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NPD: Nintendo remains dominant in August

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Sep 2007 19:15 User comments (6)

NPD: Nintendo remains dominant in August According to figures from the NPD group, Nintendo's home console, Wii, and handheld console, DS, have maintained their strong sales in the U.S. during the month of August. The Wii console sold a strong 403,600 units with the Nintendo DS moving along behind at 383,200 units, bringing the total number of Wiis sold in the U.S. to over 4 million and the total number of DS sold to 12.7 million.
Microsoft had a decent month for the Xbox 360 console, moving 276,700 to bring its total figures for the U.S. to 6.3 million. The 360 version of Madden NFL 2008 was the best-selling console game, selling a very strong 896,600 units. BioShock also made the top ten, at number 3.

Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console continued to move slower than its competitors with 130,600 units, down from last month's 159,000. This brings the number of PS3s sold in the U.S. to about 1.75 million units. The company's PlayStation 2 (PS2) continued to carry it through the rough times with 202,000 sales (39.1 million overall) and the PSP had a good month with 151,200 units sold.

Source:
Ars Technica

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6 user comments

116.9.2007 0:29
nobrainer
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not exactly a surprise as most serious gaming ppl have a pc and a wii for fun. imo its only kids that have consoles these days until they can figure out how to manage a pc system, and with the ps3 being 425 its the same cost as a mid ranged pc and the 360 is all pc games.

216.9.2007 7:00

Originally posted by nobrainer:
not exactly a surprise as most serious gaming ppl have a pc and a wii for fun. imo its only kids that have consoles these days until they can figure out how to manage a pc system, and with the ps3 being 425 its the same cost as a mid ranged pc and the 360 is all pc games.
i have a wii for fun and a pc for real gameing. the online is better and games cheaper

317.9.2007 10:06

As far as Wii gets titles such as PES or WE it will remain being n 1 in sales!!! jajaj

418.9.2007 4:32

Well the question is who is going to beat them probably they will come up with another console from Nintendo and beat themselves and then the other two will be left way behind.

518.9.2007 8:10

Originally posted by borhan9:
Well the question is who is going to beat them probably they will come up with another console from Nintendo and beat themselves and then the other two will be left way behind.
Yeah, that's my theory. Once Sony gains some steam and is neck-and-neck with MS, Nintendo will release a next-gen system with all of the novelties that made the Wii so much fun. Totally blow them out of the water :-P

621.9.2007 10:05

People play consoles because they don't want to have to upgrade graphics cards and ram and processors every other year. With a console you know that you dont have to upgrade hardware for ~7 years and that makes them well worth the money.

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