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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 11:24:04 AM , Rating: 3
what is a next-gen console? I'll define it for you.

A console is next-gen when its graphics are much better then the previous gen console.

Really? So that's it. No new control schemes, no new ways to interact with the game, no way to download classic content gamers will probably always want to play?

What happens after the next generation of consoles? In 5 more years, consoles will probably be pushed to the limit of realism as far as graphics go. Crysis looks incredible, some screenshots look indistinguishable from some digital picture taken out in the wild. After that, will there be no next generation of consoles? According to you, yes, the videogame industry will have NO new generations of consoles in 10 years. What will they do next? Probably some sort of new interactivity, VR maybe. That's what Nintendo decided to focus on. New interactivity for games for this new generation. Plus more overall power than the Cube. There just haven't been many developers to take advantage of it yet.

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