NPD for September (surprised it's not posted edition)

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#1 Edited by Chutebox (37345 posts) -

Goodies

Supposedly PS3 was leading console thanks to GTA5 bundles.

360 software sales highest it's ever been in NA, if I'm reading it correctly.

#2 Edited by KBFloYd (13793 posts) -

Notes:

-GTA V represents over 50% of all dollars spent this month.

-GTA V was the highest opening for the franchise.

-NPD did not say it was the highest opening month ever, so it's quite possibly behind the highest CoD games.

Hardware:

3DS:

Best selling platform.

PS3:

Best selling console.

The GTA bundle represented a large portion of its sales.

Xbox 360:

Has sold 1.6 million this year so far.

This gives us an estimate of

169K

(thanks Aquamarine).

Wii U:

Up 200% from last month.

To note, a 200% increase means it's three times as much as last month. For speculation of what that number could be,

go here

. Any official numbers will be put in this spot as they come.

Other Information:

Originally Posted by Microsoft

This month, Xbox 360 reached 80 million consoles sold to retailers worldwide* and maintained its lead as the number one selling console in the U.S. in 2013.

September 2013 NPD highlights:

September marked the biggest software sales ever for Xbox 360, with sales reaching $401.2 million the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, September 2013)

Xbox 360 continues to see strong consumer demand with an amazing lineup of titles. In fact, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 consoles games during the month of September including: “Grand Theft Auto V,” “FIFA 14,” “Madden NFL 14,” “Diablo III” and “NBA 2K14.” (Source: NPD Group, September 2013)

Xbox 360 remains the number one selling console in the U.S. in 2013, with 1.6 million units sold this year. (Source: NPD Group, September 2013)

Xbox 360 is poised for another successful holiday with recently announced Xbox 360 holiday bundles available worldwide at select major retailers. The three holiday bundles are:

Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle with “Halo 4” and “Tomb Raider” as well as one month free of Xbox Live Gold available for $249.99** USD (ERP).

Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Holiday Bundle with “Kinect Sports: Season Two” and “Kinect Adventures” as well as one month free of Xbox Live Gold available for $249.99** USD (ERP).

Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Bundle with “Kinect Sports: Season Two,” “Kinect Adventures,” and “Forza Horizon” as well as one month free of Xbox Live Gold available for $349.99** USD (ERP).

This holiday only, the Xbox 360 4GB Console is available for an incredible value of $179.99** USD (ERP). Now is the time to get a great deal on Xbox 360.

Looking ahead to Xbox One launch, we continue to see overwhelming demand for the console with pre-orders for Xbox One selling out quicker than any previous Xbox release; Xbox One pre-orders continue to outpace Xbox 360 pre-orders in the same time period. While we remain on track to honor all pre-order commitments, we do expect to sell every Xbox One we deliver to retail this holiday.

With the release of Xbox One, amazing new titles coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 and best-ever holiday offers available for Xbox 360, it’s going to be a great year for Xbox.

*Internal Microsoft data

**Games inside marked packages, while supplies last. Estimated retail price; actual prices may vary.

See participating retailer for details.

http://news.xbox.com/2013/10/xbox-360-sept-npd

Originally Posted by Nintendo

Nintendo 3DS Repeats at No. 1, Wii U Responds Following Price Cut

Nintendo enters the critical holiday selling season with strong momentum, as Nintendo 3DS finished as the best-selling video game system in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive month and Wii U enjoyed new momentum following a price cut.

On Oct. 15, Nintendo revealed that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which launched globally on Oct. 12, combined to sell more than 4 million units worldwide during its first two days on the market. A full breakdown of U.S. sales for the games, as well as the new Nintendo 2DS handheld, which launched on the same day, will be included in next month's NPD report. In addition to the latest Pokémon adventure, Nintendo 3DS fans have two exciting games on the horizon, both launching on Nov. 22: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour.

On Sept. 20, Nintendo reduced the price of the Wii U Deluxe Set by $50 to a suggested retail price of $299.99 and introduced a limited-edition bundle that features a download code for a digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Sales of Wii U hardware in September increased by more than 200 percent over sales in August, and that is with only 15 days of data being reported at the new price. Over the next few weeks and months, Wii U fans can look forward to playing Wii Party U (Oct. 25), Wii Fit U (Nintendo eShop, Nov. 1) Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Nov. 15) and Super Mario 3D World (Nov. 22).

*Data regarding physical sales of games in September are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo's internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/10/17/se...oost-industry/

#3 Posted by lawlessx (46765 posts) -

""PS3 was the top selling console this month, breaking the 32-month streak of the Xbox 360 leading console hardware sales from January 2011 to August 2013,"

God damm lmao

#4 Edited by RR360DD (11979 posts) -

NPD =/= world

#5 Posted by Blabadon (26549 posts) -

GTA V being GTA V.

#6 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42966 posts) -

GTA5 number one?

No way, never would have guessed that one.

#7 Posted by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

@lawlessx: @RR360DD:

lol lems still buttmad that the 360 is in lastplace.

#8 Posted by Promised_Trini (3628 posts) -

@RR360DD: Awww are you butthurt that PS3 beat the 360 after 32 months lol.

#9 Posted by TheEroica (13692 posts) -
@Promised_Trini said:

@RR360DD: Awww are you butthurt that PS3 beat the 360 after 32 months lol.

Holy shit this is sig worthy

#10 Edited by Promised_Trini (3628 posts) -

@TheEroica said:
@Promised_Trini said:

@RR360DD: Awww are you butthurt that PS3 beat the 360 after 32 months lol.

