February NPD figures – Was Killzone 2 a System Seller?

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  NPD, the market research folks who track stateside console and software sales have released their figures for February – and it should come as no real surprise to anybody that Nintendo continues to dominate the charts. The waggle-machine with too many unnecessary peripherals sold an astounding 753,000 units in February, while its little handheld cousin sold a total of 588,000. With recent reports that South African lifetime sales of the DS has reached 20,000 units, it highlights just what a small market we are.

On the software side, 644,00  people bought Wii Fit to accompany their new consoles. Street Fighter IV took second and third spots, with the 360 just outselling the PS3 version with 446,000 units to 403,000.

That’s not why you’re reading this though is it? You want to know how Killzone 2 did in its debut month.

Find out after the jump.

Not as well as Sony had expected, unfortunately. Killzone 2 came in at 5th with 323,000 people kicking Helghast arse. Sales of Sony’s Killzone 2-capable console increased by 73,000 – but this feat’s value is diminished by the fact that it’s nearest rival, the Xbox 360 sold 82,000 units more than the previous month – and that’s without any noteworthy exclusives unleashed on the public that month.

Of course, Killzone 2 was only released late in February. We’ll have to wait until March’s NPD figure to really see its impact.

February 2009 Hardware Sales

  • Wii — 753,000
  • Nintendo DS — 588,000
  • Xbox 360 — 391,000
  • PlayStation 3 — 276,000
  • PlayStation Portable — 199,000
  • PlayStation 2 — 131,000

February 2009 Software Sales

  1. Wii Fit (Wii) — 644,000
  2. Street Fighter 4 (360) 446,000
  3. Street Fighter 4 (PS3) 403,000
  4. Wii Play (Wii) 386,000
  5. Killzone 2 (PS3) 323,000
  6. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 263,000
  7. Call of Duty: World at War (360) 193,000
  8. Mario Kart DS (DS) 145,000
  9. New Super Mario Bros (DS) 144,000
  10. Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii) 136,000

Source : Gamasutra

Last Updated: March 21, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • more drones buying more wiis with wii fit thats a joke? . . . . .it clearly is a sign of our time. . . .the world is coming to an end. Lets bet 90% of those wii owners will buy 1 – 2 games this year then never touch their wii again?

  • Ross

    2 DAYS!! I agree with what you say about waiting for March NPD. Anyway it sold really well in Europe and I would love to see those figures 🙂

  • janrik

    Call of Duty: World at War (360) 193,000?

    Jeez still selling well, months after release?

  • RogueOne

    Killzone 2 is a system seller imo.

    Its the first game that has had enough ammo to turn my head. If it was anywhere around the XBOX arcade price, it might have been for me.

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