June Software NPDs: Metal Gear Solid 4 Month, What a Surprise
As if the hardware numbers didn’t clue you, Metal Gear Solid 4 dominated the software charts for last month here in the United States. The game sold 774,600 units, but if you combine that number with how many Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundles were sold (which include a copy of the game), the NPD estimates that about a million copies of MGS4 were sold last month. I guess people really wanted to know whether or not Snake and Otacon would have that dreamy ending they’ve been wanting since the end of the original Metal Gear Solid.
There are a few other easy-to-predict things in the top ten, such as Guitar Hero On Tour selling quite a few copies, as did Wii Fit and Wii Play. Battlefield: Bad Company (on 360) and Ninja Gaiden 2 both had strong sales, as did Mario Kart Wii.
But the major surprise — aside from GTA IV‘s disappearance — is just how well Lego Indiana Jones sold. With the new movie being released, it was assured a good number of sales, but the Wii, PS2 and DS versions of the game combined for 822,600 copies sold, or in other words, straight cash money.
Kris Pigna over at 1UP made a good point regarding On Tour, suggesting that the game’s sales may have been much higher if the DS bundles were included in the figures. It’s worth keeping in mind, but I’m sure Activision is happy with selling 400k copies of a game that will likely have legs.
June 2008 Software Sales
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) — 774,600 (Roughly 1 million including bundles)
- Guitar Hero On Tour (DS) — 422,300
- Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360) — 372,700
- Wii Fit (Wii) — 372,700
- Wii Play (Wii) – 359,100
- Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360) — 346,800
- Mario Kart Wii (Wii) — 322,400
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure (Wii) — 294,500
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure (DS) — 267,800
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure (PS2) — 260,300