Holy shit this is sig worthy

WHAT HOW!.Tell me why it is lol.

#11 Edited by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

@TheEroica: Not really, considering NA was M$'s home territory, not anymore though.

#12 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9807 posts) -
@lawlessx said:

""PS3 was the top selling console this month, breaking the 32-month streak of the Xbox 360 leading console hardware sales from January 2011 to August 2013,"

God damm lmao


What do you expect? Mericans love their Xbawks

#13 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9807 posts) -

@Promised_Trini said:

@TheEroica said:
@Promised_Trini said:

@RR360DD: Awww are you butthurt that PS3 beat the 360 after 32 months lol.

Holy shit this is sig worthy

WHAT HOW!.Tell me why it is lol.

Are you serious?

Even I would call you a stupid cow.

#14 Posted by tormentos (18305 posts) -

Wow so the PS3 actually beat the xbox 360 in US...i sense a big wave of butthurts incoming...lol

#15 Posted by TheEroica (13692 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

@Promised_Trini said:

@TheEroica said:
@Promised_Trini said:

@RR360DD: Awww are you butthurt that PS3 beat the 360 after 32 months lol.

Holy shit this is sig worthy

WHAT HOW!.Tell me why it is lol.

Are you serious?

Even I would call you a stupid cow.

Lol... read it again slowly to yourself Trini

#16 Posted by TheEroica (13692 posts) -

@tormentos said:

Wow so the PS3 actually beat the xbox 360 in US...i sense a big wave of butthurts incoming...lol

System Wars would be scraping pretty low to have a feud over two consoles duking it out on empty... Like fighting over which elderly guy with a walker can win in a race down a hallway...

#17 Posted by Promised_Trini (3628 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

@tormentos said:

Wow so the PS3 actually beat the xbox 360 in US...i sense a big wave of butthurts incoming...lol

System Wars would be scraping pretty low to have a feud over two consoles duking it out on empty... Like fighting over which elderly guy with a walker can win in a race down a hallway...

You actually know it would come to that right.There will be users that are going fight over it.

#18 Posted by lamprey263 (24130 posts) -

3DS outsold PS3? what's on 3DS that caused that?

#19 Edited by TheEroica (13692 posts) -

@Promised_Trini said:

@TheEroica said:

@tormentos said:

Wow so the PS3 actually beat the xbox 360 in US...i sense a big wave of butthurts incoming...lol

System Wars would be scraping pretty low to have a feud over two consoles duking it out on empty... Like fighting over which elderly guy with a walker can win in a race down a hallway...

You actually know it would come to that right.There will be users that are going fight over it.

Of course they will... What's funnier is when's the last time anyone from any faction has cared one ounce about last gen console sales? Yet, they will fight... oh they will fight.

#20 Edited by Gue1 (10185 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

NPD =/= world

don't play that game cus you're the one that will end up losing anyway. NA was the only region the X360 dominated... ;)

#21 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7799 posts) -

Love the smell of butthurt lems in the evening.

#22 Posted by Shewgenja (9592 posts) -

Quite literally at the closing bell of this generation, it looks like people made an exodus to PS3, even in the US.

#23 Edited by kitty (114791 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

Quite literally at the closing bell of this generation, it looks like people made an exodus to PS3, even in the US.

considering I'm on ps3 number 6, guess I helped it get 6 more sales. :P

#24 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (985 posts) -

listen PS4 drones it really says only September thats it!! Xbox 360 still dominated US.

#25 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (6009 posts) -

This will continue with the PS4, the xbox will be dead last again... lol

#26 Posted by Netherscourge (16328 posts) -

@Eddie-Vedder said:

Love the smell of butthurt lems in the evening.

Dude, that's nasty.

#27 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -

And suddenly, all the lems are gone lmao.

#28 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6669 posts) -

@TheEroica: How was that sig worthy? pathetic lems claim ownage when there is none to take.

#29 Posted by Nike_Air (18334 posts) -

Some numbers from creamsugar (neogaf)

  • GTA V - more than 7 million including bundle
  • Diablo III ~550k
  • Kingdom Hearts - between 270k-275k
  • Zelda Wind Waker HD ~123K including bundle
  • Rayman Legends - less than 70k
  • Killzone Mercenary ~41k
  • Wonderful 101 - less than 20k , but very close
#30 Posted by TheEroica (13692 posts) -

@Mozelleple112:

@Nengo_Flow said:

@Promised_Trini said:

@TheEroica said:
@Promised_Trini said:

@RR360DD: Awww are you butthurt that PS3 beat the 360 after 32 months lol.

Holy shit this is sig worthy

WHAT HOW!.Tell me why it is lol.

Are you serious?

Even I would call you a stupid cow.

#31 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1629 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

NPD =/= world

The flip-flop is fun, but when NA is the 360's strongest territory, and it got beat by the PS3, well then, there is a problem for you.

#32 Posted by BPoole96 (22802 posts) -

RIP in peace Xbox Brand

#33 Posted by BPoole96 (22802 posts) -

Also, did Aaron Greenburg make a snarky remark this time about the US being Xbox land?

#34 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

I love playstation consoles because they manage to pump out great games DEEP into their console's lifespan, I remember this happened with the PS1, PS2, and now PS3.

Long live play.

#35 Posted by Lionheart08 (15433 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

Quite literally at the closing bell of this generation, it looks like people made an exodus to PS3, even in the US.

Price cut + GTAV bundle sku.Kind of a no brainer. I'm actually surprised Microsoft hasn't done these type of bundles with their core gamer skus since the Holidays are approaching.