2010-08-05, 11:25 AM
The NPD June figures are out, and my oh my, Xbox 360 is this month’s largest selling home console, and is in second place overall, the DS being in the first. The Xbox 360 has sold 451,700 units in June. As opposed to May’s 20% in hardware sales, the new Xbox 360 Slim model gave aboost to the market, and the overall hardware sales increased 5%. This being the Xbox 360’s second best holiday season month ever, the best being when Halo 3 was released, Microsft must be pretty happy with how things are turning out. (http://gamingbolt.com/2010/07/16/npd-june-figures/)
2010-08-05, 11:26 AM
Xbox 360: 451,700
PlayStation 3: 304,800
TOP 10 GAMES
1. Red Dead Redemption
System: Xbox 360 | Publisher: Take-Two Interactive | Sales: 582,900
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
System: Wii | Publisher: Nintendo | Sales: 548,400
3. Red Dead Redemption
System: PS3 | Publisher: Take-Two Interactive | Sales: 380,300
4. New Super Mario Bros.
System: Wii | Publisher: Nintendo | Sales: 200,900
5. Just Dance
System: Wii | Publisher: Ubisoft | Sales: 174,800
6. Wii Fit Plus
System: Wii | Publisher: Nintendo | Sales: 148,000
7.Toy Story 3
System: DS | Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios | Sales: 164,000
8. UFC 2010: Undisputed
System: Xbox 360 | Publisher: THQ | Sales: NA
9. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
System: Wii | Publisher: Warner Bros. | Sales: 136,000
10. UFC 2010: Undisputed
System: PS3 | Publisher: THQ | Sales: NA
2010-08-05, 03:40 PM
A big turn of events for the XBox...this coupled with news that Nintendo actually LOST money in the quarter spells double trouble for Wii. Is it possible that Nintendo's casual demographic just doesn't play video games in the summer?
2010-08-05, 03:48 PM
The new 360 was the reason for MS winning for the month.
One month blip or a pattern is still unknown.
Summer sales aren't that great regardless and the industry seems to be finally hit by the recession.
2010-08-05, 06:41 PM
Is it the recession or is the current generation finally hitting its saturation point?
Only time will tell.
2010-08-06, 03:54 PM
On the worldwide scale, both the ps3 and 360 surpassed the wii in sales. http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly.php. Never thought I would see both do it at the same time without a major software release. Here comes wii 2.
And the ds juggernaut keeps rolling along.
Side note: Dementium 2 is really amazing on the ds.
2010-08-06, 07:40 PM
They outsold WII because WII has finally sold everyone on the planet, their system. I betch there are more WII consoles than XBOX 360 out there.
2010-08-06, 09:35 PM
No doubt about that, but I can't remember a time when both competitors outsold the wii in the same week.