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August 2008 NPD Numbers Out; HD Sadness

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Hardware

  1. Nintendo DS – 518 300
  2. Wii – 453 000
  3. PlayStation Portable – 253 000
  4. Xbox 360 – 195 200
  5. PlayStation 3 – 185 400
  6. Playstation 2 – 144 100

Software

  1. 360 – MADDEN NFL 09, Electronic Arts, 08/08, 1.0m
  2. PS3 – MADDEN NFL 09, Electronic Arts, 08/08, 643K
  3. PS2 – MADDEN NFL 09, Electronic Arts, 08/08, 424.5K
  4. WII – WII FIT, Nintendo of America, 05/08, 394.9K
  5. WII – MARIO KART, Nintendo of America, 04/08, 328.7K
  6. WII – WII PLAY W/ REMOTE, Nintendo of America, 02/07, 200.2K
  7. 360 – SOUL CALIBUR IV, Namco Bandai, 07/08, 174K
  8. 360 – TOO HUMAN, Microsoft, 08/08, 168.2K
  9. WII – MADDEN NFL 09, Electronic Arts, 08/08, 115.8K
  10. NDS – GUITAR HERO: ON TOUR, Activision Blizzard, 06/08, 111.2K

My Predictions

[360] 210K
[NDS] 545K
[PS2] 150K
[PS3] 225K
[PSP] 220K
[WII] 545K

So sales of high definition consoles dipped below the 200K mark for both high definition consoles, but the Xbox 360 managed to irk out the PS3 for the third time this year. Next month will probably belong to the Xbox 360 thanks to the price cuts earlier and I wouldn’t be surprised if it continued to eek past the PS3 for the rest of the year. As for my predictions: they were quite off as a whole since I expected too much from August.

Don’t forget to check out the U.S. NPD Hardware Sales Watch 2008 Rev. 0.2 article.

Software sales are not too surprising. Madden NFL 09 dominated the charts with the Xbox 360 version leading the way. Too Human debuted at #8 with 168.2K units. Not a total bomb, but it’s probably not the type of sales Microsoft and Silicon Knights were hoping for.

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