NPD: September game sales spike 38 percent

Software up 29 percent, thanks to Madden and Saints Row; 70 percent hardware boost credited to DS and Xbox 360.

This morning, industry research group NPD Funworld released its game-sales numbers for the month of September. As has been the case several times this year, the results were better than expected. Combined monthly retail sales of game software, hardware, and accessories for the month were $777 million, a massive 38 percent increase from the $563 million taken in during September 2005.

Game software rang up $446 million at retail during the month, a year-on-year increase of 29 percent. Analysts gave the majority of credit to three games--Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 07, THQ's Saints Row, and LucasArts' Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. By platform, PlayStation 2 games saw an increase of 12 percent, PlayStation Portable games rose 31 percent, and Game Boy Advance games climbed 2 percent. Only two platforms lost ground on the software front: the GameCube (down 25 percent year-on-year) and the Xbox (down 54 percent year-on-year).

However, all other platforms were overshadowed by the runaway success of the DS. Continued strong sales of Brain Age and New Super Mario Bros. caused software revenue for the dual-screen handheld to nearly double, climbing some 194 percent when compared to September 2005. DS hardware units rose some 141 percent year-on-year, with more than 400,000 DS systems being sold during the month, according to NPD estimates. So far this year, the handheld has moved more than 6.2 million units in the US--of those, 1.4 million are DS Lites. As revealed in their profit revisions last week, Nintendo now expects to sell 20 million DSes and 82 million DS games worldwide during 2006.

Though there are not any year-on-year comparisons for the Xbox 360, which was released last November, the console still had a banner month. In September, it sold more than 250,000 units, raising its US installed base to 2.7 million. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter predicts that the console will sell around 400,000 360 units domestically this month, 750,000 to 1 million 360s in November, and 1.5 million to 2 million units in December. "Sell-through of Xbox 360 hardware could be higher if the supply situation for the PlayStation 3 falls well short of demand, with many holiday gift-givers likely substituting purchases of the 360 in place of the PS3," Pachter said in a note to investors.

As far as publishers go, THQ's sales increased 106 percent, thanks to Saints Row. With no competition from an actual Grand Theft Auto game, the well-reviewed GTA clone sold an estimated 455,000 units during the month--at $59.99 a pop, that's over $27.2 million dollars in gross revenue.

Another big winner was Take-Two Interactive. The controversial publisher saw its monthly revenue increase 62 percent year-on-year, thanks to new releases NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 and continued strong sales of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Also doing well was EA, which saw an increase of 16 percent versus September 2005. Madden sold more than 700,000 units across all platforms, NBA Live exceeded 200,000 units, and the Xbox 360 version of the Godfather topped 50,000 units.

Other gainers for September were Majesco (up 105 percent) and Atari, whose 33 percent year-on-year gain was credited to the release of Test Drive Unlimited. Publishers that saw annual declines in monthly revenue during the month included Activision (down 32 percent) and Midway (down 46 percent).

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thekey
thekey

GrimBee You know your stuff.

legs1986
legs1986

Note: I was just killing your points of Xbox having all those exlcusives you listed; only 3 of those titles are exclusives.

legs1986
legs1986

JeT: My point was that the PS3 had NO killer app. Reading comprehension ftw buddy. So, thanks for proving once again that you are still a moron.

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

Legs1986 Your the moron the ps3 will not have any major killer app and the xbox360 does. go on OXM.co.uk then go to news you will see that the ps3 is trying to copy the xbox360 dashboard becuase sony r so dum they try to copy microsoft and Wii. WHAT IM SAYING IS THE TRUTH THE XBOX360 AND THE WII WILL OWN THE PS3 JAPAN WILL GO FOR THE WII AND MOST OFF USA AND THE EU WILL GO FOR THE 360

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool. the DS sales have been impressive since day one. i wasn't sure it would do well when it first came out.

