Nintendo shows everyone their Pokemons

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 hardware sales.

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 sold.

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.

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