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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: The GBA is outselling the PS3?
By B on 7/24/2007 6:27:33 PM , Rating: 2
In regards to the comment about Nintedo getting games that are true system sellers, here are a few facts that shows the strength of Nintendo's game library:

• Nintendo remained the top video game publisher in the United States and Canada in June, as well as the top publisher for all of 2007. -Source Aussie-Nintendo

• In June alone, Nintendo has six of the top 10 best-selling games in the United States, including the top four: Mario Party 8 and Wii Play for Wii, and Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for Nintendo DS. -Source Aussie-Nintendo

• Of the top 30 best-selling games in the United States for all of 2007, half are for Nintendo systems. -Source Aussie-Nintendo

^ In June alone, the top-selling title was Wii’s Mario Party 8, which sold 426,000 units (average retail price is $49.70), NPD reported. -Source Bits Blogs, The New York Times

Either their systems sells games, or their games sell systems. No matter how you look at it, at the present time they have the formula for success in terms of both hardware and software sells.

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