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August 2009 NPD Sales Numbers of Batman & Madden

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npd-logoHardware

  1. DS – 552, 900
  2. Wii – 277, 400
  3. Xbox 360 – 215, 400
  4. PlayStation 3 – 210, 000
  5. PSP – 140, 300
  6. PlayStation 2 – 105, 900

Software

  1. 360 – MADDEN NFL 10 – 928,000
  2. WII SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS – 754,000
  3. PS3 – MADDEN NFL 10 – 665,000
  4. 360 – BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM – 303,000
  5. PS3 – BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM – 290,000
  6. PS2 – MADDEN NFL 10 – 160,000
  7. PSP -DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY – 130,000
  8. WII FIT – 128,000
  9. WII – MARIO KART W/WHEEL – 120,000
  10. NDS – FOSSIL FIGHTERS – 92,000

It’s that time of the month again. NPD numbers for August are in and its time for me to put on my “faux analyst” hat on.

The two HD consoles are just within arm’s reach of each other for this month. This is likely due to the “early” release of the PS3 Slims at the end of August. (My brother managed to snag his on that week) Will we see the PS3 overtake the 360 in September? Likely.

Software sales are much more interesting. Madden 10 takes top spot with the 360’s 900+K worth of sales — which may seem like a lot, but it’s actually down from last year. The culprit? The decline of the PS2 and 360 sales numbers. And where’s the Wii version’s? Surprisingly (or not?), the PS3 version’s actually increased over last year’s. Maybe all those Madden PlayStation ads are paying off.

Batman: Arkham Asylum raked in 593, 000 units worth of sales between the two platforms with approximately 13K separating the two of them. I’m sure Sony would have loved to have seen the PS3 version surpass the 360’s with the help of that exclusive PS3 Joker DLC, but what can you do? That’s still a healthy number of units and I’m sure they’ll take solace in that.

Lastly, A PlayStation Portable game in the top 10?! Congrats to Square Enix and Dissidia.

September’s the month of Halo 3: ODST and real PS3 Slim sales numbers. It should be interesting to say the least.

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