February 07 NPD: Complete Software & Hardware Sales53% in comparison to last year. A quick recap shows us the following in console sales:
Nintendo DS 485,000
PlayStation 2 295,000
Xbox 360 228,000
PlayStation Portable 176,000
Game Boy Advance 136,000
PlayStation 3 127,000
Yes, the PlayStation 3 is dead last. Last month figures of the console were fairly close to that of the Xbox 360's, but in February the X360 outsold the PS3 by 100k units. The very end of February saw the release of Formula One, Virtua Fighter 5 and MLB 2K7 (which actually arrived in most stores March 1st), and that pretty much highlighted the entire list of PS3 games for the month. So once again, a lack of software has done Sony wrong. This performance is poor, no doubt, and we hope that with MotorStorm, the announcement of Home, and various 3rd party releases March's sales make up for February.
Software sales are a little different. While the Nintendo DS outsells in hardware, it's the Xbox 360 that rakes in all of the software sales. Crackdown sold 427k copies, largely due to its Halo 3 beta inclusion - a move that is very similar to what Konami did with Zone of Enders and the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo. And it seems like the Wii Play w/remote package was just too hard to pass up for many, as it went on to sell 371k. Rounding out the top three is Diddy Kong Racing for the DS, a remake of the N64 original.
360 Crackdown 427K
WII Wii Play w/Remote 371K
NDS Diddy Kong Racing 262K
WII Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 130K
PS2 Guitar Hero 2 w/Guitar 130K
360 Gears Of War 119K
360 Major League Baseball 2K7 113K
360 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition 111K
WII WarioWare: Smooth Moves 109K
360 NBA Street Homecourt 102k
Note: It is important to know that the NPD does not calculate 100% of sales, but closer to 75%. Sales in/from Canada, Mexico, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Sam's Club, a variety of retail stores and privately owned electronics/game stores do not get accounted for. These numbers are not concrete and are only used to illustrate a rough estimate of sales performance.
3/16/2007 Arnold Katayev