January NPD Report – Who can beat Nintendo & Super Mario Bros ??

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January’s NPD report shows once again that Nintendo is still going strong, with the Wii heading the charge followed by the DS.  I know a lot of you hardcore gamers our there don’t consider the Nintendo Wii as a true gaming console, but the figures show otherwise.  It’s amazing how month in and month out the wii outsells both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 nearly 2 to 1. ( well it would be 2 to 1 if you add the Wii and the DS together)  Nintendo doesn’t even need to lower their prices either.  They just sell like hot cakes every month.  It’s quite an amazing achievement. 

In 3rd place is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 follow by Sony’s Playstation 3.  The PSP and PS2 dribbling in.  I don’t know why the PS2 is still around but hey seems like people are still buying games as long as Sony keeps making them.

Comparison between Dec 09 and Jan 10

January 2010 Hardware Sales

  • Wii — 465,800
  • Nintendo DS — 422,200
  • Xbox 360 — 332,800
  • PlayStation 3 — 276,900
  • PlayStation Portable — 100,100
  • PlayStation 2 — 41,600


December 2009 Hardware Sales

  • Wii — 3,810,000
  • Nintendo DS — 3,310,000
  • PlayStation 3 — 1,360,000
  • Xbox 360 — 1,310,000
  • PlayStation Portable — 654,700
  • PlayStation 2 — 333,200

Now onto Software.  Once again Nintendo are leading and leading with authority, in Dec 09 Wii games totally dominated the top 10 having 5 out of 10 plus 1 for DS in top sellers.  Once again for another month New Super Mario Bros Wii takes the lead and super jumps his way to the top !!  EA/BIOWARE’s Mass Effect was close but just couldn’t make it.  Don’t expect it to Biotically lift its way to top position next month as I don’t see that happening.  Not even Modern Warfare 2 could do it. I think no one can beat Mario he’s just too good 😉

As you can see once again Nintendo own 5 of the 10 top selling games for this month. Who can beat them ?? I really cant say.  I don’t think anything out there will.  If you can think of a title that might be able to take the number one spot in February leave a comment and share with us what you think will be able to topple over Mario, steal his magic mushrooms and save princess peach from the clutches of evil bower !!  MUUAHAHAHA !!

January 2010 Software Sales

  1. New Super Mario Bros (Wii) — 656,700
  2. Mass Effect 2 (360) — 572,100
  3. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) — 555,700
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360) — 326,700
  5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) — 310,900
  6. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) — 297,600
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) — 259,000
  8. Army of Two: The 40th Day (360) — 246,500
  9. Just Dance (Wii) — 191,900
  10. Darksiders (360) — 171,200


December 2009 Software Sales

  1. New Super Mario Bros (Wii) — 2,820,000
  2. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) — 2,410,000
  3. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) — 1,790,000
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360) — 1,630,000
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) 1,120,000
  6. Wii Play (Wii) — 1,010,000
  7. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) — 936,100
  8. Assassin’s Creed 2 (360) — 783,100
  9. Left 4 Dead 2 (360) — 728,500
  10. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS) — 656,700


Leave a comment let us know who can beat Mario .. and Nintendo and Luigi … and Toad …. and Bower …. and Wario … ok ok i’ll shut up now 😉

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  • Andrenekoi

    Mass Effect 2 sales was behind NSMB Wii just because the game was released on January, 26. If wasn’t for this, i’m sure the game would have been the winner!

  • mass effect 2 is majorly for those who played the original, but smbwii remembers us about the old mario games, so its obvious it would won on its second month…

  • PlayingMantis

    The drop off in DS sales from Dec. to Jan. was huge. Still can’t believe that many people are buying them though, they’ve been out for forever.

  • Shane Dickson (OregonSlacker)

    Wow great to see ol’ mario back in the saddle and taking names to boot, interesting to see Mass effect vs feb numbers for sure and I’m almost positive BF BC2 will take the cake for March!!!

  • Rory

    I can’t believe that the Wii is still selling at that pace. NSMB is a phenomenal game, but nothing beats Mass Effect 2! Oh well… different target demographics…

  • Amy W

    HEHE my FAV game is on top! Yes I am a SMB WII fan, and after spending 30+ hours trying to get all the secrets…. so happy to see you on top!

  • h438dlk34

    Wow, I’m surprised modern warfare 2 managed to get into the top 5, considering that 1-4 are all wii

  • potatohead4

    Glad that ME2 made it to Top 10, yet didn’t beat NSMB. 🙂

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