The NPD Group has sent out the U.S. hardware and software sales number for February, and once again the Wii was found to be a hot item for the month by selling in excess of 335,000 units despite it being near impossible to find. The Wii was topped only by the Nintendo DS, which sold 485,000 units in February.
In total, Nintendo systems represented 54 percent of all hardware sales in February, more than those of all other manufacturers combined. The Xbox 360 sold 228,000 units while the PlayStation 3 dropped to just 127,000 units. Perhaps most interesting in this is how the PlayStation 2 continues to be such a strong contender, breathing down the Wii’s neck by selling through 295,000 units.
Other figures include 176,000 PSP units sold in the month, 136,000 Game Boy Advance handhelds, and just 24,000 units of the GameCube.
The top 10 games sold in February are as follows:
1. Crackdown (Xbox 360) – Microsoft – 427K
2. Wii Play w/ remote (Wii) – Nintendo – 371K
3. Diddy Kong Racing (DS) – Nintendo – 262K
4. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) – Nintendo – 130K
5. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (PS2) – Activision – 130K
6. Gears of War (Xbox 360) – Microsoft – 119K
7. Major League Baseball 2K7 (Xbox 360) – Take-Two – 113K
8. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Xbox 360) – Capcom – 111K
9. WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii) – Nintendo – 109K
10. NBA Street Homecourt (Xbox 360) – Electronic Arts – 102K