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Wildbill3
11-15-2008, 11:09 PM
Look this may be old news to some of you, but I had no idea the wii was leading sales???

Worldwide sales figures

Wii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii) 34.55 million, as of September 30 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_30), 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008)[23] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-081030e-22)
Xbox 360 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360) 22 million, as of September 30 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_30), 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008)[24] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-23)
PlayStation 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3) 16.84 million, as of September 30 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_30), 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008)[25] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-24)

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Console_wars&action=edit&section=20)] Canada sales figures

Based on figures from the NPD Group (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPD_Group), as of August 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_1), 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008):[26] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-25)

Wii 1,060,000
Xbox 360 870,000
PlayStation 3 520,000

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Console_wars&action=edit&section=21)] Japan sales figures

Based on figures from Famitsu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famitsu)/Enterbrain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterbrain), as of October 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_1), 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008):[27] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-Japansales-26)

Wii 6,826,612
PlayStation 3 2,369,484
Xbox 360 748,992

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Console_wars&action=edit&section=22)] United Kingdom sales figures

Based on figures from GfK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GfK) Chart-Track (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chart-Track), as of September 2008:[28] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-UKsales-27)[29] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-UKsales2-28)

Wii 3.6 million
Xbox 360 2.3 million
PlayStation 3 1.4 million

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Console_wars&action=edit&section=23)] United States sales figures

Based on figures from the NPD Group, as of July 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_1), 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008):[30] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Console_war#cite_note-29)

Wii 10.9 million
Xbox 360 10.5 million
PlayStation 3 5 million

CedarPhin
11-16-2008, 12:02 AM
The Wii Fit is nothing short of amazing.

Dolpfan_72
11-16-2008, 06:07 AM
Old news but still always nice to rub it in peoples faces who said the PS3 would own this generation.

On a side note, the wii's little sister, Nintendo DS, is outselling the PSP, PS3 and PS2 combined.

http://gamer.blorge.com/2008/11/14/october-npd-wii-xbox-360-up-ps3-going-down/

Clipse
11-16-2008, 08:49 AM
Not surprising. People love this thing. Unfortunately I can't get into it. Not a big fan of all the moving and what not with the controller, I'm too lazy for that :sidelol: I'll stick with my 360 :up:

Wildbill3
11-16-2008, 10:11 AM
Its rare that a family only has one of these, many own the 360/wii or ps3/wii because there are just some games you gotta play (Resident evil 5 upcoming for me) that you just won't get on the wii, and if you do, the controls alone won't be worth it for the lost of graphics (force unleashed)

Clipse
11-16-2008, 01:13 PM
Its rare that a family only has one of these, many own the 360/wii or ps3/wii because there are just some games you gotta play (Resident evil 5 upcoming for me) that you just won't get on the wii, and if you do, the controls alone won't be worth it for the lost of graphics (force unleashed)
True. Unfortunately I'm not that rich :(. I don't know. My sister has a Wii and I've played it a few times, just not into the way it works. I can see how it's fun to alot of people though, pretty genius idea by Nintendo to make a game system like the Wii.

Greatness920
11-16-2008, 03:41 PM
oh the wii its pretty fun

Greatness920
11-16-2008, 03:42 PM
only good with friends thou

CedarPhin
11-17-2008, 11:03 PM
Wii Fit is awesome.

I'll probably end up getting a PS3 too though.

Get Up And Go
11-22-2008, 11:54 PM
Old news but still always nice to rub it in peoples faces who said the PS3 would own this generation.

On a side note, the wii's little sister, Nintendo DS, is outselling the PSP, PS3 and PS2 combined.

http://gamer.blorge.com/2008/11/14/october-npd-wii-xbox-360-up-ps3-going-down/

Oh you Sony haters. Sony has a little bad *** system there. It just so happens that people love buys kiddy games for the Wii and DS.

Locke
11-23-2008, 01:15 AM
Nintendo gambled and won on the Wii, first time in a long time its done that. Their last few gambles have failed miserably. This one, however, has brought in a different demographic of gamers. PS3 and 360 cater to the same group as all the previous consoles. I read an article stating that nursing homes and retirement communities buy these to keep their senior citizens active without them having to go outside. Middle-aged women are also a decent size consumer group for these as well. Whoever the marketers for Nintendo are, they earned the hell out of their paycheck this time..

footballer
11-24-2008, 11:44 AM
i think the wii is some garbage. an enhanced gamecube with wireless controllers, and a novel interface. i will give them credit, as they doop the masses into buying this garbage, while theyre secretly palnning a direct competitior with microsoft and sony in the next generation. its great for kids, i will give you that, but if you have testicles, this better not be your "go to" interactive entertainment device. wii music? f'ing give eme a break-

MiggeMadness
12-18-2008, 08:26 PM
Nintendo gambled and won on the Wii, first time in a long time its done that. Their last few gambles have failed miserably. This one, however, has brought in a different demographic of gamers. PS3 and 360 cater to the same group as all the previous consoles. I read an article stating that nursing homes and retirement communities buy these to keep their senior citizens active without them having to go outside. Middle-aged women are also a decent size consumer group for these as well. Whoever the marketers for Nintendo are, they earned the hell out of their paycheck this time..

Yep, I saw that article as well. And they definitely target older audiences with the DS as well....with games like Brain Age and other puzzle games.

WildBill3, as far as the sales figures go: The Wii has been leading for quite some time. A year ago there were shortages everywhere, people just couldn't find them. What a lot of people fail to realize though is that the console is a one time purchase. These companies make alot of the games they sell too. This is where Wii has seriously lacked. I don't remember the exact #'s, but I remember seeing that Wii owners only have 1-3 games or so compared to 6+ for the other systems.

I still don't really consider Nintendo a threat. The real battle is between PS3 and 360. For awhile 360 was the clear winner because PS3 just wasn't getting as many titles. Developers are getting more familiar with the PS3 engine though and it is way better than the 360.

Dreamcast used to be considered the winner in the early stages of it's battle until developers realized what the playstation could do. Ask Sega how it turned out.

Get Up And Go
12-20-2008, 11:38 PM
Yep, I saw that article as well. And they definitely target older audiences with the DS as well....with games like Brain Age and other puzzle games.

WildBill3, as far as the sales figures go: The Wii has been leading for quite some time. A year ago there were shortages everywhere, people just couldn't find them. What a lot of people fail to realize though is that the console is a one time purchase. These companies make alot of the games they sell too. This is where Wii has seriously lacked. I don't remember the exact #'s, but I remember seeing that Wii owners only have 1-3 games or so compared to 6+ for the other systems.

I still don't really consider Nintendo a threat. The real battle is between PS3 and 360. For awhile 360 was the clear winner because PS3 just wasn't getting as many titles. Developers are getting more familiar with the PS3 engine though and it is way better than the 360.

Dreamcast used to be considered the winner in the early stages of it's battle until developers realized what the playstation could do. Ask Sega how it turned out.

Plus developers are now making games on the PS3 1st and then porting them over to the 360, which makes more sense. So now the multiplatform games on the PS3 won't be made worse because they were ported over from a lesser system as far as hardware.

CedarPhin
12-21-2008, 12:56 PM
Crazy sight to see that Nintendo is back on top of the Video Gaming world.