The NPD numbers for January 2010 are in. What consoles took the top spot and what games had people opening their wallets?
It's that time of the month again.
Sales: serious business that directly impacts the level of fun we can have with games.
Didn't Greenburg once say. "It dosen't matter who sells more in January. It's the holdays that count."
Great numbers for Wii and DS (as usual)... Good numbers for X360 and PS3... Not so good numbers for PSP... ... numbers for the PS2 are from a console that's ending it's life cycle. PS2 had a great life. Nintendo this generation is murdering the competition. PS: As for the 2 million proclaimed for Mass Effect 2 sales, you have to take in account the rest of the world and also the PC sales numbers. As for MAG i expected it to be in the top 10... and it's not. I guess bad numbers for MAG.
Vgchartz had The PS3 at 350,000 for the month and they r not usually that far off from npd,very strange?Also i remember people were saying that ME2 sold 2 million in 1 week and now we know it was a lie because it sold 600,000+ in the U.S and it sells a little less in europe lol.Somebody overstating facts like always?huh
Yep it is. I can't believe army of two 40th day sold so well. I was expecting it to bomb and where is bayonneta and MAG. Why don't they ever release the top 20 instead I would like to see how both did. At above ^^^ Mass Effect 2 sold 2 million worldwide and this is just for america so it's possible it sold 2 million worldwide.
happy being a gamer :) hope bioshock 2 do great cause I played it 4 like 2 hours and it rocked ROCKED
is clearly beating the ps3 in sales.
MW2 is a great game, despite all the haters on n4g(not that they really matter anyway) its by far ps3's best selling game and 360's 2nd best selling game for the month....the game is just so much fun. I'm dissapointed Bayonetta isn't on the list, the gameplay in that game is second to none when it comes to action games, even edging out the great Ninja Gaiden. btw, Zipper has to be dissapointed MAG is a no show on the charts. wii dominating as usual, 360 showing its strength and ps3 hangin in there.....great time to be a gamer. JOY
It looks like these sales are going to be pretty even from now on.
yeah lol mw2 Rocks and numbers prove that anyway peace and game on dude :)
x360 won this month vs ps3 in NA. Deal with that. Though, WorldWide it`s PS3 all the way. However, x360 is still a STRONG competitor in NA, which won`t be defeated so easily like in Japan or Europe. This month Heavy Rain and next month FFXIII with God of War 3. It will be interesting to see, how x360 will deal with that in NA. =) http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...
MAG flopped, not in top 10, yeah yeah i know it had 4-5 days on sale, but so did ME2 and look at it . RPG doing those numbers
@TOO PAWNED Mag is a new IP, mass effect inst and if its not like cod, that u need t camp do be good it wont sell as much JokesOnYou it sold well cus people though it was going to be as good as cod4 but it clearly isn't. Full of glitches and is made for camping which makes the game horrible. I got nukes in CTF, sabotage, and dm always cus I did the same crap over and over, you only need a harrier, chopper gunner and ull get te nuke, its retarded. Now they will release a new cod on December with all the problems fixed. Activition is a joke.
when the ps3 passes the 360's numbers worldwide i think there is gonna be a lot of suicides..
Congrats all 3 but especially nintendo. I guess they'll wish this gen will never end. If you talk about sales without mentioning them then you are kidding yourself.
"JokesOnYou it sold well cus people though it was going to be as good as cod4" -xTruthx lol, you might be able to use that excuse at launch but the game came out in Novemeber and its still the best selling ps3 game for January, its likely to be for February and yet you think people are still buying it because IW is tricking them into thinking its as good as COD4, lol just NO, people are buying it still because its getting alot of playtime and gamers tend to buy things when the word of mouth gets out about a good game, if the game was anywhere near as bad as n4g elites said people would be trading it in and definitely not still playing it in the millions and buying huge quantities of it right now. If you personally think the flaws equal a bad game that's fine but that makes you a very tiny insignificant minority for the rest of the world MW2 kick ass, so just deal with reality and go play whatever you like. @ ape007, It's good to see there are a few of us MW2 supporters/gamers left on n4g....either way if I see you online don't expect any special treatment, fcking headshots for me are like Spinach to Popeye. JOY
I just caught a trojan virus loading up this page. Not cool.
jokes do you even have a ps3 ? I have over 60 friends and almost every 1 was playing it when it came out, now only 5 or 8 still play it. if it was that good i doubt over 30 pep would stop playing it.
looks like ME2 made a difference(established franchise), unfortunately MAG didn't (online only new IP)
All this arguing over Sony and MS, and Nintendo is blowing everyone out of the water. MAG didn't even make it into the top ten. Maybe Sony should have advertised. I still need to pick the game up though, the beta was a blast and the final release looks even better. Mass Effect 2 deserve every sale it gets, that game is amazing. MW2 doesn't deserve those sales at all IMO, there are much better games out there. Hell, Playing MW2 made me want to go back to COD4.
