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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 encryptkeeper on 7/24/2007 9:18:07 AM , Rating: 2
michal!! Where you been buddy! Haven't modded, I mean, seen you in a while!

oh and my 2nd wii now will be for sale, just to darn BORING.

So with all your bitching about how boooooooring the Wii is, you bought a SECOND one??? Bullshit. Hell, I still doubt you bought a first one.

RE: What are the totals?
By michal1980 on 7/24/07, Rating: -1
RE: What are the totals?
By aos007 on 7/24/2007 12:33:46 PM , Rating: 2
but I like some meat on my games.

Very true. Business-wise there is obviously market for games you can learn in 5 minutes, play in 10 minutes increments (typically while you're waiting for something "more important") and leave at any time. To me, if a game doesn't have depth beyond skin-deep and doesn't pull me in emotionally, it's not worth playing in the first place. I can see the point of such games on a portable console but for a home system it's just a waste of money. Obviously the masses buying these consoles disagree. I couldn't care less, except for the fact that these games sell for about the same price but cost FAR LESS to produce. Meaning gaming companies will eventually switch to producing primarily this kind of content (they are a business after all). I hope there's enough of us who care about games left to support the more serious gaming market.

RE: What are the totals?
By gramboh on 7/24/2007 1:55:29 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. My roommate bought a Wii back in December, it was "cool" for a few hours playing around with it in Zelda, Wii sports etc, but I have touched it once since then. I prefer Xbox and PC.

RE: What are the totals?
By aGreenAgent on 7/24/2007 2:43:30 PM , Rating: 2
Where I live, people from all over the neighborhood come over to play my Wii (nobody under 21, though). It's a big competition, and we all get drunk. 5+ hours of Wii Sports every day since the Wii release has been awesome, and will probably continue for quite some time.

RE: What are the totals?
By Miggle on 7/24/2007 9:23:49 PM , Rating: 1
Its not just kids nor about ADD. I myself cannot stay playing a game for too long because I do not have the luxury called time. I can only dedicate short bursts of playtime. If I played Oblivion (which I haven't yet) as thoroughly as most of them "hardcore" gamers, it'll probably take me 6 months to finish.

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