The NPD Group has released the October retail figures for North America. The Wii continues to sell like some sort of warm pastry while critical darling Uncharted 2 smoked the competition on the software front.

Hardware
  • Wii – 506.9K
  • DS – 457.6K
  • PS3 – 320.6K
  • Xbox 360 – 249.7K
  • PSP – 174.6K
  • PS2 – 117.8K
> Software
  • Uncharted 2 – PS3 – 537,000
  • WiiFit Plus – Wii – 441,000
  • Borderlands – 360 - 418,000
  • Wii Sports Resort – Wii – 314,000
  • NBA 2K10 – 360 – 311,000
  • Halo 3: ODST – 360 – 271,000
  • NBA 2K10 – PS3 – 213,000
  • Forza MotorSport – 360 – 175,000
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – DS – 169,000
  • FIFA 10 - 360 – 156,000
The strong showing for Borderlands is a bit of a surprise, considering it's a new IP. 2K Games definitely gave it a good marketing push though so it managed to make a respective showing. It explains why Gearbox Software considers a sequel to be a "no brainer".

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