Xbox Finally Outsells Nintendo's Wii in February

Each month, NPD Group releases the numbers for monthly console sales and the Xbox 360 hasn't been at the top of NPD's list for a very long time. However, February was a great month for Microsoft, even if it wasn't exactly a great month for the market in general. NPD reports that console sales in February were down 15 percent compared to February of last year.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 sold 422,000 units during February, while the number of Wiis sold came to 397,900 units. Sony came in third place with the PlayStation 3, although it's not as bad as it sounds. The PlayStation 3 sold 360,100 units, a 30 percent increase on the same period last year.

Nintendo's DS topped the list for handheld consoles (613,200 units), while the PSP sold just 133,400 units. Top game for the month was Bioshock 2. Second place went to Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. and Modern Warfare 2 placed third.

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  • sliem
    Well of course. All the kids have their Wiis and they got bored with it and it's collecting dust. Now the kids want something that has more value: XBOX360 or PS3. Hm mommy thinks PS3 is too expensive and they never watch or need to watch Blu-Ray... XBOX360 Arcade it is, $150 vs $300-$400.
  • tayb
    Outsold the Wii by 25,000. Just keep this up for another 160 or so months and you'll pass the Wii in sales! These analysts were totally on the mark.
  • ayssius
    This title was very misleading, I had thought it meant gross sales. Not just for one month.
  • icepick314
    there's got to be saturation point to Nintendo systems....

    one of these days, DS will hit ceiling too...............maybe.......
  • dman3k
    Maybe people realizes that the XBOX does more for media integration, have better games (and even have better graphics), and actually have friends you know who plays on XBOX Live.

    I have a PS3, and besides Borderlands with multiplayer single-player missions co-op, there's not much else in terms for gaming. Blu-ray is pretty much the only reason one would need a PS3. And with BR players cheaper, the reason to get a PS3 is even lower.

    Not to mention, I am a mobile game developer. Windows Phone 7 will be cross-platformed on XBOX and Windows PC. So I will probably need to get my own XBOX.

    And this is without mentioning Project Natal > Playstation Dildo, I mean, PS Move.
  • thegreathuntingdolphin
    This title was very misleading, I had thought it meant gross sales. Not just for one month.

    The Wii still has sold several million more than the 360 and PS3 combined in gross sales.
  • dark_lord69
    ehangerdo a 360 and walk away
    LOL! You mean a 180?
    360 would leave you facing the same direction!

    Just wanted to say I have those top 3 games and I am yet to play through Bioshock 2 but the other 2 games were pretty good.
  • megamanx00
    The PC has outsold them all ^_^
  • toastninja17
    All I gotta say...YEAH WHOO!!!

    megamanx00The PC has outsold them all ^_^
    However that is also true ^^
  • lightsaber
    It's going to be a pretty interesting holiday season once Microsoft's Project Natel and Sony's "Move" make their about becoming a level playing field as far as video game interaction is concerned, Nintendo better watch out.