May NPD: PS3 outsells 360, Wii nearly beats 360 install base

By Patrick Garratt
13 June 2008 05:59 GMT

Wii and DS contined to destroy the competition in American hardware sales in May, selling well in excess of 1 million units between them last month.

PS3 outsold Xbox 360, despite Michael Pachter’s prediction that the situation would be reversed. The news will comes as a blow to Microsoft, who had banked on GTA IV moving hardware for the firm. Full list below.

  1. Wii – 675,100
  2. Nintendo DS – 452,600
  3. PlayStation 3 – 208,700
  4. Xbox 360 – 186,600
  5. PSP – 182,300
  6. PS2 – 132,000

The data also shows that Wii’s install base in America has now hit 10.2 million units, and looks set to easily pass 360’s 10.27 million console sales next month.

Read the rest of our May NPD coverage here.

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