The NPD Group has released their hardware and software numbers for the month of March 2010, representing sales for the United States for the five week period of February 28 to April 3.

Headlines:
Good software showing for the PS3 with four titles in top 10, but could not take much advantage with hardware shortages
Strong launches from God of War III, Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Version, Final Fantasy XIII, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Hardware:
NDS: 700.8k (140.16k per week)
WII: 557.5k (111.5k per week)
360: 338.4k (67.68k per week)
PS3: 313.9k (62.78k per week
PSP: 119.9k (23.98k per week)
PS2: 118.3k (23.66k per week)

Year-on-Year HW Difference
Platform: 2010 - 2009: +/- : % Change
NDS: 700,800 - 563,000: +137,800 : +24.48%
WII: 557,500 - 601,000: -43,500 : -7.24%
360: 338,400 - 330,000: +8,400 : +2.55%
PS3: 313,900 - 276,000: +37,900 : +13.73%
PSP: 119,900 - 199,000: -79,100 : -39.75%
PS2: 118,300 - 131,000: -12,700 : -9.69%

Year-to-Date:
NDS: 1,736,200
WII: 1,421,200
360: 1,093,200
PS3: 950,900
PSP: 353,400
PS2: 261,800

Top Ten Software:
01. [PS3] God of War III (Sony) - 03/2010 - 1100.0k
02. [NDS] Pokémon SoulSilver Version (Nintendo) - 03/2010 - 1020.0k
03. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) - 03/2010 - 828.2k
04. [360] Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts) - 03/2010 - 825.5k
05. [NDS] Pokémon HeartGold Version (Nintendo) - 03/2010 - 761.2k
06. [360] Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) - 03/2010 - 493.9k
07. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 11/2009 - 457.4k
08. [PS3] Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts) - 03/2010 - 451.2k
09. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 10/2009 - 429.6k
10. [PS3] MLB 10: The Show (Sony) - 03/2010 - 349.2k

Notables:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 combined total: 1276.7k (64.7/35.3 split 360/PS3)
Final Fantasy XIII combined total: 1322.1k (62.6/37.4 split PS3/360)
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver combined total: 1781.2k (61.8/38.2 split SS/HG)
Console count: PS3 - 4, WII - 2, 360 - 2, NDS - 2
Publisher count: Nintendo - 4, Electronic Arts - 2, Sony - 2, Square Enix - 2

Next Month:
[WII] Monster Hunter Tri
[360/PS3] Super Street Fighter IV
[360/PS3] NIER
[360/PS3] Dead to Rights: Retribution

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    Red 9 Apr 15, 10
    Excellent stuff for GOW3, also the PS3 sales numbers are looking good, despite shortages.

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