Top 10 selling software titles of December NPD have been revealed. Annual software sales as well.
Black ops is number 1 obviously but Just Dance 2 sold more than World of warcraft?? Damn..
Just Dance 2... 5 million. WoW. Over 3 million. Surprising, I know o.O
Wow kinect topped the accessories chart twice in a row now. Yearly software numbers see Reach at number 3, highest exclusive on the list. Impressive
Hold on, did Epic Mickey just sell more than GT5 in December? Wasn the reason GT5 wasn big in Novembers' numbers because it released late? Well what is the excuse this time? I know GT is not strongest in US, but they did buy over 5 million of GT3 back in the ps2 heyday and so to be beaten by epic mickey is a bit of a laugh now aint it?
GT3 was a packin game with ps2.
Sold 5.5 million up to dec 10th http://www.prnewswire.com/n...
W.O.W just needs to die lol
Where is Gran Turismo 5?
Yeah im not going to lie that shocked the shit out of me, I wasnt expecting it to be 1st cuz of black ops but 2nd or 3rd for sure. but i guess not.
Yeah, I think GT3 has been the only game in the series to really capture the Americas. I bought it and love it, but I don't think most American gamers want that much of a challenge.
I was gonna say the same thing..Seems like the people who wanted it have bought it so sales will b low now. It has sold over 5million copies so im sure sony is happy with the sales to date. @Saga Kin (above me) lol its really hurting u today, i just saw u on the 360 topic trolling and trying to twist the facts :p
I know right? He has got to be the most pathetic troll I have ever seen.
shipped over 5, bit of a difference
@siyrobbo Not really. Those shipped because they were sold to retailers, who buy based on demand. It doesn't matter all that much that not all of those copies have been sold yet to customers. Sony doesn't need to chase up retailers to know exactly what's been sold. Almost all figures are shipped.
Surprised at Donkey Kong Country Returns being so high. No GT5. oh well...
America don't buy racers anymore. It's WAY more popular in Europe.
Why is Need for Speed at no 10 if they don't buy racers?
DAMMIT Kramun.....Quit poking holes in theories that are flawed already!!
It's selling extremely well in the rest of the world but I'm sure you already know this Dark360.
Sales data please.
There's the link http://www.onpause.org/2011...
I noticed that as well
I wasn't surprised to se GT5 didn't make the list, North America to Sony is like Japan to Microsoft
not really... SONY sells in the US while MS just waste money on JAPAN.. yeah just like americans Waste money on XBOX...
I think Sony made a mistake by counting on GT5 as a "festive season" blockbuster. Its not big enough in the USA to support the the PS3 brand through the festive season. It gave MS a highway for the 360. Next time they should do a combo like GT5 + LBP for instance. Not just a racer alone. Thats like asking to be stomped in the Xmas season which is the most important season of the year.
This just shows u no matter how many articles comes dissing cod people dont care.Hate it or luv it call of duty is here to stay for ever and b excepting another call of duty this year and expect it to sell like crack in the 80's.
Not forever, oh god no please not forever. I think that in a few games times, more people will realize how the quality of the game is degrading rapidly. Hopefully by that time another franchise will also knock it off its perch, COD sucks.
Wow, CoD MW2 Is Still Selling
Not a single PS3 exclusive? GASP! Meh. That'll change next year though.
I'm going to guess its because PS3 fans had so many options/games to choose from. Well that's what I always hear anyways.
Not in this time frame they didn't. GT5 is the only big exclusive they released this holiday. Nice try though.
Only played AC: Brotherhood out of those 10. Kinda proud of that.
Wow Halo Reach highest selling exclusive of the entire year beating all those Wii games, didn't expect that at all. Surprised GT5 has already left the top 10.
Halo Reach Deserves The Sales
Read other comments, these are U.S. numbers. GT5 is killing Europe.
@ExPresident... OK, fine GT5 is selling great in Europe. This article is about the NPD's...as in North American Sales... GT5 is going to put up great numbers overall...just not looking too likely in N. America.
wow...can't wait to see the numbers! This adds up all consoles per title so to see one platform exclusives like just dance 2 and the fantastic donkey kong in the top 5? Serious sales for those two...
No GT5. oh well, i somewhat predicted that.
eh guess we will never see ps3 games charting again mmm
No GT5,not even in individual sku charts Analysis from NPD's Anita Frazier: "On an SKU basis, games that are in the top 10 for the month that aren't reflected in our title-level best-selling list include Kinect Sports from Microsoft, UDraw Studio with UDraw Tablet from THQ, and Dance Central from Microsoft. Outside of Black Ops and Assassin’s Creed, the top list on both a SKU and title level basis reflects an array of content that is appealing outside the core audience for gaming that you might expect to sell well during the holiday timeframe."
Um, how can you disagree? He has posted a factual quote from NPD. Seriously, half of N4G must be drooling vegetables who randomly click buttons without knowing what they mean.
Wake me when we reach the part of the day where companies actually release the actual unit sales.
interesting lists... I found the top 10 annual the most interesting. The Wii for all its failings in the second half hardware sales certainly turned in a nice years performance. 3 exclusives in the top 10 for the year is really good, especially considering MS had only 1 and PS3 had none.
Donkey Kong Country Returns at #5 is not too bad considering most of the other high profile games are multi-plat.... DKC deserves WAYYY more kudos than its been getting....the game is just pure fun, Retro know how to make magic
The best selling title GT5 is not in the list but need for speed...........wepaaa!
rememember, it for USA only. beware of the fail trolls. lol @ disagrees.. truth hurt.....
I think people are disagreeing because in every NPD sales article there's people like you reminding us that it's US only. YES WE GET IT.
@theRacingX...no doubt! oh, like 4 million worldwide in 5 weeks.....user reviews are oustanding in every country..still #2 in japan...DK IS BACK buddy! Retro did an amazing job. This one will be an evergreen seller. :)
Why am I not surprised this turned into a "bash GT5 thing". GT5 has probably already sold close to 6 million anyway. But anyway. Little big planet 2 is about to be released so lets see what it does.
Actually GT5 is just barely over 5 million. The franchise ins't near as popular as it used to be. Its a franchise that is fading away.
5 million in one month isn't impressive? Oh man people here flip flop more than a pair of flip flops!
"Actually GT5 is just barely over 5 million. The franchise ins't near as popular as it used to be. Its a franchise that is fading away." There is no actual solid proof of the sales anyway. But as far as popularity. Its still easily the most popular racing simulator. As spoken by various auto makers and actual professional race car drivers. I've heard numerous auto makers and professional drivers go on and on about the GT franchise. I have never heard anyone talk about Forza or Need For Speed.
@punisher? Professional racers talk about a game where you can't even change camber settings, tyre pressure, asymetrical tuning (like what real life nascar drivers depend on), engine cooling, brake cooling, brake pressure (different from brake balance)....you get the point. Professional racers play PC sims....not GT. Me however, I play GT since i have yet to upgrade my PC. I will for rfactor2 later this year though, which will become the definitive racing sim. Lets not forget, the actual F1 teams, INCLUDING RED BULL WHO MADE A CAR FOR GT5, use rfactor in their factory sims, NOT gran turismo.
"December 2010 is the best month ever for Xbox 360 hardware sales" After 5 years on the market that is very impressive.
USA only, But not worldwide NPD is America... s**pid Americans, think their country is the whole world lol
Yet your the idot that doesn't realize this is about the NPD numbers for the U.S. It clearly doesn't need to be pointed out to us as we are already aware. If your butthurt about the numbers then please do YOURSELF a favor and move on.
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