wii family fun-2.pngAbout a month ago we took a look at how each of the consoles were still stacking up to each other in the U.S., and not surprisingly Nintendo was widely outselling the competition in both the handheld and console gaming markets. As March rolled on nothing much changed, except that Nintendo sold about 300,000 more Wii’s than the previous month:

  1. Nintendo Wii – 721,000 units
  2. Nintendo DS – 698,000 units
  3. Sony PSP – 297,000 units
  4. Microsoft Xbox 360 – 262,000 units
  5. PlayStation 3 – 257,000 units
  6. PlayStation 2 – 216,000 units

From what I hear the Wii consoles can still be quite a challenge to find stocked in stores, which means Nintendo has to be pulling in some good money. Last month the Wii didn’t have many of the top selling games which led many (including myself) to believe that consumers were content with having just the Wii Sports that the console ships with. Well, that may not be the case because Nintendo definitely knocked one out of the park with the Super Mash Brothers Brawl game:

  1. [Wii] Super Smash Bros: Brawl – 2.7 million units
  2. [Xbox 360] Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 – 752,300 units
  3. [Xbox 360] Army of Two – 606,100 units
  4. [Wii] Wii Play – 409,000 units
  5. [PSP] God of War: Chains of Olympus – 301,600 units
  6. [Wii] Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – 264,000 units
  7. [Xbox 360] MLB 2K8 – 237,100 units
  8. [Xbox 360] Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – 237,000 units
  9. [PS3] Army of Two – 224,900 units

And you know that April’s stats are going to be along the same lines because the long awaited Mario Kart for the Wii will be released on April 27th. Despite being released near the end of the month I think we can expect to see Mario Kart top the charts for April.

[via WinSuperSite]