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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: The GBA is outselling the PS3?
By Exodus220 on 7/24/2007 10:28:41 AM , Rating: 2
I honestly think that if the PS3 was cheaper it would sell significantly better. My wallet is never full enough to pay for a PS3, even with the short-term price drop. I think the Nintendo systems currently dominate so well because they are priced to sell. I would have a Wii right now if it was easier to find one (don't really need it right now, though), it is so incredibly fun to play. However, Nintendo still needs to put out some games that are true system sellers. I guess the same could be said about Sony, it just isn't a viable machine for many to invest in just yet.


By encryptkeeper on 7/24/2007 11:36:08 AM , Rating: 2
Everything you've said is true. But the initial hype was a good reason for Nintendo to not push developers (and their internal developers) to hurry and finish console selling games. Why rush out potential system selling games when the console is flying off shelves? Metroid Prime 3 is coming out in late August (thank God it's not packed into the rush of games in the Christmas season) and Mario Galaxy and Brawl are due out in November and December, respectively. People will buy the consoles just to play those, among others (Zelda, Wii sports, RE4 and a few others that have been labeled as excellent on the Wii). It is however time to see some price drops on games, like Trauma Room. It's supposed to be very good, but it still sells for 49.99 and it's a launch game.

Hopefully we'll eventually get Manhunt 2.


By FITCamaro on 7/24/2007 12:19:46 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
I honestly think that if the PS3 was cheaper it would sell significantly better.


No offense but thats like saying "I think if computers were free then everyone would have one."

Of course if it was cheaper it'd sell better. I'd buy one (sooner) if it was priced the same as the 360. But as a games console its not any better of a system, and thats why I'd buy it.


RE: The GBA is outselling the PS3?
By B on 7/24/2007 6:27:33 PM , Rating: 2
In regards to the comment about Nintedo getting games that are true system sellers, here are a few facts that shows the strength of Nintendo's game library:

• Nintendo remained the top video game publisher in the United States and Canada in June, as well as the top publisher for all of 2007. -Source Aussie-Nintendo

• In June alone, Nintendo has six of the top 10 best-selling games in the United States, including the top four: Mario Party 8 and Wii Play for Wii, and Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for Nintendo DS. -Source Aussie-Nintendo

• Of the top 30 best-selling games in the United States for all of 2007, half are for Nintendo systems. -Source Aussie-Nintendo

^ In June alone, the top-selling title was Wii’s Mario Party 8, which sold 426,000 units (average retail price is $49.70), NPD reported. -Source Bits Blogs, The New York Times

Either their systems sells games, or their games sell systems. No matter how you look at it, at the present time they have the formula for success in terms of both hardware and software sells.


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