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Nintendo Rules February U.S. Sales Report

by Rainier on March 16, 2007 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT

According to the last NPD market results Nintendo Wii was the best-selling next-gen video game console in the United States in February, selling 335,000 units, compared to 127,000 PS3s, and 228,000 Xbox 360s. Oddly enough the PS3 ended up last amongst current as well as last gen consoles, even outsold by its own 7-year old PS2 and the GBA. Software sales increase a whopping 53 %, ruled by Microsoft's Crackdown with over 400k units.

February Hardware Sales :

  1. NDS: 485,000
  2. Wii: 335,000
  3. PS2: 295,000
  4. Xbox 360: 228,000
  5. PSP: 176,000
  6. GBA: 136,000
  7. PS3: 127,000
  8. NGC: 24,000

Together, Nintendo systems represented 54 percent of all hardware sales in February, more than those of all other manufacturers combined.

"We're gratified that the explosive appeal of Wii, in terms of both new players and new ways to play, has created unprecedented demand, substantially beyond supply," says Reggie Fils-Aime, president, Nintendo of America. "But we also understand that there are hundreds of thousands of consumers still waiting to get their hands on the system so we continue to both ship more units to retail every week and work non-stop to build capacity."

February Game Sales:

  1. Crackdown (Xbox 360) - Microsoft - 427K
  2. Wii Play w/ remote (Wii) - Nintendo - 371K
  3. Diddy Kong Racing (DS) - Nintendo - 262K
  4. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) - Nintendo - 130K
  5. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (PS2) - Activision - 130K
  6. Gears of War (Xbox 360) - Microsoft - 119K
  7. Major League Baseball 2K7 (Xbox 360) - Take-Two - 113K
  8. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Xbox 360) - Capcom - 111K
  9. WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii) - Nintendo - 109K
  10. NBA Street Homecourt (Xbox 360) - Electronic Arts - 102K

The strength of Wii and Nintendo DS was also apparent in monthly software sales where three of the top four best-selling games for the month (Wii Play and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for Wii, and Diddy Kong Racing DS for Nintendo DS) play exclusively on Nintendo systems. In addition, so far this year 10 of the top 20 best-selling games are exclusive for Nintendo hardware.

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