NPD: July 2007 – Wii Or Bust

America, it seems, likes to buy games featuring rugby players in body armour and anything on the Wii. Oh, and lots and lots of Nintendo DS consoles, and whilst there’s no doubt already a Sony press release proclaiming that the ‘PlayStation Brand’ shifted nearly 350,000 units in July, the reality is that the PlayStation 3 sold just 122,000 against the 360’s 203,000 and the Wii’s 252,000. Still, no doubt everyone’s waiting to see what that PS3 Slim‘s all about, eh? Here’s the hardware figures for America in July, courtesy of NPD (via NeoGAF).

  • PlayStation 2 108K
  • PlayStation 3 121.8K
  • PSP 122.8K
  • Xbox 360 202.9K
  • Wii 252.5K
  • Nintendo DS 538.9K

And the software? Well, apart from the aforementioned American Football thing NCAA Football 10 the only other non-Nintendo thing in there is the 360 version of Fight Night Round 4. I’m personally a big fan of Nintendo and loved Mario Kart and Pokemon, but come on guys, is there really nothing else out there worth buying?  Sales are massively down overall as the credit crunch continues to bite,this is the fifth consecutive month of the downward slope bringing year-to-date sales to $8.16 billion, 14% down from the same time period last year.  The Xbox 360 is the only console showing a unit sales increase year-to-date

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  • Wii SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS (WII) 508.2K
  • NCAA FOOTBALL 10 (360) 376.5K
  • NCAA FOOTBALL 10 (PS3) 237.4K
  • WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD* (WII) 164.3K
  • MARIO KART W/ WHEEL (WII) 156.6K
  • MARIO KART DS (NDS) 132.2K
  • POKEMON PLATINUM VERSION (NDS) 116.4K
  • FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4 (360) 116.4K
  • NEW SUPER MARIO BROS (NDS) 101.8K
  • EA SPORTS ACTIVE BUNDLE (WII) 96.8K

So, yeah, we’ll wait for the inevitable “it’s OK we don’t mind really” press releases coming through this morning and sit back and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee before Friday starts properly and everyone kicks into gear with some more PS3 Slim stories to pad out the fact that pre-Cologne there’s not really that much worth talking about.  Liam’s snoring, Peter’s working on some secret project and Chris is milking the cows.  It’s blissful.  Now, pass me my Wii Remote, I’ve got some Frizbees to throw.

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