The NPD Group (which tracks US game sales) announced yesterday that video game sales for the month of September grew 38% over last year to $777M, this despite "dreaded console transition" concerns and being 18% higher than predicted. One NPD analyst believes 2006 will set an all-new record in video games sales by way of 20% or greater growth for all categories including hardware, software, and accessories, man boob style. Here's a quick rundown:

TOP SELLING HARDWARE (units sold)
  1. NDS - 403,435
  2. PS2 - 306,517
  3. 360 - 259,458
  4. GBA - 177,145
  5. PSP - 153,353
  6. NGC - 42,286
  7. XBX - 6,495
TOP SELLING SOFTWARE (units sold)
  1. PS2 - Madden NFL 07 ~ 507,000
  2. 360 - Saints Row ~ 455,000
  3. PS2 - Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy ~ 349,000
  4. NDS - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team ~ 285,000
  5. GBA - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team ~ 219,000
  6. 360 - Madden NFL 07 ~ 218,000
  7. GCN - Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy ~ 170,000
  8. XBX - Madden NFL 07 ~ 166,000
  9. NDS - Star Fox Command ~ 137,000
  10. NDS - New Super Mario Bros. ~ 134,000
[Listings courtesy Games Are Fun; Thanks O_o]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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