- Dragon Quest IX (DS / Level-5) - 3.92M
(3.92M Japan, not yet released in US or UK)
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii / Nintendo) - 3.01M
(1.7M US, 465K UK, 841K Japan)
- Madden NFL 10 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP / EA Tiburon) - 2.61M
(2.58M US, 39K UK, not yet released in Japan)
- Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver (DS / Nintendo) - 2.06M
(2.06M Japan, not yet released in US or UK)
- Halo 3: ODST (Xbox 360 / Bungie) - 1.84M
(1.52M US, 294K UK, 33K Japan)
The groups found a 6% decline in total software unit sales across all three markets in comparison with the same period from last year, with poor sales in the United States and UK nullifying a period of growth in the Japanese market.
Overall sales dropped 9% in the United States compared to the third quarter of 2008, broken down as an 8% drop in console sales and 14% for portables. The UK saw a decline of a whopping 19% thanks to a 12% drop in console sales and 34% in portable.
Japan, on the other hand, experienced a unit sales increase of 15% in comparison to Q3 2008--when sales had been down 15% compared to Q3 2007.
2009 has so far been less successful than 2008 for all territories though, with year-to-date unit sales down by 9% in Japan, 8% in the US and 13% in the UK.
I want me some DQ9 already. I'd just carry it around with me all day.
I'm definately looking forward to that. I'm really psyched for DQ9 and Zelda Spirit Tracks (then again I'm a sucker for portable gaming...as my DS, GBA, PSP, and GP2X Wiz will attest).