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360 sells more than PS3 in NA says NPD

NPD always produce reliable stats, and this month they make for some interesting reading. While the 360 did outsell the PS3, Nintendo consoles beat the competition resoundingly well, with the Wii and DS coming first and second. After the jump, see who else beat the PS3 and 360.

Hardware sales for the month of February:


Platform Sales
Nintendo DS 485,149
Wii 335,324
PlayStation 2 295,102
Xbox 360 228,225
PlayStation Portable 175,651
Game Boy Advance 135,887
PlayStation 3 127,321
GameCube 23,844
Xbox 480

Overall, all consoles have sold the following amount in the USA:


Platform Sales
PlayStation 2 37,695,000
GBA 35,436,000
Xbox 14,500,480
GameCube 11,724,000
Nintendo DS 9,885,000
PSP 7,076,000
Xbox 360 5,028,000
Wii 1,835,000
PlayStation 3 1,060,000

It’s interesting to see that despite the advantage of releasing early, the PSP has almost been overtaken already by the 360, something which may be a concern to Sony, especially when compared to how well the DS is selling. It’s nice to see that the original Xbox is still selling as well. Perhaps people are worried about the Backwards Compatability support stopping.

Crackdown managed to top the list of most bought game over February as well, coming in at 427,000 units sold. In comparison, Gears sold 119,000, finishing as the sixth most bought game for the month. Crackdown topped the Most Bought list for the 360, with Gears in second and Major League Baseball 2k7 in third.

Not a bad month for Microsoft then, who are showing a steady growth as we head towards the infamous drought known as Summer. We haven’t even reached the Halo 3 launch yet; that should make 360 figures rocket, along with GTA IV.

What do you make of the listings?

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Comment by McGrude on 2007-03-17 02:39:22 | Reply

480 Xboxes? That’s funny and statistically is effectively zero.

Comment by Ben on 2007-03-17 02:59:42 | Reply

I’m confused by one of your comments… Why compare the 360 to the PSP? The two aren’t even considered competitors–One is a handheld while the other is a console.

Comment by E P I C on 2007-03-17 03:40:45 | Reply

Because…

1) Its Sony. Perhaps showing the publics view of Sony as a brand name.

2) PSP is far superior to the DS but is selling less. PS3 is perhaps a more ‘capable’ console than the 360 but the 360 is also currently outselling the PS3, just a good comparison of how and where consumers are spending their money.

Comment by BTex on 2007-03-18 18:18:37 | Reply

The Publics view of Sony as a brand name is that they are generally higher priced stuff but good stuff. Their TVs have always been rated highly and still are. That is all Joe consumer knows. You can’t come to any sort of conclusion about the general public by looking at PSP and PS3 sales. LOL. The general public doesn’t even know whta those things are.

concerning #2 Wait a year. I think you’re going to be disappointed.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-03-20 09:48:47 | Reply

Well the public are a bit misguided then because Sony Tv’s are overpriced and are just parts bought from other companies anyway so they ain’t even manufacturing the damn things, just assembling them.

Buy a Samsung, they shit on Sony.

Comment by cgRid3r on 2007-03-20 15:52:09 | Reply

SONY’s brand is in flux. Unfortunately its on a downward spiral, blowing dev money, underachieving, under delivering, and definitely pushing the price point tad too high. They really don’t have the luxury of emotional connect they once had.

Comment by dark shady on 2007-03-17 04:28:54 | Reply

that s because most of the game on 360 have clan support !!!

gears , gears ,gears

Comment by Halo Man on 2007-03-17 07:48:32 | Reply

Hey enough already WE WANT HALO 3 WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3WE WANT HALO 3

Comment by SKATE MAN on 2007-03-17 08:22:47 | Reply

WE WANT SKATE, seriously..

Comment by Peter JAckson on 2007-03-17 09:48:51 | Reply

PlayStation 3 sold 1,060,000 units the fist quarter is almost the same that Xbox 360 did(by them was the only Next gen Machine in the Market) IMHO I think Sony have done very well more than more people has expected

Comment by E P I C on 2007-03-17 17:37:03 | Reply

Go post on a P$3 website, we don’t like your kind round ‘ere!!!

