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October 2009 NPD Numbers of Uncharted 2

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npd-logoHardware
  1. Wii – 506, 900
  2. Nintendo DS – 457, 600
  3. PlayStation 3 – 320, 600
  4. Xbox 360 – 249, 700
  5. PSP – 174, 600
  6. PlayStation 2 – 117, 800

Software

  1. PS3 – UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES – 537,000
  2. WII FIT PLUS* – 441,000
  3. 360 – BORDERLANDS – 418,000
  4. WII SPORTS RESORT*- 314,000
  5. 360 – NBA 2K10* – 311,000
  6. 360 – HALO 3: ODST – 271,000
  7. PS3 – NBA 2K10* – 213,000
  8. 360 – FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 – 175,000
  9. NDS – KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS – 169,000
  10. 360 – FIFA SOCCER 10 – 156,000

October’s NPD sales data is in and it looks like $299.99 was that sweet spot Sony so desperately needed. The PS3 Slim slid passed its HD rival by a fair margin for this month. However, Nintendo’s price cut appeared to be even more effective with a jump to the top spot.  And on the opposite end of the spectrum, Sony’s PSP Go is a colossal failure. $249.99 MSRP will do that.

On the software side of things, it’s so good to see Naughty Dog’s hard work pay off. Uncharted 2 deserves every sale it gets and then some. I was expecting approximately 600, 000 units sold, but I’m sure that’s fine considering the game surpassed 1 million units worldwide.

The real shocker of the month is Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport 3 which amounted a mere 175, 000 units of sales. It came out with only four days of sales time left in the month, but I’d be surprised to see it break the top 5 with the likes of Assassin’s Creed 2, Modern Warfare 2 and Left4Dead 2 on the way. Has the fervor for driving simulators passed? Was it a case of bad timing? Did Borderlands somehow snatch up the 360 audience’s attention earlier in the month? Who knows?

What I do know is the fact that music games are dead. Not one made it into the top 10.

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