Capcom's Resident Evil 5 was the best-selling game in the US last month, shifting nearly 1 million units on Xbox 360. The PS3 sold around a third less to finish at four, according to NPD results for the month.

DS newcomer Pokémon Platinum followed at two, with 805,000 units sold. That's roughly ten times the units shifted by Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown wars, according to a Silicon Alley insider (spotted by Gamasutra). Rockstar's acclaimed DS debut is, nowhere to be seen in the top ten.

The other high profile new entry came from Halo Wars at three. New Baseball games MLB '09: The Show and Major League Baseball 2K9 finished at six and 10, respectively.

Also worth a quick glance is the March PC software chart, where Empire: Total War ends the four-week long reign of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. Blizzard is unlikely to be displaced for long, however.

March NPD - All-formats software

  1. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, 360) - 938K
  2. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo, DS) - 805K
  3. Halo Wars (Microsoft, 360) - 639K
  4. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, PS3) - 585K
  5. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) - 541K
  6. MLB '09: The Show (Sony, PS3) - 305K
  7. Killzone 2 (Sony, PS3) - 296K
  8. Wii Play (Nintendo, Wii) - 281K
  9. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 278K
  10. Major League Baseball 2K9 (Take 2, 360) - 205K

March NPD - PC software

  1. Empire: Total War
  2. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
  4. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II
  5. World Of Warcraft Battle Chest
  6. World Of Warcraft
  7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Exp. Pack
  8. Spore
  9. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
  10. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
  11. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  12. StarCraft Battle Chest
  13. Fallout 3
  14. Civilization IV
  15. Empire: Total War - Special Forces Edition
  16. The Sims 2 Pets Exp. Pack
  17. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning
  18. The Sims 2 University Exp. Pack
  19. Call Of Duty: World At War
  20. Diablo Battle Chest

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