The Microsoft Xbox 360 ranked second with sales of 199,000 units and the PS3 follows with 130,000 units.
One of the funny things is that the best selling console is still the Sony PlayStation 2, which was sold 280,000 times in March:
And PlayStation 2 gaming titles are still performing well in the market, demonstrating that the games are an important element in the equation. According to NPD, the best-selling title this year is Sony's "God of War II" for the PS2, with 833,000 units sold. Nintendo's "Wii Play," by contrast, came in second with 644,000 units.
Video game related sales rose 54 percent in the first three months of 2007, to $3.3 billion, NPD said.