Tuesday, July 24, 2007

June NPD: Nintendo WiiDS out competition, industry sales grow 31%

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Completely unaware of the abysmal news headlines it would generate, the NPD group has released US video game sales data for the month of June. Painting a familiar picture of Nintendo perched atop a mountain of freshly printed money, the results indicate that prosperity is shared throughout the whole industry. GameDaily.BIZ reports that sales for the month are up by 31% compared to last, with half of the year showing a 43% increase over the first six months of 2006. Console hardware sales notably rose by 69% to $268 million, though portable game hardware dropped by 6%.

Unsurprisingly, the top-selling system for June was the Nintendo DS, followed by waggle wonder Wii. The PSP wedged itself into third place, (thanks April price cut!), right above the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We suspect Sony's behemoth will gain enough momentum from the recent $100-off clearance sale to break through the 100,000 sales barrier next month. That'll teach you, GBA!
  • Nintendo DS: 561.9K
  • Nintendo Wii: 381.8K
  • Sony PSP: 290.1K [Updated]
  • Sony PlayStation 2: 270.7K (via Sony press release)
  • Microsoft Xbox 360: 198.4K
  • Sony PlayStation 3: 98.5K
[Thanks again for the image, Vince]

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[via] Joystiq

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