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Submitted by playswitch 658d ago | opinion piece

April Showers: Full NPD April 2013 Videogame Sales Figures + Analysis

April sales rained down 42% hardware and 17% software losses YOY, with total dollars spent down a gloomy 25% overall, according to The NPD Group.

Full sales figures and extensive analysis of April 2013 numbers with Peter Skerritt. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo DS, NPD, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

playswitch   658d ago | Off topic | show
Gr81  +   658d ago
Man
That is an ugly picture painted.
StraightPath  +   658d ago
damn Vita at rock bottom as usual.
3-4-5  +   658d ago
How so? April isn't usually " go buy a console month" or anything like that.

My suggestions:

* Purchase a 3DS now if you haven't already.

* Buy a Vita & Wii U in 2014

* Buy either xbox720 or PS4 in 2014
PopRocks359  +   658d ago
Jeez. I guess the summer drought truly has begun? It's kind of weird actually, wasn't there a post just last night saying Nintendo software sales had reason by over 50%? Amazing to see a figure like this after that.
raytraceme  +   658d ago
Well metro last light just released, Remember me and Fuse are releasing soon and finally the Summer blockbuster, The Last Of Us, is certain to shake things up for the next couple of months.

Unfortunately I think remember me is going to be the sleeping dogs of this year as a huge sleeper hit of the year. Hopefully I am wrong and Remember Me become a success.
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PopRocks359  +   658d ago
Oh yes. The Last of Us is going to be one friggin' beast of a game. That will surely send the PS3 off with a bang. Hopefully we'll see sales increases around that time.
lilbroRx  +   658d ago
It will all turn around starting next month. Well at least for the Wii U.

Let the games begin. Finally.
Evil_Ryu  +   658d ago
i think the buzz about the next gen consoles have affected the sales of current console...atleast i hope thats what is
1.Xbox - 130 thousand
2. 3DS- slightly above 100 thousand
3.PS3 -100 thousand
Dlacy13g  +   658d ago
that or a price cut is sorely needed for the aging consoles.
Khordchange  +   658d ago
I remember in 2008 200k was considered last place and 500 to 700k was considered first, :/
LOL_WUT  +   658d ago
Even the DS sold more than the Wii U! Both the Vita and the Wii U need some serious games ;)
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Jek_Porkins  +   658d ago
Not only is this the typical Summer drought, but new consoles have been announced, or soon will be in the case of the next Xbox, so expect sharper declines because people will want to save up for new hardware and software.
SDF Repellent  +   658d ago
Wii U vs VITA, the battle for the 6th place ribbon. This month winner is Wii U by a landslide (33,000 - 20,000). Congrat to Nintendo.
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sherimae2413  +   657d ago
meanwhile in japan......
medziarz  +   657d ago
looks like the 360 has stopped killing the PS3 in the US.
130k vs 100+k
maybe the recent appreciation of Playstation is having an effect.
yugovega  +   657d ago
for such a "lack of games" the wiiu still sold nearly half what the ps3 did. I wouldn't call that bad. considering all the titles that released this month on playstation. and the price difference between ps3 and wiiu and the ps3 bundles. I don't think Nintendo is in near as much trouble as people want to suggest.

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