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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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By Darthefe on 2/22/2007 1:56:05 PM , Rating: -1
Get u retards the PS3 is not going to go last place X-Box 360 is going to go last place and the reason is that no one Japan wants it for it to win or get second place it has to take over Japan. who gives a fuck about those little devolopers like Atari who r to wussy to make games on ps3 nearly all the games from small developers suck balls. the x-box can suck my cock the launch titles fot the x-box cheez were so suck. on the PS3 the launch titles like Resistence got 9.1 on Ign and that was just the launch title. and what kind of MMORPG is Square enix making? did u ever know that MMORPGs r more popular on the pc than on the consoles. the reason for why the games ran more smossly on the fuck-box is that the developers had to get used to programming with a cell microproccesor. the playing experience on the x-box is fix not better than the PS3 the Wii is better but not the X-box 360 its the same old piece of donkey shit just with better hardware and a new controller which is wireless(wooooooooooow (but only if u buy the premiun version)) get it the ps3 with the SIXAXIS is by far better. and u pessemistic lil asses who think just because the PS3 had a bad start with its high price dont think its not going to own the that suck-box. here will be the standings at the end of the generation 1.Wii most proberly 2.PS3 definetly My ass. Fuck-box 360


By encryptkeeper on 2/22/2007 2:16:38 PM , Rating: 2
Alright, I cuss like crazy and your post didn't make any sense to me at all. Wanna try and rephrase that so someone can understand it?


By ViperROhb34 on 2/22/2007 6:30:13 PM , Rating: 2
If 1/4 of everyone in Japan bought a PS3 it could still be last place.
The ONLY place PS3 is selling "Good" ( If you want to call it good - it being outsold by Wii and PS2 ) is in Japan..

Xbox 360 is outselling PS3 in the entire rest of the WORLD ! LOL In Australia its broken console sales records.. 360 is outselling PS# in Europe and South American, not just North America.

Im a gaming fan.. If the PS3 was going to take off like PS2 it would've already been the best seller on "month to month" showing like PS2 had before. PS2 Dominated on launch..

PS3 is just not going to dominate. ANd mos tof us reading here at this site know we couldnt 'mind having one' .. but thats different then really really wanting to get one and pay for it.


By ViperROhb34 on 2/22/2007 6:39:45 PM , Rating: 2
Oh yeah.. and here's another EXCLUSIVE SONY HAS LOST TO XBOX 360 .. Another reason PS3 will not emerge as a "Must Have" System..
From www.Destructoid.com

The latest headshot to Sony's PlayStation 3 is the confirmation today by Electronic Arts that Mercenaries 2 will NOT be a PS3 exclusive as was once thought . Damn Sony, it must be hard out there for a pimp:

As suspected for months, Mercenaries 2 will be coming to Xbox 360, but it will also be hitting PC and the aging PS2. The game will hit all platforms simultaneously for holiday 2007.

Neither EA nor Pandemic revealed the differences between each platform’s version of the game.

Pandemic CEO Andrew Goldman offered in a statement, “All four platforms are incredible gaming machines, and from the beginning we designed an experience that accentuates their individual strengths and delivers the interactive freedom and explosive action Mercenaries fans demand."


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