Comment by Peter JAckson on 2007-03-18 09:11:51 | Reply

LOSER LONG LIVE TO PLAYSTATION 3

Comment by Peter JAckson on 2007-03-17 09:58:01 | Reply

on Launch DS had very poor sales but now seen very strong, I think we live in times when a couple of months can make a real diference in the market So let se what happen the next few months

Comment by Colby on 2007-03-18 05:48:58 | Reply

Here is what we will see in the next few months. The 360 will have it’s price drop probably causing the PS3 to sell worse than it already is, and the 360 sales will go up at a steady rate.

Comment by Peter JAckson on 2007-03-18 09:12:33 | Reply

OK COLBY ALIAS NOSTRADAMUS

we want ninja gaiden 2

Comment by J1980 on 2007-03-17 12:59:12 | Reply

wow nearly 300,000 idiots buying PS2’s

Comment by Chris on 2007-03-17 13:11:09 | Reply

GTA IV, Assassins, BioShock, Halo3, Forza, Mass Effect MUHAHAHAHA all huge games all upcoming :)

what the hell is NPD? sounds like some shit from the US!

lol NPD stands for New Product Development … kind of a stupid name if you ask me but thats what it is considering it covers things like the ps2 and xbox1 that arent “new”

http://www.nextechnews.co...36-af5d-516b6c7846e1.aspx

did i miss any other game/videos that are kinda the reason the ps3 is gonna crush the rest this year? I mean the 360’s ahead by leap and bounds right now but i figure with a lineup like that theirs just too much to look forward to

Comment by coojo on 2007-03-17 19:22:35 | Reply

smash bros brwl metroid prime mario galaxy paper mario mario party 8 yeah its all about the wii

Comment by Phocas on 2007-03-19 20:23:10 | Reply

haha how many different mario games and you have??? 3rd party support for the Wii is craptastic…

Comment by J1980 on 2007-03-17 20:19:02 | Reply

im more interested in these figures next year…..

Comment by x El Scorpio x on 2007-03-18 16:02:58 | Reply

How can the Xbox be on it when it’s not in production`?

Comment by Raddog on 2007-03-19 00:08:42 | Reply

Because they are being sold from store shelves. There are still “new” consoles out there in stores that got them from MS. They are the ones that count towards the statistics.

Comment by LongshotX on 2007-03-18 17:58:20 | Reply

I’m not too worried about the Ds competing with he 360 since its a portable but since the Wii is competing with the 360 I wonder what this will look like in a years time once the price drop occurs, Halo 3 is released, Blue Dragon, GTA IV, Mass Effect, Bioshock, VF5, Assassin’s Creed, etc. Then I look at the Wii’s lineup and it just doesn’t look like even Nintendo’s 1st party lineup will sustain them for long. I’m not God so I don’t know but is the Wii in danger of burning out too soon. What do you guys think. Will the “waggling” get old?

Comment by BTex on 2007-03-18 18:22:49 | Reply

who knows. I know I’m bored with my Wii. And I know there aren’t any games that look interesting in the next year. I think the Wiisters are going to become extremely disappointed with their system when they see the PS3 and 360 getting so many kickass games and them playing a couple new mario games. lol

Comment by LongshotX on 2007-03-18 18:31:55 | Reply

Yeah I mean Mario is cool and everything but Mario Party 8? At this rate we may see Mario Party 12 by the end of this generation. That is just ridiculous.

Comment by Xhrone Perfect on 2007-03-20 12:56:15 | Reply

There are some nice things about the PS3…

It have more power than any other console on the paper. That is a thing to remember…

The PS3 have FREE online mode! Xbox cost much…

The proccessor of PS3 is about 10 times faster than a modern PC. 8 cores…

Blu-ray seems to win the discwar…

BUT…

Xbox 360 is cheaper (half as much) from start…

There are much either good things about Xbox 360 but in the long time we will see the resaults…

My opinions
/Daniel

Comment by The_Glovner on 2007-03-20 16:44:43 | Reply

To many flaws in this to even begin arguing.

Sit down, shut up, sit down shut up!

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