Posted on March 21, 2008,

February Software NPDs: Can Call of Duty 4 Be Stopped?

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For the fourth month in a row, Call of Duty 4 on Xbox 360 has reigned supreme atop the sales charts once again. A mere thousand units sold separated it from the number two game, Devil May Cry 4 (also on 360). Wii Play has been a mainstay since it was released, it would seem, and it comes in at number three. The Wii and PS2 versions of Guitar Hero III also managed to stay in the top ten, leading Rock Band on 360 which came in at number ten.

Despite another month of strong sales for the PlayStation 3 (superior to the 360 for the second month in a row) only a single game, Devil May Cry 4, was in the top ten. Are people still not buying Ratchet and Uncharted, or are people simply buying the PS3 to use as a Blu-ray player?

Seeing lost Odyssey make the list was a pleasant surprise, and I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by Turok making the list. I didn’t find it to be anything particularly special (and Yahtzee seemed to agree) but whether it was nostalgia or the promise of being able to shoot dinosaurs, it sold just under 200,000 copies.

So, will Call of Duty 4 finally be unseated in March? We’ll find out in under a month, but something tells me that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will certainly play a role in the matter.

February 2008 Software Sales

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) — 296,200
  2. Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360) — 295,200
  3. Wii Play (Wii) — 289,700
  4. Devil May Cry 4 (PlayStation 3) — 233,500
  5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) — 222,900
  6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) — 205,600
  7. Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360) — 203,600
  8. Turok (Xbox 360) — 197,700
  9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PlayStation 2) — 183,800
  10. Rock Band (Xbox 360) — 161,800

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3 Comments on February Software NPDs: Can Call of Duty 4 Be Stopped?

Casey

On March 22, 2008 at 8:19 am

Smash Brother Brawl is gonna kick ass on the next list.

smithy

On March 22, 2008 at 1:23 pm

What is everones obsession with this game, I liked it for 1 week then went back to gow whilst my clan wouldn’t get off the damn game for months and I was really annoyed.. it is sooooooo boring and the leveled weapons/skills don’t work well at all especially with prestige mode. Then again I prefer RB6 tbh and COD4. Now rb6 weapons/armor works well… don’t ask me why it just does. anyway I just think it’s overated it was good whilst it lasted but t doesn’t deserve all the obsessive playing of it!

erathoniel

On March 23, 2008 at 10:59 pm

SSB:B will own, as will Audiosurf.