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Xbox beats Wii and PS3 in June

The annual E3 video game expo was held last month and there were some impressive new unveilings. Among the notable products was the Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 that turns the player into a motion controller. A number of new video games were also unveiled.

One of the most important of the hardware devices unveiled at the show was the new redesigned Xbox 360, which was quickly dubbed the Xbox 360 Slim by many. The new Xbox 360 added in a new thinner profile, more storage with a 250GB HDD, five USB ports, and built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. The console carries the same $299 price tag as the older fat machine.

The redesign and new features have spurred sales of the new Xbox 360, just as Microsoft undoubtedly hoped. According to the latest figures from NPD Group for the gaming market in June 2010, the Xbox 360 surpassed the Wii in sales for June taking it to the number one spot for consoles, not counting portables. 

If sales of portable systems are figured in, the Nintendo DS still dominated the console market. NPD shows that console hardware sales grew by about 35% compared to June of 2009. However, the market for gaming as a whole declined thanks to reduced gaming software sales compared to June of 2009.

NPD predicts that interest in the PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect accessories will spur hardware sales. The new Xbox 360 sold 451,700 units for the month, the Wii sold 422,000 units, and the PS3 moved 304,800 units. The Nintendo DS sold 510,700 units and the PSP sold 121,000 during June.



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RE: PS3 FANS DO NOT CRY
By Douglasp on 7/17/2010 5:03:01 AM , Rating: 2
Are you kidding me?? I mean you come to a tech and information site and dont realize that the 360 has outsold the ps3 everymonth this year and head to head every year??

http://forum.pcvsconsole.com/viewthread.php?tid=11...
These are official NPD numbers. You can do that math. I guess PS3 fans do cry.


RE: PS3 FANS DO NOT CRY
By cmdrdredd on 7/17/2010 11:37:32 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Are you kidding me?? I mean you come to a tech and information site and dont realize that the 360 has outsold the ps3 everymonth this year and head to head every year??


Someone has never heard of Japan then because the PS3 has been slowly beginning to outsell even the Wii at times.

North America, specifically the US is NOT the be all end all of the gaming public.


RE: PS3 FANS DO NOT CRY
By Aloonatic on 7/19/2010 4:07:50 AM , Rating: 2
I enjoy the way that any comment questioning anything on here has to be from a PS3 "fanboy" and they have to be crying. You do realise that comments like your last sentence just make you look childish and pathetic, right?

Anyway, just to back you up, the xBox was on sale for a whole year before the PS3, so it will undoubtedly have sole many more units, but I think that Sony will not be crying too much themselves as at that time the PS2 was selling well, as your chart points out, during that time so they proabaly weren't losing too much.

I'm not sure why people get so excited over these numbers in particular. The only time when sales figures matter are when they are so low that they risk the console being abandoned by developers, or the manufacturer is not able to afford to sustain production, marketing etc.

Anyway, back to your "fanboy" wars as you battle it out to be 2nd place. Never has 2nd position been so valuable it would seem? :-/


RE: PS3 FANS DO NOT CRY
By afkrotch on 7/19/2010 10:35:07 PM , Rating: 2
Actually there was a month or two, where the PS3 overtook both the Wii and 360. Think it was when the Slim released and the prices dropped.

Course any time there's a price drop or new version, sales always take off.


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