GrimBee
GrimBee

"e_boulanger I do not believe that the XBox 360 hardware will sell more if the PS3 supply does not meet the demand. I think people who wants a PS3 will just wait for next year." You are quite right in ONE area, and that is, those people who wait for a ps3, WILL wait. It's whats called "favouritism", or "i love sony stuff ONLY" or "i NEVER bat for the other team!" lol But the ps3 is aiming for a market of people who think exactly like that. Kaz hirai said it himself "the playstation 3 is designed for the people who are serious about their entertainment". This market he mentions, is not very big. But its sonys wish to create that market and make it their own. They arent out to dominate, clearly, but provide a console on a different league. To a different league of people. Surely, you forgot that part (and dont call me surely! hhaha i love that line) If Sony were out to dominate, they wouldnt of made a psp/ps3. You know how the psp has gone right? with its new disc format for games and movies, with its super graphics and all that stuff. Check out the figures man, the "inferior" "kiddy named nintendo" console gain 141 percent!!!! Psp was like 31 percent. I believe I heard Keanu Reeves say "woah" right there... again. The xbox 360 is seen to get out 2 million xbox 360 consoles in december (not including worldwide! Thats alot. Compared to... 400,000 for Japan and America. You can see it is sony's plan not to create a console for the mass market. As i mentioned, if YOU owned Sony, you probably wouldnt go in their direction would you. I mean, whats the market for a $600 console with super graphics and internet access? Er... Phillips CDi anyone? The mass gaming market is primarily Nintendo and Microsoft and Sony with the PSP. The ps3 is for an entirely different demographic because is far too pricey next to anything sony has ever made. The reason people would buy the original ps1 on launch in its mass was because of the similarities of price and performance for the competition. Meaning, similar or better games, MORE games of the same type etc etc. The ps3 is looking to have its OWN games (to fit on bluray), its looking to have its OWN graphics (devs say having 360 titles on a ps3 would be far too long in development process because porting games is too difficult between the 360 cores and the ps3 cores). The 360 went out there and made the console easy to develop for, and provide the disc format that devs already know and love. No extra costs to manufacture either. It's very powerful and is now signing more and more exclusive deals. Nintendo are making development SOO easy making the wii based on the gamecube (already established and easy to develop for) hardware, and also for their controls too. And with the virtual console, devs with small budgets can make games for that. Nintendo are out to make a GAMING console like no other, likened to the DS. The 360 is carrying on with the more traditional aspect of GAMING, with options to upgrade if your budget requires it. And offering enough power to provide a new fresh experience. The ps3 however, is not contunuing on its "playstation name" that it's famed for. Nintendo have gone in a different direction because they ALWAYS have, from disc formats, to controllers.. to handhelds... It's expected from nintendo, and you never had to pay an extreme amount for it either (in comparison) Sony are using the "PlayStation" name to front its media format, and to make their own market with the potential user base they KNOW is there. If people decide to back out because of the price, as they said "we dont care"... In other words, they are tired of competing and just want to make something their own. Just like with any other sony product before it. From the humble Betamax to the Memory Stick... The 360 offer a more traditional gaming machine, adding to an already successful formula which is easy to understand and to like (the sales last month prove this). Nintendo are grabbing peoples attention by thinking out of the box (again) and this time they certainly hit a nerve which had previously been ignored for YEARS. Now the Ds is selling massive amounts, and the Ds will act like a Trojan horse for the wii, providing people with a new sense that Nintendo aren't out for the kids anymore. Sony, just took that sony name, and slapped it on a superconsole made just for them and are saying "look! its a ps3!! get it?". Alot of people want to, but sony are making it even worse for those people. Not only have sony lost hundreds of thousands of fans of the console and its name this time, but it also has put itself in a market which is vastly smaller than the 360's. The market for a $600 is small. The ps3 will do well for the market its in, but in the GAMING market, it just wont be able to catch up IMO. And you know what this means right? Less users, less games. ;)

mike360gl
mike360gl

yeah mybad legs1986 u r a fgag and the dude u was going off @ is cool. r u a fanboy by any chance legs dude? and before u ask i do not hate sony i just think they have screwed up the ps3 and that the 360 or wii is a much better choice. i loved the ps2 and the ps1 i have a psp but i just dont like the ps3.

mike360gl
mike360gl

legs1986 i have one thing to say to u...u r sweet and u know what u r talking about. the only ppl who will bother buying a ps3 r the hardcore diehard fans who believe all this crap sony churns out with it "being a 10 year console" or that " the xbox 360 should be called the xbox 1.5" and r to dumb to see that the ps3 and the 360 r the same power and equal with all that tech jazz and that the reason the ps3 is so expensive is that 4 some reason they decided to put in a blue-ray player. 360 or wii is the way to go!!! in fact get both 4 the price of a ps3...

