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US videogame sales rise significantly in October

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Nov 2007 12:24 User comments (9)

US videogame sales rise significantly in October According to NPD sales data, US videogame hardware and software sales rose 73 percent for the month of October as compared to the same month last year.
Total sales rose over $450 million USD to $1.1 billion USD.

After a brief drop to number two, the Wii returned to lead in hardware sales with 519,000 units sold. 366,000 Xbox 360 consoles were sold for the month finishing out the list was the PlayStation 3 with 121,000 consoles sold.

Software sales were up to $513.9 million USD, an almost 40 percent rise from October 2006.

Halo 3 continued to sell excellently, topping out the software list. Guitar Hero III, the latest installment of the hugely popular game, came in second, third and fourth place for sales with the 360 version being the most popular.

Source:
GI.biz

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9 user comments

116.11.2007 13:26

Game list, for those interested:

1. Halo 3 (Xbox 360, Microsoft) - 433,800
2. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Xbox 360, Neversoft/Activision) - 383,200
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (Wii, Neversoft/Vicarious Visions/Activision) - 286,300
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock w/guitar (PlayStation 2, Neversoft/Budcat/Activision) 271.1K
5. Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS, Nintendo) - 262,800
6. Wii Play w/remote (Wii, Nintendo) - 239,700
7. The Orange Box (Xbox 360, Valve/EA) - 238,400
8. Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock (PlayStation 2, Neversoft/Budcat/Activision) - 231,700
9. FIFA Soccer '80 (PlayStation 2, EA) - 129,700
10. Brain Age 2 (DS, Nintendo) - 116,900

216.11.2007 16:36

Can't wait to see this list the next 2 months with Mario Galaxy, Mass Effect, Smackdown vs. Raw 2008, Simpsons Game, Assassins Creed, and the list goes on and on. I'm surprised Wii Play is still selling so well, must be because of the "extra" controller everyone wants with their system.

316.11.2007 16:37

This is the holiday season i expect those numbers to keep rising.

418.11.2007 4:00
BIGnewb
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its all about HAZE for ps3

518.11.2007 21:10
saltynuts
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some people just cant stop with the stupid one liners about nothing at all.

623.11.2007 22:33

oofrome, you have guitar hero 3 for ps2 down twice, in 4th and 8th. judging by the article it is supposed to be 4th, just thought you might want to edit that to avoid confusion.

bignewb, I hate to break it to you, but haze has been pushed back to January.

also, no big supprize on Halo 3, the most hyped game ever, being a top the list. as mentioned though, lots of big hitters coming.

728.11.2007 18:16

Originally posted by wetsparks:
oofrome, you have guitar hero 3 for ps2 down twice, in 4th and 8th. judging by the article it is supposed to be 4th, just thought you might want to edit that to avoid confusion.


That's because the first one is the game + the guitar and the 2nd one is just the game by itself, hence they are two separate products. If you've already got 2 guitars for the ps2, no need to buy another one! :)

828.11.2007 20:03

ah, didn't notice that my first time looking

911.12.2007 16:49

To me this all depends on the features of the consoles that the next generation brings out and the quality of the games we get to choose from some games need massive improvements.

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