According to North American sales data reported by the NPD Group, the month of June saw a huge sales spike for Sony's PlayStation 3 console which shifted an impressive 405,500 units. This figure is almost double that of the Xbox 360 which sold a modest 219,800 units over the same period.
Despite the PS3's success, it's the Wii and Nintendo DS which continue to dominate, moving 666,700 units and 783,000 units respectively. The Wii is now the best-selling home video game console in North America with 10.9 million units sold.
PSP sales, although less impressive than DS, are solid with 337,000 units for the month and the PS2 continues to be an attractive option thanks to its low price - selling a further 188,000 units.
MGS4 sold 774,600 units on its debut month, a figure that is nearer 1 million when including copies of the game included in hardware bundles. Konami's PS3 exclusive easily fends off strong competition from Activision's Guitar Hero: On Tour (422,300 units), Ninja Gaiden II (372,700 units) and Wii Fit (372,700 units).
Wii Play charts at No.5, followed by Battlefield: Bad Company on Xbox 360, Mario Kart Wii, LEGO Indy Wii, LEGO Indy DS and LEGO Indy PS2. Activision's block-based adventure game sold a huge 1.1 million units across all formats.