NPD Group released its console sales data for February 2010 while I was at GDC. The numbers are pretty interesting. Check ‘em out!
- Nintendo DS: 613,200
- Xbox 360: 422,000
- Wii: 397,900
- PlayStation 3: 360,100
- PlayStation Portable: 133,400
- PlayStation 2: 101,900
The continued onslaught of the Nintendo DS shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s a great portable console with tons of games and a huge March release (Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver). I was a little surprised to see that the Xbox 360 beat out the Wii; logically there are more interesting games for the 360 in Q1 and the Wii has to slow down some time (right?), but Nintendo’s systems have been defying logic for quite some time. Sony continues to lag behind Microsoft in 2010, which is bad news if the company hopes to close the gap this year. That said, March should be more interesting for the PS3, with a number of excellent first-party games and the real version of Final Fantasy XIII.
Now unleash your Pach Attack and go after the numbers as if you were a very tall gaming analyst. I can’t wait to hear your analysis of NPD Group’s sales figures!