legs1986
legs1986

"e_boulanger I do not believe that the XBox 360 hardware will sell more if the PS3 supply does not meet the demand. I think people who wants a PS3 will just wait for next year. There is no "killer" game available on the 360 to convince people to buy it instead of waiting for the PS3. If they buy a console, I think it will be a Wii (because of Wii Sports and Zelda ). " You are missing the point on the PS3 sales going to 360. When Mommy and Daddy go out to get their kid that PS3 they want so very badly only to release that there's not a chance in hell of getting them one without buying from some scalper for 1500; then only to hear from whatever retailer that they are at that for $200 less the Xbox 360 is graphically and gameplay equivalent to that same PS3, as well as in stock, there comes a sale. I do agree, those who really want a PS3 and are buying it for themselves will wait. As far as killer-ap to convince people to buy the Xbox 360: Gears of War as a big exclusive; with Halo 3/Wars, Banjo, and Fable 2 to come. You can't honestly say that the PS3 has any killer aps out right now to convince someone to buy it over the 360 this holiday?

legs1986
legs1986

" JeTGoDLiKe e_boulanger u dum r what Why would people wait for a PS3 when on E3 06 95% off next gen games r on xbox360 jesus how is xbox360 not selling well rofl when dead rising sold 500,000 in 2weeks making it the fastest selling game off all time hmmm also y get a PS3 when the graphics power is the same as x360 its been proved on this web site. Also wtf are you talking about Basic you noob the X360 is the fastest selling consel and more people are going for the xbox360 + Why get a pc for about $1500 just to match up to xbox360's hardware. More and more pc and sony fans are going to buy the Xbox360 and the Wii. Half off my m8s r sony noob fans and ive shown them what games r comming out for MS and they r not Xbox360 fan boys same with a few off my pc gaming m8s have gone to get the xbox360. Xbox360 Major titles = GTA4, HALO3, HALOWARS, FIFA07, PGR4, PRO EVO, ASSASSINS CREED AND HALF-LIFE2 ps3 will not even have half off them so they try to copy the xbox dasboard and copy part off WII's controller there ya go sony noobs " While I am a big supporter of both Nintendo and Microsoft, you sir, are a moron. Besides the fact that you are trying to insult someone while having no grasp of the language you are typing in, 5/8 titles you listed as the reason Xbox 360 will own anything else are multiplatform (That means that they will also be major titles for the PLAYSTATION as well). The rest of your arguement is too hard to decipher to argue with.

fisneo
fisneo

Well looks like thats good for the DS and Nintendo in general ...

demoralizer
demoralizer

I think the Wii might actually sell more then the PS3 in Japan. Like the DS beat out the PSP.

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

e_boulanger u dum r what Why would people wait for a PS3 when on E3 06 95% off next gen games r on xbox360 jesus how is xbox360 not selling well rofl when dead rising sold 500,000 in 2weeks making it the fastest selling game off all time hmmm also y get a PS3 when the graphics power is the same as x360 its been proved on this web site. Also wtf are you talking about Basic you noob the X360 is the fastest selling consel and more people are going for the xbox360 + Why get a pc for about $1500 just to match up to xbox360's hardware. More and more pc and sony fans are going to buy the Xbox360 and the Wii. Half off my m8s r sony noob fans and ive shown them what games r comming out for MS and they r not Xbox360 fan boys same with a few off my pc gaming m8s have gone to get the xbox360. Xbox360 Major titles = GTA4, HALO3, HALOWARS, FIFA07, PGR4, PRO EVO, ASSASSINS CREED AND HALF-LIFE2 ps3 will not even have half off them so they try to copy the xbox dasboard and copy part off WII's controller there ya go sony noobs

Jermwarfare
Jermwarfare

the ps3 looks to be dead in the water,and i dont say that because i hate sony or im in love with the others....it just seems opbvious to me and anyone who doesnt have an emotional attachment to the ps name. unless something BIG happens[which ive seen no sign of yet],looking at things objectively sony is going to finish a distant 3rd in terms of units sold .....atleast for the next 1-2 years.trying to play "catch-up" after that is going to be extremely difficult.

e_boulanger
e_boulanger

I do not believe that the XBox 360 hardware will sell more if the PS3 supply does not meet the demand. I think people who wants a PS3 will just wait for next year. There is no "killer" game available on the 360 to convince people to buy it instead of waiting for the PS3. If they buy a console, I think it will be a Wii (because of Wii Sports and Zelda ).

