The July 2009 NPD data report has been released, which covers the hardware/software sales for the month.
wow at wii sports resort edit - nvm now i remember nintendos release from the other day
ehh, already knew those figures due to Nintendo releasing the info.
omg Here will be blood *runs*
But MS I guess will be happiest - only 50K off the wii. Can't wait to see what impact the slim and pricecuts have in the next few months. Sony really have needed a lift in sales for a hell of a long time and that time could be coming soon.
Lets see what happen when the PS3 slim comes out..The wii and 360 already dirt cheap so its not suprising its selling better..
Dont let NPD numbers fool you. NA is NOT the world. Something that pops up is Wii numbers, they are low and probably getting lower. x360 is OK, I guess. PS3 and PSP are low, probably associated with people expectation of new hardware and price cuts.
Is the DS really that good? WTF
I'm surprised how close the sales are of the Xbox 360 to the Wii. The DS numbers are insane. Pretty crappy list of games that sold though.
to think they won't bundle it, well the sword fight with my gf is crazy. she hates to lose. >_<
NPD day! My favorite time of the month!
@stay high When the PS3's price is dropped, regardless of how many consoles sell each month, 360 fans will simply reverse the line that PS3 fans love to use: "I expected it to sell more than that" @raztad If it's true that PS3 sales are low due to anticipation of upcoming price drops, that bodes well for MS, because 360 sales have not been affected by the hype. The price drop will help PS3, but will not hurt 360. If 200,000 people continue to buy 360's every month with the knowledge that a PS3 price drop is imminent, MS has nothing to worry about.
I am listing the June 09 as well as July 08 numbers for comparison. System June09 / July09 / July08 Wii: 361.7k / 252.5k / 555k DS/DSi: 766.5k / 538.9k / 608k 360: 240.6k / 202.9k / 205k PSP: 163.5k / 122.8k / 222k PS2: 152.7k / 108k / 155k PS3: 164.7k / 121.8k / 225k Now from what I can see, the PS3 had the best month in July of 08. Last month was better than this month but I would guess it is because they are pretty much sold out everywhere (more or less). 360's best month of the three was last month. Looking at July last year in comparison, it isnt far off now from then. Wii has taken quite a dip from this time last year. DS actually increased in June but this month is lower than same time last year. If the rumors are true for sony, there should be a big turn around in the next couple of months.
JUN 2009 included 5 weeks JuLY 2009 only included 4 weeks
for all those saying whoa poor sony their in 3rd they have to cut their prices to survive...da da da. well your looking at it all wrong. PlayStation 2 108K x $100 = 10800000 PlayStation 3 121.8K x $400 = 48720000 PSP 122.8K x $170 = 20876000 total = 80396000 Xbox 360 202.9K x $300 = 60870000 total = 60870000 Wii 252.5K x $250 = 63050000 Nintendo DS 538.9K x $130 = 70057000 total = 133107000 cause it would appear as those they are still selling systems and still bringing in the cash. im not a sony fanboy cause i have all systems out but realistically sony not doing bad at all. i is btw all about the money isnt it?
well i think you forgot to put the deficit cause for each console you made, its not free to create it. specially ps3 with all the tech inside it. the only one that made money since day one is nintendo cause they dont make deficit when making a console.
Nintendo had another great month Wii sales are surprisngly low considering Wii resort just launched , M$ did well also I'm sure they're happy with these numbers. Sony did great but the PS3 numbers are low either the slim is really coming and reports of them not supplying retailers with ample supllies are true otherwise they need to cut the price and hurry and get a GT5 out and bundle it.
how clearly these sales reflect the quality of each console....¬_¬
Wow the 360's the most expensive console (hey ! On N4G thats what they say ^^) and it still outsold the PS3. Theres a 80 000 gap between the 360 and PS3...I was pretty sure a PS3 slim + pricecut would help it to outsell the 360 but now I think it will probably sell on par with 360 without really outselling it.
yes i understand that and by no means is console sales just the bottom line but really where i was going was that sony has more that just the ps3 just as nintendo has more that just the wii. people just look at ps3 vs 360 when there doing the fanboy march song comparions and theres more to it then ps3 sales for sony. like i said before, i have all the consoles (including my/my daughters HM psp) and the only thing in it for me are the games. Usually i avoid the conflicts or at least keep my mouth shut but then sometimes the stupidty of the arguements bring me out of lurking. i truely will never understand the attachment people have to a console over the actual video game hobby itself and truely believe some of you guys dont even ever play games but instead sit hear and fight over them. later edit, this was not directed at you n4f.
