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January NPD numbers.


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Top Ten games by platform

 

PS2

Title Publisher Projected $'s Projected Units

1 NFL STREET Electronic Arts $16,350,050 331,266

2 NEED SPEED: UNDERGRND Electronic Arts $8,860,736 177,917

3 MADDEN NFL 2004 Electronic Arts $4,945,228 99,798

4 TRUE CRIME:STREETS LA Activision $4,699,474 100,295

5 BALDURS GATE:ALLNC II Interplay $4,510,907 90,746

6 SOCOM II: NAVY SEALS Sony $4,065,841 82,056

7 FINAL FANTASY X-2 Square Enix $3,812,321 78,514

8 DRAGONBALL Z:BUDOKAI2 Atari $3,467,630 69,654

9 NBA LIVE 2004 Electronic Arts $2,865,857 59,048

10 PRINCE PERSIA: SANDS Ubi Soft $2,723,860 58,222

 

Xbox

Title Publisher Projected $'s Projected Units

1 NFL STREET Electronic Arts $6,948,476 140,916

2 GRAND THEFT AUTO PACK Take-Two Interactive $4,605,049 106,819

3 NEED SPEED: UNDERGRND Electronic Arts $3,135,470 63,097

4 HALO Microsoft $3,015,488 104,123

5 T. CLANCY'S RAINBOW 3 Ubi Soft $2,950,871 58,213

6 BALDURS GATE:ALLNC II Interplay $2,740,262 55,213

7 TRUE CRIME:STREETS LA Activision $2,067,688 45,117

8 PRINCE PERSIA: SANDS Ubi Soft $2,017,745 42,833

9 PROJECT GOTHAM 2 Microsoft $1,765,111 36,809

10 CRIMSON SKIES: HIGH Microsoft $1,610,876 32,484

 

GC

Title Publisher Projected $'s Projected Units

1 SONIC HEROES Sega $9,913,534 199,032

2 MARIO KART: DOUBLE Nintendo $5,289,218 106,424

3 NFL STREET Electronic Arts $2,916,132 59,281

4 MARIO PARTY 5 Nintendo $2,162,882 43,650

5 NEED SPEED: UNDERGRND Electronic Arts $1,531,957 30,754

6 LORD RING:RETURN KING Electronic Arts $1,324,044 26,622

7 SUPER SMASH BRO MELEE Nintendo $1,200,032 40,035

8 PRINCE PERSIA: SANDS Ubi Soft $1,199,492 24,403

9 ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER Nintendo $1,059,321 21,466

10 THE SIMS: BUSTIN' OUT Electronic Arts $1,004,239 20,183

 

GBA

Title Publisher Projected $'s Projected Units

1 MARIO BROS 3: MARIO 4 Nintendo $1,929,634 63,906

2 SONIC BATTLE THQ $1,648,166 56,177

3 POKEMON RUBY Nintendo $1,410,165 43,324

4 POKEMON SAPPHIRE Nintendo $1,361,268 41,874

5 YU-GI-OH! SACRED CARD Konami $1,252,963 42,737

6 MARIO & LUIGI SAGA Nintendo $1,212,718 39,697

7 SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 2 Nintendo $1,021,872 32,234

8 SONIC ADVANCE 2 THQ $913,432 29,782

9 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY Nintendo $879,092 28,560

10 FINAL FANTASY TACTICS Nintendo $862,658 25,757

 

January Xbox game sales:

 

