The sales numbers released by research firm NPD Group for June
continue to highlight 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 collected even more sales than during May, moving
an amazing 561,900 units. The Wii followed closely behind with 381,800, also
slightly up from the previous month.
Nintendo’s near-obsolete Game Boy Advance sold a surprising 109,400
consoles, despite there being no new software released for the handheld.
Sony took sat next in the ladder, with the PSP selling 290,100
and the undying PlayStation 2 at 270,700 units. The PlayStation 3, which was
once again the lowest-selling, current-market console, only managed to sell 98,500
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 198,400 units, also up from May’s
Overall, video game hardware sales were up 34 percent for
the month as compared to the same period last year – accumulating $398.6
quote: but I like some meat on my games.
quote: the Wii will be the top selling current gen console by next month.
quote: name a title that the gamecube could not run?
quote: geez, some people live and die by the transistor count in their consoles . . .
quote: what is a next-gen console? I'll define it for you.
quote: How many households have an HD set? 10-15%
quote: In my mind, 'the next gen' gaming console has to satisfy at least these three technical criteria:- fully support HDTV resolution- fully support Online gaming for all 'next-gen' releases- provide full range of Home Media Center functionality
quote: I don't get you. What's not specific about the criteria I named?
quote: Do I have to spell out HDTV resolution to you? Were there any consoles in the market before Xbox 360 and later PS3 that support it? Have you played real HDTV game on a big screen before lashing out here?
quote: Or how about full support for online gaming.
quote: And Home Media Center is IMO becoming most crucial feature.
quote: And their lack of HDTV, online and Media center functionality will make them an afterthought once initial admiration with novelty will fade.
quote: VG Chartz collects data directly from retailers all over the world. Retailer sample sizes are small compared to professional tracking services, but are large enough to provide very accurate projections of the latest console sell through figures worldwide.