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Sunday, June 14, 2009

NPD Results—May 2009

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Well, here are the latest results for May 2009… and they are worst then April’s.

For the hardware side, it looks like the Nintendo DS lite and the Nintendo DSi are both eating the PS2, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, and… there I said it… Wii… together. of course the DSi, DS lite, and Wii are all in the top 3 places though.

Nintendo DS series: 633, 500

Wii: 289, 500

Xbox 360: 175, 000

Playstation 3: 131, 000

Playstation 2: 117, 000

PSP: 100, 400


The software side of things are a little harder to swallow. UC 2009 Undisputed (just the Xbox 360 alone) punched Wii Fit. While EA Sports Active was close but couldn’t managed to beat Wii Fit, which is supposed to be the fastest-selling game on any console for the year. Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, and Pokémon Platinum seem stable though.


  1. UFC 2009 Undisputed—Xbox 360: 679, 600
  2. Wii Fit—Wii: 352, 800
  3. EA Sports Active—Wii: 345, 800
  4. UFC 2009 Undisputed—Playstation 3: 334, 400
  5. Infamous—Playstation 3: 175, 900
  6. Pokémon Platinum—Nintendo DS: 168, 900
  7. Mario Kart Wii—Wii: 158, 300
  8. Punch Out!!—Wii: 158, 900
  9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged—Xbox 360: 120, 700
  10. Wii Play—Wii: 109, 800

My thoughts: Well… I’m speechless. I would never expect three things: 1. UFC 2009 Undisputed managed to beat Wii Fit (although I did think that the Xbox 360 version would be able to beat the PS3 version), 2. EA Sports Active wasn’t enough to beat Wii Fit, and 3. Infamous would beat Wii Fit for this month. Anyway, for the hardware, May would be one of the weakest months for the industry’s year… so don’t expect high numbers. But you should have expected high numbers with the Wii… not the Nintendo DS… well that too, but high enough to fend off its rivals’ consoles and not as high as the Wii. And with this economic recession happening, that could be one of the main reasons behind the Wii’s year-over-year sales fall. Time for a price cut!


Shafin said...

Hey thanks for the NDP results update!

I still can't believe that Nintendo's three systems are topping sales.. and it seems like thats the usual story. Anyway, what are your predictions for the remainder of the summer based on software releases...

and how about project natal for the 360.. is it impressive or what?

Junior117 said...

I have three predictions: 1. Wii Fit will come back on top of the sales charts 2. EA Sports Active will become an "evergreen" title (an evergreen title is a title that has stayed in the NPD charts for at least 6 months. Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, and Wii Play are some examples of "evergreen titles) 3. Pokemon Platinum and Wii Play will still have stable sales.

In terms of Project Natal for the Xbox 360... it's not a Wii killer and I am sure that it will have long-term issues. Besides, Nintendo had tryed a more powerful model way before the Wii (was called the Revolution then) was announced and they said it won't work.

Also, the Xbox 360 Pro is more expenive than the Wii, thus defeating the purpose of Project Natal. Most likely, it will not be included with all Xbox 360s on the day of its release so barely anyone would buy it.

And if it does happen to upset the Wii's sales consistencey (like how Halo 3 was the ONLY game that got the Xbox 360 to sell more consoles than the Wii in that month) it would go down the same loophole... it will have ints fun for ONE month... then the Wii will come back on top again

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