NPD: Sonic Colors 9th Best Selling New DS Release of 2010 in US

NPD: Sonic Colors 9th Best Selling New DS Release of 2010 in US

by February 7, 2011

And With Just Six Weeks On Sale

Just as it did in Spain, the portable edition of Sonic Colors made a run for top while on sale during the Holidays in the United States, so says the NPD Group.

A report by Gamasutra reveals Colors for the DS was the 9th best selling new title for the platform for all of 2010 in the market.  This, despite only being on sale in the last six weeks of the year.  Pokémon: SoulSilver and HeartGold took the #1 and #2 spots respectively.  Released in March, they were the only two to crack 1 million units sold a piece.

Faced with stiff competition on Wii like Donkey Kong Country Returns and Epic Mickey during the Holidays, the Wii edition did not fare as well, not breaking the top 10 for the year.  Based on the top 10, the Gamasutra article suggests that Colors on Wii could not crack the half a million mark in sales during 2010, but keep in mind this only references the United States.