The following North American statistics are courtesy of Lehman Brothers and Vgchartz.com.
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Week of March 1
1. Wii Sports: Wii, 218,189 units sold, 9.66 million to date
2. Wii Play: Wii, 106,546, 4.99 million
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare: Xbox 360, 78,424, 3.46 million
4. Super Mario Galaxy: Wii, 60,093, 3.23 million
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock: Wii, 59,999, 1.61 million
6. Frontlines: Fuel of War: Xbox 360, 58,272, 58,272
7. Devil May Cry 4: Xbox 360, 57,034, 623,966
8. Link's Crossbow Training: Wii, 49,143, 986,319
9. Patapon: PSP, 48,316, 48,316
10. Lost Odyssey: Xbox 360, 45,161, 196,954
Week of March 1
1. Nintendo Wii: 218,189 units sold
2. Nintendo DS: 152,759
3. Xbox 360: 102,622
4. Sony PS3: 89,585
5. Sony PS2: 80,039
6. Sony PSP: 76,447
7. Nintendo Game Boy Advance: 3,717
8. Nintendo GameCube: 92
Free Dropkicks offered
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Activision has announced it will release three free Dropkick Murphys songs later this month for its Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The songs are Famous for Nothing, (F)lannigan's Ball and Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya.
Harrison has a new gig
Phil Harrison, who resigned late last month as president of Sony's Worldwide Studios, has taken a job as president and director of Infogrames, the majority owner of Atari.
Did you know?
The Kentucky Dirt Bowl leagues in Lexington and Louisville have long been home to aspiring and top basketball talent, but the name itself made it into EA Sports' 2007 game NBA Street: Homecourt. But take this, Louisville: In a developers blog about the two cities, the staff wrote ”Nothing compares, though, to the party that is thrown down in Lexington. With bleachers and an announcer's stand, this court guarantees that when you shine, people will be there to take notice.“
Compiled by Scott Sloan