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February NPD: Natural order restored


Sales were up across the board in February, which is really the best kind of news (yes, even better than the kind that lets us be jerks to consoles with falling sales). Even bester is that our old friend the DS is back on top of the charts, having sold a remarkable 336,000 more units in February than in January. If pressed, we would guess that this is because there are now DS Lites in stores. Some of those Lites were in a fancy new color, as well, which may have driven some repeat sales.

Software sales were ... not awesome for the DS, unfortunately. Only Mario & Sonic represents the handheld on the charts. At least its sales went up.
  • DS Lite: 587.6K 336K (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%)

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) --296.2K
2. Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360) -- 295.2K
3. Wii Play w/remote (Wii) -- 289.7K
4. Devil May Cry 4 (PS3) -- 233.5K
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) -- 222.9K
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (DS) -- 205.6K
7. Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360) -- 203.6K
8. Turok (Xbox 360) -- 197.7K
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2) -- 183.8K
10. Rock Band (Xbox 360) -- 161.8K

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