Sales of all hardware were feeling the hurt in August ... except for – what's that? – PSP, which saw a nearly 13% spike over July's performance. Guess there was a run on the current units due to their dimmer, less responsive screens and lack of built-in microphone? Xbox 360 was down, but nevertheless outsold PS3 for the first month since May (and this was before last week's price cuts).

On the software side, it's Madden, Madden, and ... more Madden topping the charts. Wii Fit was bumped down a couple of rungs, but still performed solidly despite not actually being available anywhere. Oh, and would you look at that – Too Human has made its first (and last?) appearance. Here are this month's NPD hardware sales figures:

- DS: 518.3K 89.7K (-14.75%)
- Wii: 453K 102K (-18.37%)
- PSP: 253K 31.3K (12.49%)
- Xbox 360: 195.2K 9.6K (-4.68%)
- PS3: 185.4K 39.5K (-17.56%)
- PS2: 144.1K 11.4K (-7.33%)

You'll find the top ten in software sales after the break.

1. Madden NFL 09 – 360 – 1 million
2. Madden NFL 09 – PS3 – 643K
3. Madden NFL 09 – PS2 – 424.5K
4. Wii Fit - Wii – 394.9K
5. Mario Kart - Wii – 328.7K
6. Wii Play w/remote – Wii – 394.9K
7. Soul Calibur IV – 360 – 174K
8. Too Human – 360 – 168.2K
9. Madden NFL 09 – Wii – 115.8K
10. Guitar Hero: On Tour – DS – 111.2K

This article was originally published on Joystiq.