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April NPD: HD Consoles Sadden

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My oh my. Let’s get to the numbers:

Hardware

  1. Wii – 714 200
  2. Nintendo DS – 414 800
  3. PSP – 192 700
  4. Xbox 360 – 188 000
  5. PlayStation 3 – 187 100
  6. PlayStation 2 – 124 400

Software

  1. 360 GTA IV – 1.85 million
  2. Wii Mario Kart w/ wheel – 1.12 million
  3. PS3 GTA IV – 1.00 million
  4. Wii Play – 360 K
  5. Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 326K
  6. PS3 Gran Turismo 5: Prologue – 224K
  7. DS Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness – 202K
  8. DS Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time – 202K
  9. Wii Guitar Hero III – 152K
  10. 360 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – 141K

Wii Prints Money - Thanks GAF

Okay. Hardware wise, Nintendo dominated. Again. No surprise there, but what is surprising is how little the HD consoles sold pre-GTAIV. What were people waiting for? GTAIV specials/bundles? You’d think that the exclusive downloadable content would also shift prospective console buyers by the thousands towards the Xbox 360, but it clearly didn’t for the month of April.

Initial GTAIV sales were very impressive considering it was released on April 29th. The 360 outsold the PS3 version 1.85:1 — not 2:1 (yet?). Mario Kart Wii did expected numbers for its debut. Oh, and COD4 for Xbox 360 still lingers at 10th spot. Talk about long legs.

Let’s see what May’s numbers will bring.

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