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    NPD: MotorStorm Sells Up a Storm

    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:

    1. MotorStorm (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    2. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)
    3. Def Jam Icon (Electronic Arts)
    4. Resistance: Fall of Man (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    5. NBA Street Homecourt (Electronic Arts)
    6. Major League Baseball 2K7 (2K Games)
    7. Virtua Fighter 5 (SEGA)
    8. The Godfather: The Don's Edition (Electronic Arts)
    9. Formula One Championship Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    10. Armored Core 4 (SEGA)

    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

    Thanks to IGN.com for sharing the news with us!

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    well at least ps3 is in there!

 


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