February’s retail sales figures for videogame hardware and software in the United States have rolled in overnight.
Although the so-called NPD stats don’t normally come with actual numbers anymore, it’s normally possible to get most of them from press releases and comparisons.
Hardware wise, the 360 was the clear winner, although it’s down 20% year on year.
“The latest NPD numbers are in,” said Xbox’s Major Nelson. “Xbox 360 maintains number one position for 12th straight month with 426k units sold in February.”
Regarding the PS Vita, it was only out for a fraction of the tracking period.
“There are four days of retail sales reported for PlayStation Vita in this reporting period,” said NPD’s Anita Frazier. “Overall, hardware unit sales increased by 62 percent over January without the Vita included. Including PS Vita sales, that increase is 87 percent.”
Calculations based on other consoles over at NeoGAF put the Vita at about 220k.
That makes the (largely pointless) known or estimated console sales to look something like this:
Xbox 360 – 426K
Nintendo Wii – 228K
PlayStation Vita – 220K
Nintendo DS – 135K
No Vita games charted in the top ten, although Sony’s PS3 version of Twisted Metal is in there.
In first place for the month was Modern Warfare 3, with Final Fantasy XIII-2 just behind. UFC, Amalur and Just Dance 3 made up the rest of the best sellers.
We’ll update if official figures come through.