Thursday, March 10, 2011

February 2011 NPD Results

We've reached close to the middle of the month, so it's time to look at the NPD numbers for the month of February 2011. This time they made us a nice chart to share with everyone! Remember games are now clumped into sales for every platform and not just one. This means that Call of Duty: Black Ops has a total of sales from the PS3, 360, Wii, DS, and PC instead of just the 360, for instance.

This month, Call of Duty: Black Ops is America's best-selling game of all time. Sort of shows you there's no accounting for taste here at the NPD. Marvel VS. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds chimed in with second place scoring 790.2K in sales. Meanwhile, Just Dance 2 continues to hot-step it with sales getting 554K, and that's on one platform only. Impressive. Other notable titles include Dead Space 2 making its second arrival on the NPD charts, Bulletstorm, Killzone 3, and Mario Sports Mix which resides in the tenth spot.

Hardware-wise, the Xbox 360 sold 535,000, up 27% from last February, and it's the 360's best non-holiday month. The Kinect train keeps rolling on. All the while the Wii train chugs along netting 454,000 units of hardware. Sony has not revealed the numbers for the PS3, but by going by the YoY math, they should be close behind the Wii with approximately 450,000 sales. What an incredible month of sales for all three competitors.

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