MAG is cool game but its not for everyone, including me, when will 360 owners understand that every gamer doesnt have to flock to one game lol. we ps3 owners flock to games we like and usually we get spread out. or were just smart consumers going through rough times and even tho were not buying games we still have the option to buy really good games and we have a superior piece of hardware....times are tough not everyone has parents to buy there games for them, if my parents help me its to buy groceries, and gas for my car, not buy me the new bioshock 2 or battle field bad company 2...the 360 is beating the ps3 by 60000 approx, well guess what in europe and japan combined the ps3 gains more then 60000 so the 360 is actually losing to the ps3 if you really want to get a numbery and technical...personally i dont care just thought you want to know the truth.....ohh yeah and to get the whole 1 year headstart to be far how bout when microsoft stops making the 360 like the xbox 1, and sony continues to support the ps3 we will dedicate that year to give the ps3 a fair chance to completely pass the 360 if it hasnt happend all ready...and no one can say its not fair, cuz logically it will be fair. like honestly ask yourselves this what true next generation console that starts off at 600 (that exclaims the Wii it started at 279.00 in a recession lol) and can come out of a year behind and 10 mil or so behind....the fact that the ps3 is pumping out better quality , more exclusives graphically, exclude personally gaming preference each to their own right....is something to be proud about..you can play the total sales number game and disregard the year and 10 mil head start as a factor all you want, but when it comes right down to it the ps3 has been out selling the 360 world wide since the slim launched.....america or canada isnt the fin world... i live in canada by the way.... and also it has been outselling the 360 overall if you put there launches side by side....i hate the numbers game i dont believe that it really matters to me, but i do believe in the truth. edit 4 disagrees but no one to say why im wrong...man N4g really has to make that in denial button lol
Why do you sound so butt hurt?
The most telling thing about these numbers to me is that Darksiders outsold Bayonetta. Sad. I just beat Bayonetta today for the first time, and I must say, that game is utterly brilliant. Should have made the top 10 if gamers knew 1 god damn thing about good games to spend their money on, but obviously they don't, so whatever. Sales are meaningless about quality. Edit: Oh and by the way, I beat Darksiders too. I don't make comparisons or statements about games I haven't played. It was pretty good, but Bayonetta was genius.
ME2 sold ~600k in 5 days on one continent. I'd say it's very possible to sell 2 million globally in 2 weeks. @DeepInterLudium I'm sure everyone set on buying a PS3 would rather pick up a different console instead of driving <5 minutes to walmart/best buy/futureshop to buy the console they actually want.
i use to play sales, now i play games. the time you waste talking about sales--you're letting the sales play You. wake up.
ME2 seems like it was indeed a system seller. It's sad to see NA is still buying the 360 even though it's much inferior, but atlas NA =/= the world. PS3 sells around 200k+ in Japan and outsells the 360 in NA. I'll go ahead and say the PS3 beat the 360 world wide by a good 250k+.
All I know is that you could not find a PS3 in NYC during the month of January. My friend tried to find one for weeks. She almost ended up going to New Jersey.
PS3 wins worldwide by like 200,000-250,000 units for January. One week of PS3 japan sales pretty much cancels out the lead the 360 made in one month in America.
One week of Japan sales? Come on, show me. That's not what I have seen. Anyway, good numbers for pretty much all the systems. The Wii is a phenomenon. The 360 continues to sell very strong and the PS3 isn't too far behind.
Its sad how Sony fans bring up all the other sales around the world to make the PS3 even in sales.. Last gen sonys console was just killing the competition and now the PS3 is just scrapping by to get into second place.. Sony did really drop the ball with the PS3 hopefully they have learned their lessons that its all about the games and not "movie features" that gamers buy consoles for!
jaysquared, you're full of it. Sony has brought some of the best games I've ever played. Period. I've been gaming for almost 25 years. If Sony "dropped" the ball with PS3, then I guess it's because they've already won the game ...and took home the trophy. But of course, you probably judge a company solely on financial reports and not the number of HIGH quality exclusives they make every single year, eh.
"All I know is that you could not find a PS3 in NYC during the month of January. My friend tried to find one for weeks. She almost ended up going to New Jersey. " Almost LOL, Not even the PS3 could make a New Yorker goto Jersey.