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The Wii off to a great start for 2007

Nintendo’s Wii continues to sell at a fast pace, outselling the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during January. Market research firm NPD Group reports that consumers bought 436,000 Wii, while Xbox 360 sold 294,000 units, followed by PlayStation 3 with 244,000.


Nintendo is crediting much of its success to the broad appeal of Wii compared to machines from Microsoft and Sony. “I do think that we're selling to additional and different customers,” said Perrin Kaplan, VP marketing for Nintendo. “We've had an incredibly healthy start and we think there's going to be a pretty long tail on this product.”


Each console experienced a drop in sales when compared with figures from December 2006. The Wii saw the least decline when compared to its previous month at 604,200, while Xbox 360 saw the biggest decline from its 1.1 million units sold. PlayStation 3 also fell from its 490,700 sold during December.

The PlayStation 2 continues to be a strong seller, likely because of its price point, with 299,000 units—but down from the amazing 1.4 million during the holiday month. The Nintendo DS also loosened its grip, selling 239,000 during January—a steep drop from the 1.6 million during the gift-giving season. PSP also fell to 211,000 from 953,200.

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this is not rocket science
By ElJefe69 on 2/21/2007 7:50:40 PM , Rating: -1
Eh, I dont think people get the main push not to buy a ps3 or and xbox over a Wii.

they look like crap on anything besides an hd set. The wii likes 480p but is fine without it. Who wants to spend 600 dollars and get something that wont look right unless you spend another 1000 dollars on a nice hd set. A lot of people dont buy the ps3 because it boasts such huge graphics. Xbox360 buyers are like dumb to this knowledge and it was never a part of the marketing push. they assume that their hd signal games like halo (which was 480.. oooo) will equate to the new box just be a little less clear on their set. looks like shit but they still buy/play it anyways.

RE: this is not rocket science
By Zelvek on 2/21/2007 9:52:51 PM , Rating: 2
What are you talking about? My 360 looks fine on high def or standard def televisions on all my games. Some of the text in high def games doesn't look as good when played in standard def but everything else is fine. Besides thats the game developers fault. Occasional little hiccups in the graphics are inevitable when moving to high def but I just don't see this everything looks like shit that your spewing about.

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