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Video Game Sales Thread: December thread over, go use the new one

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Gotta go welcome the new baby of my future sister-in-law to the world, so the title and OP won't be updated till late tonight or tomorrow. I won't be able to resist a peek at this on my iPhone, though...

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Gotta go welcome the new baby of my future sister-in-law to the world, so the title and OP won't be updated till late tonight or tomorrow. I won't be able to resist a peek at this on my iPhone, though...

    Don't forget to start indoctrinating her at an early age.

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    lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Grown, the power of the 500 error has. Nothing, I can see.

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    DeaconKnowledgeDeaconKnowledge Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Gotta go welcome the new baby of my future sister-in-law to the world, so the title and OP won't be updated till late tonight or tomorrow. I won't be able to resist a peek at this on my iPhone, though...

    Congratulations are in order!! (well, not for you..but you know).

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I got in, nothing.

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    pslong9pslong9 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Got through to the main page, but nothing had been posted yet. Guessing the guy who posts the info can't get in either.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    I got in, nothing.

    You heard it here first folks, no consoles were sold during December.

    Go home, everybody.

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    ArdeArde Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think trying to get in to GAF right now is more curious and exciting than the actual numbers.

    Course, I can't wait for the eventual meltdowns. :)

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ahhh, NPD Day.

    It was much more satisfying back when people thought the PS3 had a chance.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ahhh, NPD Day.

    It was much more satisfying back when people thought the PS3 had a chance.

    Now wait that is not fair because the PS3 is selling just fine if you look at historical console data and it's still got strong third party support with lots of exclusive quality games and etc.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    To be fair though this is the worst GAF NPD day crash since sometime last summer, so this will probably be a good one.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ahhh, NPD Day.

    It was much more satisfying back when people thought the PS3 had a chance.

    Now wait that is not fair because the PS3 is selling just fine if you look at historical console data and it's still got strong third party support with lots of exclusive quality games and etc.

    YES.

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Ahhh, NPD Day.

    It was much more satisfying back when people thought the PS3 had a chance.

    Now wait that is not fair because the PS3 is selling just fine if you look at historical console data and it's still got strong third party support with lots of exclusive quality games and etc.

    Just wait for SECRET PS3 GAME.

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    bigwahbigwah Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Sheep wrote: »
    Ahhh, NPD Day.

    It was much more satisfying back when people thought the PS3 had a chance.

    Now wait that is not fair because the PS3 is selling just fine if you look at historical console data and it's still got strong third party support with lots of exclusive quality games and etc.

    Just wait for SECRET PS3 GAME.
    It's called Home.

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    CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Got on GAF but I see no numbers.

    The meltdowns, I wants to see them!

    Also everyone knows the secret PS3 game is in 4-D

    Cade on
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    KastanjKastanj __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    GameDaily BIZ has received the NPD video game sales data for December and the 2008 calendar year. As most were expecting, 2008 was indeed another record shattering year for the U.S. video game industry. Total sales in December were up nine percent to $5.29 billion, which drove full-year sales to $21.33 billion (up 19 percent from 2007).

    Video game hardware was up just two percent in December, totaling $1.88 billion, bringing total 2008 hardware sales to $7.81 billion (up 11 percent). Software sales drove December, climbing 15 percent to $2.75 billion, ultimately bringing total software sales for the year to $10.96 billion (a sizable 26 percent jump from '07). Accessories also grew eight percent in December to $662 million, finishing up 14 percent for the year at $2.57 billion.

    There can be no doubt that Nintendo was the driving force in 2008, both from a hardware and software perspective. In December, the Wii sold 2.15 million additional units and the DS sold a whopping 3.04 million units. Microsoft's Xbox 360 had a respectable showing with 1.44 million sold. Sony's PSP also fared decently with 1.02 million units sold. Finally, the PS3 trailed with just 726K units sold and the PS2 was at the bottom with 410K.

    Nintendo's Wii Play was the top selling game of December and all of 2008. This comes as little surprise considering that it's been in the top 10 every month and provides new Wii owners with an additional Wii Remote. For the full year, Wii games occupied the top four slots. The only game that even came close to Nintendo's sales level was GTA IV, which finished 2008 with 3.29 million sold on Xbox 360 and 1.89 million on PS3.

    Below you will find two charts, one for the top selling games of December and another for the top selling games of 2008, both ranked by units.

    Top 10 Games of December 2008

    1. Wii Play w/ remote - Wii – Nintendo – 1.46 million
    2. Call of Duty: World at War - Xbox 360 – Activision – 1.33 million*
    3. Wii Fit w/ balance board – Wii – Nintendo – 999K
    4. Mario Kart Wii w/ wheel – Wii – Nintendo – 979K
    5. Guitar Hero: World Tour - Wii – Activision – 850K*
    6. Gears of War 2 - Xbox 360 – Microsoft – 745K*
    7. Left 4 Dead - Xbox 360 – Electronic Arts – 629K
    8. Mario Kart - DS – Nintendo – 540K
    9. Call of Duty: World at War - PS3 – Activision – 533K
    10. Animal Crossing: City Folk - Wii – Nintendo – 497K*

