February NPD Sales: Hardware sales up over January, but down 20% YOY

Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Mar 9, 2012.

By GaryOPA on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    As every month, NPD has released the NA sales data for last month.


    XBOX 360 is on top, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 keeps selling big. Hardware sales are up over January but overall sales down 20% compared to last year.

    February 2012 NPD US sales are in, and Hardware performed better than January, but both hardware and software sales are seeing significant declines when compared to February 2011.

    Keep in mind NPD doesn't release numbers anymore, so most of data is recollected from the companies press releases and by doing some math.

    * Software:

    Software sales reached $464.4 million, down 23% from the $601.4 million of one year ago.

    The PS Vita's best-selling launch title was Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and it's inside the month's top 20. Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS) is MIA.

    * Hardware:

    (% of Decrease from last year is in parenthesis).

    Hardware sales accounted for $381.4 million of all moneys spent in February, down 18 percent year over year. But at least, it was a significant increase over January.

    Vita's debut is lower than expected, but we have to keep in mind it only recorded four days of sales during the February track period.

    For comparison, past handheld debut sales (in NA):

    NEWS SOURCES: February NPD hardware sales up over January everything down YOY (via) JoyStiq and NeoGAF Forums

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for another news item!


Discussion in 'General Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Mar 9, 2012.

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      billysastard MaxConsole Co-Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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      if vita really did 225k then thats a disaster for the rest of the world, we know that the total sales were 600k if that 225k figure is correct then that 375k is split between the eu region, asia excl japan and the rest of the world inc canada and mexico.

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