Xbox 360 Topped US Sales in February
Games industry analysts have weighed in with US sales predictions for the month of February ahead of the NPD Groups release of official market data this Thursday.
Both Wedbushs Michael Pachter and fellow analyst outfit EEDAR expect Xbox 360 to top the hardware sales chart for the second month running, with DS, Wii and PS3 battling it out for second place.
On the software front, Pachter forecast monthly sales of $595 million, down six percent compared to last years $634 million and representing a third consecutive month of decline.
Top selling games are expected to be Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Killzone 3, backed up by continued solid sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Wii Fit Plus and Just Dance 2.
Wedbush / EEDAR February sales estimates (change year-on-year):
360 - 385,000 (-9%) / 400,000 (-5%)
DS - 300,000 (-51%) / 330,000 (-46%)
Wii - 305,000 (-23%) / 315,000 (-21%)
PS3 - 310,000 (-14%) / 300,000 (-17%)
PSP - 85,000 (-36%) / 95,000 (-29%)
PS2 - 25,000 (-75%) / N/A
Total - 1, 410,000 (-30%) / 1,440,000 (-29%)