Nintendo’s DS was the best selling console in the US last month, according to the latest report from stats body NPD.
Overall the American physical games market fell four per cent to $1.53bn. Software fell 16 per cent to $735.4m.
Overall hardware sales were up 12 per cent compared to March 2010, with Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP all enjoying year-on-year sales gains.
Of the home consoles Xbox 360 was once again the strongest with Microsoft claiming sales of 433k units – that’s a 28 per cent annual increase.
That’s not to say there isn’t good news for Sony, of course. The platform holder says that PlayStation peripherals have now hit "double-digit" growth for 19 consecutive months.
Pokemon White was the best selling game in March, followed by Pokemon Black. The third best selling title was THQ’s Homefront. EA’s Crysis 2 charted in seventh with Fight Night Champion claiming tenth spot.