June NPD Data – Stop your Squabbling, Prototype OBVIOUSLY Wins

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NPD, the American chart-tracking gurus have released last month’s sales data – and with it we can finally put an end to the very serious, and very real war between the two free-roaming super-charged action hero games. Having sold 227200 more copies on just one platform than its mortal enemy, Prototype has proven that it is indeed the better game, no matter what anybody says. Being the number one seller in June also makes it automatically better than every other game on the list. That where given the choice, PS3 owners would rather pick up inFamous is inconsequential, on account of because I said so.

Important videogame politics aside, June is also the first month since its release 29 months ago that Wii Play – the awful set of mini-games bundled with a Wiimote – is not in the top ten. This, I feel, warrants a celebratory dance of some sort.

Demonstrative of the fact that 360 gamers are a demented group of blood-thirsty sociopaths, all four of the Xbox 360 games in the top ten feature either mass, wanton destruction or close-up, personal violence. Similarly, Wii owners have validated claims that they’re obese and lethargic, with false hope that playing waggly videogames is going to make them thinner. The fact that the Wii is still shifting so many units is probably because their owners keep eating them.

PC games aren’t listed by NPD because PC gaming is dying, and nobody cares about PC gamers.

Hit the jump for the NPD figures, as well as a few helpful links for console owners

Hardware Sales:
Nintendo DS – 766.5K
Nintendo Wii – 361.7K
Xbox 360 – 240.6K
PlayStation 3 – 164.7K
PSP – 163.5K
PlayStation 2 – 152.7K

Top 10 Software Sales:
1. Prototype (Xbox 360) – 419.9K
2. UFC 2009 Undisputed (Xbox 360) – 338.3K
3. EA Sports Active (Nintendo Wii) – 289.1K
4. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 (Nintendo Wii) – 272.4K
5. Wii Fit (Nintendo Wii) – 271.6K
6. Fight Night Round 4 (Xbox 360) – 260.8K
7. Fight Night Round 4 (Playstation 3) – 210.3K
8. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo Wii) – 202.1K
9. Red Fraction: Guerrilla (Xbox 360) – 199.4 K
10. Infamous (Playstation 3) – 192.7K

Source : Examiner

For 360 Owners : Controlling Anger Before It Controls You
For PS3 Owners : How to Conquer Feelings of Inferiority
For Wii Owners : Slim Fast – Your Guide to Weight Loss
I don’t have a link for PC gamers, because you’re just not important enough.

Have a Happy Friday, everyone!

Last Updated: July 17, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • easy

    “with false hope that playing waggly videogames is going to make them thinner”

    ahh… but what other console offers pseudo sex sim? :wub:

  • janrik


    Wish they tracked XBLA and PSN data.

    BF 1943 just broke 70 000 000 kills on 360 and 30 000 000 kills on PS.

  • spl0it

    I heard that PC gamers are responsible for the Global Economic Warming

  • TheBeasht

    Maybe selling fewer copies of inFamouse is part of the 10 year plan. Sony works in mysterious ways, doncha know?

  • The PC..you know…that machine only degenerates game on. 😛

  • I believe that’s because Xbox 360 gamers are tough as nails, while sissy PS3 gamers prefer things like Flower(s)

  • Microsoft only has a 6 month plan, because that’s how long the consoles last before RRoD’ing.

  • They also kick dogs and steal from old people.

  • Dark

    I want Night Vision 🙂

  • spl0it

    I want see through the clothing of only hot chicks vision :pinch:

  • TheBeasht

    Not only would it let you see through their clothes but it would detect the hot chicks for you, so you wouldn’t have to waste time on the the ‘chicks’ whose clothes you can’t see through.
    Oh, and it would save you from those “sorry eyes” moments.

    Jeez, you’re shallow. :pirate:

  • easy

    or that ps3 guys are harder to kill…

  • Or too busy trying to lure obese royal personages with delicious, delicious cake.

  • easy

    lol… every feeders weapon of choice… vetkoek!

  • I would never kick a dog :tongue:

  • Ruslan

    6 month plan with a 3 year warranty at least. YLOD is a common occurrence thanks to senseless firmware updates on the PS3 FYI.

  • “PC games aren’t listed by NPD because PC gaming is dying, and nobody cares about PC gamers. ”

    If I actually had feelings, that would’ve hurt :face:

  • If you had feelings, you wouldn’t play on a system as lifeless as a PC. :whistle:

  • dreamhunk

    this link sums up pc gaming probelms in the video gaming Industry


  • Hooloovoo

    Pc gaming Dying, Please
    guess you forgot about the millions of mmo players, Indie Games,Oh and what about upcoming pc exclusive titles such as Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 & The Old Republic.

    and itsthe only platform that acctually does Full-HD Gaming(and not just advertise it)

  • spl0it

    Spread your pro-pc propaganda elsewhere :shocked:

  • What’s with all the hostility towards the Pc today?
    Your e-mail not working? :silly:

  • I heard a PC shot old yeller. 🙁

  • Fred

    360 owners were starved of good games this year until protoype came along ,obviously it will outsell infamous by a mile , bearing in mind the 360 install base in America is double that of the ps3 .

  • Still… Xbox 360… me likey! :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

  • Your Mom

    hey look, the failbox 360 actually has a decent game. but its multiplat so that sucks rather just get it on pc and play at true high res. sucks to be a 360 owner, really battling to find anything going for it at the moment. might as well sell it and buy a few ps3 games with the money. problem is finding a sucker willing to buy it from me :sick:

  • eXp

    Failbox. That must have taken months to come up with. :kissing:

  • OUCH… my beloved “failbox” has feelings! It’s cying already. It just told me to tell you that he is not one of those that supposedly “fail” every 6 months 😉

  • WitWolfyZA

    Wont argue with you there! and after repair it last up to 2 months and then its tottaly fudged

  • WitWolfyZA

    I love my PC! I play old PS1 and PS2 games through emulators.. Not to mention Some games new games.. With a bit of lag..

    MY PC never RROD on me.. Just the occasional.. “windows encountered a error” message hahaha

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