March’s NPD Numbers Are In!

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The Numbers for March are here, the month of games like God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII (Which managed to sell a lot this month) but surprisingly there wasn’t a big surge in console sales compared to last month especially with the systems with these games like the PS3 and the 360. Games like God of War III and Pokemon managed to top one million in sales last month, Final FantasyXIII neared 900,000.

  1. Nintendo DS         701,000 SOLD      88K   (14%)
  2. Nintendo Wii        558,000 SOLD      160K  (40%)
  3. Xbox 360            338,000 SOLD      84K  (-20%)
  4. PlayStation 3       314,000 SOLD      46K  (-13%)
  5. PSP                 120,000 SOLD      13K  (-10%)
  6. PlayStation 2       118,000 SOLD      16K   (16%)

Games sales are after the break.

  1. God of War III                 PS3     1,100,000 SOLD
  2. Pokemon SoulSilver             DS      1,020,000 SOLD
  3. Final Fantasy XIII             PS3       828,200 SOLD
  4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2     360       825,500 SOLD
  5. Pokemon HeartGold              DS        761,200 SOLD
  6. Final Fantasy XIII             360       493,900 SOLD
  7. New Super Mario Bros.          WII       457,400 SOLD
  8. Battlefield: Bad Company 2     PS3       451,200 SOLD
  9. Wii Fit Plus                   WII       429,600 SOLD
  10. MLB 10: The Show               PS3       349,200 SOLD
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  1. 4 / 15 / 2010 6:13 pm

    Sony is reporting that the massive console shortages is affecting their sales, and that console shortages will most likely continue through the next few months.

    It’s kind of sad that sony isn’t prepared.

    Also to let everyone know, God of War 3 has sold 25% more in the first month than God of War 2 sold in its first month. This is with the PS3′s install base only being 30million compared to whatever the massive install base was of the PS2

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  2. baller

    4 / 15 / 2010 6:51 pm

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    • 4 / 15 / 2010 7:08 pm

      I didn’t mod my PS2 because I actually like to buy my games and support the developer.

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  3. 4 / 15 / 2010 7:04 pm

    Even after all the hate on Final Fantasy 13 and many PS3 owners saying they are just going to wait for FF13 Versus. Final Fantasy 13 sales on the PS3 still outsold the 360 by over 300,000 this month(in the US). I knew it was going to happen but with those exclusive 360 FF13 commercials you never know.

    *Silently takes a deep breath because if the 360 sold more we would never hear the end of it.*

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  4. Gabeusmc19

    4 / 15 / 2010 9:19 pm

    HAHA
    FF13 1 million PS3
    to 500,000 not even lol

    360 FAIL

    God of War WOW, awesome

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  5. Christendom

    4 / 16 / 2010 9:51 am

    Playstation 2 is still selling!

    My God, is there no end to this behemoth. Do you realize that between the PS3 and PS2 sales, THAT’S OVER 400,000 UNITS SOLD that month! That’s more than Xbox 360! Clearly, people prefer the Playstation brand over Xbox.

    As good as those numbers sound for Sony, no one can f@@k with Nintendo. They’re selling their systems like it was crack. And the Wii; it’s the least accessible of the two systems, yet it keeps making “Mo Money! Mo Money! Mo Money!”

    Seeing Nintendo thrive in this economy is proof that graphics don’t matter. Story doesn’t matter! And online play doesn’t matter! What actually matters is, MAKING GAMES THAT ARE FUN TO PLAY!

    Nintendo makes fun games :)

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  6. MAXVTEC

    4 / 16 / 2010 12:58 pm

    Who wants to play ff13 on 3 discs any way

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  7. baller

    4 / 16 / 2010 1:39 pm

    @Christendom: 2 consoles barely outsold 1 when they didnt even release a blockbuster game, yet the 360 outsold the ps3 even with gow3 releasing are u even thinking about what ur saying, playstation is a lost brand

    it takes 2 consoles to go up against xbox360

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    • Christendom

      4 / 16 / 2010 9:50 pm

      Actually, baller you don’t know what you’re saying. The fact that PS2 is still selling 100,000 units a month is phenomenal! And it is selling these units while competing against itself (i.e., PS3) and Xbox 360. That’s like me owning a Burger King and a In-N-Out competing against your McDonalds. Sure your McDonalds will sell more burgers because your franchise is more popular. However, if I can still sell one third of burgers from my smaller brand In-N-Out burger joint as you do with your McDonalds, then you would have to consider me a possible threat. If you didn’t you would be a fool.

      And don’t forget, PS2 is still competing against the Wii as well. If Sony would discontinue selling PS2′s all of those 100,000 units sold would have gone to the PS3. They wouldn’t have gone to the Xbox 360. Microsoft knew this that is why when they announced the 360, they immediately discontinued selling the original Xbox.

      Oh! And to address your God of War 3 issue. If those 100,000 PS2 units became PS3 sells, God of War 3 would have sold another 100,000 copies.

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  8. Machee

    4 / 16 / 2010 2:37 pm

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  9. Fezmania

    4 / 16 / 2010 5:15 pm

    pokemon FTW!!!

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  10. baller

    4 / 17 / 2010 10:22 am

    @Christendom: the thing is tho, its like a small in-n-out burger place, its the ps2 for godsakes
    the best selling console of alltime and probably the best console of all time IMO

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    • Christendom

      4 / 17 / 2010 12:06 pm

      I agree with you.

      Thank you for your comments.

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  11. MAXVTEC

    4 / 17 / 2010 3:59 pm

    lol pokemon…hahahahaha damn the wii still keeps going..

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