Gamastura breaks down NPD’s release of September sales data for the game industry.  Microsoft and Bungie’s Halo3: ODST took the top spot for software sales with 1.5 million units, outselling number two Wii Sports Resort by more than three to one units.  Software sales overall saw a five percent increase to about $649 million.

Sony s price cut on PS3 paid dividends, with the system outselling its home console competitors and placing second to Nintendo DS.  For September, PS3 sold 491,800 units compared to 462,800 for Wii and 352,600 for 360.  All three home consoles lowered prices last month and saw a jump in sales compared to August, says NPD.

Overall industry sales for the year to-date are $10.36 billion, down 13 percent year over year.  NPD predicts a down year but hopes holiday sales will close the current gap between 2009 and 2008 performance.

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