June NPD: Wii And DS Lead, MGS4 Fuels PS3 Hardware Sales
by July 17, 2008 @ 5:20 pm
The NPD Group has released its hardware and software sales figures for the month of June. As Nintendo just announced, the Wii pushed 666,700 units, surpassing the Xbox 360 with a total sell-through of approximately 10.9 million units in North America. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo DS took top honors this month with 783,000 units sold.
Moving on, Sony’s PlayStation 3 saw a nice bump in sales for the month of June, shifting 405,500 units, which can be attributed to the launch of a Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots hardware bundle. In comparison, the Xbox 360 pushed a total of 219,800 units during the same timeframe. Clearly, MGS4 had quite an impact on hardware sales, unlike Grand Theft Auto 4.
“Platform-exclusive content usually fuels hardware system purchases, and PS3 sales certainly reflect the impact of Metal Gear Solid 4,” said industry analyst Anita Frazier. She added, “PS3 unit sales were the highest of any month outside of that recorded during previous November/December holiday timeframes.”
Hit the jump for the full software and hardware sales breakdown.
Nintendo DS 783K
PlayStation 3 405.5K
PlayStation Portable 337.4K
Xbox 360 219.8K
Playstation 2 188.8K
Top 10 SKU’s
(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)
* PS3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUN OF THE PATRIOTS KONAMI JUNE 2008 1 774.6K
NDS GUITAR HERO ON TOUR ACTIVISION JUNE 2008 2 422.3K
360 NINJA GAIDEN II MICROSOFT JUNE 2008 3 372.7K
WII FIT W/BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA MAY 2008 4 372.7K
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA FEB 2007 5 359.1K
360 BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY ELECTRONIC ARTS JUNE 2008 6 346.8K
WII MARIO KART W/WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA APRIL 2008 7 322.4K
WII LEGO INDIANA JONES: THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE LUCASARTS JUNE 2008 8 294.5K
NDS LEGO INDIANA JONES: THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE LUCASARTS JUNE 2008 9 267.8K
PS2 LEGO INDIANA JONES: THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE LUCASARTS JUNE 2008 10 260.3K
* DOES NOT INCLUDE UNITS BUNDLED WITH PS3 HARDWARE
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