Crackdown leads game sales in February [update 1]

GameDaily BIZ posted the just released February NPD sales numbers which show that Xbox 360 software is selling quite nicely. Overall, things are looking bright for video games as the industry is up 66% over last year with hardware and software sales on the rise. Crackdown led the month's sales moving 427K units, with other 360 titles like Gears of War and Lost Planet in the top ten. The Xbox 360 is also moving a fair amount of consoles beating out an under-performing PS3, 295K units to 228K 228K units to 127K.

It's great to see our little boy Crackdown succeed in February and four other Xbox 360 games place in the top ten. Though, we wonder, with the Nintendo Wii selling so well (485K 335K units) does Microsoft have to shift its focus away from Sony and watch Nintendo to protect its next gen lead? Only time will tell, but we're confident that our white box can fend for itself simply by the games that will be released for it in 2007. A full list of NPD's February sales rankings for hardware and software is after the break.

Update 1: Fixified the comparison numbers between the 360 and PS3 ... and the Wii. Math is hard.

Hardware Sales
1. DS - 485K
2. Wii - 335K
3. PS2 - 295K
4. Xbox 360 - 228K
5. PSP - 176K
6. GBA - 136K
7. PS3 - 127K
8. GameCube - 24K

Software Sales
1. Crackdown (Xbox 360) – 427K

2. Wii Play w/ remote (Wii) – 371K
3. Diddy Kong Racing (DS) – 262K
4. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)– 130K
5. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (PS2) – 130K
6. Gears of War (Xbox 360) – 119K
7. Major League Baseball 2K7 (Xbox 360) – 113K
8. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Xbox 360) – 111K

9. WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii) – 109K
10. NBA Street Homecourt (Xbox 360) – 102K

This article was originally published on Joystiq.