NPD: Uncharted 2 leads October sales, Wii outsells PS3

US games and console sales for October

We've just received the NPD sales results for October 2009, and it looks the new releases and price drops have brought about some big changes on the charts. On the hardware side, in the Wii's first full month at $200, Nintendo's console managed to outsell every other system, including the DS. The PlayStation 3's sales cooled significantly in its second price-dropped month, as the system went from selling almost 500,000 consoles to a little over 300,000. That's almost a 40 percent drop. Meanwhile, the PSP Go did little to change Sony's fortune for October, as PSP sales actually dropped compared to September. The Xbox 360 also saw a lull in sales, as the system sold around 100,000 less units than it did in September. Here is the entire hardware rankings for October.

1: Nintendo Wii--506,900

2: Nintendo DS--457,600

3: Sony PlayStation 3--320,600

4: Microsoft Xbox 360--249,700

5: Sony PSP--174,600

6: Sony PlayStation 2--117,800

Fate was definitely shining in Sony's direction when it came to software, however, as the top selling game for October was a Sony exclusive -- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Lauded by critics, the game also managed to draw customers, as it sold 537,000 copies in a little over two weeks after its October 13 releases. Wii Fit returned to the top ten in the form of Wii Fit Plus. The updated semi-sequel, which replaced Wii Fit on store shelves and sold standalone for US$20, sold 441,000 units. According to NPD's Anita Frazier, the sales were a split between Balance Board bundled and standalone, bringing many new users to the franchise while also drawing in a fair amount of pre-existing fans.

Other new titles making the top ten this month included the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands, both console versions of NBA 2K10, Forza Motorsport 3, and FIFA 2010 for Xbox 360. Notable in its absence is Brutal Legend, which failed to crack the top ten despite a strong mainstream media presence. Here are the software results:

1: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves--PS3--537,000

2: Wii Fit Plus--Wii--441,000

3: Borderlands--Xbox 360--418,000

4: Wii Sports Resort--Wii--314,000

5: NBA 2K10--Xbox 360--311,000

6: Halo 3: ODST--Xbox 360--271,000

7: NBA 2K10--PS3--213,000

8: Forza Motorsport 3--Xbox 360--175,000

9: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days--DS--169,000

10: FIFA Soccer 10--Xbox 360--156,000

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