Monday, July 20

NPD JUNE 2009 RESULTS: Prototype is in your city

They’re in gamers! The NPD sales figures are here, and although sales are up from last month, year-over-year is a totally different story. The industry saw declines of a disheartening 31% from 2008, in what amounts to a lackluster $1.17 billion.

The open-world action packed game Prototype propelled it’s way to the number 1 spot on the Xbox 360 generating 419.9k copies, while the PS3 version did not make it to the top 10. Infamous on the other hand managed to shock it’s way to number 10 selling over 192k copies.

EA seems to be the only third party publisher who knows how to cash in on the wii effectively, with two games on Nintendo’s system showing on the top 10. EA’s Fight Night Round 4 also had a positive showing, with both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions posting strong sales. Ghostbusters is no where to be found and wii play finally vanished amongst the crowd.


1. Prototype - Xbox 360 - Activision Blizzard - 419.9K
2. UFC 2009: Undisputed - Xbox 360 - THQ - 338.3K
3. EA Sports Active Bundle - Wii - Electronic Arts - 289.1K
4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10* - Wii - Electronic Arts - 272.4K
5. Wii Fit - Wii - Nintendo of America - 271.6K
6. Fight Night Round 4 - Xbox 360 - Electronic Arts - 260.8K
7. Fight Night Round 4 - PS3 - Electronic Arts - 210.3K
8. Mario Kart Wii - Wii - Nintendo of America - 202.1K
9. Red Faction: Guerrilla - Xbox 360 - THQ - 199.4K
10. inFamous - PS3 - Sony - 192.7K


DS: 766K132K (+20%)
-Wii: 361K71K (+24%)
-Xbox 360: 240K65K (+37%)
-PS3: 165K34K (+26%)
-PSP: 164K64K (+64%)
-PS2: 153K36K (+31%)

We all know the situation will get better later on in the year, but seriously, folks are really keeping their hard earned cash underneath their soft pillows; the theory which described the video games industry as recession-proof is so 2008.

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