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HW Sales

Wii 687.0K

Nintendo DS 536.8K

Xbox 360 347.2K

PSP 238.1K

PlayStation 3 232.4K

PlayStation 2 173.5K

 

Top 10 SW Sales

 

360 STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED 610K

WII WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD 518K

360 ROCK BAND 2 363K

WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL 353K

PS3 STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED 325K

360 MERCENARIES 2: WORLD IN FLAMES 297K

WII WII PLAY W/ REMOTE 243K

360 MADDEN NFL 09 224K

WII STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED 223K

PS2 MADDEN NFL 09 158K

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How? Do you really think some one on this site is going to deny Nintendo's success with both the Wii and the DS?

 

Sure, we'll see the same posts from zealous gamers about how there's no Wii games to play, while this more average gamer wonders how someone could have gotten through all of the good Wii games already :P

 

Sales numbers for DQ4 seem OK. I sure enjoyed it but it's my 2nd favorite RPG, after all.

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Sure, we'll see the same posts from zealous gamers about how there's no Wii games to play

Which has absolutely nothing to do with the measuring Nintendo's success as far as the sales of its console and handheld are concerned. Which is exactly what Zyzomys is commenting on and it's also something that no one will be refuting anytime soon. Considering you would have to be either blind or a moron to say that the Wii hasn't been a successful platform for Nintendo.

 

while this more average gamer wonders how someone could have gotten through all of the good Wii games already

Does it really take you that long to beat two games?

 

(Oh come on that was too easy an opening for me not to take! I say it only in jest and with love Wii faithful. Put away your Wiimotes and copy of Carnival Games:))

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I found it noteworthy that there are four Wii titles in the Top 10 SW sales, and three of them come with accessories (Wii Fit, Mario Kart, and Wii Play (ok, this comes with a controller, not really an accessory, but an extra all the same)). I was wondering if Nintendo would be able to move their games that you needed additional accessories to play, and it appears the answer is yes.

 

On a related note, my nice, tidy TV cabinet is now starting to sprawl with Wii accessories: balance board, controllers, nunchucks, 2 two-foot-long maracas, 3 Mario Kart wheels, Wavebird and adapter, classic controller, etc. I have owned Xboxes since the original came out, and the only accessory I have for either version was a microphone for the original so my wife could get her karaoke on. But I can't seem to stop buying those beguiling white plastic shells for the Wii. And judging from the software sales, I am not alone.

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Copied from NeoGAF

 

MS' response:

347,000 Xbox 360 consoles sold in September following our U.S. price cut on Sept. 5 contributing to a U.S. install base of 11.3 million (September NPD data). Xbox 360 is now the most affordable next generation console on the market?$50 less than the Wii and half the price of the PlayStation 3.

 

Backed by September sales data, which showed $326 million in total consumer spend in the U.S. and a record software attach rate of 8.1 (September NPD data), we know Xbox 360 owners will continue to flex their buying power in the coming weeks when blockbusters like ?Gears of War 2,? ?Lips,? ?Fable II,? ?You?re in the Movies? and ?Scene It? Box Office Smash? hit shelves.

 

Xbox 360 is the preferred stage for this holiday?s hottest music games

 

New music tracks for popular games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero extend every music experience so every party feels like a new party. Xbox LIVE has delivered more than 80% of the downloadable songs for music games, currently averaging 3.8 million music downloads per month. In total, Xbox 360 users have enjoyed more than 45 million music downloads. (Microsoft internal data)

 

In addition to leading the online music game market, Xbox 360 sells more copies of the world?s favorite music franchises. To date this generation, in the U.S., nearly 2 million copies of the Rock Band franchise have sold on the Xbox 360, almost 1 million more than the competition combined. Life-to-date sales of the Guitar Hero franchise on Xbox 360 top 4 million, securing more than 50% of franchise sales this generation (September NPD data).

 

?Rock Band 2? debuts exclusively on Xbox 360

 

? Since its U.S. launch on Sept. 14, ?Rock Band 2? on the Xbox 360 sold 363,000 copies in September, making it September?s #3 selling game.

 

? This holiday, Xbox 360 will continue to sell more third-party games like ?Rock Band 2? than the competition. In September alone, Xbox 360 generated $167 million in third party game sales.

