million (7.38 million)
Xbox 360: 4.62 million (9.15 million)
PS2: 3.97 million (41.12 million)
PSP: 3.82 million (10.47 million)
PS3: 2.56 million (3.25 million)

Now to software:

December Software

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) -- 1.47m
2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) -- 1.40m
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2) -- 1.25m
4. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) -- 1.08m
5. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360) -- 894K
6. Halo 3 (Xbox 360) -- 743K
7. Brain Age 2 (DS) -- 660K
8. Madden NFL 08 (PS2) -- 655K
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360) -- 625K
10. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) -- 613K

A lot of the same players from last month, but what's interesting is who left and who joined in on the fun. Out is Mass Effect, the PS3 versions of Assassin's Creed and CoD 4 and the Wii version of GH 3. In are GH 3 (360) new, Brain Age 2, Mario and Sonic at the Olymipc Games (really? if this is true then smash brothers will deffently kill everyhting) and then Madden NFL (PS2).

The Top Games of 2007

1. Halo 3 (Xbox 360) -- 4.82m
2. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) -- 4.12m
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) -- 3.04m
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2) -- 2.72m
5. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) -- 2.52m
6. Pokémon Diamond (DS) -- 2.48m
7. Madden NFL 08 (PS2) -- 1.90m
8. Guitar Hero II (PS2) -- 1.89m
9. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360) -- 1.87m
10. Mario Party 8 (Wii) -- 1.82m
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Re: The Console Wars - December NPDs
« Reply #226 on: January 19, 2008, 06:32:58 am »
From Kotaku here are a list of some of the other games from last month (these are not #'s 11-17)

Mass Effect (Xbox 360) - 401,000
Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS) - 385,000
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PlayStation 3) - 206,000
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (Nintendo Wii) - 147,600
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (Nintendo DS) - 117,200
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box (PlayStation 3) - 56,500
TimeShift (PlayStation 3) - 25,000

I'm happy to see that Mass Effect sold well. It is also nice to see Uncharted sell well for Sony. I'm not sure why they encluded Timeshift? (I think it came out in November)
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Re: The Console Wars - December NPDs
« Reply #227 on: February 02, 2008, 08:21:33 am »
Look some numbers from Europe!

For 2007
DS: 8.7 million
Wii: 4.8 million
PlayStation 2: 3.8 million
PlayStation Portable: 3.1 million
PlayStation 3: 2.8 million
Xbox 360: 1.9 million

No surprise, Nintendo is #1, I didn't realize how well the PS2 is still doing over there and the PS3 is selling almost 50% more over the 360. It's nice to finally see some numbers from Europe and it comfirms the fact that Nintendo will soon own the world.
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Re: The Console Wars - December NPDs
« Reply #228 on: February 23, 2008, 11:11:01 pm »
Anyway, I was at the diner (I say it like you guys know what diner I'm talking about <_<) with a bunch of friends and I was listening in on the most interesting conversation at the table next to me. It was a group of folks in their mid to late 40s about and they were talking about Blu-Ray, specifically the PS3. Seems that in the mere days since Blu-Ray has become the apparent winner of this "format war", they have decided that since the PS3 is the cheapest Blu-Ray player on the market that they would buy it. The man said that they ordered it the night before and that it would show up at their home in a few days.

Now they made no mention of games, only that they wanted it because it was a cheap Blu-Ray player.

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Re: The Console Wars - December NPDs
« Reply #229 on: February 23, 2008, 11:17:17 pm »
Blu-Ray...cheap?  ???
Sorry I am lost in the old times these days, so blu-ray cheaper huh? I thought it was more expemsive for blu-ray or is it less distriputed?, I can't remember.
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Re: The Console Wars
« Reply #230 on: February 24, 2008, 01:17:19 am »
Well according to Best Buy, there are three other Blu-ray players for the same price as the 40gig model. Of course with the PS3 you have to buy HD cables ($25-$40) and a remote ($25, ok I know you don't have to buy a remote, but using a game controller to watch movies is way ghetto) so getting a PS3 is actually a little more expensive. Sure the PS3 can play games, show off photos, it can be a music player and is probably a better all around value, but as a stand alone Blu-ray player, you have other options.
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Re: The Console Wars
« Reply #231 on: February 24, 2008, 05:22:25 pm »
Im curious as to how the DS is still doing so well....
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Re: The Console Wars
« Reply #232 on: February 24, 2008, 05:24:38 pm »
Lots of games, region free, online play, and super portable.

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Re: The Console Wars
« Reply #233 on: October 05, 2008, 05:03:34 pm »
i know it been awhile but ui have to ask

now evry one know that sonic and where competitors
 but now that sonic is gone  who is i competition with whom
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Re: The Console Wars
« Reply #234 on: October 05, 2008, 05:09:00 pm »
Sonic is still here but he's just not a competitor. I guess it's Mario/Link/Samus vs. Master Chief/Marcus Fenix (maybe?) vs. um... Sack Boy(?)/random Final Fantasy character.