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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What the hell? The entry level Fords are outselling Ferraris?
When the hell are those idiots in Italy going to realize they have to price their cars at about 5 bucks each?

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d3v said,
What the hell? The entry level Fords are outselling Ferraris?
When the hell are those idiots in Italy going to realize they have to price their cars at about 5 bucks each?

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When they have delusion of thinking the average joe will buy one.

d3v said,
What the hell? The entry level Fords are outselling Ferraris?
When the hell are those idiots in Italy going to realize they have to price their cars at about 5 bucks each?

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Ferrari isn't hoping that every family will go and buy one. Sony is.
Ferrari admits they're expensive. Sony says "$1000 (AUD) is cheap"

can't expect too much out of it i mean it was only $50 and the remote is worth $40. i had no intention of even playing it, but it is extremely fun multiplayer. the games are simple, but for the price it is a better value than even the $5 retro games nintendo offers for download.

Miran said,
WiiPlay is actually really fun in 2 player.

it's pretty darn shallow, and i haven't played it much, but my friends can't stop playing the Pool game.

Xenomorph said,

it's pretty darn shallow, and i haven't played it much, but my friends can't stop playing the Pool game.

Nah, the tanks are better.