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US Video Game Hardware/Software Sales for April

The Nintendo brand continues to sell amazingly well, while Sony is still stuck in neutral with their new Playstation 3, which was the second to last selling system for the month, only able to outsell last generation’s Nintendo GameCube.

The Nintendo DS was the month’s top selling handheld/hardware with sales approaching nearly 500,000 for the month, while the Nintendo Wii was the top selling hardware console for the month with sales near 400,000.

Hardware
This MonthSince Inception
DS – 471,000 — 10.9M
Wii – 360,000 — 2.5M
PS2 – 194,000 — 38.2M
PSP – 183,000 — 7.4M
360 – 174,000 — 5.4M
GBA – 84,000 — 35.7M
PS3 – 82,000 — 1.3M
GCN – 13,000 — 12.7M

Top 10 Software
1. Pokemon Diamond – 1,045,000
2. Pokemon Pearl – 712,000
3. Super Paper Mario – 352,000
4. Wii Play – 249,000
5. Guitar Hero II (360) – 197,000
6. Guitar Hero II (PS2)- 142,000
7. Spider-Man 3 – 117,000
8. Spider-Man 3 – 105,000
9. God of War II – 101,000
10. MLB 07: The Show – 79,000

Source: NPD Group