July NPD: Hardware sales slide, Wii Sports Resort soars

By now, you're already aware that Wii Sports Resort sold more than 500k copies in the US alone during July. Who would ever have thought that a Wii Sports sequel would do so well? Despite the game's success, the platform it calls home saw a 30% drop-off in sales for the month. In fact, see all that red down there? Sales of every console were down.

-DS: 539K227K (-29%)
-Wii: 253K108K (-30%)
-Xbox 360: 203K37K (-15%)
-PSP: 123K41K (-25%)
-PS3: 122K42K (-25%)
-PS2: 108K45K (-29%

Check out the software sales chart after the break.
  1. Wii Sports Resort (w/ Wii Motion Plus) - WII - Nintendo - 508K
  2. NCAA Football 10 - 360 - EA - 377K
  3. NCAA Football 10 - PS3 - EA - 237K
  4. Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board) - WII - Nintendo - 164K
  5. Mario Kart (w/ Wheel) - WII - Nintendo - 157K
  6. Mario Kart DS - NDS - Nintendo - 132K
  7. Pokemon Platinum Version - NDS - Nintendo - 116K
  8. Fight Night Round 4 - 360 - EA - 116K
  9. New Super Mario Bros. - NDS - Nintendo - 102K
  10. EA Sports Active - WII - EA - 97K
* Includes Collector's, Limited and Bundled Editions

This article was originally published on Joystiq.