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Old 01-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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December NPD results

Stolen from Neogaf:

PS2 410K
PS3 726K
PSP 1.02M
X360 1.44M
Wii 2.15M
DS 3.04M


WII PLAY W/ REMOTE 1.46M
360 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR 1.33M
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD 999K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL 878K
WII GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR 859K
360 GEARS OF WAR 2 745K
360 LEFT 4 DEAD 629K
NDS MARIO KART 540K
PS3 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR 533K
WII ANIMAL CROSSING: CITY FOLK 497K

6/10 nintendo. that'll do, pig. that'll do.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:25 AM   #2
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and there was me thinking nintendo gamers don't buy games ..

clucking bell at the DS sales, they jsut seem to never stop .. and DSi is yet to come ..

/INSERT NINTENDO PRINT MONEY GIF/

.. will be interesting to see the spin come out the sony camp regarding the sales figures ..
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:19 AM   #3
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I actually wanna get Guitar Hero World Tour. :/ But I hate that I'll have two different 'rock' games because I know exactly what'll happen:

A: Hey, let's play that one song!
B: Ok, that's on Guitar Hero World Tour, let me load that song...
A: That was fun! Let's play that other song!
B: Ok...that's on Rock Band 2....let me load that game...

and so on and so forth...
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:34 AM   #4
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agreed ... i have RB now and will not be getting GH for that exact reason .. one set of drums is enough for me
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:37 AM   #5
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You don't need to get new instruments. For the most part, RB2 instruments will work with GH:WT.

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:52 AM   #6
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and there was me thinking nintendo gamers don't buy games.
They don't, their parents buy the games for them.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:52 AM   #7
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You don't need to get new instruments. For the most part, RB2 instruments will work with GH:WT.

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ahh thats cool .. but still like you not sure i woudl get GH:WT .. aswell .. could end up being DLC hell ..

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They don't, their parents buy the games for them. To be fair with an install base approaching 50M the game sales for Wii are not exactly great...the DS is nearly at 100M and theres only one DS game in the top ten.

personally don't see those sales figures for the US in one month to be shit? how many more millions of units do they need to sell FFS?

as for sales figures with regards to games sold .. again is it that bad over all?? not sure it is TBH

last week for example in the other regions (not us / japan)

183K wiis sold and 527K bits of software sold (not inc wii sports)
142K 360s sold and 277K bits of software sold

only 40k more units sold .. yet x2 the amount of software. Yes there are like 17mill wii's and 10mill 360s in the none us/japan region .. so i guess taking that into consideration still, the game sold to a customer pure system ratio is prob nearly the same last week ..

like the games or not .. they clearly are selling and in big numbers .. just so happens you don't like what they are selling .. nor do it at the mo, but someone does somewhere .. unless Nin are buying there own stuff to trick everyone .. let behonest if MS or Sony would have known what would happen with the success of wii they would be doing exactly the samething and issuing the same one finger salute to self proclaimed 'real' gamers that nintendo did ..

sad thing is wouldn't surprise me if next gen both sony ans MS go down the wii route with waggle/wobble/wiggle/jiggle/motion controllers as standard aswell , and totally flood the 'casual' market leaving so called 'real' games in the even smaller minority .. then u will really have something to moan about ..
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:38 AM   #8
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The top 10 software is an interesting split between "hardcore", "casual" titles, and E rated titles. Excluding Wii Play, which sells because it's the 2nd controller, the only "casual" experience is Wii Fit. Mario Kart has been a popular franchise since it's debut, Animal Crossing isn't casual just "E" - and COD, Gears, Left4Dead are the "hardcore" M rated titles.

What isn't selling in huge numbers anymore are those in-between titles that are not M rated FPS, or "E" rated titles that are not featuring franchise characters. Games like Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, RPG's, traditional platformers, etc. The audience for those types of experiences seems to be decreasing. Ultimately, that will limit the funding that goes towards those types of games.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
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I actually wanna get Guitar Hero World Tour. :/ But I hate that I'll have two different 'rock' games because I know exactly what'll happen:

A: Hey, let's play that one song!
B: Ok, that's on Guitar Hero World Tour, let me load that song...
A: That was fun! Let's play that other song!
B: Ok...that's on Rock Band 2....let me load that game...

and so on and so forth...
that's why I like rockband more, other than the song list to me is better, they let you install all their songs onto the HDD so there isn't any switching.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:13 AM   #10
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sad thing is wouldn't surprise me if next gen both sony ans MS go down the wii route with waggle/wobble/wiggle/jiggle/motion controllers as standard aswell , and totally flood the 'casual' market leaving so called 'real' games in the even smaller minority .. then u will really have something to moan about ..
if its all waggle shite from all 3 next gen Im giving up gaming.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:23 AM   #11
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lol .. can i hold you to that .. its gonna be a watered down/4d/wobblefest mate ..

the more popular the industry gets the more casual/watered down it will become .. just like the movie industry .. the occational works are real genius and 95+% lame crud
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #12
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6/10 top 10 games are Wii games, except 5 of them are Nintendo games, Wii play shouldn't even count. Pimped console owners buy pimped games.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:19 PM   #13
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Why are the Wii numbers so low? Supply constrained? It had 2 mill in November too, so it should be higher than this.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #14
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i'd take a guess at supplies .. you couldn't get them and ds's for love nor money here
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