February Software NPDs: Can Call of Duty 4 Be Stopped?
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
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) — 296,200
- Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360) — 295,200
- Wii Play (Wii) — 289,700
- Devil May Cry 4 (PlayStation 3) — 233,500
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) — 222,900
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) — 205,600
- Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360) — 203,600
- Turok (Xbox 360) — 197,700
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PlayStation 2) — 183,800
- Rock Band (Xbox 360) — 161,800