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
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
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 198,400 units, also up from May’s
Overall, video game hardware sales were up 34 percent for
the month as compared to the same period last year – accumulating $398.6
quote: I honestly think that if the PS3 was cheaper it would sell significantly better.