Oh, welcome back gentle and unflinchingly upbeat green arrows! We'd be more inclined to dole out hugs if you weren't so dangerously pointy. Not that we have anything against points, mind you, as we're just about to get to one: According to the NPD group's US video game sales data for February, overall industry sales increased by 34% to $1.33 billion, with software alone responsible for $668.7 million. Console hardware prompted $480 million to change hands, while accessory sales made up the remaining $185.3 million.
The Nintendo DS took back its lead in the hardware race, followed by the Wii and PlayStation 2. Though the Xbox 360 managed to squeeze past the PlayStation Portable, it still trailed behind its monolithic competition. Oh well, we can't say we weren't warned.
- DS: 587.6K 336.6K (134%)
- Wii: 432K 158K (58%)
- PS2: 351.8K 87.8K (33%)
- PS3: 280.8K 11.8K (4%)
- Xbox 360: 254.6K 24.6K (11%)
- PSP: 243.1K 13.1K (6%)
Continue past the break for the top ten in software sales.