NPD Monthly: March 08

Game

Platform

Publisher

NPD Sales

1

Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Wii

Nintendo

2,700,000

2

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

Xbox 360

Ubisoft

752,300

3

Army of Two

Xbox 360

EA

606,100

4

Wii Play

Wii

Nintendo

409,800

5

God of War: Chains of Olympus

PSP

Sony

340,500

6

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

PSP

Square Enix

301,600

7

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Wii

Activision

264,100

8

Major League Baseball 2k8

Xbox 360

Take 2

237,100

9

Call of Duty 4

Xbox 360

Activision

237,000

10

Army of Two

PS3

EA

224,900

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NPD, a data collection specialist in US, had released their video game statistics for the month of March 08. Super Smash Bros Brawl sold 2.7M units in its launch month, which means by now it would have sold 3M units in US alone. Adding about 1.6M units sold in Japan, that would be 4.6M units sold WW. Wow, that is something. I am guessing it will clear 10M sales by the end of this year, after Europe and Australia launch.

On top of that, Wii has 2 other games in the top ten. Wii’s version GH3 is the only GH3 that is still selling strongly. This shows that games on Wii have the longest legs.

In other platforms, it is a pleasant surprise to see 2 PSP games in the top 10. This is rare because of the rampancy of piracy for handheld systems.

As usual, the games from PS3 and 360 are mostly shooters. I hate to shoot with a controller. Why can’t they think Wii?

March 08′


Wii

720,000



DS

698,000



PSP

297,000



Xbox 360

262,000



PS3

257,000



PS2

216,000



On the hardware area, Wii sold the most, on the strength of Brawl, and it outsold PS3 + 360 combined. The Nintendo Wii is still a sell-out product in US after 1.5 years from release. DS wise, just as strong in all regions. PS2 wise, wow so many people are still buying it.

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