Hardware Sales (USA + Japan) for March
|Platform||United States||Japan||Total||Year Over Year Change|
USA Top Ten Software Sales
|God of War 3||PS3||Sony||1.10M|
|Pokemon SoulSilver version||DS||Nintendo||1.02M|
|Final Fantasy XIII||PS3||Square Enix||828.2K|
|Battlefield: Bad Company 2||360||EA||825.5K|
|Pokemon HeartGold version||DS||Nintendo||761.2K|
|Final Fantasy XIII||360||Square Enix||493.9K|
|New Super Mario Bros. Wii||Wii||Nintendo||457.4K|
|Battlefield: Bad Company 2||PS3||EA||451.2K|
|Wii Fit Plus||Wii||Nintendo||429.6K|
|MLB 10: The Show||PS3||Sony||349.2K|
- Pokemon, Final Fantasy, and Battlefield BC2 all outsold God of War 3 when combining SKUs.
- PSP sales have really dropped in the US, but are extremely strong, and even outselling the DS in Japan.
- In the US, and only in the US, 360 consoles continue to outsell PS3, despite PS3 having a better price/value ratio and a higher quality game library that sells higher volumes to a smaller user base. Interpretation: In the US, the Xbox 360 is selling on brand name, and not hardware quality, software library, or price/value ratio.
- By most metrics, PS3 has cumulatively surpassed the 360 in Japan and regions other than Japan and US. Only in the US does the 360 maintain a cumulative sales lead.
(We don’t yet have complete Japan software sales for March. The data is available, but would require too much effort to compile. garaph.info is about a month out of date)
Written by: Darrin
- Contributing Editor