Friday, December 11, 2009

Nov. US PC game retail sales hit $51.7 million, Call of Duty top 2009 franchise

By blackamoor Magrino, GameSpotPosted Dec 11, 2009 12:49 pm PT

NPD shrink pegs amount store-bought code amount at $1.46 meg terminal month; Activision's expert concern most profitable so farther in 2009.

Yesterday, the NPD Group issued its monthly US game-industry retail income recap for November, news that amount income had slipped 7.6 proportionality to $2.7 billion. Non-PC code came closest to touch terminal year's mark, slippy meet 3 proportionality to $1.41 billion. However, that amount was hard increased by the stupendous success of meet one game: Activision and Infinity Ward's disposition of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 oversubscribed a combined 6 meg units on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Modern Warfare 2 has neutralized the rivalry in 2009.

Today, NPD shrink Anita Frazier offered a some more brief updates concerning Nov mettlesome income by artefact of her Twitter feed. Factoring in PC retail sales, November's amount code pull impact $1.46 1000000000 for the month, a 6.6 proportionality decline over the same period in 2008. Frazier clarified that amount for GameSpot, noting that PC mettlesome income brought in $51.7 meg on the month, with the remaining assets derivative from console and takeout mettlesome sales.

Notably, NPD does not road mettlesome income finished untraditional channels much as digital distribution, which would include Valve's popular PC download service Steam. In addition, Nov 2008 saw unusually high PC mettlesome revenues thanks to the record-setting start of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, which oversubscribed 2.8 meg units worldwide in 24 hours.

In a ordinal Twitter post, Frazier also laid discover the most profitable franchises in 2009 finished November. Thanks in large conception to Modern Warfare 2's record-setting debut, the disposition of Duty concern lidded Frazier's list. Activision's expert concern has also continuing to see strong income from the Treyarch-developed World at War. In June, the house said the mettlesome had oversubscribed 11 meg units since its Nov 2008 launch.

Wii Fit hierarchical ordinal in Frazier's list. The Balance Board-equipped shape simulator has been a mainstay on NPD's monthly business since its May 2008 launch. Wii Fit Plus, launched in Oct 2009, has seen kindred success, placing seventh on November's income chart with 679,000 units sold. Nintendo's Mario Bros. concern came in third, bolstered by the 1.39 million-unit entry of New Super Mario Bros. in Nov as well as Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's 258,100-unit entry on the DS in September.

The periodicity mettlesome concern has struggled this year, but the Guitar mathematician and Rock Band franchises still managed a individual fourth and ordinal on Frazier's list. New additions to Activision's periodicity concern this assemblage include Guitar mathematician 5, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, Guitar mathematician On Tour: Modern Hits, and offshoots much as DJ mathematician and Band Hero. Lego Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band equal the digit field releases from MTV Games' periodicity mettlesome series this year.

Top 5 franchises year-to-date finished Nov by dollar sales 1) disposition of Duty 2) Wii Fit 3) Mario Bros. 4) Guitar Hero 5) Rock Band

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