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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 omnicronx on 7/24/2007 3:39:38 PM , Rating: 2
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How many households have an HD set? 10-15%


Depends where you live, 10-15% in the U.S right now maybe, but in Canada that number is dramatically increasing, i would say it is closer to 25-30% of Canadians own at least one HD-Ready tv in their household.

Also keep in mind the 2009 analogue shutoff for television stations in the U.S starts, and only digital OTA HD signals will be available, at that time i would expect the number of households with HD-TVS to increase exponentially from there on in.


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