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September Wii NPD: slight flinch or prophecy?

October 19, 2007

it's over, wii

Halo 3 made damn sure that Wii didn’t best it during its big debut month in North America. Inevitable really, no one expected any different. But since i’m a vulture with my gaze set on a distant, still-healthy and hydrated Nintendo, i must gauge the impact of little things like these.

Hard:

* Microsoft Xbox 360: 527.8K (6.8 million total)
* Nintendo Wii: 501K (4.5 million total)
* Nintendo DS: 495.8K (13.2 million total)
* Sony PlayStation 2: 215K (39.3 million total)
* Sony PSP: 284.5K (8.6 million total)
* Sony PlayStation 3: 119.4K (1.87 million total)

Soft:

1. Halo 3 (all three SKUs – Xbox 360) – 3.3 million
2. Wii Play w/ remote (Wii) – 282K
3. Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) – 224K
4. Madden NFL 08 (PS2) – 205K
5. Skate (Xbox 360) – 175K
6. Madden NFL 08 (Xbox 360) – 173K
7. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii) – 167K
8. BioShock (Xbox 360) – 150K
9. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day (DS) – 141K
10. Heavenly Sword (PS3) – 139K

Personally, i doubt that Halo will have a lingering impact on the NPD sales figures past December at best; September at worst. Wii is gonna be the holiday champ this year, no question. Despite Halo, last month was one of Wii’s highest selling since launch. But i remain watchful and patient, perched on a solitary cliff in the pacific, just off the edge of California. Perhaps one day, the plague that’s beginning to manifest in the east will flow across the waters and deem me a viable carrier. My mission, then, will be fated.

I will have no option but to… blog about it.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Halo3lover_nintendolover permalink
    October 24, 2007 11:28 am

    u all suk. halo3 is da best nd so is nintendo.

  2. October 24, 2007 12:55 pm

    Took the words right outta my keyboard, Halo3lover!

  3. October 24, 2007 1:25 pm

    Took the keys out, too!

    Why in Holy Chief’s name is this post so damn popular? Something going on in Halo-land?

    I’d like some answers, please, passersby.

  4. October 24, 2007 2:33 pm

    It’s because we are in dire need for a Halo 3 sticky here… Now that this game is practically the only thing we are playing, it is also the only thing we can talk about! So, it keeps popping up on every comment on every post… Make the post about Halo, and it is like flies drawn to honey… or something.

  5. October 24, 2007 2:50 pm

    This post has received about 300 hits in the past 2 days, man. Something’s going on.

    EDIT: Make that over 500. Yikes.

  6. October 24, 2007 5:32 pm

    man he said it best.

    >>halo3 is da best nd so is nintendo.

    believe.

  7. Anonymous permalink
    October 24, 2007 9:20 pm

    super smash bros brawl will most likely do the same or outsell halo 3 and most other games…and wii did the smart thing in waiting till closer to x mas to release….

  8. Anonymous permalink
    October 24, 2007 9:21 pm

    but i am the same as above halo 3 was fun to play

  9. October 24, 2007 10:18 pm

    Smash will not outsell Halo. I promise you.

  10. Anonymous permalink
    February 29, 2008 3:04 am

    popo breeky je skul open, daarmee bevestigt het de gemengde gevoelens.Ben jij oud genoeg om te leven van water? of drink jij liever jenever?

    huub is niet monogaam maar vist niet achter het net.

    ps halo 3 is the best shooter

    NikKRr

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