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Analysis: January 2009 NPD Console Sales

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Posted February 13, 2009 - By r_pad

The January 2009 North American hardware numbers are in from NPD Group. Check 'em out!

  • Nintendo Wii - 679,000
  • Nintendo DS - 510,000
  • Xbox 360 - 309,000
  • PlayStation 3 - 203,000
  • PlayStation Portable - 172,000
  • PlayStation 2 - 101,000

As expected, Nintendo's Wii and DS systems led the list. The Xbox 360 continues to widen the gap with the PlayStation 3, though I was told from a source within Sony that it was pleased that the gap wasn't wider. The PlayStation portable did some decent numbers that helped bump its worldwide total to 50 million units sold. Considering that January isn't a big shopping month, the hardware numbers are strong. Nintendo is even touting its year-to-year performance with its two consoles.

Be sure to check out Brian's thoughts on NPD's January 2009 software sales figures.

Any thoughts on this month's hardware numbers? How do you think things will play out in February? Will Killzone 2 be a system seller? Will the God of War hype help Sony catch up? Shout it out in the comments section (please)!

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