NPD: January 2009 Life to Date Numbers


Assassin's Creed - 2.3m (360), 1.15m (PS3)
Bioshock - 998k (360), 106k (PS3)
The Bourne Conspiracy - 103k (360), 83k (PS3)
Burnout Paradise - 371k (360) 306k (PS3)
Civilization Revolution - 96k (DS), 254k (360), 149k (PS3)
The Darkness - 284k (360), 133k (PS3)
Dark Sector - 139k (360), 97k (PS3)
Dead Space - 337k (360), 212k (PS3)
Disgaea - 45k (DS), 78k (PSP)
Dynasty Warriors 6 - 113k (360), 103k (PS3), 26k (PS2)
Eternal Sonata - 98k (360), 33k (PS3)
Fallout 3 - 1.14m (360), 452k (PS3)
Fight Night 3 - 1.19M (360) 526k (PS3)
Guitar Hero 3 - 2.37M (360) 830k (PS3) 2.75M (Wii)
Guitar Hero: World Tour - 924k (360) 466k (PS3) 1.39M (Wii)
Kane & Lynch - 300k (360), 197k (PS3)
Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol Encore 1 - 85k (360) 46k (PS3)
Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol Encore 2 - 20k (36o) 16k (PS3)
Lego Batman - 207k (360), 128k (PS3), 507k (PS2), 420k (Wii)
Lego Indiana Jones - 241k (360), 142k (PS3), 456k (PS2), 563k (Wii)
Mirror's Edge - 207k (360), 125k (PS3)
Mortal Kombat vs DC - 592k (360), 512k (PS3)
N+ - 26k (DS), 21k (PSP)
Prince of Persia - 282k (360), 248k (PS3)
Pure - 158k (360) 92k (PS3)
Rock Band 1 - 1.65M (360) 648k (PS3) 1.03M (Wii)
Rock Band 2 - 1.02M (360) 384k (PS3) 353k (Wii)
Saints Row 2 - 480k (360), 188k (PS3)
Saints Row 2 [Collector's Edition only] - 30k (360), 11k (PS3)
Shaun White - 271k (360), 141k (PS3), 537k (Wii)
Silent Hill 5 - 73k (360), 84k (PS3)
Silent Hill Origins: 80k (PS2), 154k (PSP)
Skate - 606k (360) 202k (PS3)
Sonic Unleashed - 113k (360), 69k (PS3), 315k (Wii)
Soul Calibur 4 - 500k (360), 353k (PS3)
Space Invaders Extreme - 58k (DS), 34k (PSP)
Star Wars Force Unleashed - 823k (360) 464k (PS3) 626k (Wii) 175k (DS) 263k (PSP) 352k (PS2)
Tiger Woods 09 - 216k (360), 174k (PS3), 565k (Wii)
Unreal Tournament III - 164k (360) 219k (PS3)
The World Ends With You - 172k

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jack who4363d ago

Multiplatform sell better on the ps3 /s

Bioshock - 998k (360), 106k (PS3)
The Bourne Conspiracy - 103k (360), 83k (PS3)
Dark Sector - 139k (360), 97k (PS3)
Fallout 3 - 1.14m (360), 452k (PS3)
Fight Night 3 - 1.19M (360) 526k (PS3)

lord_of_balrogs4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Of the multi's only Silent Hill 5 and UT3 sold better on the PS3 in America.

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OmarJA4363d ago

I wonder who would agree with jack who ? multiple accounts ?

Lfmesquite4363d ago

Most of the sales are usually 2-1 in favor of 360 once in a while, the PS3 version is almost the same as the 360 version, sometimes the 360 version sells 3-4 times as much.

It's not fair to count Bioshock and Eternal Sonata, or anything that's a time exclusive to a certain console.

But it's about what you would expect. In the US, 360 has a 2-1 or larger userbase and most third party games sell about double. Sometimes less sometimes more.

rhood0224363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Hey good job on picking 2 timed exclusive games (over a year in both cases) to pad out your examples.

You really sort of point..yay?

Unicron4363d ago

Well, he did say it was in the US only.

There is the rest of the world, but these numbers have nothing to do with that.

Jamegohanssj54363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

We the PS3 owners are too busy buying good exclusives. We have no time for Multiplatforms. Especially the crappy ones. The Darkness? Kane and Lynch? I'd rather be lynched in the dark.

Can't take a joke eh?


Mindboggle4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Dont forget this is only america, and NPD only tracks 60% of sales. When you include worlwide sales, the games usually even out. These NPD sales are expected considering US is 360's hometown.

