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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 Brandon Hill (blog) on 7/24/2007 8:58:03 AM , Rating: 3
RE: What are the totals?
By encryptkeeper on 7/24/2007 11:42:03 AM , Rating: 2
Cool, this one shows the DS vs PSP figures too. Dayam, the DS is trouncing the PSP 2-1. Ouch.


RE: What are the totals?
By darkpaw on 7/24/2007 5:30:15 PM , Rating: 2
Not a fan boy, but the PSP even selling half as many systems as the DS is a success as far as I can see. Nintendo has had a chokehold over the handheld market basically since it was invented. No other company has ever released a system that comes close to competing with it.

I'd say only being outsold 2:1 is a victory for Sony in the handheld market, but that only shows how strong the Gameboy/DS line has been over the years.


RE: What are the totals?
By encryptkeeper on 7/25/2007 9:32:51 AM , Rating: 2
Very good point. But remember that the ratio of people expecting the DS to flop and the PSP to win the handheld war was actually about 2 to 1. Same ratio, and we see how that's turning out.


RE: What are the totals?
By EndPCNoise on 7/24/2007 2:02:51 PM , Rating: 2
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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.


As for codenamerevolution.com, the xbox 360 "sales" figures of 11.6 million units are units shipped to retailers by MS , and not to be confused with actual units sold by retailers to consumers.

codenamerevolution.com's figures for the Wii seem to be based on adding various sales reports to some arbitrary base number. However, they do not state anywhere what that actual base number is, nor how they derived this value. Their Wii figures appear sketchy at best.

codenamerevolution.com's figures for the PS3 at 5.5 million units would also be units shipped to retailers.

nextgenwars.com also, bases their figures on units shipped by manufacturers to retailers (with the exception of the PS3). nextgenwars' PS3 figures seem to be based on the sales of units from retailers to consumers.

This is why I share a preference with Brandon Hill's (DT) recommended site for figures.


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