System and game sales for March 2008 in the USA

19 April 2008
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Did you get a Wii yet?March’s American video game sales data from the NPD is in, and like almost any month past year, it shows an unsurprising result: The Nintendo Wii outsold all other systems, and this time there’s a surpising comeback by the PSP that outsold its bigger brothers. Total hardware sales were up 46% to over $551.3 million.

Video game hardware overview:
1. Nintendo Wii — 721,000
2. Nintendo DS — 698,000
3. PlayStation Portable — 297,000
4. Xbox 360 — 262,000
5. PlayStation 3 — 257,000
6. PlayStation 2 — 216,000

Video game sales totals for the month are nearing one billion at $945.6 million. That’s an increase of 63% over last years already historic number! Most notable were Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s launch in America with 2.7 million sales and Call of Duty 4’s continued big sales reaching 9 million copies sold worldwide!

Video game software overview top 10:
Are you one of the 2.7 million who bought Super Smash Bros. Brawl?1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl — 2,700,000
2. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Sixe: Vegas 2 (Xbox 360) — 752,300
3. Army of Two (Xbox 360) — 606,100
4. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) — 409,800
5. God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) — 340,500
6. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) — 301,600
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) — 264,100
8. Major League Baseball 2K8 (Xbox 360) — 237,100
9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) — 237,000
10. Army of Two (PS3) — 224,900

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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