Feeds

Wii tops US July console sales chart

Outsells PS3 and Xbox 360 combined

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Nintendo shifted 425,000 Wii consoles in the US in July, 11.3 per cent more than it did in June and way more than Microsoft and Sony together managed with the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, the latest market stats reveal.

The numbers come from market watcher NPD, which recorded Xbox sales of 170,000 and, coming up close, PS3 sales of 159,000 last month. The PS3 numbers were up more than 59 per cent month on month, undoubtedly thanks to Sony's decision to cut the price of the console.

Still, both consoles have a long way to go to reach the kind of business Nintendo is doing with the Wii, which in July outsold even the DS, the handheld scoring shipments of 405,000, according to NPD.

With Nintendo taking the top two slots in the chart, Sony can at least console itself with the third and fourth positions, taken by the PS2 and the PSP, respectively. They sold 222,000 and 214,000 units. The upcoming September PSP redesign may help Sony's numbers then.

Microsoft's 170,000 Xbox 360 shipments left it in fifth place, one up on the PS3. Nintendo's GameBoy Advance, shifting 87,000 units, took the rear.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.