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Analysis: February Video Game Sales: 'Wii Fit' Holds Top Spot

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Posted March 19, 2009 - By bleahy

Analysis: February Video Game Sales: 'Wii Fit' Holds Top Spot

It's that glorious time again. The time when we take a look at software sales for the previous month. The NPD Group has released the numbers today and let's get it going:

Wii Fit managed to hold on to its number one spot, but dropped in copies sold. Selling 777,000 in January, it fell to 644,000 in February. The big winner is Capcom's Street Fighter IV, which claimed the number two and three spots for the Xbox 360 (446,000 copies) and PS3 (403,000) respectively for a total of 849,000. It's also one of the smallest margins between the Xbox and PS3 versions of a multiplatform game I recall seeing.

Will the software sales mirror the hardware sales reported by Raymond?

The top 3:

  1. Wii Fit (Wii) - 644,000
  2. Street Fighter IV (360) - 446,000
  3. Street Fighter IV (PS3) - 403,000

You'll have to hit the jump for the rest of the list... I wonder where Killzone 2 ranked...

  1. Wii Play (Wii) - 386,000
  2. Killzone 2 (PS3) - 323,000
  3. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 263,000
  4. Call of Duty: World at War (360) - 193,000
  5. Mario Kart DS (DS) - 145,000
  6. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) - 144,000
  7. Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii) - 136,000

Killzone 2 comes in 5th place with a respectable showing for two days of sale during February. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until the March numbers to see how it held out beyond release day. Beyond that, the usual suspects make an appearance. Guitar Hero World Tour continues to be the only third-party Wii title that ranks in the top ten and Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros. must be getting purchased by a lot of new DS buyers.

Overall, video game software sales hit $733.5 million, up 9 percent over February 2008, which is promising in this economy. We'll see what March holds for Killzone 2 as well as Halo Wars, which has reportedly sold one million copies worldwide.

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