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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 michal1980 on 7/24/2007 1:39:30 PM , Rating: -1
oh looky i can swing my arm to do what a button did before.

90% of all wii controls right now have not opened up any new game play.

can it? yes, but right now its mainly glorified one trick pony games.

outside of the controller, what 'next-gen' feature does the wii have?

2 mintue games? yes
tons of mini games? yes
bad graphics? yes
titles that could have been played on the gamecube?

name a title that the gamecube could not run?

RE: What are the totals?
By artemicion on 7/24/2007 4:03:39 PM , Rating: 2
name a title that the gamecube could not run?

Wii Sports.

Pretty sure that game would be less fun on a Gamecube. But judging by your pretentiousness, I'm guessing you didn't enjoy the game so much, and are going to retort with a snarky "the graphics would be the same on a Gamecube."

Yeah well, you're right, but without the Wii-mote the experience wouldn't be the same. Frankly, there are dozens of games/consoles out there I don't care for. Like I said previously, I've never felt the need for a gameboy because I don't need to be gaming 24/7 and I can wait 'till I get home to fire my console up. But I don't bash the Gameboy as a "one-trick pony", or regard it as less of a "game console" just because I don't appreciate its strengths.

I mean, whatever, if you care so much about the "next-gen" label, you can go petition to Websters to have it defined precisely the way you want it to, but I'm just gonna tell you now that there's a lot of people out there who are much more open-minded about just exactly what it means to be "next-gen".

RE: What are the totals?
By OblivionMage on 7/24/2007 8:10:40 PM , Rating: 2
You just said that wii sports would be less fun on gamecube, but nothing about it not being able to run on gamecube, so why did you quote him?

RE: What are the totals?
By artemicion on 7/24/2007 9:02:47 PM , Rating: 2
Because it doesn't really "run" on the gamecube if you're losing out on the main gameplay draw.

It's like claiming that Gears of War will "run" on my VCR because I can record gameplay footage of it on a tape and play it back.

It isn't exactly "running" if you're not getting the full gameplay experience, now is it?

RE: What are the totals?
By Kim Leo on 7/25/07, Rating: 0
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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