March NPD: DS-Wii-Kratos-Ho-Oh-MLB-XIII FTW

Everyone always has a different spin on the numbers. The first thing that sexy Samit Sarkar thought when he saw this month’s NPD data was, “God of War III (expletive deleted)-ed (expletive deleted) up, and OMG MLB 10 The Show kicks ass too!” My first thought was, “A nearly 50% sales increase for the Wii, record-breaking sales for DS, and nearly 2 million copies sold of Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver? That’s (expletive deleted)-en bananas!”

Neither of us is wrong, but it just goes to show that the eyes, and mind, are first slave to the heart. If it weren’t for Samit, I wouldn’t have even noticed that the words MLB 10 The Show were on the list. Most of the time, I can’t even read the word MLB. It’s not even a word or something.

Anyway, hit the jump for the full numbers, and feel free to put your own spin on them in the comments.

Hardware

Nintendo DS 700.8K

Wii 557.5K

Xbox 360 338.4K

PlayStation 3 313.9K

PSP 119.9K

PlayStation 2 118.3K

Software

GOD OF WAR III* PS3 SONY 1.10M

POKEMON SOULSILVER VERSION NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA 1.02

FINAL FANTASY XIII PS3 SQUARE ENIX 828.2K

BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 360 ELECTRONIC ARTS 825.5K

POKEMON HEARTGOLD VERSION NDS NINTENDO OF AMERICA 761.2K

FINAL FANTASY XIII 360 SQUARE ENIX 493.9K

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA 457.4K

BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 PS3 ELECTRONIC ARTS 451.2K

WII FIT PLUS W/ BALANCE BOARD* WII NINTENDO OF AMERICA 429.6K

MLB 10: THE SHOW PS3 SONY 349.2K

(*includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes