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NPD: 3DS Outsells Xbox 360, PS3 in August

Gamesot writes: "The NPD Group today released United States sales data for August 2013, revealing Nintendo's 3DS was the top-selling platform during the month, outpacing the PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3."

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eagle211048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

Microsoft continues to spin the NPD understanding that NPD reports hardware as "video game system" and software is combined across all available platforms in which the game released. MS has lost 4 months straight to Nintendo for #1 hardware.

nukeitall1048d ago

Makes you wonder what other console makers did like the PS3 and Wii U?

I shudder to even think about the PS Vita being dead in the water with no help at all.

darthv721048d ago

@eagle...uhh...the 360 is the best selling home console in the US for the month and the 3ds is the best selling portable console in the US for the month.

Is that better?

come_bom1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

@eagle21

No spinning... both Microsoft and Sony lost to Nintendo.

eagle211048d ago

But Sony didn't spin. Microsoft released a statement that was delusional. They claim to still be the number one selling hardware for how many months they claimed. If Microsoft actually had a handheld that outsold PS4 month after month, you think they would pretend it didn't happen? LOL

MRMagoo1231048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

I dont really think the 3ds deserves the sales myself, i prefer the ds lite and the dsi, well done to nintendo tho hopefully they can get these kinda sales with the wii u as well.

Theyellowflash301048d ago

I disagree. The 3DS is much better than the DS. Fire Emblem Awakening, Luigi Mansion, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Kingdom Hearts DDD, Shin Megami Tensei 4 and so many other good games on the 3DS.

It deserves all the sales its getting.

Murad1048d ago

Well on the original DS, you could argue it had the original Fire Emblem, and it also had Phoenix Wright and so on and so forth.I'm not saying one or the other is right of course, I think they're both great systems that offered me games that I still have yet time to play.

SonyNGP1048d ago

Guys. You can play both on the 3DS. It's a win/win!

G20WLY1048d ago

3DS keeps my kids quiet, which is great and it's a fun little system.

But a more accurate title would have been: 'As Xbox 360 and PS3 sales fall, 3DS tops August charts'.

Sales of PS3 and 360 are slowing quickly now and this is the driving factor of this result, not a sudden and massive influx of 3DS selling. Not that Nintendo are desperate for sales anyway, it's flown off the shelf for ages now! :)

Shnazzyone1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

What? Noone has made a ds game for like a year now. Also, 3ds does ds AND 3ds AND everything dsi does. It seems like logic justifies acknowledging 3ds deserves it if you like your dsi

ZeekQuattro1048d ago

September is going to tough but I think the 3DS is still going to hang on & come out on top with MH IV help. The 3DS has October locked for sure however.

Shnazzyone1048d ago

also... one word... Pokemon.

paul-p19881048d ago

It may be an achievement that it has beaten the home consoles, but i bet most people who would have purchased a PS3 / 360 are holding out for the PS4 and X1, so expect the same sales figures for the next couple of months

GordonKnight1048d ago

The hardcore gamers are holding out. It's the casual gamers that are buying the PS3 / 360. That's why I SMH when I see hardcore gamers fighting over the sale number of those systems. The battle for the next better online system hasn't begun yet, but then again must of them aren't true hardcore gamer, due to the fact they don't have a 3DS or Wii U. What is a harder gamer? The systems I own are the XBOX, 360, PS, PS2, PS3, NES, SNES,GC, N64, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, DS lite, & DS SP. Can I call myself a hardcore gamer without any sega systems?

Shnazzyone1048d ago

Waht!?!? No dreamcast!?!??!

Ofai1048d ago

Are people still buying ps3's and 360's with the new machines so close to release now? I know if one of mine fails now i wont be replacing it.

Xof1048d ago

The PS3 has a better library than the PS4. The PS3 can play PS1 and PS2 games, the PS4 cannot.

No matter how you look at it, PS3 is superior. It really isn't that hard to wrap your mind around. Unless you're a casual gamer who only ever cares about the latest titles, of course.

So are you, son?

A C-c-c-c-casual.

_QQ_1048d ago

PS3 can't play ps2 games... why do you think Sony made sooo many collections.

Xof1048d ago

@Lopez: the PS3 can play PS2 games, just not very many of them. Digital PS2 classics are a thing that exist on the Playstation 3; they are also a thing that will NOT exist on the Playstation 4.

arronax-11048d ago

Apparently you never heard of GTA V.

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