October hardware sales in North America were not good for Sony, with all three of its consoles seeing at least an 18% drop, according to this month's NPD report
. The Nintendo Wii maintained its top spot with a 17% increase in sales, likely due to an increase in supply, while Xbox 360's price drop acted as the likely catalyst for its 6.85% increase.
Overall, total sales reached $1.31 billion, an increase of 18%. While accessories dropped 8% to 120.19 million, hardware increased 5% to $494.74m and software sales increased 35% to $696.79m. Fable 2
took the top spot, selling an impressive 790K copies after only ten days of release. Speaking of software, Fallout 3,
which we know has moved 4.7 million units worldwide
, placed third for the Xbox 360 with 375K.
Not making it into the top ten? Wii Music
, which sold a disappointing 81K in its first 11 days of launch. That wouldn't have made the top ten for any NPD report this year.
- Xbox 360:
Full software sales after the break.
1. Fable II
- Xbox 360 – 790K
2. Wii Fit w/ balance board
- Wii – 487K
3. Fallout 3
- Xbox 360 – 375K
4. Mario Kart w/ wheel
- Wii – 290K
5. Wii Play w/ remote
- Wii – 282K
6. Saints Row 2
- Xbox 360 – 270K
7. SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Confrontation
- PS3 – 231K
- PS3 – 215K
9. NBA 2K9
- Xbox 360 – 202K
10. Dead Space
- Xbox 360 – 193K