NPD Reveals Cumulative Hardware and Software Sales of 2007

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Posted on January 18, 2008, Chris NPD Reveals Cumulative Hardware and Software Sales of 2007


I’m always happy when the NPD numbers are released, and instead of just getting a single month’s worth of data, we’ve gotten a list of the top ten selling games of 2007, as well as total sales figures on the major hardware for the year. Let’s dive in.

Top 10 Selling Games of 2007:

  1. Halo 3 (Xbox 360) – 4.82 million
  2. Wii Play w/ remote (Wii) – 4.12 million
  3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) – 3.04 million
  4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PlayStation 2) – 2.72 million
  5. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – 2.52 million
  6. Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo DS) – 2.48 million
  7. Madden NFL 08 (PlayStation 2) – 1.90 million
  8. Guitar Hero 2 (PlayStation 2) – 1.89 million
  9. Assassin’s Creed (Xbox 360) – 1.87 million
  10. Mario Party 8 (Wii) – 1.82 million

As disappointed as I am, not seeing The Orange Box make the list, I didn’t really expect it would. BioShock headlines my list of games I’m surprised didn’t make the list along with one other game I’m really shocked by – Pokemon Pearl. To not make the list, it had to sell less than the 1.82M that Mario Party 8 did, which means that Diamond sold a minimum of about 700,000 more units than Pearl – maybe more. I would never have guessed that there could be such a discrepancy between the two, but I’m no better – I refused to buy Pearl because I preferred the exclusive Pokemon found in Diamond.

And how about Guitar Hero 2, after being released in 2006, making the list?

Hardware numbers are after the break.

Annual hardware sales for 2007:

  • PlayStation 2 – 3.97 million
  • PlayStation 3 – 2.56 million
  • PlayStation Portable – 3.82 million
  • Xbox 360 – 4.62 million
  • Wii – 6.29 million
  • DS – 8.5 million

I don’t think there’s much to be really said about these numbers, as my thoughts essentially echo precisely what I said about December’s numbers – Microsoft has to be happy that their lead increased over the PS3 late in the year, while Nintendo’s rather menial lead of the Wii versus the 360 in December is likely only indicative of supply issues.

The PSP has really seen a great resurgence since the release of the PSP Lite and price drop; should the PS3 and PSP see further price drops in ’08, this could be their year to really make some ground on the competition.

Just don’t expect to see the DS falter. Especially if we see a DS Liter released.

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