PlayStation 2 108K PlayStation 3 121.8K PSP 122.8K ----------- Sony Family 351.8k ============================= = Xbox 360 202.9K ----------- Microsoft Family 202.9K ============================= = Wii 252.5K Nintendo DS 538.9K ----------- Nintendo Family 891.4k Seems like everyone's doing pretty well.
Microsoft has year over year growth because it has year over year price cuts. This time last year was there a $199 360?... no didnt think so. Also i dont understand why people debate sonys overall success on NPD which is only giving numbers for the US. The reality is the 360 was at 7 million when the ps3 launched and now its still 7 million ahead meaning the PS3 has kept up with the 360 year over year. Lets also not forget that this game called metal gear solid 4 came out last june and would be the reason the PS3 had such high sales in june/july last year... no wait.. thats to much common sence. Oh and seriously we all know the 360 has like a 3-1 install base advantage in the US and its half the price of the PS3 so why is it every time NPD comes around fanboys have to act like the 360s dominance in the US is some kind of big shocking revelation and therefore a reason to talk about the uncertain future of the PS3. USA IS NOT THE WORLD!! deal with it.
Look at the spins from some of you people. "If you add in MS Windows Vista sales that makes MS sales a total of..." Pathetic.
Not really a great time for anyone (in the US). PS3 has dropped significantly - it's just too expensive as an entry point price in this economic climate, regardless of (theoretical) value. They need a price cut, and have for more than a year. The upside is there's still large brand awareness following the PS1/2 and a big bundle of folks who haven't moved on to anything yet this gen who 'might' be waiting on a realistic Playstation option/pricepoint - if they provide it in time. Xbox360 has decent figures, but considering the price cuts i'm sure they would have anticipated larger sales - ideally moving them more towards PS2 type movements (lowest entry point option of all three). Might still happen, but hasn't happened thus far really. And.. Wii, like PS3, has dropped a bundle. Starting to look a bit worrying. The casual gimmick type sales hype appears to be waning. Upshot for them is their tech costs bugger all to produce, so, if they wanted to, they could cut the prices pretty significantly, which might make a difference (at least short term).
Numbers are low all around really, decent numbers for Wii Sports Resort, but I don't see it selling like WiiFit in the long run.
I love how sony fanboy group all 3 of sony systems together to make it look like sony/the ps3 is doing better. if we are looking at every game system a company makes should every copy of windows be in these NPD numbers too ? After all you need windows to play "games for windows" the number windows sales make even the ds look retatd btw who makes windows ? all this talk about wait till next month and the ps3 price cut comes. Do you people really not undersatnd the meaning of RUMOR ? If a price cut comes great (its about time) but sony has said they will not be cutting the price of the ps3 anytime soon so till it happens you should really take the RUMORS with a grain of salt. BTW this is not the 1st this RUMOR has gone around and it didnt every come real before. Also it was Heavy RUMORED that the 360 be releasing a 360 silm and that never happened either. Beside if the ps3 really did start out selling the 360. Ms could easily drop the price to 150 on the arcade 360 to swing things back in their favor. TheBlackSmoke after the relase of the ps3 MS lead drop to around 5 million units. Today the 360 has a 9 million lead over the ps3 thats 2 million more the when the ps3 was 1st released and 4 millions more then there lowest lead they had. So the ps3 is not gain ground it is losing it its falling more and more behind the 360 every month. The USA may not be the world but this topic is about the world wide sales if you were smart enough to read you know that the article was about the NPD numer yes that mean the the good old us of a. However the only place in the world the ps3 is doin better then the 360 is in japan. So the 360 has the lead in about 99% of the world
I agree the price cut is a 'rumour', but let's face it two plus years without any price cuts - if one's to consider the PS3's 40/80 gig restructuring one even (arguably it's not) - is a long time in this industry. Especially long when it's in these market conditions (recession) and doubly so again when it's been almost two years since your direct competitor has cut their prices without you responding. Some rumours have more clout than others. That Sony is bound to cut the PS3's price sooner or later - and likely sooner than later - is just common sense, even if there were no rumour (that they haven't already is to many eyes a touch of arrogance/stupidity). And that Sony would deny said price cut plans is also logical - naturally, they'll want to protect sales/profits on pre-price cut models till last possible moment. Yes, Microsoft could fire back with another round of cuts - and probably will - but there's only so much 'cuts' can do at the bottom end. I'd wager it's less likely that Microsoft will have as big an uptake from a cut of $199-$150 for their entry level unit as they did from their original cuts down to $199 on the unit back in late 2007 (when, as you point out, they turned to things around from going backwards at near to par 360 v PS3 pricing). There's barriers into gaming. $299 is psychologically and fiscally a big drop from $399/499 (actually moves a product into a different category), whereas $199 down to $149 really only effects the reluctant very budget end of the market - and with HD games at $60 a pop, how interested these extreme budget customers would be is questionable.