 

Calling all shower singers, wanna-be rappers and pop princesses ? ?Lips? hits the stage in November

 

? ?Lips? will have music fans singing their favorite tunes this holiday season as this totally new singing IP lands around the globe. ?Lips? lets people sing the music they want with breakthrough wireless motion-sensitive microphones, backed by master tracks and original music videos. ?Lips? hits in mid-November, exclusively for Xbox 360 from Microsoft and iNiS.

 

?Guitar Hero? World Tour? drops on Oct. 26 with a cooperative band experience, newly redesigned controllers and in-game Music Studio music creator

 

? ?Guitar Hero World Tour? launches on Oct. 26. Xbox 360 gamers worldwide have early access to an R.E.M. track pack featuring three songs from the band?s new album, and Metallica?s highly anticipated full-length album, ?Death Magnetic,? was offered to music fans around the world as downloadable content on Xbox LIVE in its entirety on the same day the record was released.

 

At the Tokyo Game Show last week we announced that the New Xbox Experience will launch worldwide on Nov. 19. For the first time in the history of the internet, 14 million consumers across 24 countries will all tune in at the same time to watch their Xbox 360 completely reinvent itself, for free, with the New Xbox Experience.

 

From the best music games and blockbuster titles, to LIVE Parties, photo sharing and access to a movie and TV show library 30,000 deep through the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 has something for everyone this holiday.

Nintendo's response:

Nintendo News

 

Unique Controls Put Wii at No. 1 for September NPD; Nintendo DS at No. 2

 

Backed by a variety of unique interfaces, Nintendo?s Wii? console topped the U.S. video game hardware sales charts with nearly 687,000 units sold in September, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Nintendo DS? was the No. 2 best-selling system, with nearly 537,000 sold.

 

Wii enjoyed the biggest monthly unit sales increase with 234,000 more units sold in September than August. Wii also saw a year-over-year increase of more than 37 percent over September 2007.

 

Four games made for Nintendo systems placed in the top 10 best-selling games of the month, including Wii Fit? at No. 2 with nearly 518,000 sold, Mario Kart? Wii at No. 4 with more than 353,000 sold, Wii Play? at No. 7 with nearly 243,000 sold and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Wii at No. 8 with more than 223,000 sold.

 

?The four Wii games in the top 10 all feature controls just not possible on other video game systems,? said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America?s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. ?The Wii Balance Board and Wii Wheel give players new ways to interact with their games, while the Wii Remote controller transforms into a pool cue, table tennis paddle or lightsaber. Consumers have truly responded to this variety of entertainment options.?

 

And Sony's response:

PS3 Sales Setting the Stage for a Solid Holiday Season; Total PlayStation Sales Up 20 Percent Year-Over-Year

PlayStation 3 Hardware Unit Sales Top 232,408

PLAYSTATION?3 (PS3?) again experienced consistent momentum in September 2008, with 232,408 hardware units sold according to The NPD Group, an increase of over 94% year-over-year and an increase of more than 25% over the previous month. Additionally, software sales for PS3 experienced year-over-year growth of 130% with 1.72 million units sold.

Software sales are expected to continue their upward projection in October as SCEA kicks off the holiday season with the highly anticipated launches of LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and NBA ?09: The Inside.

PlayStation?Network remained a popular destination with newly added games and entertainment content such as WipEout HD, Linger in Shadows and PAIN: Amusement Park. There are currently more than 12 million registered accounts worldwide and over 240 million pieces of content have been downloaded worldwide.

PSP also experienced strong sales, with 238,056 hardware units sold.

Fueled by enthusiasm for the limited-edition LEGO Batman: The Videogame PlayStation?2(PS2) Pack, PS2 generated solid sales in September, with 173,527 hardware units sold, 20% growth from last month. An impressive 42.9 million PS2s have been sold in the U.S. as of September 2008.

 

Power of the PlayStation Portfolio

The PlayStation brand experienced strong sales across all three platforms, earning $379 million in September.

Year-to-date (Jan-Sept), the PlayStation brand has generated $4.03 billion in revenue, representing an increase of 20% year-over-year.

PlayStation total hardware revenue was $160.5 million in September, representing a year-to-year growth of 11%.

PlayStation total software revenue in September was $180 million, representing a year-to-year growth of 17%.

