May NPD Numbers Released – Hardware Numbers Fall But Nintendo Still Dominate

npdThe numbers from NPD for May are in and they make for grim reading. Hardware numbers are down since last month with the Nintendo DS being the only hardware maintaining strong numbers at 633k units sold. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 made slow numbers unlike before, but still beat the PLAYSTATION 3 thanks to the 360 selling 175k compared to the PS3′s 131k.

The Wii sold 289k units, the PS2 sold less then the PS3 but only marginally with 117k, but it did beat the PSP which had 100k sold. Meanwhile in the software front, UFC Undisputed was the surprise winner on this path, which sold a combined 1 million between the PS3 & 360. inFamous did very well for it’s first month, selling 175k and only on sale for about 6 days in May.

But grim news was given: on a year on year basis, sales went down to $682 million from $1,12 billion.

Full charts after the jump.


Xbox 360 – 175k
Nintendo Wii – 289k
Nintendo DS – 633k
PlayStation 2 – 117k
PlayStation Portable – 100k


1: UFC 2009: Undisputed – Xbox 360 (679k)
2:  Wii Fit – Nintendo Wii (352k)
3:  EA Sports Active – Nintendo Wii (345k)
4:  UFC 2009: Undisputed – PLAYSTATION 3 (334k)
5: inFamous – PLAYSTATION 3 (175K)
6: Pokemon Platnum – Nintendo DS (168k)
7:  Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo Wii (158k)
8: Punch-Out -  Nintendo Wii (156k)
9: X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Xbox 360 (120k)
10: Wii Play – Nintendo Wii (109k)

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