Dont get me wrong im not doubting the sales, its clear 360 wins on sales in america...I just thought i would bring that up, as its bound to sooner or later lol

drpepper61214363d ago

The 360 has around a 8 million console lead on the ps3, but yet the ps3 can come within a couple hundred thousands units. You would think that with that many more 360's out there compared to the ps3, the sales would be more one sided.

BulletToothtony4363d ago

when that information wouldn't be true.. why would they claim that on their sales...

I understand that fanboys get happy when they read things that tells them that their console is winning but come on.. as hard as it is fellas.. put facts in front of your hopes..

North America does not equal the world, even if you press disagree.. the europe/pal/asia are much bigger places than the US.. and just because we hear all the BS that goes around in the states does not make the 360 the leading console.. i'm sorry but those are facts..

If the 360 was selling more, than the ps3 then the gap wouldn't be closing each year now would it.. common sense fanboys.. please!!!!

Half-Mafia4363d ago


thats true about the 8 million lead but i know about 10 people that have bought 2 or more 360s becuase there first broke. so for what we no that 8million lead could be only a few because the other 360s r in a landfill.

Press_Agree4363d ago

PS3 of course takes #1. Press Agree.

GiantEnemyFlop4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Blue Dragon - 189k
Infinite Undiscovery - 110k
Lost Odyssey - 348k
Tales of Vesperia - 107k
The Last Remnant 118k

and M$ say ff13 will sell better on the 360

the xbox 360 is not an jRPG console, FACT

FLOP(in 360 fanboy dictionary) = a game that does not sell millions

Strikepackage Bravo4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

when you consider WW sales? Oh really, because wasn't everyone saying the same thing about hardware sales? "Ps3 is destroying 360 sales in the rest of the world", then we find out that 360 is still firmly in the lead world wide?

Where do you guys get the idea games are selling better on PS3 world wide, does anyone have a link?

xztence4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

how about you stop being ignorant and look at all the charts that have been released these past few days.

seriously the only thing the xbox fans can bring up are the npd sales.
i dare you to bring up sales in any other country. you cant because you know ps3 sells better there, npd is not the world, and looking at all the sales charts released yesterday we can guess who leads.

Aquanox4363d ago

Sony must be very worried about this:

Motorstorm 1 - 427k
Motorstorm 2 - 138k

Resistance - 1.07m
Resistance 2 - 640k

Two promising franchises that didn't see any kind of boost in the second iteration.

Why dis4363d ago

WoW how are you getting disagrees?

xztence4363d ago

both those games have sold over 1 million outside of US
but i guess since you guys only have US as your world...

IdleLeeSiuLung4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

In general, games sell better on the Xbox 360 than on the PS3 in America. Xbox 360 owners buy more games and coupled with larger user base it is not unexpected.

However, as PS3 user base increases the ratio of games sold more on the 360 will get smaller.


Can you point us to some sales numbers for DMC4 or RE5?

Street Fighter IV is an abnormality in that the d-pad on the 360 sucks @ss! So unless we start seeing a significant number of games start turning the tide selling more on the PS3, I wouldn't call it out. Especially since there is at least 20-30 other games selling better on the 360. It will just make you look like a fanboy, but I guess you are not concerned about that with a name like n4grrod360.

Black Maverick4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Games released in 2006 have more sales than games released 6 months ago?

*@[email protected] am shocked*

dantesparda4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Exhibited here is astounding. First of all the games sell close to the same rate/ratio on both systems, because A.) this is in NA only and in NA, 360 has double the units supposedly (16 million 360s vs 8 million PS3s). So if a game sells 1 million on the 360 and 500K on the PS3, then they are selling at the same rate on both systems. But i guess that this is to hard of a concept for the fanboys to grasp, but i digress. Also, even if say its selling at 1.1 or say 1.2 million on the 360 vs 500K on the PS3, the 360 is still not selling it at a vastly higher rate. If the PS3 had the same amount of units sold in NA as the 360 then it probably would have matched the 360 in terms of sales.

And to Aquanox, you big 360 fanboy clown. At first glance what you said about MS2 and R2 might make sense. Until you stop and realize that those numbers for R1 & MS1 have more than double the amount of time on them. Lets wait and see what R2 & MS2 numbers look like when they've had the same amount of time on their side. Nice try though fanny.

