March 2009 NPD Sales

Numbers finally come back down to earth in March, but they’re still strong overall. Resident Evil 5 was the biggest seller of the month; which I think most of us predicted. Looks like tank controls can’t hold a good series down, right? Here are the numbers.

Hardware

  1. Nintendo Wii – 601,000
  2. Nintendo DS – 563,000
  3. Xbox 360 – 330,000
  4. PlayStation 3 – 218,000
  5. Sony PSP – 168,000
  6. PlayStation 2 – 112,000

Software

  1. 360 – Resident Evil 5 – 938,000
  2. DS – Pokemon Platinum Version – 805,000
  3. 360 – Halo Wars – 639,000
  4. PS3 – Resident Evil 5 – 585,000
  5. Wii – Wii Fit with Balance Board – 541,000
  6. PS3 – MLB ’09: The Show – 305,000
  7. PS3 – Killzone 2 – 296,000
  8. Wii – Wii Play – 281,000
  9. Wii – Mario Kart Wii – 278,000
  10. 360 – MLB 2k9 – 205,000

360 (3) – Wii (3) – PS3 (3) – DS (1)

Again, no real surprises from last month’s sales. I guess it’s a mild surprise that Halo Wars beat out Resident Evil 5 on the PS3, but that’s debatable. Next month’s NPDs will include the DSi sales, so that should shuffle things up a bit.

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