Nintendo Co Ltd said it sold nearly 666,000 units of its Wii video game console in the United States last month, citing figures from market research firm NPD. The Nintendo Wii has become the best-selling game console in the United States.
Nintendo overall has sold 783,000 units of its DS handheld gaming device in June and was the top-selling U.S. video game system of the month.
Wii, which competes with Sony Corp’s PS3 and Microsoft Corp’s Xbox 360, is clearly the winner of the 3 video game consoles.
In fact, six games on June’s top 10 best-selling game list are made for Nintendo hardware, including Activision Blizzard Inc’s “Guitar Hero On Tour” for the DS.
PS3, made by Sony Corp, came in third place selling 405,500 unites. Fourth place was the Sony PlayStation Portable. Microsoft dropped to fifth place with 219,800 Xbox 360 units sold. Sony dominated again in sixth place selling 188,800 of its PlayStation 2 console.
Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime spoke during the E3 Media and Business Summit in Los Angeles and declared that its Wii would be in first place even before the June numbers were made to the public.
Nintendo also made a presentation of its upcoming attractions while at the same event. First and foremost, the company talked about MotionPlus, the Wiimote pluggable peripheral that will give players the chance to experience true one-to-one movement.
The company also mentioned Wii Music; musician wannabes will be able to test their musical skills on a wide series of instruments, including guitars, violins and pianos. Out of the new titles Nintendo is preparing, a few were brought up: Animal Crossing: City Folk, Shaun White’s Snowboarding, Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown.