The sales numbers released by research firm NPD Group for
May once again illustrate Nintendo’s current strength in the market. Both the
Nintendo DS and Wii lead all of its competitors in terms of software and
The Nintendo DS garnered the most sales with 423,000 units,
and the Wii followed at 338,000.
Sony took third and fourth, with the PSP selling 221,000 and
the undying PlayStation 2 at 188,000. The PlayStation 3, which only managed to
outsell the Game Boy Advance by a thousand units, moved 82,000.
The Xbox 360 sat behind the PlayStation 2 at 155,000 units
Nintendo also ruled the software charts, with the four of
the upper half of the top ten going to Pokemon
Diamond, Mario Party 8, Pokemon Pearl and Wii Play. Guitar Hero II
and Spider-Man 3 were top sellers on
the PS2 and Xbox 360 platforms. The remainder of the top selling games belonged
exclusively to the Xbox 360, those being Forza
Motorsport 2 and Command &
Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars.
Overall, the console gaming industry posted a strong month
with $815.5 million in total sales, up 49 percent from the same period in 2006.
quote: "If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
quote: "Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan