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

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


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.”

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