NPD: The Gamasutra Analysis

The videogame industry reported healthy growth during May 2007, according to figures released by the NPD Group yesterday. Hardware sales, in particular sales of the Nintendo DS and Wii, drove much of the growth.

And while much of the focus will be on the hardware sales alone, there are some other very interesting results just below the surface of the data: three consoles with diminishing sales, a key to the Nintendo DS sales streak, Spider-Man's weakness, and the game that sold more copies than Pokemon Diamond this month -- but wasn't in the top 10 list.

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MK_Red4735d ago

DS and Wii are both great but I really think its hurting the industry that hardcore consoles like PS3 and 360 are doing poorly.

Rasulis4735d ago

I'm sorry but I'm tired of hearing this argument from spoiled little kids and teenagers. The Wii isn't hurting the PS3 and 360. Both those systems offer some thing completely different then the Wii.

Also even if it is hurting the PS3 and X-Box 360 deal with it. The gaming industry has been catering to spoiled little boys and male teenagers for the past 8 years with endless recycled first person shooters and fighters. Heaven forbid your parents, your girlfriend, and your grandparents want to play video games. I'm sorry but this industry isn't made just for your and your spoiled little friends needs. If you received only party games for the next 8 years that would be true justice, but don't worry the PS3 and 360 will give you the games you need.

I for one am happy with the way the Wii is changing the gaming market. I get to see the pleasure of my girlfriend, my dad, and family enjoy a game. No longer is gaming a hidden habit like a drug addiction, but instead a enjoyable experience I can share with other people.

I don't want to see the PS3 or 360 go away, but crying about how the gaming industry isn't catering to your every whim anymore makes you sound like a spoiled little child. Let other people enjoy games again and not just spoiled little kids and teenagers.

Captain Tuttle4735d ago (Edited 4735d ago )

I don't think he's the one who needs to grow up. They're just gaming consoles. You need to chill out man.

Rasulis4735d ago

Either he edited his comment or I miss read it. If he didn't edit his comment, I'm sorry for telling you to grow up.

Balance4735d ago

the reason the elite didn't bolster numbers is the fact you can't find one. i have been trying to find one for several weeks and they are out everywhere and have been since may. finding one is worse than getting one when the 360 launched.

Odion4735d ago

If the 360 can make it back up to 170 000 for June then i wouldn't worry about price till Setpember then i would drop the price so fast for Halo 3.

Captain Tuttle4735d ago

Good, in depth article. Gamasutra always delivers the goods. Microsoft's price drop is inevitable; it wouldn't surprise me if it happened by August...Can Sony follow suit?

Odion4735d ago

Sony is already looking into what kind of price drop they can do

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