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April NPD: Freefall

Ouch! Only the Wii escaped a big drop in hardware sales this month (thanks, we suspect, to Mario Kart), with DS numbers tumbling a hefty 40.6% (perhaps that Metallic Rose model is arriving in the nick of time?).

Fortunately for Nintendo, every other rival platform chose this month for a dramatic plummet -- we can't be the only ones surprised that Grand Theft Auto IV didn't give the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 a bigger end-of-month bump?

Hardware sales
  • Wii: 714.2K 6.8K (0.94%)
  • DS: 414.8K 283.2K (40.6%)
  • PSP: 192.7K 104.3K (35.1%)
  • Xbox 360: 188K 74K (28.2%)
  • PS3: 187.1K 69.9K (27.2%)
  • PS2: 124.4K 91.6K (42.4%)
Software figures are past the break.

April software sales

1. Grand Theft Auto IV – Xbox 360 – 1.85 million*
2. Mario Kart Wii – Wii – 1.12 million
3. Grand Theft Auto IV – PS3 – 1.00 million*
4. Wii Play (with remote) – Wii – 360K
5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Wii – 326K
6. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue – PS3 – 224K
7. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness – DS – 202K
8. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time – DS – 202K
9. Guitar Hero III – Wii – 152K
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Xbox 360 – 141K*

* includes bundles, collector's editions, GOTY editions

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