February NPD – Wii breaks 750,000 units to dominate US hardware sales

Thursday, 19th March 2009 23:16 GMT By Patrick Garratt


As predicted, Wii came in at around 750,000 units sold in the US last month, according to just-released NPD data.

Both 360 and PS3 were over analyst predictions, at almost 400,000 and 300,000 units respectively.

Here’s the lot:

  • PlayStation 2 – 131K
  • PlayStation 3 -276K
  • PSP – 199K
  • Xbox 360 – 391K
  • Wii – 753K
  • Nintendo DS – 588K

February was a significant month for both PS3 and 360.

“The Xbox 360 realized its biggest non-holiday sales month, save for September 2007, when the Halo 3 release brought in a large group of new owners,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

“Compared to last month, the PS3 realized the greatest month-over-month unit sales increase of all platforms.”




    Why are people still buying the PS2 ?

    And with the PS2 selling 131k, PS3 276k and PSP 199k is that a win for SONY ?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Feb 09 vs Feb 08 Change:

    Wii +74.3%
    360 +53.6%
    NDS +0.1%
    PS3 -1.7%
    PSP -18.1%
    PS2 -62.8%

    #2 6 years ago

    So is that a “no”?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Sorry, wasn’t actually responding to your post. Just adding that as a bit of extra info.

    But no… not really, certainly not vs last year anyway.

    #4 6 years ago

    Even though that 360 increased 54% and still on beat the PS3 by 115k.

    #5 6 years ago

    *only beat the PS3 by 115k.

    (where is the ‘edit’ button?)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Depends how you look at it really. There was the small matter of the most hyped game in the history of the PS3 being released this month… and still it went down in sales vs last year.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner


    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Anyone care to hazard a guess as to why 360 sales were so ‘up’ this month? I thought February was supposed to be a slow month?

    #9 6 years ago

    Obviously, it’s because it pwns.

    #10 6 years ago

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