    * Includes Collector's, Limited, Legendary, and Bundled Editions

    Top 10 Games of Calendar Year 2008

    1. Wii Play w/ remote - Wii – Nintendo – 5.28 million
    2. Mario Kart Wii w/ wheel – Wii – Nintendo – 5.00 million
    3. Wii Fit w/ balance board – Wii – Nintendo – 4.53 million
    4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii – Nintendo – 4.17 million
    5. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 – Take-Two – 3.29 million*
    6. Call of Duty: World at War - Xbox 360 – Activision – 2.75 million*
    7. Gears of War 2 - Xbox 360 – Microsoft – 2.31 million*
    8. Grand Theft Auto IV - PS3 – Take-Two – 1.89 million*
    9. Madden NFL '09 - Xbox 360 – Electronic Arts – 1.87 million*
    10. Mario Kart - DS – Nintendo – 1.65 million

    * Includes Collector's, Limited, Legendary, and Bundled Editions

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Cade wrote: »
    Got on GAF but I see no numbers.

    The meltdowns, I wants to see them!

    Also everyone knows the secret PS3 game is in 4-D

    Pshh 4D is nothing, Sands of Time was 4D

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Sheep wrote: »
    Ahhh, NPD Day.

    It was much more satisfying back when people thought the PS3 had a chance.

    Now wait that is not fair because the PS3 is selling just fine if you look at historical console data and it's still got strong third party support with lots of exclusive quality games and etc.

    Just wait for SECRET PS3 GAME.

    http://www.secretps3game.com/

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Can't beat that PS2, maybe next year...

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    7. Left 4 Dead - Xbox 360 – Electronic Arts – 629K

    Broke a Mil.

    Great. Gives Valve a big reason to keep supporting the game and a huge reason to keep supporting the 360.

    Way to go L4D!

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Wii 2.15 million
    DS 3.04 million
    Xbox 360 1.44 million
    Sony's PSP 1.02 million
    PS3 726K
    PS2 410K.
    According to that article.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    One last NeoGAF impression.

    DS, bow, bow.

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    CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So instead of the Wii the DS is now the best selling gaming platform for a month ever?

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Also Mario Kart, despite coming out two months later came within striking distance of all SKUs of GTA IV, the Oscar Caliber game.

    Wow.

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    Wii 2.15 million
    DS 3.04 million
    Xbox 360 1.44 million
    Sony's PSP 1.02 million
    PS3 726K
    PS2 410K.
    According to that article.

    That article is correct. Reflects what's on GAF as well.

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    KastanjKastanj __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    2150 K Wiis? That probably didn't meet demand. ABER DREI MILLIONEN DS?! Vortex of insanity!

    Look at that top 10 DOOMINATION!

    And look at the PS3...

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    LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Ouch, looks like the guys with the anecdotal reports weren't all that wrong.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Pachter said that 3.25 million Nintendo Wiis, 1.35 million Xbox 360s, and 750,000 PS3s were sold
    WRONG!

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Redemption

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    DeaconKnowledgeDeaconKnowledge Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Heavily disappointing for Wii. DS takes the single sales month crown though. Must say i'm surprised.

    As expected, PS3 down YoY. I'm still wary of calling it a trend; i'll wait for January numbers. Still, the worst time of the year to do worse than last.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    Pachter said that 3.25 million Nintendo Wiis, 1.35 million Xbox 360s, and 750,000 PS3s were sold
    WRONG!

    2 out of 3 ain't bad.

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    pslong9pslong9 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Also Mario Kart, despite coming out two months later came within striking distance of all SKUs of GTA IV, the Oscar Caliber game.

    Wow.

    Just like everything else for the Wii, it's also been supply-constrained. If they could have pumped out those wheels faster, they probably would have beaten it.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I remember when Wii fits initial numbers came in people were saying that MGS 4 would have the bigger year...

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt31/mappster200/npdrowan.gif

    There ya go. Complementary image macro from GAF featuring Rowan Atkinson.

    Big image.

    Not bad. Love the show it was taken from.

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    DeaconKnowledgeDeaconKnowledge Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    Pachter said that 3.25 million Nintendo Wiis, 1.35 million Xbox 360s, and 750,000 PS3s were sold
    WRONG!

    Actually, he was just wrong on the Wii. He was very close with the 360 and PS3.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    Pachter said that 3.25 million Nintendo Wiis, 1.35 million Xbox 360s, and 750,000 PS3s were sold
    WRONG!

    2 out of 3 ain't bad.

    He would've been spot on if it weren't for the monkey wrench of limited shipping.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    pslong9 wrote: »
    Also Mario Kart, despite coming out two months later came within striking distance of all SKUs of GTA IV, the Oscar Caliber game.

    Wow.

    Just like everything else for the Wii, it's also been supply-constrained. If they could have pumped out those wheels faster, they probably would have beaten it.

    It definately won worldwide though as the game continues to top the charts throughout Europe.

    Smash had a good holiday too.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Kastanj wrote: »
    2150 K Wiis? That probably didn't meet demand. ABER DREI MILLIONEN DS?! Vortex of insanity!

    Look at that top 10 DOOMINATION!

    And look at the PS3...

    No, that's not true..

    THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!

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    KastanjKastanj __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2009
    Apart from there being more DS than Turkies bought in December, anything deviating a lot from those neat little PA/Neogaf/Pachter predictions?

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