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July NPD: One of those 'not so good' months for MS

Disappointing news, fellow fanboys. The July NPD video game sales numbers were just released and, sadly, the Xbox 360 didn't live up to analysts' sales predictions, coming in third behind the Wii and PS3 in terms of console sales. Tear.

As expected, Nintendo took home the Olympic console sales gold medal for the month of July, selling a whopping 555,000 Wii consoles AND 608,400 DS handhelds. As far as the Sony / Microsoft console sales rivalry goes, Sony surprised everyone by edging out the Xbox 360, moving some 224,900 consoles compared to the 360's 204,800. Not good news for team Microsoft. But on the bright side, the 360's software sales were quite strong with a 360 game leading July's software sales (NCAA Football 09) and three 360 titles landing in on the top ten. And that's good ... right? Right? Complete list of July's depressing hardware and software sales posted after the break. Please, try not to cry.

July NPD Hardware Sales
  • DS - 608,400
  • Wii - 555,000
  • PS3 - 224,900
  • PSP - 221,700
  • Xbox 360 - 204,800
  • PS2 - 155,500
July NPD Software Sales
  • NCAA Football 09 - Xbox 360 - 397,600
  • Wii Fit - Wii - 369,600
  • Guitar Hero: On Tour - DS - 309,700
  • Wii Play w/ remote - Wii- 284,000
  • NCAA Football 09 - PS3- 242,500
  • Soulcalibur IV - Xbox 360 - 218,900
  • Mario Kart w/ wheel - Wii - 174,500
  • Rock Band Special Ed. Bundle - Wii -165,800
  • Soulcalibur IV - PS3 - 155,800
  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - Xbox 360 - 147,600

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