Wii Fit Keeps Street Fighter Down in US

By Adam Riley 20.03.2009 5

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The NPD Group has released the latest sales data for the US market during the month of February, and once again Wii Fit is king. Despite the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sales of Capcom's Street Fighter IV totalling nearly 850,000 in its first month of release, formats are separated for US data, meaning that Wii Fit's phenomenal ~650,000 units in what is traditionally a slow month managed to keep Nintendo ahead of the pack, with Wii Play not too far behind, sitting at No.4 with sales of around 390,000 units.

On the hardware side, Wii and Nintendo DS again lead the way, although it should be noted that the Xbox 360 saw its biggest non-holiday period sales since the release of Halo 3 back in September 2007. All the available data can be seen below:

Software Top 10 - February, 2009

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

Hardware - February, 2009

1.) Wii - 753,000
2.) Nintendo DS - 588,000
3.) Xbox 360 - 391,000
4.) PlayStation 3 - 276,000
5.) PlayStation Portable - 199,000
6.) PlayStation 2 - 131,000

The sales for March will likely be interesting, considering the number of large releases lined up - Pokemon Platinum (DS), Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS), Halo Wars (360) and Resident Evil 5 (360/PS3), to name just a few.

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Hmm I wonder why wii fit is top (sarcasm) XD

( Edited 20.03.2009 15:29 by Falcon Armour X )

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2 Observations:

1. I am glad to see that SFIV sold roughly the same on both consoles, however the jump in 360 sales is a telling story. You could argue that some people were waiting for SFIV to buy a new console and they decided to buy a 360 over a PS3.

2. Killzone 2 with only 323K sold? That seems a bit low for such a hyped title. I guess we will have to see if it has legs.

Robertd1138 said:
2. Killzone 2 with only 323K sold? That seems a bit low for such a hyped title. I guess we will have to see if it has legs.

I believe it only had something like 2 days' worth of sales...so it's a pretty impressive start Smilie

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Hmm Not Surprised... I didn't like SF4 anyways, hated the character's animation and facial expressions... Blanka, my fav character looked retarded, I cannot forgive Capcom for that. >:[

WiiFit you can stop now were all 'Fit' and you have rid the world of obesity. Smilie

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