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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 elpresidente2075 on 7/25/2007 1:33:49 AM , Rating: 1
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what is a next-gen console? I'll define it for you.


I'll help you by breaking it down into parts:

Next: Successor, what comes after current.

Gen: Short for generation, in the case of electronics, one hardware revision

Things that qualify as next gen in the current console market: Nothing.

Things that qualified as such until the end of last year: Wii and PS3.

Things commonly referred to as next-gen: Wii, Xbox360, PS3 (in order of importance :P)


"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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