snp I agree its highly likely that it is true but like I said the rumor for a ps3 price cut has been going around for ages and still no price cut. However if you look at all the fact it might not be in sony's best interest to cut the price right now. You need to take in to account that the sales of the ps3 at 600 dollars where so poor that sony was forced to make to price cut in less then a year of 100 dollars each. No system in the history of gaming has ever had a price cut with it 1st year so to have 2 of them is just mind blowing. and this while its was still costing sony over 800 dollars to make a ps3. They lost insane amount of money. They are still losing money on ps3 sales still this why they have not had a price cut in so long. If a silm comes out and sony stay with the same price it is likely this will be the 1st in the ps3 life that sony will be making a profit off it. Maybe if the cost of making a silm is low enough they might be able to make a profit and sale it at 299 but I doubt it. So you still think that price cut is a sure thing ? Also I dont think either way this will have the effect ps3 fanboys are hoping. when x mas comes around and mom and dad got to buy lil jimmy a new game system they are goint to see 199 vs 299. They will see both system let you play guitar hero and harry potter and almost any other game they heard lil jimmy talking about. They might look and the ps3 box and see sockboy and uncharted they will have no clues as to what they are. On the other hand when they pick up the 360 they will likely know what Halo is. If they know a ton about games they might even know what gears is but lets not count on that one. Point is to must parents they are goin 2 systems that do the same thing (as far as they know) ones 199 and the other is 299. What one do you think lil jimmy is going to get for x mas ?
Pretty good. Damn, the Wii is ruling in software sales. Well, it's feeding time bots.
yea, especially for Sack_boi. and the dude below. pathetic. Bots are in heat. Saw this on Discovery one time.
bots hold out your plate MS can only put sales on it sorry no games
Ahh, poor bots, soon MS won't be able to put sales on their plates
"This is what it sounds like when the Droids cry"
its the same every month. both in sales and in spin. weeeee!!
hahahahahaha. soon it will be 360s for 200 and 300 and sony will start loosing more money on the ps3 with the pricedrop. SORRY but ps3rd is barley staying afloat. you guys should jump in with your buckets and start bailing out the sinking sony ship. CRY CRY CRY, PS3rd makes you all sooooo sad. now wonder you all lie taht you dont care about sales. lol, cause they are bad. better luck next year of the PS3rd.
I mean, come on! Who in their right mind would pay more for a Wii? Hard drive or not, I'd rather own a 360 any day of the week then spend more for a Wii...and I bought a Wii at launch. Took me a year of not playing the damn thing before I gave up and sold it to a co-worker who wanted to buy it for his wife. And judging by game sales, there's a lot of dusty Wii's out there. Or, just for kicks, check out Wii's for sale on kijjiji. I know in my city there's plenty of Wii's out there for well below new prices with quotes like "Owned by 52 year old woman..never used," and "Haven't touched in months. Bought a new system. Best offer." Check it out sometime, just for a laugh.
Poor droids, head held in shame while the PS3 is still dead last
how can u twist this? playstation is dead last... what now? supporting the wii cause ps3 couldn't compete?
It boggles my mind how many people buy the Wii. Sheep. I think one of the consoles is feeling left out because it didn't make the 200K club for this month. :-(
That's a lot of sales for the wii. I'm sure Nintendo is really glad they went with the casuals
Remember though the Wii is failing....
