This article covers NPD's sales data for console hardware and video game software for the month of June 2009.
Holy rap Natal/E3/lineup gave the 360 a boost as expected.
PS3 had quite a big drop - 400k last year in June compared to 164k this year. That's 236k down YoY. PSP sold 337k last year compared to 163k this year and is down 214k YoY. Even though Wii sales were good they were still down 46% YoY. Overall apart from the 360 every console/handheld is down YoY.
-Nintendo DS - 633,500 -Wii - 289,500 -Xbox 360 - 175,000 -PlayStation 3 - 131,000 -PlayStation 2 - 117,000 -PSP - 100,400
The analists were right, the XBOX 360 version of Prototype alone annihilated infamous. Great sales for 360, UFC and Holy Hell @ DS.
"Despite being the most expensive system in the market, the X360 still manages to outsell it's direct competitor, the PS3. " Eh? Is US pricing so different from else where? Here (UK) the Arcade is the cheapest console. £10 more than the PSP. £30 less than the Wii. Not sure why people are disagreeing, simply asked a question. N4G all over.
Software sales: 1.)PROTOTYPE (Xbox 360) 419.9K 2.)UFC 2009:UNDISPUTED (Xbox 360) 338.3K 3.)EA SPORTS ACTIVE BUNDLE (Wii) 289.1K 4.)TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10* (Wii) 272.4K 5.)WII FIT (Wii) 271.6K 6.)FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4 (Xbox 360) 260.8K 7.)FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4 (PS3) 210.3K 8.)MARIO KART W/WHEEL (WII) 202.1K 9.)RED FACTION:GUERRILLA (Xbox 360) 199.4K 10.)INFAMOUS (PS3) 192.7K
wow nice sales for the xbox360. The rest of 2009 will be even greater
I'm surprised that the PS3 sold that many with PS3 slim news leaked and price cut rumors. Just imagine what will happen with the real price cut, Slim and Uncharted 2.
Sony are in a race of their own. They will never catch up at this rate. They need to really beef up their install base in order to have a bigger fanbase for future proof business.
"I usually don't post on N4G anymore but i must say people. ... I won't take part in this 360 and ps3 fanboy fight " Lol. Why did you feel the need to post, after all this time of not posting, just to say you aren't going to post?
man i really hope the mods clean this mess up properly
Your response time is impressive. I'm sure the heads at Microsoft would be proud. :D
Sony recently projected that they would sell 3 million more PS3s this year compared to last year. Seems hard to imagine that working out. Unless they drop the price, release a PS3 slim and bundle that with Uncharted 2.
The news of a slim model is only really known among internet message board users. Not only that, but the general public probably wont even know about it until Sony starts a marketing campaign.
Looks like Sony expected more from PS3 but they gained alot from PSP sales which is good. Xbox 360 has nice sales numbers as well as the DS. Prototype on 360 vs. inFamous on PS3 is a shocker considering everyone downplayed Prototype I didn't think it would sell out. UFC Undisputed still hanging around, go UFC!
All this news daily about a price cut and/or a slim is really cutting into ps3 sales. That's a bad break for Sony. Microsoft has everything to gain from this kind of showing of the ps3.
"The Xbox 360 is the only platform to have realized a unit sales increase over last June. YTD, both the 360 and NDS have generated an increase in unit sales." Nice to know Xbox 360 and DS are healthy platforms with increasing sales this year and Xbox 360 is the only platform with sales increasing in June. I'm really curious to see what happens in 2010 with the launch of Natal, a marketing campaign as large as when Xbox 360 launched and then Halo: Reach, Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake, Crackdown and possibly Gears of War 3...probably a few other unannounced title's also. It's a good time to be a gamer. :)
umm the ps3 stock is more expensive than the 360. as long as you can go online and play I really don't see the difference between the online services. and as far as having the best games.... well thats debatable. btw by saying that people who choose the 360 are smarter,you essentially insulted the entire country of japan and many other people. instead of attempting to justify you purchase with sales figures, justify it by playing a game... thats what I do with my ps3. oh and fyi on a global scale the ps3 and the 360 have been selling the same amount.
