BioShock 2 is Entitled to February's Top Spot for U.S. Sales

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BioShock 2 ended New Super Mario Bros. Wii's two-month hold atop the U.S. console sales charts, edging the Nintendo platformer by 7,000 units to take February's top honors.

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Both sold more than 500,000 copies - BioShock 2's 562,900 to New Super Mario Bros. Wii's 555,600. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came in third with its 360 version. Combined with its PS3 sales the game moved 567,100 copies.

Somewhat of a surprise, Dante's Inferno triumphed over a mixed-bag of reviews to capture the eighth and ninth positions, selling more than 460,000 copies overall. Console exclusives Mass Effect 2 and Heavy Rain returned respectable performances at seventh and 10th place, respectively, with Mass Effect having a one-month head start.

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Here are February's top ten games in the U.S., according to the NPD group.

01. BioShock 2 (Xbox 360) - 562,900
02. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - 555,600
03. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360) - 314,300
04. Just Dance (Wii) - 275,400
05. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 272,500
06. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) - 252,800
07. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360) - 246,500
08. Dante's Inferno (PS3) - 242,500
09. Dante's Inferno (Xbox 360) - 224,700
10. Heavy Rain (PS3) - 219,300

U.S. consumers dropped $624.4 million on video games during the month of February, down 18 percent from February 2009, when software sales reached $736.7 million.

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DISCUSSION

Can we say that M.A.G. is officially a HD Flop! It's been in the making for 2 years. It's no telling how much it cost to make. Yet in the US it'sold about 123,000 in the first month, and somewhere below 219,ooo in the second month. We all know if Halo or any other FPS did these numbers. The world would be screaming and crying! Let's just say it and move along!