Cypher_187
Cypher_187

All you stupid fan boys are suckers.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

mamad_raiss Did you read the article??? here is a part you missed "it sold more than 250,000 units, raising its US INSTALLED BASE TO 2.7 million." Nearly ONE YEAR and HOW MANY did PS2 SELL ITS FIRST YEAR?? Xbox 260 will not sale as well as Xbox did, it is not selling well now its first year and Wii and PS3 are not even out. Sony fans will buy Sony's PS3 and Nintendo fans will buy Wii and many more casual gamers. MS does not have a lot of fans, in fact many people dislike MS, and many MS fans will buy PC instead!!

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

Oblivion Rules!:) The DS pawns all!:) its good to see Lego Star Wars 2 do really well:)

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

Microsoft OwNs Sony PS3. Most off the ''Next Gen'' Titles are on the Xbox360 major titles such as Halo3, HaloWars, Half-Life2, GTA4, PGR4, FIFA07, Pro Evo and Assassins Creed. PS3 will not even have half off them Titles comming out. Microsoft has the best online services and PS3 is trying to copy Microsofts online and its dashboard. PS3 copyed part off Wii's controller like comon people who think ps3 is going to win must be the dumest people alive. Also there has been reports that blu-ray takes up graphics power becuase it said PS3 only have 275million polygons per second and Xbox360 has 500million and your paying 2time more for a PS3. LOL sony fanboys yous really are suckers

OhSnapitz
OhSnapitz

That's good news for M$ considering that fact that the PS3/Wii are right around the corner. And let's not forget Initial Wii/PS3 shipments are already Sold Out.. That's gonna leave alot of gamers looking elsewhere for their VG fix. And that just may be what M$ needs.. Especially considering The Fact that Nearly every 3rd party game releasing for the PS3(that's worth a Damn) is out or coming out for the 360 ie Oblivion, Rainbow Six Vegas, Marvel Alliance ect.. I think fanboys are gonna be VERY shocked at the 360's sales this Holiday Season.. btw, How the Hell did Saint's Row Clear nearly 500k??? That's almost better than Dead Rising.. So much for the 360 "Not having any games"...

Jermwarfare
Jermwarfare

the wii is going after a differant demographic and it will be a second system for many 360/ps3 owners.thats why most ps3/360 fanboys dont consider it a threat.

jetsethi
jetsethi

No Matter what happens, Nintendo Will still come out on top. I've noticed that most people caught in the PS3/Xbox 360 battle agree on one thing, the will get a Wii. They can't seem to decide on the PS3 or 360, but plan to get a Wii either way. No Love loss for the big N

_Sam_
_Sam_

I think that it will keep going up, since the ps3 and wii are just around the corner :P

dounowhatiam
dounowhatiam

lol gba is outselling psp psp is a pretty much dead system but not on its hardware sales its it software sells that make it a dead system. psp software sell like crap

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

waiting for bully and New super mario under my christmas tree :)

meimnobody
meimnobody

Top 15 US Gamecube games for september 2006 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY 170,019 MADDEN NFL 07 58,175 NARUTO: CLASH OF NINJA 2 39,688 LEGO STAR WARS 56,303 SUPER SMASH BRO MELEE 30,074 MARIO KART 28,283 NARUTO: CLASH OF NINJA 39,245 PAPER MARIO: THOUSAND YEAR DOOR 34,952 CARS 16,953 MARIO PARTY 7 11,482 STAR FOX: ASSAULT 27,749 SUPER MARIO STRIKERS 11,170 DDR MARIO MIX W/MAT 9,956 SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE 23,123 TEEN TITANS 23,776

meimnobody
meimnobody

Here are the top 15 US GBA sellers for september of 2006 POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: RED RESCUE TEAM 219,923 POKEMON EMERALD 40,801 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY 49,501 CARS 32,807 SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 48,586 MARIO BROS 3: MARIO 4 ADVANCE 22,858 POKEMON FIRERED W/ADP 18,624 DOGZ 18,918 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST 19,968 YOSHI'S ISLAND:MARIO 3 ADVANCE 21,842 MARIO & LUIGI SUPERSTAR SAGA 21,137 CATZ 13,388 POKEMON LEAFGRN W/ADP 12,573 POKEMON RUBY 12,426 MADDEN NFL 07 11,794

