Gamasutra writes: "Following last week's release of NPD's June North American sales figures, EEDAR's director of analytical services Jesse Divnich presents his exclusive Gamasutra study of June's hardware and software trends, using data from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) and NPD.
In this analysis, Divnich comments on Microsoft's disappointing Xbox 360 hardware results, as well as continued software shortages for key Wii games such as Mario Kart.]
For June, hardware turned in some impressive results. Nintendo - as always - dominated both home and portable hardware categories.
Sony, for once, had a remarkable month, as not only did its hardware units surpass market expectations, but, for the first time, a PS3 title (Metal Gear Solid 4) took the number one spot in retail sales."