NPD sales data for February 2013: Xbox 360 takes #1 and Wii U rebounds
The NPD data for February 2013 is out and we’re piecing together who did well and who did badly.
Good news for Nintendo as Wii U sales increased from 57k in January to 65k-80k.
Early estimates for Sony’s struggling PS Vita put it between 35-40k. The Xbox 360 once again took the top spot with 302k consoles sold. Somehow Microsoft keeps selling those 360s after all these years, marking their 26th straight month atop the NPD.
It will be interesting to see how the 360 sells once the next-gen Xbox is revealed. Will it take a nose dive or stay steady?
Software wise Dead Space 3, Sly Cooper, Madden and Call of Duty all grabbed spots in the top 10. Sadly the top 10 software list from NPD counts all SKUs of one game so we’ll never know if Fire Emblem: Awakening’s nationwide sell outs would outsell some of the heavy hitters in February. We know that Fire Emblem did sell over 180k copies during February. Considering the last FE game on DS sold 250k lifetime this isn’t bad at all. Add into that supply shortages and I’m sure Awakening will be very successful here in America.
We’ll update with 3DS, Wii, PS3 numbers when they become available.