June Hardware Sales up 34 Percent.
The availability Nintendo’s newest consoles brought a significant year-over-year increase to June hardware sales in the U.S., with total hardware sales reaching $398.6 million, up 34% from the same time period the previous year, . Home console-only sales increased 69% to $268.0 million, with handhelds actually seeing a 6% year-over-year decrease to $130.6 million. Last year’s handheld sales incresed the early June launch of Nintendo’s DS Lite in North America.
Wii led the pack with 381,800 consoles sold in June, followed by Xbox 360 with 198,400, and PlayStation 3 with 98,500, according to NPD.
Nintendo dominated software sales, with Wii and DS titles taking the top four best-selling six out of the top 10 spots. Lead Nintendo’s army was Mario Party 8, the best-selling game for June, with sales of 426,200 units.
Here are the offical numbers from NPD.
- Mario Party 8 (Wii; Hudson Soft, Nintendo) 426,200 units
- Wii Play with remote (Wii; Nintendo) 293,200
- Pokemon Diamond (NDS; Game Freak, Nintendo) 288,400
- Pokemon Pearl (NDS; Game Freak, Nintendo) 214,700
- Forza Motorsport 2 (X360; Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft) 197,400
- Guitar Hero 2 with guitar (PS2; Harmonix, Activision) 197,350
- Guitar Hero 2 with guitar (X360; Harmonix, Activision) 177,600
- Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii; Genius Sonority, Nintendo) 157,900
- Resident Evil 4 (Wii; Capcom)
- The Darkness (X360; Starbreeze Studios, 2K Games)