Nintendo's console and mascot both sold incredibly well this holiday season, with the Wii setting a new record for consoles sold in a month, 3.81 million. The New Super Mario Bros. Wii, a four player co-op title, was the leading seller for the month with 2.82 million copies sold.
Take Two Interactive was reportedly "frustrated" by the weaker-than-expected sales of the Grand Theft Auto IV episodes, The Lost and the Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Apparently they figure the price point is well worth the content.
The November NPD numbers are out, and with them we get the stats of the biggest shopping weekend of the year in the United States. It should come as no surprise that Modern Warfare 2 topped the charts with 4.2 million copies on the 360 and 1.87 million on the PlayStation 3. Rounding out the top 5 were Assassin's Creed 2 on the 360, New Super Mario Bros Wii and Left 4 Dead 2 on the 360.
It's been just a few short weeks since Left 4 Dead 2, the sequel to the highly popular Left 4 Dead, shambled onto store shelves. While we can safely say that we big are fans of it and the wonderful co-op that it brings, you may be wondering how has the game fared overall. Was it released too soon after the original? Did that petition hurt sales at all? Didn't Valve say all that needed to be said in the first game; must we go Southern? Well, what are you still reading this teasing/fluffy intro for? The official press release with the sales numbers and some other interesting news is right after the break! Go go go go!
Remember when Borderlands was sent out to die? Yeah...didn't happen. The game sold an impressive 400k copies in October on the Xbox 360 alone placing it third on the sales chart behind Wii Fit Plus and Uncharted 2. These sales numbers come from the monthly NPD stats, which report sales numbers for North America.
We already knew that Halo 3: ODST has sold like gangbusters, and now we have further proof that the four player co-op title ruled the month of September by a long shot thanks to the latest NPD numbers. While the game has sold over 2 million copies world-wide, in North America alone ODST sold 1.5 million copies
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We normally try to stay out of the business side of things on Co-Optimus, but I found this story interesting none the less. According to the NPD, a group that estimates monthly sales based on statistical data in North America, Too Human sold around 170,000 copies in just 2 weeks in August. This was enough to put the game in the top 10 sold of games behind the 37 versions of Madden (ok, there were 4) and 21 Wii Gimmicks (ok...2...Wii Fit and Wii Play). The reality is the only other AAA title ahead of Too Human was Soul Calibur IV for the Xbox 360.
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