Ju4363d ago

"games sell better on the Xbox 360 than on the PS3 " ? Hm, that's not what I read out of the data. But maybe that's just me. In most cases the numbers sold reflect the install base in the US, which is 2:1 (or somewhere around that), however, I must say, I am pretty surprised, that some titles on the PS3 can almost match the 360, like:

Burnout Paradise - 371k (360) 306k (PS3)
Mortal Kombat vs DC - 592k (360), 512k (PS3)
Prince of Persia - 282k (360), 248k (PS3)
Unreal Tournament III - 164k (360) 219k (PS3) - ha ha, yeah, I know, nobody cares about this, but anyway, PS3 outsold 360!

Right, I know, PS3 gamers don't buy games ... NOT!

Chubear4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

He replaced "on the Xbox" with "on the PS3"


I'm sure you're just trying to get a raise out of people and can't be that dumb cause I'm sure you are more than aware that

Motorstorm 1 - March 2007 - 2yrs ago
Motorstorm 2 - Nov. 2008 - 5months ago

R:fom - Nov. 2006 - 2yrs and 5months ago
R2 - Nov. 2008 - 5months ago

barom4363d ago

It's actually quite surprising how well some of the multiplat games have done on the PS3. Considering the US has twice as many 360s out there, PS3 versions are not doing bad at all. Actually having quite a few that almost matches that of the 360, namely MK vs DC, Burnout Paradise, Dynasty Warriors, Prince of Persia and Silent Hill 5. All (well at least most) of the following games listed below having a significant better ratio of the expected 2:1 in the US.

It seems the PS3 userbase and the X360 userbase might not have the same taste after all. The ones selling better (for the 360) than the expected 2:1 ratio seems to be BioShock and Eternal Sonata which were both timed exclusives. There's also Saints Row 2, Guitar Heros and the Rock Bands. And I can't find more (merely just scanned through). But yeah PS3 is not doing so bad after all, in it's weakest region.

The Bourne Conspiracy - 103k (360), 83k (PS3)
Burnout Paradise - 371k (360) 306k (PS3)
Civilization Revolution - 96k (DS), 254k (360), 149k (PS3)
Dark Sector - 139k (360), 97k (PS3)
Dead Space - 337k (360), 212k (PS3)
Dynasty Warriors 6 - 113k (360), 103k (PS3), 26k (PS2)
Kane & Lynch - 300k (360), 197k (PS3)
Lego Indiana Jones - 241k (360), 142k (PS3), 456k (PS2), 563k (Wii)
Mortal Kombat vs DC - 592k (360), 512k (PS3)
Prince of Persia - 282k (360), 248k (PS3)
Pure - 158k (360) 92k (PS3)
Silent Hill 5 - 73k (360), 84k (PS3)
Soul Calibur 4 - 500k (360), 353k (PS3)
Tiger Woods 09 - 216k (360), 174k (PS3), 565k (Wii)
Unreal Tournament III - 164k (360) 219k (PS3)

BattleAxe4363d ago

These are only American charts.

SL1M DADDY4362d ago

Yes, and only those of us with more than two brain cells to rub together understand that since these are North American numbers only they actually don't mean a whole lot. Until we have world wide numbers, these numbers simply get used by the Xbox fanboys to bolster their silly attitude and misguided thoughts that Sony is not doing well. Those of us, you included, know that Sony is doing great and keeping with their plan for steady growth and for them to sell 10 million consoles per year at the highest price point on the market is pretty good if you ask me. I would rather see a company sell their product at a steady pace than one that sells hot out of the gate then slows down each year.

HDDVD_for_the_win4362d ago (Edited 4362d ago )

Yes, in worldwide sales PS3 wins. Make the same list with Europa sales and you've got the opposite.

One day American will understand the US and the world are 2 different things and NOBODY CARES ABOUT US-ONLY SALES, but hey, that's not for today.

pansenbaer4362d ago

Wow Aquanox, ever think about this?

Resistance 1: Released November 14, 2006
Resistance 2: Released November 4, 2008

Motorstorm 1: Released March 6, 2007
Motorstorm 2: Released October 28, 2008

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Sony has nothing to be worried about. Resistance 1 has 2 years to sell a little over 1 million in America and Resistance 2 sells more than half that in 4 months? Nice try...

FlameBaitGod4362d ago

Wow Aqua your really smart, just shows how big of a blinded 360 fan boy you are. But then again, u have bill with the 360 as your avatar, if you have the nerve to support a company that charges 4 everything & sent out a console with a 36% failure rate with 3 good games, i cant expect smart comments by you.