XBX AMPED 2 $419,922 8546

XBX AMPED: SNOWBOARDING $85,278 4382

XBX AZURIK: RISE PERATHIA $5,739 417

XBX BLINX: TIME SWEEPER $99,227 5320

XBX BLOOD WAKE $39,740 2227

XBX BRUTE FORCE $361,137 16969

XBX COUNTER STRIKE $1,360,450 27431

XBX CRIMSON SKIES: HIGH $1,610,876 32484

XBX EXHIBITION DEMO DISK $6,184 1314

XBX EXHIBITION DEMO VOL 2 $5,498 1560

XBX EXHIBITION DEMO VOL 3 $14,694 2336

XBX EXHIBITION DEMO VOL 4 $44,367 6970

XBX FUZION FRENZY $236,012 15704

XBX GRABBED BY GHOULIES $244,930 7308

XBX HALO $3,015,488 104123

XBX KAKUTO CHOJIN $971 38

XBX KUNG FU CHAOS $123,001 9192

XBX LINKS 2004 $602,741 12863

XBX MECH ASSAULT $412,534 21357

XBX MIDTOWN MADNESS 3 $161,958 5446

XBX MLB INSIDE PITCH 2003 $54,270 2610

XBX MUSIC MIXER $331,951 8432

XBX NBA INSIDE DRIVE 2002 $4,544 345

XBX NBA INSIDE DRIVE 2003 $36,976 2060

XBX NBA INSIDE DRIVE 2004 $324,678 6563

XBX NFL FEVER 2002 $10,291 669

XBX NFL FEVER 2003 $40,943 2348

XBX NFL FEVER 2004 $473,083 12292

XBX NHL RIVALS 2004 $192,886 3946

XBX NIGHTCASTER $9,020 728

XBX ODDWORLD: MUNCH $36,602 2183

XBX PHANTASY STAR I & II $53,968 2100

XBX PROJECT GOTHAM 2 $1,765,111 36809

XBX PROJECT GOTHAM RACING $448,740 22933

XBX QUANTUM REDSHIFT $19,928 1664

XBX RALLISPORT CHALLENGE $93,606 4758

XBX SHENMUE 2 $46,834 2639

XBX SNEAKERS $12,735 640

XBX TAO FENG: FIST LOTUS $77,566 3945

XBX TOP SPIN $910,953 18766

XBX VOODOO VINCE $84,659 2522

XBX WHACKED $27,391 1574

 

Nintendo game sales:

 

Nintendo

 

GBA ADVANCE WARS $4,948 305

GBA ADVANCE WARS 2: BLACK $245,443 8044

GBA DISNEYS MAGICAL QUEST $24,213 1415

GBA DONKEY KONG COUNTRY $879,092 28560

GBA F-ZERO MAX VELOCITY $9,730 491

GBA FINAL FANTASY TACTICS $862,658 25757

GBA FIRE EMBLEM $772,078 23855

GBA GAME & WATCH GALLERY4 $42,153 1554

GBA GOLDEN SUN $12,579 612

GBA GOLDEN SUN: LOST AGE $248,911 8161

GBA HAMTARO: HEARTBREAK $90,291 3526

GBA KIRBY: NIGHTMARE $637,574 20466

GBA MARIO & LUIGI SAGA $1,212,718 39697

GBA MARIO BROS 3: MARIO 4 $1,929,634 63906

GBA MARIO KART: CIRCUIT $788,871 25005

GBA METROID FUSION $241,003 7870

GBA POKEMON PINBALL: R&S $422,347 13713

GBA POKEMON RUBY $1,410,165 43324

GBA POKEMON SAPPHIRE $1,361,268 41874

GBA SUPER MARIO ADVANCE $480,600 15881

GBA SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 2 $1,021,872 32234

GBA SWORD OF MANA $592,409 18972

GBA WARIO LAND 4 $7,056 418

GBA WARIOWARE INC: MEGA $226,933 8212

GBA YOSHI'S ISLAND:MARIO3 $541,126 17229

GBA ZELDA: LINK TO PAST $661,923 21665

 

 

GCN 1080 AVALANCHE $409,529 8289

GCN ANIMAL CROSSING $639,689 21659

GCN DISNEY MAGICAL MIRROR $79,688 3053

GCN ETERNAL DARKNESS $76,309 4043

GCN F-ZERO GX $242,844 5934

GCN KIRBY AIR RIDE $667,360 13459

GCN LUIGI'S MANSION $592,684 29917

GCN MARIO GOLF: TOADSTOOL $542,019 11685

GCN MARIO KART: DOUBLE $5,289,218 106424

GCN MARIO PARTY 4 $506,708 11008

GCN MARIO PARTY 5 $2,162,882 43650

GCN METROID PRIME $433,883 15611

GCN NBA COURTSIDE 2002 $44,181 2022

GCN PIKMIN $238,683 12021

GCN POKEMON CHANNEL $488,735 16419

GCN PREVIEW DISC $17,714 1648

GCN STAR FOX ADVENTURES $376,699 18942

GCN SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE $984,994 33034

GCN SUPER SMASH BRO MELEE $1,200,032 40035

GCN WARIO WORLD $246,737 5162

GCN WAVE RACE: BLUE STORM $60,490 3320

GCN ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER $1,059,321 21466

 

 

Still trying to track down Sony numbers and hardware sales. Will update when I get that information for you.

 

Some thoughts:

 

-Sonic continues to be a seller on the GCN. The other platforms did not receive Sonic until the end of the month so its too early to give a definite on that but almost 200k sold is a great number for Sega and the GCN

 

-Halo *IS* the Goldeneye of this generation. It just continues to sell and sell and sell. (Super Smash Bros is not far behind in that regard since it continues to rack up the numbers!)

 

-Baldurs Gate II posted some decent sales across the PS2 and the Xbox. Fallout is no where to be seen (which is not a suprise).

 

-Prince of Persia finally breaks into the top ten. About time too.

 

Hopefully I'll get that hardware sales data and complete PS2 listing soon.

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Do these figures include copies of Halo that are bundled along with the XBox or actual sales of the game alone? I feel sorry for the people that bought Kakuto Chojin!! ;)

 

Nice to see SEGA have some chart success, shame the game ain't much good. Where's Mission Impossible Operation Surma? nowhere to be seen on the XBox sales list..

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Originally posted by paul h@Feb 18 2004, 10:09 AM

I feel sorry for the people that bought Kakuto Chojin!! ;)

Don't worry. The 38 madmen who splashed out for that are dwarfed by the 2227 who mistakenly (I can think of no other explanation) purchased Blood Wake. Thats over a quarter of the number of people who bought 1080: Avalanche, for goodness sakes! What is wrong with everyone? Avalanche is brilliant.

