by February 12, 2010 @ 12:33 am
After the prosperous month of December, industry sales have fallen back into a slump. Combined hardware and software figures from NPD for January show a 13 percent year-on-year decline, with lone hardware sales taking a 21 percent hit compared to 2008. Definitely not something to pumped up about.
On the bright side of things, it wasn’t a terrible month for software. Categorically, sales were still down compared to last year, but New Super Mario Bros. and BioWare’s critically acclaimed decision-making RPG opus Mass Effect 2 both shifted over a half million units. Well deserved earnings all across the board. See the full breakdown of figures past the cut.
Hardware Units – December 09
PlayStation 2 333.2K
PlayStation 3 1.36M
Xbox 360 1.31M
Nintendo DS 3.31M
Top 10 VG Console/Portable SKU’s December 2009
NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII 2.82M
WII FIT PLUS* WII 2.41M
WII SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS* WII 1.79M
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2* 360 1.63M
CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2* PS3 1.12M
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE WII 1.01M
MARIO KART W/ WHEEL WII 936.1K
ASSASSIN’S CREED II 360 783.1K
LEFT 4 DEAD 2 360 728.5K
MARIO & LUIGI: BOWSER’S INSIDE STORY NDS 656.7K
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