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Johnny Rotten4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Am I the only one who sees the irony in this comment? lol

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brycespitler4363d ago

this is the funniest comment ive seen all day

did you seriously make that account up just to say this on real sales numbers?

spot on

badz1494363d ago

funny stuff! that tickles a bit at this time very early in the office! VGChartz...LOL!

creeping judas4363d ago

1 day on N4G and you have 7 bubbles?? This would be your, what 10th multi account???
Keep bubbling yourself up???
Sad really.

swiftshot934363d ago

funniest comment of the day! LOL and he actually got disagrees? I love this site lol

Captain Tuttle4362d ago

The fact that you are actually gaining bubbles shows how far N4G has fallen as a quality site.

Anon19744362d ago

They both do the exact same thing, report their samples and use statistical formula to extrapolate the rest of the data. VGchartz has been quoted in The New York Times, New York Post, Fortune, BBC, etc. Do you think that these publications just don't bother to do research on their sources?
And we know that VGChartz adjusts their numbers when the real official numbers come out - from the companies themselves. Does the NPD group make adjustments when official data is available?

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panasonic234363d ago

o no the 360 is doomed say sonysackboys

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XLiveGamer4363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

Are you both blind?

Hey seriously STFU and stop living in denial. Multiplatform games sell better on Xbox 360 World Wide.

My god no doubt there is a few Xbox fanatics here that are really fncking ignorants with their moronic comments but you PS3 fanatics are the worse.

You all like to talk sh!t about each console but i bet you all are posers owning just a few games. Always talking sh!t about games that have no idea about them and always commenting on games that have been rated on metacritic but when you pick the game and try it on PS3 you find out its not that good.

12 PS3 games with 90+ rated games vs 21 Xbox360 games with 90+ rated games. Come on cut the B.S. already.

Cut the B.S. play the games & enjoy them

@ ThatCanadianguy420 down there

I know what he meant but the reality is that in US and Europe people spend more money in video games than japan right now.

ThatCanadianGuy4363d ago

He's talking about World Wide sales.

This list just covers North America.

PS3,PS2,PSP sell great in Japan And Even better in Europe.That's the point he's trying to make.

borgome4362d ago

Just more indisputable proof that xbox owners play games and playstation owners watch blu-ray movies.

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Gamer60564363d ago

Wow Crisis Core and God of War for psp over 500,000 thats amazing now just imagine how much more it could have sold if it weren't for piracy.

OmarJA4363d ago

Although multi games are selling better on the 360 due to bigger install base & in the U.S. they still sell great on the PS3...

I guess PS3 owners after all do buy games even in the U.S.

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OmarJA4363d ago

I know but the X-Fans only care about the U.S., i wonder why ?

Death4363d ago

Which games sell better worldwide on the PS3? I only ask because common sense would indicate the system with the larger install base should sell more. Japanese and American tastes vary considerably. European tastes can also be very unique. The best worldwide multiplatform game I have sen is GTA with it's "50/50" ratio giving the Xbox 360 a "slight" lead according to the publisher. I'm just curious what has sold better on the PS3.


mephman4363d ago

FIFA 09 and Pro Evolution Soccer 09 would be two good examples.

cmrbe4363d ago

you can add DMC4 and SF4.I am pretty sure RE5 as well because of Japan.

Previous charts for most big countries in Europe have showed the PS3 version of both SF4 and RE5 track higher than thier x360 counterparts.

Considering that SF4 x360 only managed to outsell the PS3 version by about 30k in the latest NDP. I am pretty sure that SF4 at least sold more on the PS3.

Yes, i agree that logic suggest that the x360 with a higher install base should be leading in every multi-plats but that hasen't been thee case lately. In fact it has been very close between the PS3 and x360 version for quite a long time now.

Burnout for example sold better for the PS3 in Europe which basically even things out.

This again is what i have been saying for a long time. All the 3 main regions are all important. Japan for Sony have given them a crucial edge especailly for Japanese devlope games.

I think EA and Activision and UBi lately did state that they are getting just as much money on the PS3. I am not sure but i think this was reported earlier.

commodore644363d ago (Edited 4363d ago )

@ cmrbe


In the last quarter, the 360 made more money for EA than the ps3. In the preceding quarter, the 360 made more than the ps3 and ps2 *combined* for EA.

As far as Activision goes, the latest quarter once again show that the ps3 is trailing the 360 in revenue.

And lastly, Ubisoft reports in its last two quarters that the 360 revenue has been exceeding ps3 revenue by very significant margins.
In fact, for Ubisoft, the 360 is once again making more money than the ps3 and the ps2 *combined*. (in both the latest quarters)

Do you want me to show you the links, or will you save me some time and look them up yourself?
Perhaps i need to show you how to do it?

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