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Nintendo Still Dominating NPD Charts

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

MotionPlus off to a good start.

Another month, another Nintendo sales win for the U.S.

Despite declining overall hardware sales by 38 percent year-over-year, Nintendo still managed to carve out over half of console and portable sales for the month of June, with Wii moving around 374,000 units and the DS family raking in a bazonga 766,500 handhelds.



All three home consoles saw modest improvements over May, with Wii then moving 289,500 units and DS sales seeing a roughly 100,000 unit increase for June. Xbox 360 managed to sell 240,600, compared to May's 175,000, and the PS3 went from 131,000 in May to 164,700.

MotionPlus, which launched on June 8, managed to shift around 374,000 units total, including Tiger Woods and Grand Slam Tennis bundles and standalone bits. Expect this number to explode in July once Wii Sports Resort launches.

As far as software sales went, let's break it down in list form:

1. Prototype (Activision, 360) 419,900
2. UFC 2009: Undisputed (THQ, 360) 338,300
3. EA Sports Active (EA, Wii) 289,100
4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10* (EA, Wii) 272,400
5. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) 271,600
6. Fight Night Round 4 (EA, 360) 260,800
7. Fight Night Round 4 (EA, PS3) 210,300
8. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) 202,100
9. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ, 360) 199,400
10. Infamous (Sony Computer Entertainment, PS3) 192,700

*Includes MotionPlus bundle

June software sales were down 29 percent compared to last year, but the titles that charted did still do a good amount of wallet damage. EA had a killer month on Wii, with Active outselling Wii Fit and Tiger Woods clocking in over a quarter-million. Notably absent from the top 10 is Wii Play, ending a 29-month streak of appearances. That's absoludicrous. Mario Kart Wii is hanging in there still, bless its heart.

Eagerly awaited by some are sales numbers for The Conduit, with the NPD Group reporting just shy of 72,000 units sold. Out of the trifecta of "core" Wii titles published by SEGA, it outperformed House of the Dead: Overkill's February debut-month sales of 45,000 copies and MadWorld's 66,000 in March. For comparison, it should be noted that Conduit released with only one week left of the sales tracking period, and the two other titles released a bit earlier in their months.


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User Comments (18)



mrmicawber said:

6. BrickleBrack 18 Jul 2009, 00:52 GMT

I wonder why more people are not using Wii ware.

I wonder why some think the digital 'revolution' will be quick and absolute.



mrmicawber said:

Wow that pie chart puts things into perspective - you forget how much Nintendo is dominating sometimes.




lol, yeah, Nintendo has over 50% of the sales there. Microsoft made a mere 13%. And as many wise people have said, It prints money!



damascus said:


i expect more wii hate articles (from other sites of course) to come in the following days.

nintendo is damned if they do, damned if they don't to them... but i'm glad 'they do' i.e. winning the console wars.



mrmicawber said:

That Pie Chart looks like PAC MAN if you made all the nintendo systems yellow! Do it!

He lookin' fo' a powa pellet!



HappyHappy said:

Well this is no surprise. The Wii has been selling more consoles than the 360 and PS3 since its release.



Syr said:

@13 I'm glad someone else said something, I thought my eyes were out of whack.. to me the DS and DSi colors in the legend are darker than the pie chart.

O.T. It's good to see in numbers how much ass Nintendo kicks. But if the numbers are so good then why no hype for hardcore games? I hate to see the big N abandon the veterans.



StarDust4Ever said:

It would be cool to show how this graph compairs side-by-side with the results from June 2004 with last-gen systems: GBA, GBA-SP, Game Cube, Xbox, and PS2

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