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Submitted by Khordchange 304d ago | news

May NPD: 3DS steals top console spot

The Nintendo 3DS finally edged out the Xbox 360 in May 2013 as the best selling console across hardware and portables, according to the NPD's monthly report on the retail sector. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Moonman  +   305d ago
Thank the gaming God's. M$ reign of.......is over!
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Xof  +   304d ago
Right, because Microsoft has had such a huge presence in the handheld gaming market.

Not even Microsoft's home consoles have ever been dominant, in any market.
justastranger10  +   304d ago
Xbox 360 still #1 console for 29 months. Incredible feat. I wonder if it will ever be matched.
Loadedklip  +   304d ago
@justastranger10 ... it doesn't have to be beat since it was never a record. Wii was number 1 for YEARS.
Canary  +   304d ago
@justastranger: that's only true for the North American market if you ignore the context of the data. The 360 had that sales lead because it was released BEFORE the Wii, and had a big head start.

If you look at the curve of the data, you'll see that the Wii sold at a much higher rate than the 360 in North America.

And, you know, everywhere else, too.
miyamoto  +   304d ago
great games>sales figures
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Kevlar009  +   304d ago
U mad?

Nintendo dominates the handheld market because they know the gams people play on them. Call them casual if you like, Nintendo knows what's up
3-4-5  +   304d ago
TBH if you only play sports games and FPS, then YOU are the causual ( not intended at you kev..just in general )..

It's the gamers who play 20 different genres and games of all kinds that are the real hardcore gamers.
Fierce Musashi  +   304d ago
Thankfully it has both.
jcnba28  +   304d ago
That's been your modo since the PS3, PSP, PS Vita launched right? lol
PSNintyGamer  +   304d ago
Go 3ds
TongkatAli  +   304d ago
Who are the people disagreeing ? LOL, Nintendo won that month, props.
PopRocks359  +   304d ago
Remember those times a couple months back when I said that people have bitter resentment toward companies (in this case Nintendo) based on brand name alone?

That's probably those people. :p
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RankFTW  +   304d ago
The 3DS has had some amazing games come out in the last few months that would have boosted sales considerably. Monster Hunter, Donkey Kong, Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion and Animal Crossing to name a few.
akaihana86plus  +   304d ago
Gotta love my little red handheld!!!, you go 3DS!!! :3 ♥
live2play  +   304d ago
Dude you gotta jump on that XL
akaihana86plus  +   304d ago
Hmmm, i was hoping to get that cute Pikachu system but too bad it sold out like mad, maybe in the future i'll adopt an XL, for now i think i'm ok with my little red one, and i still have to get me AC: new leaf, Donkey Kong CR and Project X zone :3
live2play  +   304d ago
I promise you won't regret it. I went back and played on the original and its tiny. I had no idea. It ws fine when I first got it
akaihana86plus  +   304d ago
i hope by christmas i get the XL, but i'll still keep my little one, it already gave me tons oh hours of great gaming and i just couldn't let it go like that, plus it was a present i got on christmas :->
bigbearsack  +   304d ago
3ds gets mad play!
Canary  +   304d ago
No real surprise. The 360 and Wii stopped being competitive years ago; the PS4 announcements signal the end of the PS3 era, and the WiiU is... still not yet at the party.

Remember, folks: the 3DS is the successor to THE number 1 best-selling handheld gaming console of all time... AND the number 2 best-selling gaming platform of all time.

....

And while I'm dropping some facts, here are some interesting ones:

-The 3DS has sold 30% more units than the Xbox in its entire lifetime.

-The 3DS has sold 45% more units than the Gamecube in its entire lifetime.

-The 3DS has sold more than the Sega Game Gear, Dreamcast, and Saturn sold in their entire lifetimes combined.

-For every one WiiU Nintendo has sold, they've sold nine 3DS units. (Fun supplementary fact: the WiiU's total sales so far are equal to the total lifetime sales of the infamous Nokia N-Gage--both of which are, sadly, outselling the Playstation Vita).

....

Here's my source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Have fun disagreeing with raw data, fanboys!
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chestnut1122  +   304d ago
Lifetime Sales Vita > WII U. That is the real fact. It is Given that 3ds will outsell the PS Vita like the way DS outsold the PSP given the fact that 3ds games targets Much Younger Audience the most while PS Vita targets Dedicated Gamers. As if Sony Cares about the figures.
chestnut1122  +   304d ago
@Canary WTF You are talking about?
PLAYSTATION VITA LIFETIME SALES: 2.2 MILLION WORLDWIDE was published since aug 2012., that List from the link You have provided,
at least for the Vita ain't updated.
PS Vita already sold 5 million + LOL! Go to vgchartz for this information. Vita is at 5 million+. Vita is outselling Wii U these past Weeks Globally so get your facts straight.
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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   304d ago
Only dedicated gamers can game without games...
MadMax  +   304d ago
Have dkc on the Wii, kinda want this for the 3ds now. Looks good!
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MNGamer-N  +   304d ago
Nintendo will always be a force to be reckoned with. The 3DS should be in first place right now, the releases of AAA titles has been coming at a blistering pace. I'm loving it.

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