May 17, 2007 - The NPD Group today released videogame hardware sales data for April and Nintendo's Wii and DS consoles were again the big winners, as both platforms dominated all competitors. At the same time, PlayStation 2 sales remained strong through the month, partially spurred on by continued interest in Guitar Hero II and God of War II.
Nintendo DS was the overall best-selling system of April with approximately 471,000 units sold. On the other hand, Sony's PSP, which was coming off a price drop, managed 182,000 units sold.
Despite being in limited supply, Wii was, meanwhile, the best-selling console for the month. More than 360,000 new consumers purchased Nintendo's home console in April, nearly doubling the nearest competitor. The second best-selling home system was PlayStation 2 with 193,000 units sold. Microsoft's Xbox 360 managed 174,000 units sold and Sony pulled off less than half of that, at a meager 82,000 PlayStation 3 consoles.
- Nintendo DS: 471,000
- Wii: 360,000
- PlayStation 2: 194,000
- PlayStation Portable: 183,000
- Xbox 360: 174,000
- GameBoy Advance: 84,000
- PlayStation 3: 82,000
- GameCube: 13,000