 

CEO Perspective

 

?We remain confident that our footing is solid as we enter the holiday season this year. Our new 80GB PS3 model has made its way to retail shelves and into consumers? living rooms as the best value for both their gaming and entertainment needs. If the impressive pre-sale numbers and ratings for LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, and Resistance 2 are any indication, we anticipate hardware and software sales to continue to lift in October as we officially kick off the broadest and deepest software line-up this holiday, including LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift and NBA ?09: The Inside.

 

- Jack Tretton, president and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America

 

And the real percentage growth (work done by B-Rad Lascelle on NeoGAF):

Actual Increases on a Week-by-Week Basis:

 

Xbox 360

 

August - 48,750K/week (195,000 total)

September - 69,400K/week (347,000 total)

Sales Increase - 42.36%

 

Nintendo Wii

 

August - 113,250K/week (453,000 total)

September - 137,400K/week (687,000 total)

Sales Increase - 21.32%

 

Sony PlayStation 3

 

August - 46,338.25K/week (185,353 total)

September - 46,481.6K/week (232,408 total)

Sales Increase - 0.31%

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Does it really take you that long to beat two games?

 

(Oh come on that was too easy an opening for me not to take! I say it only in jest and with love Wii faithful. Put away your Wiimotes and copy of Carnival Games:))

 

:lol

 

Fair enough

 

I'm really wondering how the PS3 is going to continue to compete at the current pricepoint as well. Isn't the cheapest retail PS3 still $400 MSRP? Especially with the economy in the crapper...

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These NPD threads are starting to get boring. Everyone on this site owns most of the consoles. Everyone buys games on every system. Boring! I suggest that the LCVG membership be opened to people who only own one next generation console. It does not matter which one, we simply need conflict. We will get Josh to post something slightly negative about MS and the Xbox 360, a MS Fanboi will react, Dean can then mention how he was tapping that person's mother while they were boxing up their 360, and then we can watch Brian, our Super Moderator control it all. To add to the drama, no locking of posts and no banning permitted as long as it stays in the NPD thread. Then we can sit back, crack open a refreshment and watch the show. Who's with me?

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These NPD threads are starting to get boring. Everyone on this site owns most of the consoles. Everyone buys games on every system. Boring! I suggest that the LCVG membership be opened to people who only own one next generation console. It does not matter which one, we simply need conflict. We will get Josh to post something slightly negative about MS and the Xbox 360, a MS Fanboi will react, Dean can then mention how he was tapping that person's mother while they were boxing up their 360, and then we can watch Brian, our Super Moderator control it all. To add to the drama, no locking of posts and no banning permitted as long as it stays in the NPD thread. Then we can sit back, crack open a refreshment and watch the show. Who's with me?

 

Stop being such an MS fanboy.

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I suggest that the LCVG membership be opened to people who only own one next generation console. It does not matter which one, we simply need conflict. We will get Josh to post something slightly negative about MS and the Xbox 360, a MS Fanboi will react, Dean can then mention how he was tapping that person's mother while they were boxing up their 360, and then we can watch Brian, our Super Moderator control it all. To add to the drama, no locking of posts and no banning permitted as long as it stays in the NPD thread. Then we can sit back, crack open a refreshment and watch the show. Who's with me?

Civility sucks doesn't it?:lol At least I've taken that paragraph as a compliment to how things go on the site.

 

Oh and read some of the old pre-release Wii threads for some fun open conflict.

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Stop being such an MS fanboy.

You used to bother me more when I did not own a PS3. Now I am buying more on that platform than I am on the 360. That doesn't change the fact that you are schilling for Sony and I love my 360. MS rules. In fact, I am probably going to go out and buy myself a $200 arcade to play while my other one gets fixed. And I am going to keep it. I am also going to go find a COD5 beta code on eBay just so I can stop playing this piece of crap SOCOM, another Sony exclusive.

Edited by Zyzomys
Romier posted in between so I had to fix my post.
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You used to bother me more when I did not own a PS3. Now I am buying more on that platform than I am on the 360. That doesn't change the fact that you are schilling for Sony and I love my 360. MS rules. In fact, I am probably going to go out and buy myself a $200 arcade to play while my other one gets fixed. And I am going to keep it. I am also going to go find a COD5 beta code on eBay just so I can stop playing this piece of crap SOCOM, another Sony exclusive.

 

Well played. I'm too jetlagged from my trip to Japan where I partied with Sony booth babes to deal with you right now.

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