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Nintendo Wii Leader In Hardware Sales For July

Video game sales up 28%

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U.S. video game sales increased 28 percent in July from a year ago, with continued solid demand for Nintendo’s Wii console, research firm NPD said.

Sales of video game hardware, software and accessories reached $1.19 billion in July, with software sales increasing 41 percent and hardware sales growing 17 percent.

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Aided by a number of popular titles, the video game industry has remained strong during a sluggish economy that has affected other industries.  A Nintendo spokesperson said the company has not seen an impact from less consumer spending.

Sony’s PlayStation 3 outsold Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console in July, selling 224,900 PS3s compared to 204,000 Xbox 360 consoles. The Wii sold more than both systems combined, totaling 555,000 units sold during the month.

Among portables, Nintendo’s DS sold 608,400 units in July, while Sony’s PlayStation Portable sold 221,700 units.

The most popular game in July was Electronic Art’s "NCAA Football 09," which was released during the month. It sold close to 400,000 units in the United States.

Nintendo’s "Wii Fit" exercise game was close behind, selling 369,600 units.

Activision Blizzard’s "Guitar Hero" game for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo’s "Wii Play" and EA’s "NCAA Football 09" for the PS3 were in the top five of best selling games.

 

Nintendo Wii Leader In Hardware Sales For July
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  • http://tragicdeepthoughts.blogspot.com Richard

     Do you think perhaps the Nintendo Wii’s numbers would have been far higher had their supply not been so limited? It seems there is still a problem with Nintendo meeting demand of not only the consoles to retailers, but games such as the Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii are still in tremendously short supply. 

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Gareth – Design

    I got my Wii free with my mobile contract. Does that count as a sale? I never really got into computer games before I had it and now I love it! GO Wii!

  • http://www.electronixtown.com mouseattacks

    I believe the Wii has staying power for two reasons.

    1. Its affordability
    2. Its broad appeal.

    Everyone either has a Wii or is trying to get their hands on one. Young, old, male and female alike all have fallen inlove with the Wii.

  • http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/peter-monroe-expands-social-network Peter Monroe

    Everyone loves the Wii.  My kids want one and they beg me for it and tell me that it’s "good exercise."  Hmm…  I am skeptical.

  • http://www.playedonline.com/category/Puzzle/1.html puzzle games

    Thanks for the post, I am also a seeker of video games, and in this post I am getting that much discount. Normally I play action and mission games and now I am searching for some puzzle and sudoku games to change my gaming skills.

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