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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: motion controller
By encryptkeeper on 7/24/2007 3:33:25 PM , Rating: 3
Just buy Wiimotes and a Bluetooth dongle for your PC and go to town and skip the Wii altogether.

I'm sure they make Spongebob and Dora the Explorer for PC, not sure about Pokemon though.

You know, the next time you have a thought, you should just try to prevent yourself from expressing it. Seeing as how this is a tech website, you really need to know that the Wiimotes won't just work with something because it has bluetooth on it. I can't answer a goddamn call on my cell phone with my Wii controller just because they both have bluetooth. Is this making ANY sense?

RE: motion controller
By exdeath on 7/24/2007 4:26:02 PM , Rating: 2
And you really need to know that people have been using Wiimotes on the PC for a while now, the only thing lacking is the pointer functionality, but I imagine that around the corner or already here due to wireless third party sensor bars (ie: battery powered IR emitters like the Nyco that you can sit on top of your PC monitor without a special Wii connector)

Google GlovePIE and get back to me with your thoughts.

RE: motion controller
By encryptkeeper on 7/25/2007 11:57:16 AM , Rating: 2
GlovePIE...looks interesting, I'd never heard of it before.

Still, the motion control is the "novelty" of the Wii as you call it. There are still other features the Wii has that don't include motion control.

What ignorant people like you should recognize is the "novelty" of the PS3 or the Xbox 360 is the fact that they have pretty graphics. If you take those away, then you have the PS2, or the original XBox. Many people out there are starting to realize that the 360 and PS3's graphical power wears thin, and they want better gameplay, which the Wii can offer.

Nintendo decided to reduce the cost of the machine and make it only slightly more powerful while creating a new control scheme: therefore making a new audience and a whole new breed of possible games.

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