NPD Hardware Sales Figures for October 2009

Console Wars!!!
Console Wars!!!

NPD Group has issued its console hardware sales data for October 2009. Was Nintendo’s Wii price cut put it back on top? Could Sony continue it’s momentum after an excellent September? Let’s take a look at the numbers!

  • Wii: 506,900
  • Nintendo DS: 457,600
  • PlayStation 3: 320,600
  • Xbox 360: 249,700
  • PSP: 174,600
  • PlayStation 2: 117,800

So yeah, Nintendo’s “fad” of a console reclaimed its crown. It will be interesting to see if the Wii can keep the top spot in the crucial months of November and December. Sony has to be disappointed in its drop off, while Microsoft is surely snickering at its rival’s decline. That said, it’s not like MS didn’t slide as well.

What do you make off October’s numbers? Any predictions for November?

Author: RPadTV

14 thoughts on “NPD Hardware Sales Figures for October 2009”

  1. not the kind of numbers Sony will need to overtake MS this generation. I thought maybe the numbers would decline after the excitement of the Slim. You should separate the PSP go Rpad. isn't that thing selling terribly?

  2. I hope the MW2 360 sells well here in the US. Not because of fandom, but because I would like see more themed consoles/handhelds here in the US like they do in Japan.


    R-Pad can't separate them. These are NPD's numbers.

  3. @shockwave

    these arent global numbers…as you know the ps3 owns the xbox everywhere else

    i dont think its a matter of IF the ps3 overtakes the 360, its just how long will it take

  4. @thundercracker

    That depend on Europe. If Sony can hold that reigned then even if the PS3 slips below the 360 in the US it will still be able to over take the 360 globally. However, Microsoft has been doing well there to the point that it could be a toss up as to who claims the silver medal.

  5. How the hell does the Wii keep selling so many units? It is just mind-boggling at this point. Does anybody realize that according to my incredibly flawed math, 1 in every 5 households on the planet will have a Wii by … oh, let's just say 2014 for the hell of it.

    Am I going to have to bite my tongue, admit that I was wrong and actually think that maybe, just maybe the Wii isn't a fad?

    Nah… I don't think my over-blown ego will allow it. Besides, a fad is temporary, so let's just say that the Wii's "temporary" time in the limelight has not been defined yet.


  6. @Iceman

    Individual consumers aren't the only ones buying Wiis. A hotel chain, nursing home, hospital, etc are more likely to buy Wiis than the other two. Hence, Wii has more markets to sell to.

  7. @Shockwave562 It's not up to me to break out, these are NPD's numbers.

    @RRODisHere I'm not sure. NPD doesn't include information from retailers that play it close to the best either. It uses estimates for Wal-Mart and Toys 'R Us, I believe.

  8. I'd like to see a break down of how many sell at each retailer. It would be interesting to see if top sellers were the same for big stores like Wal-mart and small stores like GameStop.

  9. @CamiKitten

    Its not very much work at all. They just read the data sent to them by the computer terminals or registers from each retailer. The data is already broken down, they compile it. I think an individual list would be too long for the average consumer to want to read.

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