It's always fun to check out the sales of given hardware and software-- to see new trends and old favorites battling it out for revenue supremacy. Let's check out how things unraveled this past September where the PS3 and Wii both dropped in price.
PlayStation 2 146.0K
PlayStation 3 491.8K
Xbox 360 352.6K
Nintendo DS 524.2K
HALO 3: ODST 360 MICROSOFT (CORP) Sep-09 1.52M
WII SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA Jul-09 442.9K
MADDEN NFL 10 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS Aug-09 289.6K
MARIO & LUIGI:BOWSER'S INSIDE STORY NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA Sep-09 258.1K
THE BEATLES:ROCK BAND* 360 MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS Sep-09 254.0K
MADDEN NFL 10 PS3 ELECTRONIC ARTS Aug-09 246.5K
MARVEL:ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 2 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD (CORP) Sep-09 236.0K
BATMAN:ARKHAM ASYLUM* PS3 SQUARE ENIX INC (CORP) Aug-09 212.5K
GUITAR HERO 5* 360 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD (CORP) Sep-09 210.8K
THE BEATLES:ROCK BAND* WII MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS Sep-09 208.6K
I think the big story this month is that, with the PS3 slim and price cut, Sony's system topped the charts this month. I think the bigger story this month is that even with the lowered price and redesigned console, the PS3 barely beat the Wii. It really shows that damned console's dominance this generation. Halo 3 ODST claims the gold medal moving more than a million-and-a-half units in less than a month's span. Much like most 360 titles, you can expect Halo 3 ODST to be severely front-loaded sales-wise.
While Sony won the hardware war this month, Microsoft seems to have won the software war charting the most games. Kudos to Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for charting so high! All in all, an intriguing month which begs the question: can Sony outperform the Wii in October? We'll find out.