God of War III slashes competition in March, sells 1.1 million copies
God of War III was the big game in March, selling 1.1 million copies in the US, according to figures released by the NPD Group today. The PlayStation 3 exclusive edged out Pokemon SoulSilver for the DS, which sold 1,020,000 units.
The PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII also sold very well, roughly doubling the sales of its Xbox 360 counterpart. Final Fantasy XIII on PS3 sold more than 800,000 copies, while the Xbox 360 version sold about 490,000 copies. The game saw the best opening sales in the Final Fantasy franchise.
Other standouts in March included Battlefield: Bad Company, which sold more than 450,000 PS3 copies and MLB 10: The Show, which sold 349,200 copies.
March was a very strong month in software sales. It was so strong, in fact, that God of War III sold 32 percent better than God of War II did when it was released on the PS2 in March of 2007.
U.S. gamers spent about $875 million USD on videogames last month, marking a 10 percent increase over last March.
01 - God of War III (PS3) - 1,100,000
02 - Pokemon SoulSilver (DS) - 1,020,000
03 - Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - 828,200
04 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Xbox 360) - 825,500
05 - Pokemon HeartGold (DS) - 761,200
06 - Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) - 493,900
07 - New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 457,400
08 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) - 451,200
09 - Wii Fit Plus (Wii) - 429,600
10 - MLB 10: The Show (PS3) - 349,200