|NPD: Alan Wake, Blur and Prince of Persia shy of 200k copies sold|
|Posted: 05.07.2010 13:48 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Figures crunched from the latest NPD report has some of 2010's hot properties well below sales expectations for their launch months at retail.
Remedy's Alan Wake didn't make 200k copies, and neither did Bizarre's racer Blur or Ubi's latest of Prince of Persia. Some other notable flops...
Shrek Forever After, Lost Planet 2 , SKATE 3 and Iron Man 2 all stumbled along during their May releases as well. Sales numbers for titles out of the top five weren't revealed but analyst Michael Pachter noted a number of key launches didn't reach 200k.
5th place was UFC 2010: Undisputed which sold 192,300 copies. However the overall sales for May this year were up 4% over the same period in '09.
"The May lineup was indeed stacked in favour of dramatic growth," said Pachter. "We expect investors to remain spooked by the May results, as they are beginning to reinforce the notion that the video game industry is in a state of persistent secular decline."
Obviously everyone was too busy spending their cents on Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, having racked up a its first 2 weeks.