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October 2008 NPD sales data coverage: October 5 to November 1. Released on November 13, 2008.

Wii sales of 803,000 is the largest non-holiday NPD month for any console. Altogether, the video games industry grew an impressive 18% year-over-year in the first month of the critical fourth quarter. After October's NPD, Xbox 360 took the lead over the PS3 in YTD sales. Guitar Hero World Tour sold about 534K combining all SKUs. Wii Music had a poor debut compared to the other titles in the Wii Series franchise, selling a disappointing 81,000 units. LittleBigPlanet, as a new IP and a late October release, had a solid debut with sales of 215,000. In addition, the Xbox 360 the only system with third-party titles charting.


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October hardware sales (courtesy of Chartget)

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Sales trends (courtesy of Niceskybox.com)

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Cumulative hardware sales October 2008 (courtesy of Niceskybox.com)

Notable releasesEdit

  • Guitar Hero: World Tour (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
  • Wii Music (Wii)
  • Saints Row 2 (X360)
  • Fable 2 (X360)
  • Fallout 3 (PS3, X360)
  • LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  • Dead Space (PS3, X360)
  • Rock Band 2 (PS3)

Hardware salesEdit

Top 20 software salesEdit

  1. Fable II (X360) - 790k
  2. Wii Fit W/ Balance Board (Wii) - 487k
  3. Fallout 3 (X360) - 375k
  4. Mario Kart W/ Wheel (Wii) - 290k
  5. Wii Play W/ Remote (Wii) - 282k
  6. Saints Row 2 (X360) - 270k
  7. Socom: U.S. Navy Seals Confrontation (PS3) - 231k
  8. Little Big Planet (PS3) - 215k
  9. NBA 2K9 (X360) - 202k
  10. Dead Space (X360) - 193k
  11. Guitar Hero: World Tour (360) - 191,000
  12. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii) - 183,000
  13. Kirby Super Star Ultra (NDS)
  14. Fallout 3 (PS3)
  15. Dead Space (PS3)
  16. Rock Band 2 (PS3) - 118,559
  17. NBA 2K9 (PS3)
  18. Far Cry 2 (360)
  19. FIFA 09 (360)
  20. Guitar Hero: World Tour (PS3) - 96,657

Other salesEdit

Source

  • Wii Music - 81K
  • Guitar Hero World Tour (all SKUS) - 534K [1]
    • X360 version: 191,000 [2]
    • Wii version: 183,000
    • PS3 version: 96,657
    • PS2 version: 63,462
  • Rock Band 2 (LTD) - 600K (including September NPD)
    • X360 version: 119,569
    • PS3 version: 118,559

Video game revenuesEdit

  • Total sales: $1.31B
  • Hardware sales: $494.74M
  • Software sales: $696.79M
  • Accessories: $120.19
NPD market share

NPD market share (courtesy of Chart Get!)

AnalysisEdit

NPD spin:

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit



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