Xbox Briefly Overtakes Wii
On the strength of the release of the new Halo 3 game, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 briefly overtook the Nintendo Wii last week to become the highest-selling game console in the month of September, MarketWatch reported, citing NPD Group figures.
More than 527,800 units of the Xbox 360 were sold in the month, which doubled the August total and beat out the Wii, which sold 501,000 and had led the monthly rankings all year. Halo 3, a game exclusive to the Xbox that was released in September, moved more than 3 million units in the month.
Overall, NPD said, video game software sales jumped 64 percent over the period the year before.