Nintendo dominates 2008 U.S. sales charts

January 26, 2009

Nintendo games made up almost half of U.S. console software sales in 2008.

Gamasutra reports Wii and DS games accounted for 49 percent of the console software sold in the U.S.

Using analysis of figures provided by market research firm NPD Group, Nintendo sold approximately 268 million games in 2008, which equals about 8.5 games per second.

Games for the PlayStation 3 and PSP accounted for 32 percent of console software sold with Xbox 360 software at 19 percent, according to Gamasutra.

For more NPD analysis, check out The Farmer Report.