Halo 3's launch. Year-to-date hardware sales were $497.98 million (down nine percent) and software $616.09m (down six percent). Thanks largely to the price drop (we suspect, at least), Xbox 360 had the highest increase in sales, up 78%. It took 3rd place, splitting up Nintendo's two and Sony's three consoles.
For software, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed dominated with 3 of the top 10 spots, totaling 1.16 million in unit sales -- the Xbox 360 version accounted for 52% of sales, followed by PlayStation 3 at 28%. Wii Fit also had impressive figures with 518K. Here are this month's NPD hardware sales figures:
- Wii: 687K 234K (51.66%)
- DS: 536.8K 18.5K (3.57%)
- Xbox 360: 347.2K 152K (77.87%)
- PSP: 238.1K 14.9K (-5.90%)
- PS3: 232.4K 47K (25.35%)
- PS2: 173.5K 29.4K (20.4%)
Top ten in software sales after the break.