July NPD: Wii climbs to the top, PS3 overcomes 100K hump

Upon first viewing the latest US video game sales data from GameDaily BIZ, we instinctively exclaimed "July NPD!" and shook our heads in dismay. "No, I never lie," replied the NPD, its anthropomorphized form struggling to escape the confines of a bad pun. "The Wii did in fact beat the DS in a month that saw overall industry sales climb to a staggering $925.5 million dollars. The PlayStation 3's clearance sale also gave it the push it needed to defeat the GBA and break through the 100,000 unit barrier, though it still trailed slightly behind the Xbox 360. So much for those analysts, eh?"

And so we all laughed, cracked open a few beers and watched some American football. According the top ten in software sales (presented after the break), a good deal of gamers appreciate the sport. Despite having access to a considerably smaller user base than the PS2, the Xbox 360 version of NCAA Football 08 reigned supreme, no doubt thanks to the system's magical attach rate.
  • Nintendo Wii: 425K
  • Nintendo DS: 405K
  • Sony PlayStation 2: 222K
  • Sony PSP: 214K
  • Microsoft Xbox 360: 170K
  • Sony PlayStation 3: 159K
  • Nintendo GBA: 87K

  1. NCAA Football 08 (Xbox 360) -- 397K
  2. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's (PS2) -- 339K
  3. Wii Play w/remote (Wii) -- 278K
  4. NCAA Football 08 (PS2) -- 236K
  5. Mario Party 8 (Wii) -- 177K
  6. NCAA Football 08 (PS3) -- 156K
  7. Pokémon Diamond (DS) -- 144K
  8. Transformers: The Game (PS2) -- 143K
  9. Guiitar Hero II w/guitar (PS2) -- 138K
  10. Guitar Hero II w/guitar (Xbox 360) -- 108K

This article was originally published on Joystiq.