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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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RE: Imagine that
By ViperROhb34 on 2/22/2007 6:23:22 PM , Rating: 2
The problem is its was pretty close between the Xbox 360 and PS3. Thats not good because it does show that some people are willing to spend $600.00 on the system.

I really dont agree witht his line of thought.. Being that PS3 has only been out for 4 months.. This is the time when PS3 should be selling its best based on its NEW, A Novelty Item.. Sort of like Wii.. So.. when an item is new like this it should be in high demand. When 360 was 6 months old it was still selling for 1200 on Ebay !

360 is selling at its 'normal' rate now .. and only holidays will you see a jump.. PS3 sales will likely slow a bit more in the coming months as most "Good" game for the PS3 will also be coming out on 360 ..

Wii is just going to sell well because this generation Nintendo has decent Dev support ( they didnt the last two consoles ) and it has something in common with PS2.. its price is afforable for the MASSES !!


"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer

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