Wii, PS3, Halo 3, Metroid and BioShock Top Amazon

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Software and hardware sales information only come once a month in America, compared to weekly data in Europe and Japan. That’s why we like to turn to Amazon.com every once in a while to see where things stand. While Amazon.com isn’t an accurate reflection of retail activity at other stores, it can give us some sense of how things are doing. The latest top sellers, which are updated hourly, include two next-gen systems, a popular handheld and three major software releases.

1. Nintendo Wii
2. Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player
3. PlayStation 3 (60 GB)
4. Halo 3
5. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
6. BioShock
7. Nintendo DS Lite Crimson and Black w/ Brain Age 2
8. Halo 3 Limited Edition
9. Nintendo Wii Nunchuk
10. Guitar Hero III Bundle (Wii)

A few things seem clear: Wii is still on top and PS3 has made a respectable comeback. Halo 3, a month away from its official release date, is selling like crazy and is likely to be the best selling console game this year. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, which just launched on Tuesday, is a much-needed boost for the Wii with hardcore gamers. It is likely to be among the three top selling games of August, along with BioShock and Madden NFL 08. Finally, Guitar Hero III for the Wii, which doesn’t even come out until mid-October, is already a top 10 seller. It’s possible that across all platforms, Guitar Hero III could be the top selling game of 2007.