March NPD Numbers

For the first time in three months Microsoft’s cheaper, older Xbox 360 has managed to sell more machines in the US than the PS3. Only 5,000 more, mind. Elsewhere, numbers for the PSP are fantastic with nearly 300,000 units sold, but the Wii and DS continue to run away with the lead by a massive margin:

Industry Sales
Total Video Games: 2007: $1.1B / 2008: $1.7B
Video Games Hardware: 2007: $377.9M / 2008: $551.3M
Video Games Software: 2007: $579.1M / 2008: $945.6M
Video Game Accessories: 2007: $139.5M / 2008: $220M

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Hardware Sales:

PlayStation 2: 216K
PlayStation 3: 257K
PlayStation Portable: 297K
Xbox 360: 262K
Nintendo DS: 698K
Wii: 721K

Software Sales:

WII / SUPER SMASH BROS: BRAWL / 2.7M
360 / TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS 2 / 752.3K
360 / ARMY OF TWO / 606.1K
WII / PLAY / 409.8K
PSP / GOD OF WAR / 340.5K
PSP / CRISIS CORE: FINAL FANTASY VII / 301.6K
WII / GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK / 264.1K
360 / MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2K8 / 237.1K
360 / CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE / 237K
PS3 / ARMY OF TWO / 224.9K

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