Nintendo Tops Hardware, Software Sales for April

Research firm NPD Funworld has released video game sales figures for April 2007, which show the Wii (360,000 units) and the DS (471,000 units) continuing to be top sellers. Sony ruled the two spots after Nintendo: the last-generation PlayStation 2 took third at 194,000 units and the PlayStation Portable was at fourth at 183,000 units. The PlayStation 3 places three spots below the PSP at seventh, selling 82,000 units. In fifth is Microsoft's only entry, the Xbox 360, with 174,000 units. Nintendo's Game Boy Advance, with 84,000 units, placed just above the PS3, while the GameCube held the bottom with 13,000 units sold.

On the software side, Nintendo ruled the top four spots with the two new Pokemon games taking first and second. Pokemon Diamond sold an astounding 1.045 million units, while the less popular Pokemon Pearl moved a still impressive 712,000 copies. A pair of Wii games, Super Paper Mario and Wii Play, took spots three and four, respectively. Guitar Hero II rocked spot five on Xbox 360 and spot six on the PlayStation 2. The Spider-Man 3 games on Xbox 360 and PS2 took seven and eight, while PS2 games God of War II and MLB '07 closed out the last two of the top ten.

April represented another strong month for the video games industry, pulling in $838.6 million in U.S. sales – a 20% growth over the same period last year.

News source: DailyTech

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