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NPD: 360 sales get a boost and Halo 3 pwned

The September NPD numbers just rolled in and we must say, everything is ice cream and roses in Xbox 360 land. As expected, Halo 3 cleaned up in the sales department coming in at the number one spot managing to sell a whopping 3.3 million copies (insert astonished face here) during the six days it was on store shelves. In comparison, the second best selling game for the month, Wii Play, sold a respectable 282,000 copies. Taking the facts even further, you could say that Halo 3 sold twice as many copies as the other nine games featured in the top ten sales combined. Simply amazing.

As for hardware, the Xbox 360 had an equally great month due to a little thing we call the Halo effect. Xbox 360 hardware sales skyrocketed to 527,000 consoles topping all other gaming platforms even the Nintendo Wii which sold 501,000 units. As far as the PS3's performance goes one could use the words "lackluster" or "sad", but we'll say its sales of 119,000 units was ... "sub-par". You can check out all the September NPD sales chart numbers after the break and after giving them a quick analysis we think you'll agree that everything is in fact, ice cream and roses.

September NPD Console Sales
Xbox 360 - 527K
Wii - 501K
DS - 495K
PSP - 284K
PS2 - 215K
PS3 - 119K
GBA - 75K

September NPD Top 10 Software Sales
Halo 3 - 360: 3.3 million
Wii Play - Wii: 282K
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - DS: 224K
Madden NFL 08 - PS2: 205K
Skate - 360: 175K
Madden NFL 08 - 360: 173K
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Wii: 167K
BioShock - 360: 150K
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day - DS: 141K
Heavenly Sword - PS3: 139K

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