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PS3 Beats Xbox 360 In May Monthly Sales

12 Jun, 2008 By: Stephanie Prange

For only the second time since launch, Sony's PlayStation 3 has beaten Microsoft's Xbox 360 in monthly sales, according to data from The NPD Group. Nintendo's Wii, as usual, was the runaway winner for the month.

“Nintendo's Wii and DS have captured the top two spots in terms of hardware sales for the fourth consecutive month,” noted NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “The continued success of Grand Theft Auto IV is not translating into big hardware sales for either the PS3 or the 360, but there may yet to be a lift in June due to gift-giving for Father's Day and graduations.”

Still, the PS3 pulled away from the Xbox 360 in terms of hardware unit sales, with more than 20,000 units separating them. Last month, the consoles were neck and neck.

May 2008

1. Wii — 675.1 K
2. Nintendo DS — 452.6 K
3. PlayStation 3 — 208.7 K
4. Xbox 360 — 186.6 K
5. PSP — 182.3 K

Source: The NPD Group

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