NPD: Nintendo has record-breaking month in December

By on January 15, 2010, 7:30 AM
Nintendo mopped the floor with Microsoft and Sony last month, selling 3.81 million Wii consoles and 3.31 million DS handhelds versus the competition's 1.31 million Xbox 360s, 1.36 million PS3s, 333,200 PS2s, and 654,700 PSPs.

In fact, Wii and DS sales were so strong in December, they surpassed the PS2's best-selling month. Although Nintendo stole the spotlight, the PS3 broke its personal sales record, and the video game industry as a whole witnessed its biggest sales month ever, beating last December's figures by 4%.

Software fared well last year, with Modern Warfare 2 (combined SKUs) topping console sales. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play, Mario Kart, Assassin's Creed II, Left 4 Dead 2, and Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story also made the top ten list.

The top list of PC game sales in 2009 isn't entirely surprising: The Sims 3, WoW: Wrath of the Lich King, The Sims 3 Double Deluxe, WoW: Battle Chest, Modern Warfare 2, The Sims 3: World Adventures, Spore, Dragon Age: Origins, Empire: Total War.

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