NPD Shows Nintendo Wii, DS Dominating Sales In May

June 13, 2008

The NPD Group released the U.S. sales numbers for the month fo May, showcasing the true dominance of Nintendo with both the Wii and DS.Washington (ChattahBox) – The NPD Group released the U.S. sales numbers for the month fo May, showcasing the true dominance of Nintendo with both the Wii and DS.

The best-selling game for May was GTA IV on the Xbox 360, which sold 871,300 units, while the PS3 version of the game sold 442,900 units.

Beyond that though Nintendo ruled the rest of the chart in both software and hardware, with 7 of the top 10 best-selling games in May being on either the Wii or DS.

Nintendo sold 675,100 Wii consoles at the top of the list, followed by the Nintendo DS which sold 452,500 units.

The Sony PS3 was in third with 208,700 units, followed by the Xbox 360 with 186,600 units.

The Sony PSP rounds out the top five at 182,300 units sold.

Nintendo game sales were led by Mario Kart Wii, which was just behind GTA IV in second with 787,400 units sold, and Wii Fit which sold 687,700 units.

Overall video game sales are up 37% compared to this month last year.


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