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Video Game Industry Thread: Rhymes are for Losers you Sales Thread Users.
Hello and welcome to the Video Game Industry thread.
What this thread is for: Sales numbers, trends, press releases, fanboy spite, car/movie/food analogies.
What this thread isn't for: VGchartz fake numbers, fans of the Playstation Portable*, movie talk that isn't a stupid videogame analogy. Monsters Inc. is worse than Cars, by the way.
What happened to the NPD Top Ten: Publisher pressure on them changed their single sku by platform monthly top ten into combined SKU, no exact numbers. Platform holders will often release their hardware numbers, but they obviously don't have to.
Things to expect in April: March NPDs and quarterly (in some cases yearly) fiscal reports from various industry members.
MARCH NPD "NUMBERS"
Pokemon White Version (NDS) 1 Nintendo
Pokemon Black Version (NDS) 2 Nintendo
Homefront (360, PS3, PC) 3 THQ
Dragon Age II (360, PS3, PC)** 4 Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)** 5 Activision Blizzard
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) 6 LucasArts
Crysis 2 (360, PS3, PC) 7 Electronic Arts
NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP, PC) 8 Take 2 Interactive
MLB 11: The Show (PS3, PSP, PS2) 9 Sony
Fight Night Champion (360, PS3) 10 Electronic Arts
*Sony doesn't like giving numbers for this anymore. Wonder why?