October NPDs: Uncharted, Wii big winners; DJ Hero, PSP big losers

Every gamers favorite monthly stat sheet has been released, as Nathan Drake surprisingly came out the big winner in the October NPD numbers. Here’s the breakdown:

Software:
01. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) – 537,000
02. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) – 441,000
03. Borderlands (Xbox 360) – 418,000
04. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) – 314,000
05. NBA 2K10 (Xbox 360) – 311,000
06. Halo 3 ODST (Xbox 360) – 271,000
07. NBA 2K10 (PS3) – 213,000
08. Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360) – 175,000
09. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) – 169,000
10. FIFA Soccer 10 (Xbox 360) – 156,000

Considering that the last time a PS3 exclusive sat atop this list was Metal Gear Solid 4, Sony is probably very pleased with this outcome. The other surprising winner here is Borderlands, but while the 360 version did well, the PS3 version didn’t make the top ten. The two notable absences include the aforementioned DJ Hero, but the truly saddening news comes from the sales numbers for Brütal Legend, which only sold 215,000 copies on both platforms combined. If Mr. Schafer is reading this, please go make movies, because gamers don’t deserve your greatness.

Hardware shook up pretty much how you would expect:

Hardware:
01. Wii 506.9K
02. PlayStation 3 320.6K
03. Xbox 360 249.7K
04. PlayStation 2 117.8K

Handhelds:
01. Nintendo DS 457.6K
02. PSP 174.6K

It’s the holiday season, which means Nintendo is going to make piles upon piles of cash, and they did. Both the Wii and PS3 are riding high after their respective price cuts, and the DS continued its handheld dominance. Without question, the biggest loser in all of gaming was the PSP, or more specifically, the PSPgo. No word on what percentage of the 175K were PSPgo’s compared to PSP 3000’s, but I’m guessing whatever party Sony was planning for the Uncharted 2 sales just got rained out.

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