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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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Why does one have to "win" over the other?
By Chaser on 2/22/2007 12:31:55 PM , Rating: 2
There is a lot of PS3 bashing, on this site in particular. I own a PS3. I don't own a 360 and probably will never buy one or a Wii. But personally I want all three to be a success.

The PS3's Virtua Fighter release has received stellar reviews and its overall line up appears to be looking good.

Sure there may be less development for the PS3 but as long as it has some good games for it I like my Blue Ray DVD player very much.

I hope they all succeed and there's no reason why all of them can't in my opinion.

By encryptkeeper on 2/22/2007 2:19:56 PM , Rating: 2
Why does one have to "win" over the other

Hello...we're humans...we have a natural instinct to place a person or group in the category of winning or losing. As for the Sony bashing, if you don't like it too bad. There aren't many sites out there singing praises for Sony right now anyway. If you find one that's not, go there and post. It's that simple.

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