Remember: NPD sales = US sales only.
It's rare to see a PS3 game appearing on the NPD's top 10 software charts. However, don't let that fool you into thinking Sony's all doom 'n gloom. Their premiere PS3 game, LittleBigPlanet
, didn't make the biggest sales impression when it debuted. However, it picked up steam in December. Sales actually improved dramatically in December, outselling its October debut. At the end of 2008, the game was able to sell 611,000 units in the US. Perhaps word of mouth
marketing is working?
The other really big PS3 game of 2008, Metal Gear Solid 4
, finally hit the million software sales mark in December. Konami's masterpiece made most of its sales in its launch month, and has seen sales trickle down over the last few months. (Note: the NPD figures don't include sales of the MGS4
For more info on these NPD stats, visit Gamasutra