SilV3RSix
SilV3RSix

Jermwarfare everyones giving up on the ps3 and running out to get the 360. I was going to say the same thing. All that bad news - about the European delay, limited units, no HDMI cables (some took this as bad news), and analysts knocking on Sony - came at the end of August/ early September. On a side note: DS increased 194%?!?! Holy Moses!

meimnobody
meimnobody

Here are the top 15 DS sellers for sept. POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: BLUE RESCUE TEAM 285,311 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 134,954 STAR FOX COMMAND 137,620 Much more in one month then the title has sold in Japan. MARIO HOOPS 3 ON 3 89,072 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY 58,540 Why people buy this bugged game for full price is beyond me. The developers admitted they rushed it. MARIO KART 51,133 HARVEST MOON 47,312 ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD 37,801 MEGA MAN ZX 38,701 BIG BRAIN ACADEMY 57,383 BRAIN AGE: TRAIN YOUR BRAIN IN MINUTES A DAY 56,012 NINTENDOGS: DACHSHUND & FRIENDS 33,601 MARIO VS DONKEY KONG 2: MARCH OF THE MINIS 31,928 NINTENDOGS: LABRADOR & FRIENDS 27,434 SUPER MARIO 64 DS 26,737 Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime sold 15,703 which isn't too bad since square-enix didn't adverstie it and it launched in a month with a lot of high profile NDS releases. Buy the game it is great. Short but it is incredibly amusing so it is worth the price. You know i get real irriated how my damn preview message shows in the text box that my sentences are the correct spacing while in the actual message they are all smushed together.

Mr_Bodywave
Mr_Bodywave

Mamad_raises--I am confused somewhat--MS says they think they will have an installed base of 13-15mil by end of June 2007. And you are saying you think they will have 16-18 by end of 2006. I am not sure how much I believe that. I think they will beat their estimates (I think they underestimated on purpose), but I don't think they will beat it by as much as you think. I would kind of surprised if they hit 12mil total by end of 2006. One thing I just realized--they might outsell the PS3 in Japan for 2006! Japan is only getting 100k. Xbox360 already has like 80k sold. It is slow going (but increasing slightly). I think it would be quite an embarrassment to Sony if thye don't beat xbox360 in Japan for 2006. THe xbox360 is sitting in the command position. They are perfectly poised to go after either PS3 or Wii depending on whoever does better. They can compete on price with Wii (drop core by $50), or with PS3 by lowering price even more. One problem the Wii will have long term is the lack of HD. SUpposedly 50% of homes will have HD by end of 2007. only going to go up from there. So by 2008, 2008, the Wii will probably seem "old".

xfan-atic
xfan-atic

No mamad_raiss its impossible... I a an Xbox fanatic but 18 for a year period it's just not possible... I can accept you, max, 12 million, saying that holiday went very good. And 10 million regular... But it's good anyways since first year the XBox 1 made only 5.5 million.

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

some of you are so idiots , you think it is a bad result ? they will sell more than 6 milion xbox360 by end of the year in US only . they have sold around 8-9 milion consoles around the world . so about 6 milion international , 3 milion domestic , then if they sell 6 milion domestically by end of 2006 they will sell around 10-12 milion in other countries. result (10-12) + 6 = (16-18 ) milion world wide . is it bad for 1 year priod?

tenik2000
tenik2000

I think the wii will do well. and lets not forget when halo3 comes out along with the many other anticipated games the 360 sales will go through the roof.

faridmon
faridmon

yeah, the DS is the future on its own, its games are best, even the low profile games like Lost Magic Pokemon Dengoen game, they are all top class games. never a console will be the same as the DS. Bravo Nintendo.

sigma8
sigma8

Screw all this. I want Remotes and Nunchuks.

wiistation360
wiistation360

microsoft sold more 360s thru best buy than most retailers last year.when i went to the Digital Life show today in NYC,bestbuy and microsoft booth were close with the 2 companies advertising each other.NPD should add bestbuy,costco etc so we get the a better accurate #.

