February NPD numbers show 10% increase in gaming sales

The NPD video game hardware and software sales for this month are out and sales are 10% more then expected. If you do not know what NPD is, it is an independent market research firm that collects sales data and analysis of various markets.

While a lot of criticism has come down on Sony this week, they do have some positives. They have two games in the top ten of the month that sold very well, but the obvious trends continue. Nintendo is still beating everyone in terms of software and hardware sales, but Microsoft's console is also doing very well, and generally so is the entire market in this tough economic time.

February Console Sales

  • Nintendo Wii - 753,000
  • Nintendo DS - 588,000
  • Xbox 360 - 391,000
  • Sony Playstation 3 - 276,000
  • Sony PSP - 199,000
  • Sony Playstation 2 - 131,000
In terms of software sales, Nintendo's Wii fit is still bringing in a lot of money for Nintendo. The game/add-on sold a staggering 644,000 units, months after its initial release.

Capcom's newest iteration of Street Fighter, Street Fighter 4, sold a total of 846,000 copies, (446,000 for the Xbox360 and 403,000 for the Playstation 3.

Other notables include Wii Play, which sold 386,000 copies and Killzone 2, which sold 323,000 copies.

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