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NPD June 08: PS3 Outsells Xbox 360 By Landslide

With the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4, many have wondered just how much of an impact would one game for the PlayStation 3. To date, even though Sony's PS3 has consistently outsold the Xbox 360 since January, none of the big AAA games (GTAIV, GT5 Prologue) have created any notable pop in the sales of the PS3. Not even GTAIV was able to create a spike in the X360's sales. Well, the same cannot be said of Metal Gear Solid 4, as Kojima's masterpiece helped drive sales of over 405k PlayStation 3 consoles in June.

The PlayStation 3's sales nearly double that of the Xbox 360s, which trails far behind at 220k units sold. The Nintendo Wii continues to attract gamers of all ages, as it went on to sell 667k consoles. As far as handhelds go, the Nintendo DS sold a staggering 783k portables, and the PSP took in a very respectable 337k sold.

At the rate the PlayStation 3 is going, it's looking to topple the Xbox 360 as the best selling next-gen console in less than a year - assuming the PS3 continues to outsell. Sales of the Xbox 360 have slowed down worldwide, as the PS3 has overtaken the Microsoft console in Europe, among other PAL regions, has a dominant lead in Japan, and has endured a six month momentum boost in sales here in the states.

Nintendo DS: 783k
Nintend Wii: 667k
PlayStation 3: 405.5k
Sony PSP: 337k
Xbox 360: 220k
PlayStation 2: 189k

7/17/2008 Arnold Katayev

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