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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 Netscorer on 7/24/2007 9:08:06 PM , Rating: 2
Thank you for your post. I agree that everyone can have their own idea of the 'next gen'. For me, the three above plus a great line up of the current games were enough to justify buying Xbox 360. PS3 is close behind but does not have many good games and so I will probably reevaluate them in 6-9 months.
I played Wii for 4 weeks and got quickly annoyed with the controls. They are great novelty act and the originals (Wii Sports and Zelda) work with them like a charm, but same controls become awkward and frustrating once you try playing third-party games. Lack of HDTV support(I have a 56" 1080P beauty sitting in my living room) and no online gaming were a killing blow for me.

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