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March 2010 NPD Numbers: Kratos Wins!

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npd-logoHardware:

  1. DS – 700, 800
  2. Wii – 557, 500
  3. Xbox 360 – 338, 400
  4. PlayStation 3 – 313, 900
  5. PSP – 119, 900
  6. PlayStation 2 – 118, 300

Software:

  1. PS3 – GOD OF WAR III – 1, 100, 000
  2. NDS – POKEMON SOULSILVER VERSION – 1, 020, 000
  3. PS3 – FINAL FANTASY XIII – 828, 200
  4. 360 – BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 – 825, 500
  5. NDS -POKEMON HEARTGOLD VERSION – 761, 200
  6. 360 – FINAL FANTASY XIII – 493, 900
  7. Wii – NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII – 457, 400
  8. PS3 – BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 – 451, 200
  9. WII FIT PLUS W/ BALANCE BOARD – 429, 600
  10. PS3 – MLB 10: THE SHOW – 349, 200

PS3 software made a killing this month with God of War III leading the way. Needless to say, but it’s much deserved.

The most interesting story with these numbers are the multiplatform title splits. Final Fantasy XIII was approximately a 63/37 split in favor of the PlayStation 3 while Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a 65/35 split in favor of the Xbox 360. A tale of audience tastes? Or perhaps news of the slightly superior PS3 version of FFXIII influenced it? I do wonder.

The new Pokemon Gold/Silver remake came in strong as expected and so were the reappearances of WiiFit and Super Mario Bros. Wii.

I guess kudos should be awarded to MLB 10: The Show for being the only baseball game to make it into the top 10 as well.

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