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Microsoft Xbox 360 continues winning streak, tops sales chart in June

Microsoft and its Xbox 360 continue to top the gaming console sales charts, soundly beating Sony and Nintendo once again.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Microsoft and its Xbox 360 continue to top the gaming console sales charts, soundly beating Sony and Nintendo once again.

Although video game console sales dropped significantly in June, research firm NPD reported that Microsoft sold approximately 507,000 Xbox 360 units to consumers in the month of June.

The Xbox 360 has led the way for the last several months. Last month, NPD reported that approximately 270,000 units were sold in May. There aren't any definite reasons for the uptick, except perhaps some new games compatible with Kinect that were showcased at E3 2011 in Los Angeles during early June.

Electronistanotes that the Xbox 360 sold "nearly twice as many" systems than those from competitors, although Nintendo was the runner up with the new 3DS console. It's likely that the price cut to $150 for the Wii also helped Nintendo significantly.

Sony isn't doing as well, which can also partially be attributed to the fact that it is still reeling after the hacking attacks in April. However, given how many other security breaches there have been since then to other major corporations and governments on the parts of Lulz Security and Anonymous, Sony isn't alone in its shame anymore. It just led to the opening of the flood gates.

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