Feb. 2013 NPD - software, accessories, analysis, Wii U sees 40% sales increase over Jan.

- 25 percent drop in industry sales
- total coming in at $810 million
- software sales (including PC) dropped 27 percent to $369.9 million
- hardware plummeted 36 percent to $244.2 million
- accessories fell back three percent to $213.9 million
- 455,000 units of Nintendo hardware was sold
- this pushed the 3DS past 8 million units to date
- Wii U sold 64,000 units minimum

"Though there was the same number of February launches in the top ten ranking as last February, collectively, February launches performed worse than last year with unit sales down 30 percent.

When combining the dollar value of Skylanders software as well as accessories, this property has generated over $600 million in the US since launching in October 2011, and sold $35 million in February alone. It will be interesting to watch how this dynamic of physical goods delivering digital content evolves with the launch of Disney Infinity later this year.

Looking at hardware sales on an average per week basis, all platforms showed an increase from January into February. Specifically, new platforms like the Wii U and PS Vita demonstrated some momentum from the typical January hardware lull with increases of over 40 percent and 30 percent, respectively." - NPD industry analyst Liam Callahan



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