NPD sales numbers for 2007 are in, Nintendo ‘wins’

The latest NPD numbers are in and it’s time to see who sold what and how much last year. Overall, the US Video Games industry did extremely well and thanks to strong sales across the board, much like ELSPA reported for the UK, saw a big increase and achieved $17.9B in sales.

Looking at total hardware sales, there aren’t really any ‘woah!’ news to speak of – Nintendo fails to surprise anyone as Wii sold almost as many units as Xbox 360 and PS3 combined, and DS selling over two times more units than PSP. Halo 3, breaking all kinds of records and all, is of course number one on the software sales chart, followed by Wii Play and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Real numbers after the break.

Anita Frazier from NPD Group: “While hardware sales realized the greatest percentage growth over 2006 due to the closely scrutinized console hardware transition, each category under the video games industry umbrella reached their own “personal bests” in terms of annual sales.”

“While I wouldn’t count on similar growth in 2008, I would expect to see 2008 increase over 2007, with more growth (proportionately) coming from software sales. While we will continue to see strong hardware sales, particularly if prices come down again, the spotlight now turns from hardware to software.”

US Hardware Sales in 2007

  • Nintendo DS 8.50 million
  • Wii 6.29 million
  • Xbox 360 4.62 million
  • PlayStation Portable 3.82 million
  • PlayStation 2 3.97 million
  • PlayStation 3 2.56 million

US Top 10 Software in 2007

  • Halo 3 (X360) 4.82 million*
  • Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) 4.12 million
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (X360) 3.04 million*
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2) 2.72 million*
  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) 2.52 million
  • Pokemon Diamond Version (DS) 2.48 million
  • Madden NFL 08 (PS2) 1.90 million
  • Guitar Hero 2 (PS2) 1.89 million*
  • Assassin’s Creed (X360) 1.87 million*
  • Mario Party 8 (Wii) 1.82 million

*Includes Collector’s, Limited, Legendary, Bundles