Video games sales up 39% in October 2007

Video game sales jumped 39% in October 2007. The Wii sold about 519,000 units during the month – the most of any gaming console, according to NPD Group. That blew away the 366,000 in unit sales from the Xbox 360, which saw an upsurge in September thanks to the launch of Halo 3, the most anticipated new game of the year that was designed exclusively for the 360 console. XBox 360 had sold nearly 528,000 units in September 2007. Total sales were $1.1 bln, compared with $643 mln in October 2007.