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USA Retail Sales Preview - January 2010

Brett Walton: "With NPD set to release their monthly data for January 2010 on Thursday, we present a summary of VGChartz data for the same period for as a preview and for comparison.

Monthly highlights:

* Total revenue down 8% year on year
* 19 games sold over 100,000 units
* 2 million units of hardware was sold totalling $0.4b in revenue
* Over 20 million units of software were sold totalling $0.65b in revenue
* Mass Effect 2 sold nearly 700,000 units on Xbox 360
* New Super Mario Bros. Wii sold over 550,000 units on Wii
* New Super Mario Bros. Wii is only 1 million units behind Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox 360"

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bmw692808d ago

Yeah I bet BioWare are very happy. 2m shipped at launch is pretty impressive as well

Nathan Drake22808d ago

i thought that in december there was more ps3 sold then x360 in USA.sry,i didn't read this is vg charts.

bmw692808d ago

Huh? Why do VGChartz and NPD have to agree 100% for you to be happy? In December, NPD had PS3 slightly ahead and VGC had 360 slightly ahead but neither by that big a margin.

What's the big deal man?

Braineater24482808d ago

In case you weren't ever informed, NPD estimates data in the same way VGChartz does. In other words, NPD isn't 100% accurate either. Stop quoting them as gospel. Educate yourself.

Nathan Drake22808d ago

so there are 6% less x360 sold this january despite "exclusive" mass effect 2 with it's 96 on metacritic and 50% more ps3 sold with MAG.no good microsoft.february,march are dry with x360 exclusives(yeah right metro will sell x360),splinter cell,alan wake will not move any x360 too.so till september and halo reach ps3 will move more units every month in USA.

bmw692808d ago

PS3 slim / pricecut? Is this really a suprise?!

Nathan Drake22808d ago

you mean price cut from september 1.?still x360 arcade 100$ cheaper then ps3.when x360 had price cut in 2008. to 199$ how long did it work?

bmw692808d ago

360 outsold PS3 comfortable until throughout 2009 until PS3 slim launch

Conando2808d ago

The 360 outsold the PS3 for 12 months straight after its price drop to $199. The PS3 only outsold the 360 for 2 months after its price drop to $299 and complete remodeling, with the 360 beating it in November 2009 sales.

Nathan Drake22808d ago

you mean when x360 was 200$ cheaper?don't forget piracy which help move many x360.and don't forget RROD which forced many x360 owners to rebuy x360 multiple times.

Conando2808d ago

The 360 has a 3 year warranty for the RROD, so very few people will be buying a console multiple times. If we count out some sales for the RROD, then we should also count out PS3 sales for people buying it only for a Blu-Ray player. It might not happen much today anymore (just like the RROD is rare today in new models), but when there were few cheaper alternatives, I'm sure a lot of people bought the PS3 only for that purpose.

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