Two analysts have shared predictions for September game sales as NPD prepares to release hard data next week.  Reported by Industry Gamers, Jesse Divnich of EEDAR and Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan Securities have released statements highlighting expected double-digit growth for software with sales in the $715-750 million range.  Both also expect PS3 hardware sales to make or beat 400,000 units, topping 360 and Wii.

Divnich expects Halo3: ODST to be the top-seller for the month, at around 1.8 million units.  Industry Gamers rounds out the anticipated top five as The Beatles: Rock Band, Need for Speed: Shift, Guitar Hero 5 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

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