Friday, June 13, 2008

Video Games and Hardware, Nintendo Tops the Hardware Sales

Overall, video game software sales were up 41% from May 2007, and 45% in the first five months of the year, compared to the same period a year ago. Video game hardware sales were up 34% for May, and 17% from January through May.

Game Hardware;
1st Place
Nintendo Wii 675000
2nd Place
Nintendo DS portable
3rd Place Sony's PlayStation 3
4th Place Microsoft's Xbox 360

Video Games;
Grand Theft Auto IV 4.2 Million Units
Guitar Hero III 2.5 Million Units
Rock Band 1.3 Million Units

For the fourth consecutive month, Nintendo captured the top two slots in terms of hardware unit sales. The console maker sold more than 675,000 Wiis and almost 453,000 Nintendo DS portables. Sony's PlayStation 3 was third, followed by Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s Xbox 360, fourth; and the PlayStation Portable.