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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 Hawkido on 7/24/2007 1:36:37 PM , Rating: 1
While I agree with you the Wii is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to write home about as for as it's graphics. They really did NOTHING but bump the GC up a notch or two.

But Nintendo didn't really want to. What they wanted to do, and did quite well (not perfect but this is the first real run of this interface method) was revolutionize the interface of games. They made gaming an athletic activity (Yes, you can cheat and bowl sitting down, but most like to actually perform the action as it is easier and more natural feeling) My wife and I are actually sore after a drunken night playing the neighbor's Wii.

It does seem the Wii caters to more the party crowd (Come over and bring some beer, we have the Wii!) So most of their games will be group activity based. Which is great. I will get a Wii just for the Fun party factor. However I agree my gaming needs are far more indepth. I need a game with some substance. Some "meat on them" as you said. Zelda games have always been a favorite, as have some of the mario games. But i like the main line Final Fantasy games, So it will be Wii and PS3 for me. Xbox360 doesn't have the games I like to play. So, as such, I will be a Blu-Ray movie supporter (more than likely) once i get a PS3.

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