360 – 381,000
Wii – 319,000
PS3 – 267,000
Handheld information unavailable.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops*
2. Just Dance 2
3. Dead Space 2* – 452,000
4. Little Big Planet 2* – 353,000
5. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party
6. NBA 2K11
7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood*
8. Dance Central
9. Michael Jackson: the Experience*
10. DC Universe Online: The Next Legend is You* – 195,000
*Includes all versions except those bundled with hardware.
^The numbers to the right are units sold. Bolded items are exclusive to Nintendo systems.
The lack of DS sales information is a bit frustrating; I hope it’s only this month that that happens. Though I imagine that information could be overshadowed by 3DS sales figures soon… or else they’ll serve as a comparison point.
The hardware race has become rather tight among the three consoles, it looks like. Nintendo no longer has a guaranteed lead way out in front, and the other consoles are catching up and even eclipsing it month-to-month; in fact, Xbox 360 was the only console to have a sales increase over the same period last year. Looking at software sales, too, the only big Nintendo title that’s selling is Just Dance 2, though I’m sure most of the Michael Jackson sales are happening on Nintendo systems too. What concerns me more is the absence of former mainstay New Super Mario Bros. Wii; once we can’t even get that on the sales chart, it means the Wii is definitely slowing down. Nintendo might need that momentum the 3DS will bring.