March NPDs: Wii, God of War III lead
The NPD numbers for the month of March are in, and they come bearing predictability.
Sony’s big exclusive for the month, God of War III, climbed its way to the top of Mount Olympus the software chart while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XIII and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 pulled a bit of a switcheroo; the Square Enix RPG on the PS3 outsold its 360 counterpart by roughly 2-to-1, while EA’s Modern Warfare challenger went and managed the opposite.
As for the hardware figures, they present a fairly familiar image.
See below for the full breakdown.
Xbox 360 338.4K
PlayStation 3 313.9K
PlayStation 2 118.3K
Nintendo DS 700.8K
God of War III (PS3) 1.10M
Pokemon SoulSilver (DS) 1.02M
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) 828.2K
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (360) 825.5K
Pokemon HeartGold (DS) 761.2K
Final Fantasy XIII (360) 493.9K
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) 457.4K 7
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) 451.2K
Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board (Wii) 429.6K
MLB 10: The Show (PS3) 349.2K