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May NPD: Xbox 360 sales aren't grand, but GTAIV's sales are stellar

Going into this we'll be as upfront and honest as you can expect a fanboy to be. Overall, May's NPD numbers are not all that peachy for team Microsoft and the Xbox 360. No, they aren't horrible by any means, but they surely aren't anything to write home about.

So, let's get the icky news out of the way first. Just as the analysts predicted, console sales in general did not see any magical Grand Theft Auto IV effect. The Xbox 360 was only able to move about 186K units in May while Sony was able to do a bit better selling around 208K PS3s and the Wii just keeps on selling like crazy, moving an astonishing 675K units. And even though GTAIV didn't spur new hardware sales it did itself sell very, very well. Being one of the only pro-Xbox 360 highlights in this May NPD report is mention that the 360 version of GTAIV outsold the PS3 version nearly two to one, selling some 871K units compared to the PS3's 442K. And you are correct, we will take pride in that GTAIV sales fact.

Check the break for a complete breakdown of May's NPD report including the top ten video games and a list of all console sales. Also, we recommend putting on two layers of fanboy armor, because we have a hunch that you'll need double protection this month.

May Hardware Sales

Wii - 675,100
DS - 452,600
PS3 - 208,700
Xbox 360 - 186,600
PSP - 182,300
PS2 - 132,700

May Software Sales
GTA IV - Xbox 360 - 871.3K
Mario Kart Wii (w/ wheel) - Wii - 787.4K
Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board) - Wii - 687.7K
GTA IV - PS3 - 442.9K
Wii Play (w/ remote) - Wii - 294.6K
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii - 171.1K
Iron Man - PS2 - 130.6K
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Wii - 116.8K
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: EoD - DS - 107K
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: EoT - DS - 102K

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