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Xbox 360 is likely to be the top selling console in the U.S. June NPD sales report releasing this Thursday, according to Wedbush Securities. Analyst Michael Pachter has forecast 355,000 units sold (down 21%), compared to 325,000 Wii units (down 23%), 290,000 DS units (down 43%), 240,000 PS3 units (down 21%) and 165,000 3DS units.

Overall, the month of June didn't appear to treat the U.S. games industry well, as Wedbush estimates that software sales dipped 6% to $500 million while hardware dropped 21%. It was a very light release schedule likely driven by Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS), Take-Two’s Duke Nukem Forever (PS3, 360, PC), and Sony’s Infamous 2(PS3) with continued strong sales of Take-Two’s L.A. Noire.