My 2 Cents: This is an update for all ya gamers out thereâ€¦
Final summer monthâ€™s $1.27 billion haul falls just short to Halo 3-boosted â€?07 sales. During September 2008, the game industry didnâ€™t deliver quite the same punch as during the same period a year ago, bringing in $1.27 billion for the month. On the hardware front, Nintendo took home the gold and silver yet again, with the Wii placing first with 687,000 units sold and the DS second with 536,800 units sold. However, Microsoftâ€™s dramatic price reduction of the Xbox 360â€“the cheapest model is now just $199â€“paid off in the form of a 78 percent jump in sales volume. The console sold 347,200 units during September, up from just 195,000 in August. That was enough to put it past the PlayStation 3 (234,000 units) and its smaller sibling, the PSP (238,100 units).
Top selling games in October 2008:
1 ) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360) / LucasArts / 610,000
2 ) Wii Fit w/ Balance Board (WII) / Nintendo / 518,000
3 ) Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360) / MTV Games/Electronic Arts / 363,000
4 ) Mario Kart Wii w/ Wheel (WII) / Nintendo / 353,000
5 ) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3) / LucasArts / 325,000
6 ) Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (Xbox 360) / Electronic Arts / 297,000
7 ) Wii Play w/ Remote (WII) / Nintendo / 243,000
8 ) Madden NFL 09 (Xbox 360) / Electronic Arts / 224,000
9 ) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (WII) / LucasArts / 223,000
10 ) Madden NFL 09 (PS2) / Electronic Arts / 158,000
As expected, the big software hit of the month was LucasArtsâ€™ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Three versions of the mildly praised game made it into the top 10, with a total of 1.16 million units. The only other top 10 newcomer was the 360 edition of Electronic Artsâ€™ Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, which came in sixth place with 297,000 copies sold. The rest of the September top 10 game chart belonged entirely to Nintendo.