Dec 10 2006

Wii Trumps PS3 in Sales

When Nintendo launched their highly anticipated video console “Wii”, no one expected the response to be quite as big as it was. The launch of the Wii was monumental in the fact that in November, there were 476,000 Units sold in the United States. Nintendo’s competitors didn’t come anywhere close to those numbers. Sony sold 197,000 Units of the PS3 in the US in November and Microsoft sold 511,000 Units of XBox 360.

The reason that Nintendo has sold so many more units than Sony is because the price of the Wii is not overpriced and they have not targeted a specific type of customers. The Wii can be played by an 10 year old, a 20 year old, a 40 year old or an 80 year old person. I expect that the popularity of the Wii to continue to grow over time, but it is going to be a very exciting time for the gaming industry.

Nintendo plans to release 4 million units of the Wii by December 31, 2006 which is double the amount that Sony plans on releasing.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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1 comment

  1. Matt

    Now if only you could get your grubby little hands on one 😀

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