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Sales for March 2010

Hardware Sales (USA + Japan) for March

Platform United States Japan Total Year Over Year Change
PlayStation 2 118,000 8,975 126,975 -3.89%
Xbox 360 338,000 13,529 351,529 -3.34%
PlayStation Portable 119,000 233,478 352,478 -9.84%
PlayStation 3 313,000 194,794 507,794 +51.98%
Wii 557,000 164,228 721,228 +7.51%
Nintendo DS 700,000 207,801 907,801 +14.70%

USA Top Ten Software Sales

Title Platform Publisher Monthly 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. is about a month out of date)