NPD will report sales for retail February on March 13, 2008 at about 6:30 pm EST. The release will cover videogame sales for February 3rd 2008 to March 1st 2008 in the USA. Vgchartz data for the four week period is already available, but it includes data for Canada and other smaller markets. Our expectations for February include:
- Devil May Cry 4 was the top selling game. Adding sales from the Xbox 360 version to the PS3 version, the game sold over 1 million copies in four weeks in the Americas.
- There was a much larger spread this month between top selling and worst selling platform.
- PS3 outsold Xbox 360 and Wii for two weeks this month, but it was outsold over the course of the month by both platforms.
- Wii shipments overwhelmingly came in two weeks – the last week of the period, and the first week of the period. During those two weeks, Wii sold over 215,000/week, but during the two other weeks, sales were just under 70,000/week.