"on a global scale the ps3 and the 360 have been selling the same amount." Who told you this?
I was referring to the years 2007 and 2008 and there were several sources confirming this. as for this year I can not say.
Increased YoY sales from last June and with the top 2 selling games on a console for the month and 4 of the top ten best selling games all of which outsold a new ps3 exclusive for the month of June. Just as most 360 owners expected E3 was really good for micro, keep it coming. JOY
Sony is gonna stay in third place this gen, its very apparent now. The gap will only widen the longer Sony decides to support the ps3, you will see some major publishers cutting down on ps3 development as soon as next year with some completely ignoring ps3 development within 3 years time.
Shephard can you get anymore fanboyish? your not a gammer just a fanboy.
System numbers were about what I expected since it's US only. But game sells were way lower than I thought they would. inFamous is a great game and definitely deserves to hit the 1 million mark, and I would have thought Prototype, Fight Night, UFC, and Red Faction would have sold more. I expected all of them to be close to million sellers or more. Hopefully they all have long legs, especially inFamous.
I understand the ps3 staying in third part but why would developers stop supporting the ps3 when the price will get cheaper, not more expensive. Plus devkits will get cheaper and developing on the ps3 will get easier. If anything the ps3 is going to get more development support in the future. I think you guys are overreacting, the ps3 hasn't had a pricecut for over a year. It's not selling like the cheapest console but it's selling fine for it's price.
I wonder if Activision agrees with you.
Do you seriously think Activision is going to stop making games on the ps3?
but I was really hoping to see red faction sell more. I really liked it.
@jwatt, Because every generation thus far has been this way, the gamecube, got reduced publisher support. And as the 360s install base continues to grow and the gap widens whats to stop MS from offering these publishers reduced licensing fees in exchange for exclusives.
I don't know, CEO of Activision said they would. Do you take him for a clown who was only saying that because he felt like joking around?
The PS3 is like a turtle head of poo poking out of an anus. Right now you don't see much of it, but there's lots more to come soon :)
there was an article here a day or so ago stating the PC and 360 versions would outsell the ps3 version of prototype by 90% to 10%. these numbers would tend to support that argument. Why should activision spend money, time and resources to develop a game that will only sell 10% of what it will on the PC and 360?
i seriously lol'd at fat bastard
Well I think alot of people bought Infamous over prototype on the ps3, which would explain the 10 percent. All Im trying to say is if a developer is supporting the ps3 now, while it's expensive then why would they stop when it's going to be cheaper. It's not like the ps3 price is at $199.99 and it's selling slow, that's when you would start comparing it to the gamecube. The ps3 hasn't had a pricecut for over a year, I repeat the ps3 hasn't had a pricecut for over a year. The ps3 is going to continue to sell through out it's cycle.
http://vgchartz.com/swlaunc... I think the article you're talking about said prototype was going to sell 90% more on all platforms compared to infamous. 10% of prototype's 419k would be 41k sales for the PS3 version. You also have to remember that activision gets money from sales outside of the US. If activision didn't release prototype for PS3 they would've missed out on about 40% of their profit from the console versions.
@ 400k PS3's last June vs. 160k PS3's this June comments: Last June, the PS3 had MGS4, the highest rated exclusive PS3 game at that time, and by far the most hyped and most anticipated. This June, the PS3 had exactly zero exclusives released. It's no wonder it went from having its best summer month ever last June to much lower sales this June, with this economy and no new exclusives in June. And yeah, the economy is significant, I think, because last June was before the crash and the PS3 hasn't done anything to make itself more affordable SINCE the start of the recession. I'm not surprised by that drop at all. In fact, I think that 160k in one country in one month at that price in this economy is pretty good. I mean, compare that to the Philips CD-i, which was available at retail for 7 years, and only sold a total of 570,000 in that entire lifespan, worldwide. Look back at some of gaming's worst failures of the last 2 decades, and the PS3 is actually doing seriously well given the circumstances - better than one could reasonably expect it to have done given the historical reaction consumers have had to consoles in the PS3's price range. Anyway, the entire industry is down HUGE from last year. Look at how far down the Wii dropped. Every console dropped except for the 360, but even including the 360's gain, the entire industry is down a significant amount.
