July NPD numbers

by: Chuck -
The July NPD numbers are in and there's nothing really new here as Nintendo continues to dominate the charts with the DS/Wii Tag team. What's surprising is that despite a pseudo price cut the Xbox 360 failed to sell more units than the PS3 last month. While the PS3 is still getting some echo sales from Metal Gear Solid 4,the fact that the Xbox failed to pick up much last month has to be raising some eyebrows in Redmond. Here are the final numbers from NPD (courtesy NeoGaf)

DS 608k
Wii 555k
Playstation 3 225k
PSP 222k
Xbox 360 205k
Playstation 2 155k

Microsoft did own the top spot for softwar sales as the 360 version of NCAA Football 09 moved more units than anything else last month and the Xbox 360 version of Soul Calibur IV outsold the PS3 version by approximately 63K units. The rest of the chart is dominated by Wii and DS games. Guitar Hero:On Tour selling nearly 370,000 units has to make Activision happy.

360 NCAA FOOTBALL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS JULY 2008 397.6K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA MAY 2008 369.6K
NDS GUITAR HERO: ON TOUR ACTIVISION JUNE 2008 309.7K
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA FEB 2007 284K
PS3 NCAA FOOTBALL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS JULY 2008 242.5K
360 SOUL CALIBUR IV NAMCO BANDAI GAMES OF AMERICA JULY 2008 218.9K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA APRIL 2008 174.5K
WII ROCK BAND SPECIAL ED BUNDLE MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS JUNE 2008 165.8K
PS3 SOUL CALIBUR IV NAMCO BANDAI GAMES OF AMERICA JULY 2008 155.8K
360 SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION TAKE 2 INT. CORP. JULY 2008 147.6K

Next month I would expect more of the same as there aren't any major exclusive titles coming out in August (I don't think Braid or Castle Crashers are system sellers). Next month should see Madden 09 for the 360 in the top spot but it will be interesting to see what the gap between the 360 and PS3 versions of the game.
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