Call of Duty 4 Tops February Console Games Sales; Wii Outsells Xbox 360, PS3

Sales-tracking firm The NPD Group today revealed that the Xbox 360 edition of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has topped the North American sales charts for the fourth month in a row, ranking as the best-selling console title in February.

In terms of hardware, the Wii outsold the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with the Nintendo DS reigning as the month's best-selling system. February hardware sales for the North American market were as follows:

  1. Nintendo DS - 587,600
  2. Wii - 432,000
  3. PlayStation 2 - 351,800
  4. PlayStation 3 - 280,800
  5. Xbox 360 - 254,600
  6. PSP - 243,100

"Xbox 360 remained in a supply constrained situation [during February]," Microsoft stated. "The situation is improving and we are confident consumers will soon be able to find the Xbox 360 SKU they seek...we expect [Grand Theft Auto IV] to be one of the biggest titles of the year with huge impact on the Xbox 360 platform."

North America's top-selling console titles during February were:

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare* (Infinity Ward, Activision, X360) - 296,200
  2. Devil May Cry 4* (Capcom, X360) - 295,200
  3. Wii Play (Nintendo, Wii) - 289,700
  4. Devil May Cry 4* (Capcom, PS3) - 233,500
  5. Guitar Hero III* (Vicarious Visions, Activision, Wii) - 222,900
  6. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega, Nintendo DS) - 205,600
  7. Lost Odyssey (feelplus, Microsoft, X360) - 203,600
  8. Turok (Propaganda Games, Touchstone, X360) - 197,700
  9. Guitar Hero III* (Budcat, Activision, PS2) - 183,800
  10. Rock Band* (Harmonix, MTV Games/EA, X360) - 161,800

*Includes Collector's, Limited, Legendary, Bundles (Guitars) Editions

In all, the North American video game market amassed $1.33 billion in sales during February 2008, showing a 34% growth over last February. Of that figure, hardware accounted for $480M, with software responsible for $668.7M and accessory sales making up the remaining $185.3M.