Official US sales figure for March

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So it looks like my old favourite site vgchartz.com is getting it all wrong at the moment.

If you remember, according to vgchartz,  the PS3 outsold the 360 in the US for every week in the month of March… well that wasn’t quite correct.

The 100% official NPD stats for the month of March have now been released and look as follows…

Hardware
Wii  – 721K
DS  – 698K
PSP – 297K
360  – 262K
PS3  – 257K

So the 360 actually manage to overtake the PS3 once more but only just, there was a good surge in PSP sales which will make Sony happy but just look at how well Nintendo is doing… It really is truly amazing…

On the software front the PS3 is still suffering with only 1 title in the top 10 (Army of Two 224k) while the 360 has 4, it’s top title was Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 with 752k units sold (2nd on the list). The Wii also did well with 3 titles, it’s top title was the best selling Super Smash Bros with 2.7 million units sold.

The PSP took the remaining to slots..

So with the announcement yesterday of the huge increase in Xbox 360 sales in Europe and now it takes it’s number two spot back in the States things are looking up for the 360 once more… Obviously Sony are expecting a huge boost with the release of GTA IV, but to tell you the truth so is Microsoft…

This war hasn’t ended yet…

NeoGAF – View Single Post – Official March NPD – There are no words. Almost $1B in SW sales

Last Updated: April 18, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • Fox1

    Most probably there ain’t any more stock shortages in the US. I can only imagine how the local gamers and retailers that depend on selling games and consoles must be losing out with the stock shortages and it is not funny when you have a console to swop out! 🙁

    (I speak on behalf a friend)

  • PS3Gamer

    How how do we know the NPD stats are right?

  • Abe

    Cos they are in favour of the xbox!

  • boredhousewife

    NPD Data is far more accurate than VGChartz from a statistical standpoint because they collate more data across a more representative cross section of retailers in the US. Having said that the nos for PS3 and Xbox are so close that you can call it a tie. That pesky little hoola hoop from Nintendo is however making MS/Sony its bitch prison style.

    The software sales of the PS3 very low however , which does to a certain extent reaffirm some of my previous assertions that , at least as far as the States is concerned , that a lot of the PS3’s recent resurgence in NA can be attributed to BD’s victory in the format war.

  • PS3Gamer

    Now if a PS3 fan boy had posted that can you just imagine.

    Lazy, are you just looking for the values you want rather than what the values are? VGCharts have been trusted for ages and now just because the xbox is not ahead they are wrong. Feels like this site is becoming a lazy360gamer 🙁

  • NPD figures are accurate, they’re an organization contracted by the manufacturers to measure exact sales and get official numbers from the retailers.

    VGCharts are the “dodgy” ones, they collect far less actual data and base most of their calculations on extrapolations and estimates.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The GTA4 & Rock Band combo:Xbox 360’s European Assault

  • Abe

    Im just glad someone has picked up on my hoola hoop analogy 😀

  • boredhousewife

    The PS3 is like flame grilled Bovine Testicles , very popular in Spain and parts of Europe , not so much the rest of the world 🙂

  • boredhousewife

    Lets imagine you decided tomorrow you wanted to know how many consoles were sold in SA. So you asked your cousin who works at Look & Listen to give you his sales figures and worked out a national figure accordingly.

    At the same time Ster Kinekor and MI Digital paid a market research company R500K each to give them in market sales figures.

    Who’s figures would you consider more credible ?

  • Fileit

    Wait, wait, wait vgchartz has been trusted for ages? By whom, may I ask? vgchartz is not a trusted source for information. sorry to break it to you trolls out there but it isn’t. i work as an intern for a publisher /can i say which one?/ and you have to hear what they guys say about vgchartz whenever it has come up. there are jokes that cannot be repeated in a public forum.

  • The Wii rules the roost again. Massive numbers. They really have made up for the N64 and Gamecube’s dismall showings. Big Up – it can only mean good things for gaming as a whole.

    RE: Gamer’s last blog post..Games I’m playing…..Part 4

  • What VGChartz does is take past sales patterns established by official figures like NPD, Chart Tracker or Media Create and using small sample sets that they gather try to estimate sales.

    And that’s exactly what you get and can expect, an estimate. Quite often they’re not to bad, but occasionally I’ve seen them up to 40% off when the real NPD’s come in.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The GTA4 & Rock Band combo:Xbox 360’s European Assault

  • daniles

    vgchartz stinks; bottom line.

  • Do we have confirmed software sales?

    RE: Gamer’s last blog post..Kojima Jnr disappointed with Metal Gear Solid 4

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