NPD Group has issued its console software sales data for September 2009. Did MTV Games prove that all you need is love and a cool Gretsch peripheral? Or did Activision trounce it with the more varied Guitar Hero 5? Do any of you doubt that Halo 3: ODST did some major damage? Was Batman strong enough to take on the entire Marvel Universe? Let’s take a look!
- Halo 3: ODST (Xbox 360): 1,520,000
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii): 442,900
- Madden NFL 10 (Xbox 360): 289,600
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (Nintendo DS): 258,100
- The Beatles: Rock Band (Xbox 360): 254,000
- Madden NFL 10 (PlayStation 3): 246,500
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (Xbox 360): 236,000
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (PlayStation 3): 212,500
- Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox 360): 210,800
- The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii): 208,600
I’m relieved that The Beatles: Rock Band did better than Guitar Hero 5. I don’t have anything against GH5, but I needed to know that America had the good taste to support The Beatles. I’m a little bummed that Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 didn’t perform better, but I’m also not surprised. At the end of the day, the chart was dominated by balls (Madden) and guns (Halo). While millions of people are (what I like to call) balls-and-guns gamers, that’s just not my thing. Seriously though, it’s not so much about the genre, but two strongly established brands performing extremely well in September.
What do you think of NPD’s September sales figures? Anything surprise you?