NPD Sales Figures – February

Total sales – $1.47 billion
hardware – $532.7 million a
software – $733.5 million
accessories – $207.1 million

Wii – 753K units
DS – 588K units

Xbox 360 – 391K units
PS3 – 276K units
PSP – 199K units
PS2 – 131K units

1. Wii Fit w/ balance board – Wii – Nintendo – 644K
2. Street Fighter IV – Xbox 360 – Capcom – 446K
3. Street Fighter IV – PS3 – Capcom – 403K*
4. Wii Play w/ remote – Wii – Nintendo – 386K
5. Killzone 2 – PS3 – Sony – 323K
6. Wii Mario Kart w/ wheel – Wii – Nintendo – 263K
7. Call of Duty: World at War – Xbox 360 – Activision – 193K*
8. Mario Kart DS – DS – Nintendo – 145K
9. New Super Mario Bros. – DS – Nintendo – 144K
10. Guitar Hero World Tour – Wii – Activision – 136K*

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Top 20 WiiWare and VC Titles of the Week

VC

1 (1) – Super Mario Bros. 3
2 (2) – Super Mario Bros.
3 (3) – Super Mario World
4 (4) – Super Mario Bros. 2
5 (5) – Pac-Man
6 (6) – Punch-Out!!
7 (7) – The Legend of Zelda
8 (9) – Super Mario 64
9 (9) – Mario Kart 64
10 (10) – Donkey Kong
11 (11) – Donkey Kong Country
12 (12) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
13 (13) – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
14 (14) – Sonic the Hedgehog 2
15 (15) – Galaga
16 (16) – Excitebike
17 (18) – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
18 (17) – Tecmo Bowl
19 (19) – Sonic the Hedgehog
20 (20) – Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen

WiiWare

1 (2) – Tetris Party
2 (3) – My Aquarium
3 (4) – World of Goo
4 (1) – Onslaught
5 (5) – Dr Mario Online Rx
6 (6) – Cue Sports – Pool Revolution
7 (8) – Fun! Fun! Minigolf
8 (7) – My Pokemon Ranch
9 (10) – Brain Challenge
10 (9) – Midnight Bowling
11 (11) – Target Toss Pro: Bags
12 (12) – Defend your Castle
13 (13) – TV Show King
14 (N) – Gradius Rebirth
15 (14) – Wild West Guns
16 (15) – Sandy Beach
17 (20) – Bomberman Blast
18 (16) – Tiki Towers
19 (18) – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
20 (N) – Family & Friends Party

Namco-Bandai: Wand-waving RPG For Wii From Revealed

Patent documentation has been uncovered for a glyph-tracing, magic-themed RPG game from Namco-Bandai. The game would have required players to trace out different shapes and patterns on-screen using the Wii’s pointer function to cast spells. Players would face off against a range of adversaries, and use a growing repertoire of spells to fend them off- the better the match of the players wand-tracing to the symbol required, the more damage the spell would inflict.

Sounds like what Harry Potter should’ve been doing don’t you think? Regardless, I am very eager to see how this turns out and will be keeping a keen eye on the situation…

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More Resdent Evil Headed to Wii

Aside from the newly announced and the fantastic looking Resident Evil Chronicles game that was shown recently, Capcom is bringing two other Resident Evil Wii games to North America.

The GameCube versions of Resident Evil and its prequel, Resident Evil Zero, will apparently be ported to the Wii and released in North America in the near future.

The Wii ports were announced some time ago but, up until now, they were only for Japan. Both ports will feature new control schemes and be priced at $29.99. Decent stuff if you’re a fan of this infamous horror series.