Meanwhile, Microsoft's revamped Xbox 360 successfully usurped the Wii's second place position (451,700 versus 422,500 units sold), but Nintendo's DS held the top spot, shipping 510,700 handhelds. Sony moved 304,800 PS3s and 121,000 PSPs. In addition to ousting Wii, Microsoft's 1,600 point card for Xbox Live was the most purchased accessory.
Overall, June proved to be another rough month for the game industry. Despite a 5% uptick in hardware and 6% increase in accessory shipments, overall sales slipped 6% on-year to $1.1 billion. This is expected to improve in the second half of the year, with the arrival of new motion controllers from Microsoft and Sony spurring consumer interest.