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BatRastered

October 2009 NPD sales numbers are here

By: BatRastered Nov 13, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Wii dominates hardware, and the XBox 360 dominates software. Where is Brutal Legend?

Here are the numbers for October 2009

Hardware:

  1. Wii – 506,900
  2. DS – 457,600
  3. PS3 – 320,600
  4. Xbox 360 – 249,700
  5. PSP – 174,600
  6. PS2 – 117,800

Software:

  1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Sony (PlayStation 3) - 537,000
  2. Wii Fit Plus - Nintendo (Wii) - 441,000
  3. Borderlands - Take-Two (Xbox 360) - 418,000
  4. Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo (Wii) - 314,000
  5. NBA 2K10 - Take-Two (Xbox 360) - 311,000
  6. Halo 3: ODST - Microsoft (Xbox 360) - 271,000
  7. NBA 2K10 - Take-Two (PlayStation 3) - 213,000
  8. Forza Motorsport 3 - Microsoft (Xbox 360) - 175,000
  9. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days - Square Enix (Nintendo DS) - 169,000
  10. FIFA Soccer 10 - Electronic Arts (Xbox 360) - 156,000

Some things to notice:

  • Brutal Legend did not make the top 10
  • NBA 2K10 was the only multiplatform game to make the list twice (once for the 360 and once for the PS3).
  • Halo 3: ODST showed continuing strong sales to stay on the list despite being released in September.
  • Borderlands for the Xbox 360 showed surprisingly strong sales to take the number 3 slot.
  • Uncharted 2 gets commercial success to go with its critical success and probably moved more than a few PS3 hardware sales.
  • The XBox 360 continues to sell more software than the competition, but hardware sales have slowed compared to the PS3 and Wii. Has the 360 reached saturation at its current price point already? I'm sure we won't see another price cut this year with the holidays so close, but it seems to be only a matter of time.
  • I can't believe how many people are still buying a PS2.

Next month we will get to see MW2 in the list. I'm Oscar Mike!

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goukijones

Wednesday Pwnfest Lineup 10/14/09

By: goukijones Oct 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves ZOMG!

I didn't think that the two lead off games would ever be Brutal Legend or Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I would like to say though ... I'm kind of getting into the Brutal Legend. It's totally not a music genre I'm excited about, but I like a little rock and roll. The game is like an album cover of old metal rock bands record covers. The music is authentic. First Impressions coming later. Check out the Brutal Legend giveaway.

I haven't started the Uncharted 2 as of yet, but I'm going in soon Jimmy! Gorilla Warbear wants to get the final Vidmaster Acheivements on the ODST so I'll probably mix some of that in. Here's the lineup for today!  

Playing today ...

Brutal Legend

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Halo 3 ODST

Dragon Quest VIII

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Brutal Legend review

By: BatRastered Sep 25, 2009 | 14 Comments

After some hands-on with Brutal Legend, what's the verdict?

Brutal Legend is a good looking game with some serious production values. It's basically a hack-and-slash 3-d platformer mashup. The animation is great and the dialogue and voice acting (featuring Jack Black) are top-notch. You can certainly expect some laughs while playing through this game. It feels like you're controlling a Jack Black animated feature.

You have two basic weapons, your axe and your guitar. Your axe functions much like you'd expect it to, with decapitated and bisected enemies strewn about in its wake. Your guitar allows you to shoot either some sort of lightning, or pyro effects. The pyro allows you to knock enemies up in the air, where you can knock them out baseball style with your axe.

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