April 19, 2007 - Sales data from the NPD Group has reached us at IGN, and the PS3 can finally claim a strong month for software sales. The arrival of Motorstorm in March ushered in a new era for PlayStation 3 early adopters. The game sold a respectable 199,075 units in March, securing its spot as the fifth best-selling game last month.
Besides Motorstorm, this month's top 20 was pretty much dominated by PS2 and Xbox 360 software. We know what you're thinking: Guitar Hero II came out on April 3, so why is it being included in NPD's March data? The reason is because NPD follows a 4-5-4 retail calendar, so the period this data is from covers March 4 to April 7. That means between April 3 and 7, almost 300k Xbox 360 owners picked up a copy of GHII. Whoa. The only other PS3 game to crack the top 20 was Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion which sold remarkably well, especially considering the game came out on Xbox 360 a year ago.
Here are the top 10 best-selling PlayStation 3 titles for March 2007:
And here are the top 20 overall best-selling games of March 2007:
1. God of War II (PS2) Sony 2. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (360) Ubisoft 3. Guitar Hero 2 W/ Guitar (360) Red Octane/Activision 4. Wii Play (Wii) Nintendo 5. MotorStorm (PS3) Sony 6. Major League Baseball 2k7 (360) 2K Games 7. MLB '07: The Show (PS2) Sony 8. Def Jam Icon (360) Electronic Arts 9. Guitar Hero 2 W/Guitar (PS2) Red Octane/Activision 10. God of War (PS2) Sony 11. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2) Rockstar 12. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (Wii) Electronic Arts 13. Crackdown (360) Microsoft 14. Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii) Sega 15. TMNT (PS2) Ubisoft 16. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) Nintendo 17. Gears of War (360) Microsoft 18. Major League Baseball 2K7 (PS2) 2K Games 19. Warioware: Smooth Moves (Wii) Nintendo 20. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3) Bethesda
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