I can't believe you guys haven't figured it out yet. The Activision dude is mad because Infamous f'ed up their Prototype numbers on PS3 and made their game look stupid! Do you think the timing is coincidence! Stupid not in saleswise but in the fact that it was just a much better game that was graphically and technologically superior!
for the people who had a choice of the two games they chose infamous lolers.... i am shocked though how much money 360 only owners are willing to throw away money to make a point lol i got this and prototype and guess which one i traded in after beating it .... the highest seller of course
Sony supports 3 systems, Nintendo supports 2 and MS supports 1. Taking a look at this, Nintendo and Sony certainly have their work cut out for them although the Wii certainly sells itself these days and the DS, man that thing is a beast. The PS line sells well but not great and I suspect that after a price cut we will see the PS3 in the top three from there on out. Not bad overall considering the price points and the respective recesion that is hitting the US.
Ah, NPD day again. Day of the retards. This month its infamous vs prototype that is brining out the most retardism. As usual people dont know how to compare games. The actual sales numbers are 370 000 infamous and 420 000 prototype as infamous launched late last month. Is anyone seriously shocked that in a country with 360 install base twice of the PS3 that prototype managed to outsell infamous? Someone obviously pretend they are, they might even fool themselves, but please just get real. Worldwide numbers are the only thing that matters, add in the european numbers and you'll get a different picture.
Look at all the crap flying around in this thread. Littered with 360 fanboys loving the smell of their own farts (a la South Park). I hate to break it to you guys, but NPD is ONLY the U.S. And not only is the U.S. NOT the world, it isn't even the largest gaming market, that belongs to Europe. So, to clarify U.S. =/= World, and NPD =/= Global Totals. Also, Prototype is MULTIPLATFORM!!! To exepct inFamous to sell more as an exclusive was always an iffy call, since Prototype has almost 60 million gamers to sell too, while inFamous only has not even half of that. So really, where's the victory? I sure as hell can't see it. A multiplatform sold more than an exclusive? No way, really? You've got to be kidding me. /sarcasm. As Bill Engval would say, Here's Your Sign. Some of the comments here are so ridiculous. Get your head out of Microsoft's a$$ and just frickin' play your games. Geez, I'm willing to bet that the Japanese don't go this nuts over sales when the numbers are released over there. Same with Europe. "Oh, teh 360 sold more dis year, dat means I win by association". "Teh PS3 sold less dis year, dat means I'm a loser too." *sigh* /rant
I bought a 360 in june add me to that list.
Starting on September, The Xbox 360 will explode in sales. They're on track to reach 40 million by the end of the year. Also, take notice that the gap between both consoles has been increased and it's nearing 9 million worldwide. Only a pricecut will save the PS3 this year... And I'm not even sure about it with Halo ODST, Forza and Splinter coming this year.
PlayStation 2 152.7K PlayStation 3 164.7K PSP 163.5K Xbox 360 240.6K Wii 361.7K Nintendo DS 766.5K hmm... I wonder if...nah
sack_boi never fails to be the clever slealth fanboy.
You NEED to release that PS3 slim as soon as possible!! You already have the games, so let the millions of people get a PS3 so that those games can sell!!! Infamous numbers are disappointing considering the development budget!! But i still have faith!!!
