Halo3 Sells in September ... in Truckloads!

October 19 2007

So, here are the Computer Game sales for September 2007:

1.        Halo 3 (Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios, X360) - 3,256,082
2.        Wii Play with Wii Remote (Nintendo, Wii) - 282,000
3.        The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo, NDS) - 224,000
4.        Madden NFL 08 (EA Tiburon, EA Sports, PS2) - 205,000
5.        Skate (EA Black Box, EA Games, X360) - 175,000
6.        Madden NFL 08 (EA Tiburon, EA Sports, X360) - 173,000
7.        Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Retro Studios, Nintendo, Wii) - 167,000
8.        BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia, 2K Games, X360) - 150,000
9.        Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo, NDS) - 141,000
10.        Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory, SCEE, PS3) - 139,000

Holy crap! So more info:

Each version actually sold more on its own that any game in September, with the standard $59.99 edition's 2,367,795 leading, followed by the $69.99 collector's edition with 511,437, and the $129.99 Spartan helmet-including Legendary edition's 376,850 units sold.

That means the over-the-top Helmet version, that sold for $129.99, sold more than every other game out there! That is a whole lot of Halo3 games sold folks. Wow.

Hardware sales numbers were interesting in September 2007 as well:

No doubt spurred by Halo 3's launch, the 360 sold the most out of any hardware platform, with its 528,000 systems nearly doubling sales from a month prior. But even the Wii's second place at 501,000 consoles sold set a record for the platform, surpassing even the Wii's launch month in the states. Sony's systems took the last two spots in home console sales, with the PlayStation 2's 215,000 and the PlayStation 3's 119,000 units.

Sales of portable consoles were up as well to $126.2 million, a 28% year-over-year increase, led by strong DS sales of 496,000. As always, the PSP trailed in second with 285,000, despite September seeing the launch of the system's slimmer redesign.

Those numbers are not bad for the 360 .. but I figured the attachment rate would have been higher. But can anything save the PS3? Will the $400 unit really make a difference at this point? I doubt it.