The month of July saw Nintendo dominating the U.S. sales charts, shifting more machines than its competition and moving over 192,000 happy homes for copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Additionally, nearly 142,000 copies of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 were sold, making it the top-selling handheld title. So how was the month of August?
Once again, Mario's latest adventure failed to take the top spot but has climbed from fourth to third, shifting nearly 125,000 copies and losing out to Madden NFL 11 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. But even though the giant sports franchise took first and second place comfortably with roughly 900,000 copies sold on both of these consoles, that didn't stop Nintendo dominating the sales chart once again to compensate for the Wii's version of Madden NFL 11 not making an appearance in the top 20.
Half of the chart is comprised of games on Nintendo platforms, eight of which were published by Nintendo. New Super Mario Bros. is making a bit of a comeback, shifting roughly 110,000 copies and making it the top-selling handheld title of the month. Conversely, after an encouraging start for Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies the RPG has dropped down to eighteenth.
With the recent release of Metroid: Other M, it will be interesting to see if its promising start will hold up for the month of September and beyond. Will you be getting Samus's latest adventure or has another title grabbed your attention?
Figures provided by NPD.