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Nintendominates video game hardware sales for June

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 hardware sales.

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 units.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 198,400 units, also up from May’s figures.

Overall, video game hardware sales were up 34 percent for the month as compared to the same period last year – accumulating $398.6 million.

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RE: What are the totals?
By h0kiez on 7/24/2007 8:53:25 AM , Rating: 2
I don't doubt that Nintendo will eventually overtake MS, but I thought that they still had a decently long way to go. Next month? Really?

RE: What are the totals?
By Marcus Yam on 7/24/2007 8:56:33 AM , Rating: 2
In terms of worldwide sales, yes, it could be that soon. Of course, this is mostly due to the Wii's domination in Japan, where it passed the 360 long, long ago.

It'll still be another little while before the Wii eclipses the 360 in the U.S. and Europe.

RE: What are the totals?
By jpeyton on 7/24/2007 2:56:09 PM , Rating: 2
Just more proof that the 'casual' gaming market is a lot larger than the 'regular' or 'hardcore' gaming market.

Nintendo is dominating the hardware and software charts in North America and Japan.

RE: What are the totals?
By theapparition on 7/25/2007 9:32:31 AM , Rating: 3
Anyone with a clue knows the hardcore gaming market is only 5% of the market.

That is, everyone has a clue except the hardcore gamers who believe that unless its pushing the limits of hardware/software, it can't be fun.

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