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Nintendo 3DS Outsold Microsoft Xbox 360 in U.S.

by Dilawer Soomro
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Microsoft Xbox 360 was the number one selling console in the US market for 29 months straight up until May. However, things changed for the Microsoft gaming machine in May, when the Nintendo 3DS console outsold the Xbox 360 and became the top selling console for the month of May.

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The Xbox 360 has been on a downward spiral for the last couple of months. Microsoft only managed to sell 130,000 Xbox 360 consoles in April and that was even further reduced to 114,000 units in May, thus giving Nintendo 3DS a chance to take the lead in the month. This isn’t surprising at all, because the upcoming lineup of games for the 3DS is quite awesome. I bought a Nintendo 3DS too for the sole reason of playing some new Zelda and Pokemon games on it. Xbox 360 will receive many awesome titles in the future as well, but looks like gamers are more interested in Nintendo’s portable right now or maybe, they’re waiting for the next-gen Xbox One to arrive.

Nintendo 3DS on Top

According to NPD report, Nintendo 3DS outsold the  Xbox 360 in the U.S. but Nintendo has not released any hard numbers to back up their claim.

Nintendo 3DS edged out the 360 as the top selling platform across hardware and portables. However, the 360 was the top selling console hardware platform for the twenty-ninth consecutive months. The 3DS had the best year-over-year trending for hardware units, with units sales essentially flat from last May.

The report also included the top 10 games for the month of June, 2013. There was no surprise there because we all know what games have been trending lately.

Top 10 Selling Games For June 2013

1. Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360, PS3, Wii U)

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360, PS3, PC, Wii U)

3. Donkey Kong: Country Returns (3DS, Wii)

4. Dead Island: Riptide (X360, PS3, PC)

5. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

6. Metro: Last Light (X360, PS3, PC)

7. NBA 2K13 (X360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)

8. BioShock Infinite (X360, PS3, PC)

9. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

10. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (X360, Wii, DS, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, PS Vita, PC)

What games have you been playing lately? Is your game on the list?

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