The wii has failed many times over if the deluded amongst us would be believed. If they haven't accepted that it is the new market leader by now then they never will throughout this generation when it continues to be marketleader. However having said that it is losing marketshare atm. I'm sure Nintendo loves having the record for having the oldest console ever to not yet have a price cut but if it wants to return to the crushing domination it had in sales then a cut is needed!
The Wii has already failed from day one in my book...unless you're 5 years old, lol!
Haha so which TOY do you prefer? Your xbox or playstation?
Their balance sheet says different. lol
Good numbers overall
A lot better than last month. I never thought I'd see the Wii so low, guess it's time for a new color :)
PS3 only one game in top 10.... PS3-120k ridiculous
Yeah, 360 can't outsell the wii even though it's cheaper. Ridiculous EDIT: If Sony needs to drop support then so does MS. Only 2 games in the top 10 and it still hasn't outsold the PS3 by a lot even though it's half the price. EDIT: I've personally never said the 360 is more expensive. The 360 is $199 and the Wii is $249 yet the wii still outsells the 360.
I think it is time for sony to abandon PS3, stop production of that massive flop and release great games that sony has on 360 and PC. Enough is enough, battle and war have been lost....this is embarrassing.
@2.1: Wait, so now the 360 is cheaper than the Wii? I thought it was more expensive than the PS3? I love how this argument changes whenever it fits the argument. Hypocrites.
the 360 is 200 the wii is 250 360 cost more in a long run how is that hypocritical?
yet crabs never go after bots who say stupids things. But he calls the other side hypocrites. Wow.
Once a Fanboy, Always a Fanboy
The argument: PS3 vs 360 which to buy: Buy a PS3, it's cheaper than the 360 when you add in all this extra stuff that not everyone needs but it fits my argument. PS3 vs 360 Sales: Of course the 360 beat the PS3 it is cheaper than the Wii. I can draw you a picture if you like. Booyah: Correcting everyone on this site would be a full time job no thanks. Do you think this place is lacking in Sony cheerleaders? I've given my support to Sony and bought the system, buy DLC and buy games so excuse me when I say STFU about the fanboy stuff. I put my money where my mouth is. How about you and this Marius dude? If you want me to sit here and blow Sony like so many do forget it!
oh so instead you blow MS. I know you have both systems. I didn't call you a liar. However, the people you call hypocrite are done by the same people on the other side. EDIT: That's fine, I didn't say you did. I know you prefer the 360 and I don't anything wrong with that. Anyway, sorry for thinking you're a hypo.
I call out these hypocrites but I never said 360 fanboys can't be hypocrites as well. It's funny because just yesterday some one calls me a droid because I bad mouth MS now today I'm blowing MS. I do prefer the 360 and chose to correct attacks on that system more but that does not mean I automatically hate the PS3.
People still buy the Wii for the novelty
doubt an xbox is powerful enough to sony's games
power really has nothing to do with anything, the wii for example is much weaker in graphics compare to PS3 and 360, but why is it still the most selling console? cuz in return for power nintendo gave the people an interactive game. now xbox 360 is doing the opposite the console is powerful, not as much as the ps3, and gave up interaction, BUT this is going to change when natal comes. now really the console can be powerful and you can have one game that seems great, but one game is not enough to save a console.
DAmn wii kicking ass ahahahah droid already on damage controll
Yep, the Wii's kicking both the PS3 and 360's azzes.
If Wii is kicking 360's ass, than 360 is REALLY kicking PS3rd's ass!!! Its beating PS3 by 30,000+ more than Wii is beating 360! Talk about being an unwanted loser! :) pwnageeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Oh no, here the bots cum. Fixed.
Wow the Wii is pretty close to the 360 this month even with Wii Sport Resort and no major 360 games. Looks like the Wii fad may finally be fading.
The 360 is cheaper, shouldn't it be outselling the wii already? Price isn't the issue, it's all these damn casuals.
No, it's just that everybody in America has one already!j/k And they all have 3 DS's
The wii fad? People have been saying that for years, generally a fad is short lived and not grossly more successful than it's alternatives.
I don't think Omega has a dictionary at hand so he can grasp the meaning of the word 'fad'. Do you think petrol powered cars are a fad? I mean their sales will slow soon yes?