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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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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.

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