Xbox 360 overtakes PS3 in August console sales
It shouldn’t be shocking that Nintendo is selling way more than anyone else on the list. The Wii sold 453,000 units, the DS sold 518,300 units, and the expected parties are on the top ten software sales. Wii Fit comes in at number four after the Maddens with 394,900 sold, Mario Kart Wii is in fifth place with 328,700 sold, and Wii Play is in sixth place with 200,200 sold. Madden ’09 on the Wii is in ninth place with 115,800 sold, and Guitar Hero: On Tour puts a DS game on the charts with 111,200 sold.
Nintendo remains in a world of its own, sales-wise, and its first-party games, combined with Guitar Hero’s strength on both the Wii and the DS, continue to impress.
For August the PSP and PS3 systems saw the greatest percentage growth of all the current-gen systems, according to NPD. Match that with the 360’s price cut, and we’re going to see some heavy hardware sales next month and continued growth throughout the year. While the “slow” growth of nine percent in sales over this month last year may sound like a good story, the point to take away from August sales is how much of an appetite there remains for the Madden titles. EA sometimes seems like the Wal-Mart of gaming: everyone claims to hate it, but they continue to shop there anyway.