NPD group, a US retail research firm, has released its US February hardware sales numbers and they are supa dupa for Nintendo, okee dokee for Microsoft, and well, sucky for Sony.
Enough of these technical terms. Let's look at the numbers. The Wii sold 335,000 units, the DS sold 485,000 units, the Xbox 360 sold 228,000 units, and the PS3 sold 127,000.
All of this represents a 53% surge in sales from February of '06.
Some more things to think about...
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Some things to think about:
- Nintendo sold 335,000 Wiis despite the fact that they are still not widely available.
- Sony sold sold 127,000 PS3s despite the fact that they were widely available and sitting on store shelves.
- Sony will launch the PS3 in Europe next week.
- The DS continues to sell like gangbusters.
- The 360 continues to be steady.
- Historically, February has not been a good month for hardware sales.
- Software sales-wise, the top ten was dominated by Nintendo and Xbox games.