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March Wii sales top 720,000 in US

Wii beats PS3 and Xbox 360 combined.

Nintendo managed to sell a whopping 720,000 Wii consoles in the US last month.

Sales were boosted by the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 2.7 million copies were sold in March, three times as many as the game's nearest competitor.

According to NPD data Nintendo's name was on 58 per cent of all hardware sold across the US, with the DS shifting 698,000 units.

The Mario-maker expects the momentum to continue, too; Nintendo of America pointed to upcoming releases of Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii as potential gold mines.

Further down and there was just 5000 units difference between Xbox 360 and PS3 figures. Microsoft landed on top with 262,000 sales and Sony was just behind with 257,000.

Sony also managed to dish out 297,000 PSP handhelds during the month, plus 216,000 PS2 consoles.

In the software stakes, Xbox 360 versions of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Army of Two took second and third place respectively.

Wii Play kept up its phenomenal record to hold onto four, while PSP releases God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII took five and six respectively.

From there it was Guitar Hero III on Wii at seven, followed by Xbox 360 versions of MLB 2K8 and Call of Duty 4.

Army of Two on PS3 rounded out the chart at 10.

Hardware:

  • Wii - 720,000
  • DS - 698,000
  • PSP - 297,000
  • Xbox 360 - 262,000
  • PS3 - 257,000
  • PS2 - 216,000

Software:

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) 2,700,000
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (360) 752,300
  • Army of Two (360) 606,100
  • Wii Play (Wii) 409,800
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP) 340,500
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) 301,600
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) 264,100
  • MLB 2K8 (360) 237,100
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360) 237,000
  • Army of Two (PS3) 224,900

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