Figures for February’s US retail sales have emerged, and it’s been an amazing month for Microsoft. Shifting over 530,000 units, it’s the biggest “non-holiday” month for the manufacturer.
Some figures are still to come in (as is the norm now) but the top ten software charts looks a little bit like this:
- 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard: 360, PS3, WII, NDS, PC)
- 2 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom: 360, PS3) – 790,000
- 3 Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft: Wii) – 550,000
- 4 NBA 2K11 (Take-Two: 360, PS3, PSP, WII, PS2, PC)
- 5 Dead Space 2 (EA: 360, PS3, PC)
- 6 Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Majesco: WII, 360, PS3)
- 7 Bulletstorm (EA: 360, PS3, PC) – 285,000
- 8 Killzone 3 (Sony: PS3) – 280,000
- 9 Michael Jackson The Experience (Ubisoft: WII, DS, PSP)
- 10 Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo: WII)
That makes Black Ops the biggest selling game in the US ever with nearly 14 million copies sold. Killzone 3’s figures are a little disappointing despite only being on sale for a week.
Microsoft are understandable bullish: “February was the biggest non-holiday month of console sales in the U.S. in the history of the Xbox, according to NPD. For the second month in a row, Xbox 360 was the number one console, maintaining its lead in the U.S. as the top selling console in 2011.”
Sony’s response: “NPD’s February numbers illustrate continued growth of the entire PlayStation 3 ecosystem, including increases in hardware, software and peripheral sales. PlayStation’s exclusive titles, combined with stereoscopic 3D and precision motion controlled gaming, continue to resonate with consumers, and we look forward to furthering the momentum with MotorStorm Apocalypse and SOCOM 4 next month.”