Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica takes a look at the January numbers and asks how the PS3 found itself in second:
"The only system that sold more units than the PlayStation 3 was the Nintendo Wii, but this is a surprising win for Sony. The Nintendo Wii sold 274,000 units, the PlayStation 3 sold 269,000 for a close second, the Nintendo DS sold 251,000, and the Xbox 360 came in dead last with 230,000 units sold for the month. Sony has to be smiling with its system not only above its direct competitors, but within just 5,000 units of Nintendo's number one slot. So what happened?"