LOL, Vgchartz was spot on. EDIT:As of the time of writing the above comment, i had 4 bubbles.I seriously don't know what is up with the bubble system on this site because i had 9 bubbles for a full year.Then march it dropped to 4 then went up to 7, dropped back to 4 a month ago and now i only have 1.They really want me to open a second account, but i will try and get this back up again. Anyway, good numbers for both the 360 and DS, as they are the only consoles to post year on year growth.PSP saw a more than 50% decline and even more for the PS3 though it would be fair to point out that the PS3 sold over 400,000 June 08 due to the release of MGS4.Wii seems to be slowing down but i think it's because everyman and his dog already have one.
how'd you get down to 1 bubble so fast? you were at like 5 early this week, and I swear you were at like 4 earlier this afternoon.
No kidding how did "they" get you down to one bubble so fast? 2009 the Year of the ______? http://latimesblogs.latimes... 2010 the year of the ______!
WTF!! i now have 7 bubbles again.Okay Mods, what the hell is going on?
earlier it said he only had 1 bubble now on mines im seeing that he has 7 bubbles???
You just went up 6 bubbles in the matter of minutes. No need to thank me for contributing to that. :)
Green, I honestly can't tell if your comment is sarcastic or not. But I just checked the VGChartz estimates, and they really weren't that far off except for maybe the PSP numbers. I was surprised at how close they were because all I ever read is how wrong VGChartz data is. Oh, and is the Prototype number JUST for the X360 version or is that for both? If for JUST the X360 version... then WOW. What all this data tells me, is that even during a MAJOR recession, people are still buying games and the systems. That's great news for all gamers.
says your back down to 1 bubble again.
You've been a naughy boy, green. The only numbers I was surprised by were the DS numbers.... wow.
If you guys checked VG after you saw this article then that is why. They are quick to fix their numbers after NPD releases!
wooooooot, free night of entertainment and drama. It's like reality TV... but more interesting.
yeah i think i going to sit back and enjoy the show.
have bubbles man a lot "grabs large soda"
I love war flicks!
I think what we on N4G need to understand is that we're living in a bubble. The rest of the gaming world isn't as fascinated with statistics, graphics, and horsepower like we are. Look at IGN. The #1 WORLDWIDE Gaming site on the Internet. The link below shows the Top 100 games that IGN Users are CURRENTLY inquiring about. Look at the variation between XBOX360 and PS3 Games. And the XBOX360 hasn't even released much this year. And they dominate the Top 10. I own both consoles, but PS3 Fans have to be concerned... http://www.ign.com/top100/
I choose PS3 because all games i'm interested are coming to the PS3 And not because hardware, marketing, service, features, sales, etc. But i have to admit that Xbox have become a fad lately. I think the PS3 biggest problem is the PSP because they fight for dev support. think about it for a sec...imagine if the PSP was never released, the amount of software that PS3 would have received would have doubled.
Anyways just wait till Uncharted 2 comes out !!! Then you can say goodbye 360 !!! :D I heard UC2 > all 360 exclusives in 2009 (cough cough)
Great sales for the PS brand espicelly the PS3 despite it's price... Wow inFamous still standing strong after 3 months of it's release.
inFamous sales are from 2 months of data, not 3.
If you think Xbox 360 is doing well now, wait for next holiday season. Its going to be so big. lol @ IGN top 100, totally dominated by me and my fellow XBros. :) And I can't believe Peter Jackson's Halo Chronicles is #5. People just love Halo. :)
PS3 -3.29% and just 12,000 more than the PS2, Infamous 192,700 PS3 = Total failure
ODST > Uncharted 2
u used to be 360 fanboy, what happened? when and why did u change? on topic: i think this is the best news for ps3 fans who is holding for a price cut, because of these sales sony will make the price cut sooner than later!!! i am personally waiting for a price cut!
HAHAHAH just add that to the list of so called 360 killer apps: Lair Haze MGS4 LBP KZ2 . .. .... ....... none have made any impact on 360 sales(hardware or software) at all ... Uncharted 2 will be a great game I'm sure of that ... but it won't make any difference ....