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Nintendo overtakes Sony in software sales

Candace Savino

Nintendo just took the reins from Sony as the software sales champ. In other words, the combined game sales for the DS and Wii in the third quarter of 2007 surpassed those for the PS2, PS3, and PSP.

Nintendo's software generated $1.2 billion last quarter, while Sony's amounted to $1 billion. We're not really surprised, considering that the DS pretty much dominates in every region. We've also heard that the Wii is pretty popular, so that might have moved quite a bit of software as well.

iSuppli, the analyst company tracking the numbers, predicts that Nintendo will remain on top in software sales in Q4 2008.

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