UFC Named the Undisputed King of May Software Sales

THQ's mixed martial arts hit UFC 2009 Undisputed reigned supreme over the North American console software charts in May.

The fighting game--developed by Japanese studio Yuke's Osaka--recorded over one million sales between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, which placed first and fourth place on the list, respectively. nope Sucker Punch's PlayStation 3-exclusive action game inFamous, released on May 26, recorded 175,900 sales in its first six days of business.

May's North American console software leaders:

  1. UFC 2009 Undisputed (Yuke's Osaka, Xbox 360) - 679,600 units
  2. Wii Fit w/Balance Board(Nintendo, Wii) - 352,800 units
  3. EA Sports Active Bundle (EA Sports, Wii) - 345,800 units
  4. UFC 2009 Undisputed (Yuke's Osaka, PS3) - 334,400 units
  5. inFamous (Sucker Punch, PS3) - 175,900 units
  6. Pokemon Platinum Version (Nintendo, NDS) - 168,900 units
  7. Mario Kart w/Wheel (Nintendo, Wii) - 158,300 units
  8. Punch Out!!! (Nintendo, Wii) - 156,900 units
  9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition (Raven, Xbox 360) - 120,700 units
  10. Wii Play w/Remote (Nintendo, Wii) - 109,800 units
Meanwhile, the hardware leaders for May were unsurprising, with the Nintendo DS continuing its domination of the charts in recording over 630,000 unit sales.

The hardware numbers:

  1. Nintendo DS - 633,500 units
  2. Wii - 289,500 units
  3. Xbox 360 - 175,000 units
  4. PlayStation 3 - 131,000 units
  5. PlayStation 2 - 117,000 units
  6. PSP - 104,400 units

Overall industry sales dropped significantly over last year's numbers, with hardware sales alone falling 30% to $302 million.

"The video games industry continues to struggle with difficult comparisons to last year, and this is the first month that industry sales have dipped below $1B since August 2007," said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.