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Written by Matt "snorkle256" Nolan   
Friday, 17 October 2008

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Here are the numbers for video game sales from NPD

 

Dollar Sales Sep-07 Sep-08 CHG
Video Games $1.35B $1.27B -7%
  Video Games Hardware $545.67M $497.98M -9%
  Video Games Software $656.53M $616.09M -6%
  Video Game Accessories $157.50M $152.59M -3%
Dollar Sales YTD Sept 07 YTD Sept 08 CHG
Video Games $9.38B $11.82B 26%
  Video Games Hardware $3.65B $4.22B 16%
  Video Games Software $4.46B $6.07B 36%
  Video Game Accessories $1.27B $1.53B 21%
Hardware Unit Sales Sep-08
PlayStation 2 173.5K
PlayStation 3 232.4K
PSP 238.1K
Xbox 360 347.2K
Nintendo DS 536.8K
Wii 687.0K
Top 10 SKU's September 2008
(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)
Publisher Release Date  Rank # Units
360 STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED LUCASARTS Sep-08 1 610K
WII WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO May-08 2 518K
360 ROCK BAND 2 MTV GAMES/EA Sep-08 3 363K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL NINTENDO Apr-08 4 353K
PS3 STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED LUCASARTS Sep-08 5 325K
360 MERCENARIES 2: WORLD IN FLAMES EA Aug-08 6 297K
WII WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO Feb-07 7 243K
360 MADDEN NFL 09 EA Aug-08 8 224K
WII STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED LUCASARTS Sep-08 9 223K
PS2 MADDEN NFL 09 EA Aug-08 10 158K

 

 

So what does this all mean? 

September was a slightly weaker month in sales as compared to last year.  However, last year had the blockbuster release of Halo 3 to guide sales in and overall 2008 was a better year to date.

Nintendo is still kicking butt in hardware sale, but the Xbox 360 decisively beat the PS3.

Look just how hot The Force Unleashed really was.  The Balance Board has quite a bit of sales, perhaps people can actually find and buy them now?

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