Nintendo's pair of powerhouse gaming consoles fueled sales of 14.8 million units for games, with Nintendo DS responsible for 8.5 million of that total in a year when overall retail sales for software reached $17.94 million, according to the NPD Group. Hardware sales grew 54% to $7.04 billion, and Microsoft's "Halo 3," for the Xbox, was the year's hottest-selling title.

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