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NeoGAF exclusive report said:Canadian VG industry sales continue their blistering sales pace. Sales for July were up $32M for the month to almost $84M. Sales for the year are up over 60%.
Overall hardware sales were up 113% matching the YTD increase, with console sales up an incredible 213% YOY. Portable hardware sales were flat YOY for the month, and are up 35% for the year with the DS outselling the PSP 7-1 during July. The GBA loses some steam, but is still selling better than the PSP by a significant margin.
On the console side, the Wii was far and away the leading HW platform, selling over 2-1 over the PS3, which managed to outsell the 360 for the first time by over 15%. PS2 outsold them both easily to snag the #2 spot for the month. It's worth noting that the 360 has been outselling the PS3 by a similar margin in Canada than in the US, so that potentially portends well for the PS3's chances come Thursday. That being said, the markets move quite differently and the PS3's performance has been so rough, it could merely be a specific market's correction.
Overall software sales were up over 30% for the month thanks to strong sales of Wii Play, Guitar Hero, Pokemon Diamond, Mario Party 8, Transformers, and the energizer bunny of the DS, New Super Mario Bros still managing to make the top 10. Console software sales were up a whopping 43% YOY, with portable software sales a more modest 8%. Nintendo and Activision were the only entries in the top 10 and took 17 of the top 20. Only Resident Evil (Wii), Ninja Gaiden (PS3), and Rainbow Six (PS3) managed to crack the top 20 for other pubishers.
Hardware Jul'07 Jun-07 Adjusted for extra week
Nintendo DS 45,755 45,700 25.15%
Wii 36,419 53,000 -14.11%
PS2 20,278 21,000 20.70%
PS3 15,037 6,500 189.17%
Xbox 360 13,119 13,500 21.47%
GBA 9,750 8,800 38.49%
PSP 5,825 18,500 -60.64%
Below are the top 10 software sales MTD.
PS2 Guitar Hero 2 w/Guitar
PS2 Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80's
NDS Pokemon Diamond
WII Mario Party 8
360 Guitar Hero 2 w/Guitar
NDS Pokemon Pearl
NDS New Super Mario Bros
NDS Brain Age
Below are the top 10 software sales YTD.
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE
NDS POKEMON DIAMOND VERSION
XBX VALUE PACK (clearance games)
NDS POKEMON PEARL VERSION
PS2 VALUE PACK (clearance games)
WII LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS
PS2 GOD OF WAR II
NDS NEW SUPER MARIO BROS
WII MARIO PARTY 8
360 GUITAR HERO 2 W/ GUITAR