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Hardware sales for January:

 

January NPD Hardware Sales

 

PS2: 338,000 [-83% over December sales]

Xbox: 192,000 [-83%]

GCN: 131,000 [-89%]

GBA: 299,000 [-87%]

 

Cumulative Installed Base

 

PS2: 22,596,000

Xbox: 7,983,000

GCN: 6,996,000

GBA: 20,248,000

 

Tie Ratios

 

PS2: 8.03

Xbox: 6.49

GCN: 5.97

GBA: 3.38

 

US Top 20 Videogame Titles

 

(Ranked in $$$, not units)

 

1 PS2 NFL STREET Electronic Arts

2 GCN SONIC HEROES Sega

3 PS2 NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERGRND Electronic Arts

4 XBX NFL STREET Electronic Arts

5 GCN MARIO KART: DOUBLE DASH Nintendo

6 PS2 MADDEN NFL 2004 Electronic Arts

7 PS2 TRUE CRIME:STREETS OF LA Activision

8 XBX GRAND THEFT AUTO PACK Take 2 Interactive

9 PS2 BALDUR?S GATE:ALLIANCE II Vivendi

10 PS2 SOCOM II: NAVY SEALS Sony

11 PS2 FINAL FANTASY X-2 Square Enix

12 PS2 DRAGONBALL Z:BUDOKAI 2 Atari

13 XBX NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERGROUND Electronic Arts

14 XBX HALO Microsoft

15 XBX T. CLANCY'S RAINBOW 3 Ubi Soft

16 GCN NFL STREET Electronic Arts

17 PS2 NBA LIVE 2004 Electronic Arts

18 XBX BALDUR?S GATE:ALLNIANCE II Vivendi

19 PS2 PRINCE PERSIA: SANDS Ubi Soft

20 PS2 LORD OF THE RINGS:RETURN OF THE KING Electronic Arts

 

Source: CSFB estimates based on NPD Funworld data.

 

January Videogame Sales Results

 

? Overall videogame software sales were up 18% year over year for the month of January, the strongest growth the industry has seen since the May ?03 hardware price cuts. 128- bit software sales were up 22% year over year, and GBA software sales were up 38% y/y. 128- bit hardware sales were down 5% y/y in January as the $179 price point is stretched further, bringing the install base of 128-bit consoles to 37.6 million in the U.S. GBA hardware sales grew 13% y/y, bringing the install base to 20.2M in the U.S.

 

? Electronic Arts (ERTS, $44.90, OUTPERFORM, TP $60.00, OW) U.S. videogame sales were stronger than expected for the month of January, up 48% versus last year due to the strength of NFL Street and Need for Speed: Underground. NFL Street on the PS2 was the #1 game across all platforms for the month, and the title sold approximately 531,000 units in the US across three platforms. This result is particularly impressive given the tough comparison created by the Jan02 release of The Sims on PS2, which sold 265k units.

 

? Activision, Inc. (ATVI, $20.98, OUTPERFORM [V], TP $22.00, OW) U.S. sales increased 42% year over year for the month of January, due to the relatively easy year over year comparison. The company?s Tony Hawk Underground and True Crime continue to sell well, selling 76,000 and 166,000 units respectively in the month.

 

? THQ, Inc. (THQI, $18.30, OUTPERFORM, TP $22.00, OW) U.S. sales increased 24% year over year in January driven by WWE Here Comes The Pain, Tak & the Power of JuJu and Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.

 

? For Take Two Interactive (TTWO, $32.57, OUTPERFORM [V], TP $50.00, OW) sales in January were up 21% y/y. The company?s Grand Theft Auto Double Pack continues to sell well with 157,000 units sold in the month between the PS2 and Xbox versions. Midway Games, Inc. (MWY, $5.43, UNDERPERFORM [V], TP $1.50, OW) U.S. sales in the month of January were down 50% year over year. The company will report Q4?03 earnings on February 25th. The dial in number for the conference call is (706) 679-4674.

 

? This was clearly a strong result for the group (the strongest in dollar growth since May of '03), particularly for EA. While hardware growth remains nonexistent, the decline in PS2 volumes and share should add motivation for a price cut to $129 rather than $149. We believe that being overweight the group continues to make sense given the impact of a hardware price cut, strong first half release schedule, and relatively attractive valuations.

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I'm surprised the install base is as close as it is. Xbox = GC and both are doing decently next to the PS2.

 

Definitely shocked Halo is still in the top 5 of Xbox sales, that game is just liquid gold for Microsoft. If they can get Halo 2 out by October/November (and it delivers as expected), I can't even imagine the sales on that title next year this time. Guess what title is going to launch with the Xbox Next if MS has half a brain?

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Expect XBox to gain at least a little ground in coming weeks. Those two limited editions of 5000 each had their pre-orders sell out pretty fast, though admittedly in no small part due to purchases for export.

 

I think Microsoft's real problem with the XBox figures is that the machine really only appeals to the 'serious' gamer over there. Who is importing from the US to get stuff straight away.

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