Jermwarfare
Jermwarfare

everyones giving up on the ps3 and running out to get the 360.personal anecdotes are practically meaningless,but i know 3 people who were waiting on the ps3 and changed their mind just in the last month and went out to get a 360 instead.i figured it was just a coincidence,but after seeing the sales numbers[and estimates] im convinced..... 1:alot of people are sick of all the bad news from sony. 2:they've seen the ps3 launch lineup[which cant compete with #3]. 3:they see the games coming out on the 360. 4:they see they wont be able to get a ps3 by Christmas. those things make the ps3 price even less appealing than it was to begin with and they're saying "screw it,im getting a 360". all 3 of my friends sighted those 4 reasons,and from what ive been reading,it seems to be a trend.

thekey
thekey

Justin_W It all ready has sold 6.1 million as of June 06, world wide. According to CNN, news money.com sunene123 Thats just this year's figures. In the US Not including the launch's Us figures. last year. And correct me if I'm wrong but 2.7 million is a bigger number then 400,000. so it is not sad news, and they will meet there sales projects when Gears of War comes out and there no PS3's availble. And don't forget Splinter Cell 4 ships next week Which will help sell more 360s and lord knows when the PS3 version will be availble. (Its not a launch title) The 360 is definately at 6 mill world wide, its only not doing good in Japan. But the rest of the real world reconizes that the Xbox360 is a great system, and thats cool. Nov is going to be a great month for 360 owners! We got FEAR, we got DOA Xtreme 2, and the Only Next-gen WWE Smackdown vs Raw 07 this year. The 360 has the games. And that's what matters most, ask PS2.

Justin_W
Justin_W

Xbox 360: 5.4million by the end of the year (US alone) by the most conservative estimates (possibly up to 6.1million sold)... If you can't admit that's a pretty good start to the PS3 (& Wii's) 2 million (or so) launch start you're crazy... Better than last time around...

sunene123
sunene123

Sad news for microsoft.... 2.7mil is kinda pathetic, this happens when you have a company who are used to monopoy and have no idea on how to be competitive.

xfan-atic
xfan-atic

Slash Out, sorry I cant give a link, but thats a fact. Xbox 360 is doing impressivly well on Latin America, I live in Ecuador, and everyone is loving it. Mexico is selling pretty hard to. Lets not say colombia and argentina! You guys always forget latin america, witch is a very strong market, actually stronger than asia, witch basicly only consist in Japan. Here (on LA) you have 1.5 million 360s sold! Mexico Alone counts for 800.000. Plus 1.5 - 2 from europe, and 500.000 from Japan, I guess Xbox 360 has sell even more. Jusy Kidding.

Slash_out
Slash_out

xfan-atic Bananna2, 2.7 millions is only the US system count... World Wide the 360 Has around 6 million ---------------- Lol is that a joke? With the sale in japan... that would mean Europe bought around 2.6 million of x360? Almost the same as the US? Even though I live in Europe and have an x360 myself, I believe it's faaaar from that.

JIN-Omega
JIN-Omega

what just 2.7 in U.S dreamcast did better lmao

meimnobody
meimnobody

NPD doesn't count online sales Areola54. NPD didn't count Wall Mart best and 50% of game sales until last year.

xfan-atic
xfan-atic

Bananna2, 2.7 millions is only the US system count... World Wide the 360 Has around 6 million. And with the holiday season coming, you may see 2.5 million 360s sold. And Micrososft Actually targetted 9 million... 8.5 will be pretty close. And maybe, the Xbox 360 will actually sell 3 million on holiday, with all those games coming along.

Areola54
Areola54

NDP does count wall mart, best buy, etc... how stupid can you people get?

oxymoron1331
oxymoron1331

Next week splinter cell comes out and every week after, that till at least the end of november, there will be a game worht getting for the 360. Gears of War, MUA, Call of Duty 3, F.E.A.R. and that's just to name a few. When those games come out 360 sales will go through the roof.