March NPD: Capcom wins at software while consoles drop


Not too much movement this month in terms of NPD hardware sales. Well, there's a systemic downward movement, but in the relative terms that everyone really cares about, nothing. All the consoles are in the same "rank" relative to one another as they were last week. April should prove a bit more tumultuous, with the PS2 price drop and the DSi launch. Consider this the calm before the (report about the previous month's) storm.

-Wii: 601K152K (-20%)
-DS: 563K25K (-4%)
-Xbox 360: 330K61K (-16%)
-PS3: 218K58K (-21%)
-PSP: 168K31K (-16%)
-PS2: 112K30K (-15%)

In software, however, there is big news. Between the PS3 and 360, Resident Evil 5 sold a million and a half damn copies. The other big time winner: Pokemans, of course! NPD's software top ten: let us show you it after the break.
Top 10 Games of March 2009

1. Resident Evil 5 - Xbox 360 - Capcom - 938K
2. Pokemon Platinum - DS - Nintendo - 805K
3. Halo Wars - Xbox 360 - Microsoft - 639K
4. Resident Evil 5 - PlayStation 3 - Capcom - 585K
5. Wii Fit - Wii - Nintendo - 541K
6. MLB '09 The Show - PlayStation 3 - Sony - 305K
7. Killzone 2 - PlayStation 3 - Sony - 296K
8. Wii Play - Wii - Nintendo - 281K
9. Mario Kart Wii - Wii - Nintendo - 278K
10. Major League Baseball 2K9 - Xbox 360 - Take 2 - 205K

* Includes Collector's, Limited and Bundled EditionsRESIDENT EVIL 5*

This article was originally published on Joystiq.