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NPD Software Top 20 Reveals Nintendo Catalog Strength

Nintendo platforms claimed 11 slots in the top 20, the Xbox 360 took nine and the PlayStation 3 only one. The only two new titles in the top 20 this month were on Microsoft's console: Skate 2 at #6 and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at #10. All other Xbox 360 titles were from 2008: Call of Duty: World at War at #5, Gears of War 2 at #12, Fallout 3 at #13, Rock Band 2 at #17 and Guitar Hero: World Tour at #18.

No PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, nor Game Boy Advance titles placed in the top 20 in January 2009.

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TheColbertinator2720d ago

Why did people get Lord of the Rings Conquest? That game sucked even for LOTR fans

GiantEnemyCrab2720d ago

Pretty bad, not even 1 PS3 title in the top 10. Where is Resistance 2 or LBP? Huge super mega hyped titles and I don't even seen them in the top 20. Fable 2 seems like another one that has dropped off significantly.

360 man2720d ago

well fable 2 was released mid way through october

360 man2720d ago

goodness sake sony just give up

JokesOnYou2720d ago (Edited 2720d ago )

How ironic, all the talk about exclusives from both micro & sony camps, yet besides Left4Dead and Gears2 its wii exclusives that are dominating....micro is doing pretty good though but its so funny because despite all the talk about exclusives for the HD consoles believe it or not its multiplatform games that have proved they can continue to hold gamers attention. Dammmmm! sony's software sales are terrible, not 1 exclusive able to crack the top 20, geesh....As much as I like to poke fun at the sony folks on n4g, I really do hope KZ2 sells well, its a great game and all Jokes aside I like to see devs get rewarded for their hard work.

JOY

GrandTheftZamboni2720d ago

"its wii exclusives that are dominating"
"its multiplatform games that have proved they can continue to hold gamers attention."

Anyone else sees something wrong here?

JokesOnYou2719d ago (Edited 2719d ago )

Here I'll help you out.....first when you cut & paste you forgot include the entire sentence which does make sense:

"How ironic, all the talk about exclusives from both micro & sony camps, yet besides Left4Dead and Gears2 its wii exclusives that are dominating"

-you see I said its ironic, which refers to the fact that 360 & ps3 owners tout their exclusives alot but 6 of 8 of the top 20 contain multiplats *notice thats why I said *besides L4D and Gears2, then of course sony looks much worst with NO exclusives in the top 20. Now I finish that statement saying wii exclusives are dominating because in fact they are in spots #1, #2, and #3.

Finally once again you only cut & paste half the qoute which I hope is the only cause for your confusion, when you actually READ the whole thing in context its really not difficult to understand this:

"its so funny because despite all the talk about exclusives for the HD consoles believe it or not its multiplatform games that have proved they can continue to hold gamers attention"

-Where have you been?, on n4g we all know that both 360 & ps3 camps talk alot about their exclusives, most notably ps3 folks with all their "sony has like soooo many studio's" statements, *notice in the above statement I'm refering to "HD consoles"(for you thats 360 & ps3 only) so YES its funny in the sense that if you look at the top 20 chart its mostly multiplatform games that are showing long legs, this is definitely MORE of the case with ps3 than the other platforms. See now that wasn't so hard was it?

JOY

GrandTheftZamboni2719d ago

The reason I pasted the two sentences is because they are statements that stand out in you post. I think you are trying to justify that 360 doesn't have many exclusives on the horizon even though the top selling HD title (since you want to slice the chart that way) is an exclusive to 360. The way I see it is that gamers do want exclusives.

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Voiceofreason2720d ago

Top 20...Nintendo 11.. MS 9 and PS3 1... Anyone else see the problem?

cayal2720d ago

lol, I was wondering the same thing.

lelo2720d ago (Edited 2720d ago )

Nintendo 11.. MS 9 and PS3 1 = 21 games :)

Actually it's Nintendo 11.. MS 8 and Sony 1.

Sony's software sales in the US is not that great. Great numbers for the Wii and good numbers for the X360.

Gr812720d ago (Edited 2720d ago )

The "Wii doesn't sell games" shtick is proven wrong yet again. in fact you could probably say the PS3 is the system that doesn't sell games. Just one game in the top 20? not good.

Still it is amazing that the Wii is just dominating month in and month out. Devs would be even more foolish to continue to ignore the Wii.

BrotherNick2720d ago

Funny part is the game there for the PS3 is a multiplatform title, COD:WaW.

kewlkat0072720d ago

but sells well on the 360 since it has a bigger install-base plus again 360 is known for a shooters console.

L4D came out of no where and is challenging Gears of War 2 and COD...Whatever happened to Resistance 2, them sales are probably gonna slow to a halt with KZ2 around the corner.

Shooters..shooters, the Us can't get enough..Fear 2 is now also out.

Smacktard2720d ago

Well so are all of the 360 titles, except for Gears 2 :P

But then again that's pretty much the current state of the 360's game library. :D

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