100°
Submitted by Zir0 745d ago | rumor

Xbox 360 Passes the Wii in the UK

The Xbox 360 has passed the Wii in total sales in the UK, according to VGChartz. The Xbox 360 became the number one bestselling home console for the seventh generation in the UK for the week ending March 30. (Xbox 360)

Need more votes
Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 8
ceballos77mx  +   745d ago
Congratz to MS!!
Welshy  +   745d ago
It was only a matter of time.

The Wii has been on a downward spiral for a few years now the 360/PS3's are flying off shelves since the price tags are kind of irresistible right now if you didn't have an HD console initially.
Jadedz  +   745d ago
There's an obvious reason why
Publishers are still making games for the PS360. Nintendo literally carried the Wii on their own (barring a few 3rd party titles), and has since stoped developing games for that system.

Nintendo's at that point in the race where they're in a deep slumber (referencing the tortoise and the hare).
AngelicIceDiamond  +   745d ago
Grats to MS but I personally don't think Nintendo even cares about Wii sales anymore.
chrismichaels04  +   745d ago
I'm confused. For a while now, I've heard many people say information from VGChartz wasnt accurate and couldn't be trusted. Are we back to trusting VGChartz now?
M2-  +   745d ago
@chrismichaels04
Agreed.

VGChartz sales numbers should not be trusted as they are rarely accurate, if ever.

Having said (wrote) that, Chart-Track (NPD of Europe or close enough) reported in January that the Xbox 360 is set to surpass the Wii in the UK.
http://www.computerandvideo...

It's possible that the Xbox 360 has finally surpassed the Wii in the U.K but I would wait for official numbers instead of trusting anything VGChartz claims.
#1.3.1 (Edited 745d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report
gamertk421  +   745d ago
Woohoo!
Welshy  +   745d ago
Sorry to be that guy, but why the enthusiasm?

This doesn't have any bearing on us as gamers other than for the vocal minority to throw their e-penis around forums and website comment sections.
maniacmayhem  +   745d ago
It does have bearing on gamers since more than likely games made this happen.

Its good to see any console keep going in sales. It is our hobby and we would like to see it keep flourishing.
BX81  +   745d ago
Hmm
I would say it extends the online life of some games and gives the xbox uk fan base a wider variety of gamers to game with. It sux to see one of your top games dwindling with not enough gamers to fill up a match.
ceballos77mx  +   745d ago
It does mean something, even tough the wii is almost forgotten by Nintendo it means that casual centered consoles were a fad and true "hardcore" consoles are the best.
Dlacy13g  +   745d ago
I can't say I am surprised by this. But lets be a bit fair here. For Nintendo, the Wii is a dead platform so do they really care if a hardware device they are no longer supporting is finally passed by in sales?

And while definitely a feather in the hat for MS, I am pretty sure MS at this point isn't focused on Wii comparisons but rather they are far more interested in comparisons to what they deem their real competitor, Sony.
from the beach  +   745d ago
Not a headline I expected to read.. can't imagine Wii will overtake again.
Welshy  +   745d ago
Considering Nintendo have announced that Wii online services will be closed (they haven't named specific features) i shouldn't think so.

With the Wii U being the new focus i reckon the Wii has had it's day.
Theyellowflash30  +   745d ago
Lets see if the Xbox 360 can overtake the Virtual Boy sales in Japan next.
cee773  +   745d ago
Ohhhh snap I see what you did there!
josephayal  +   745d ago
Supreme Victory for MS
GetSnooked  +   745d ago
Sales don't matter, it's the enjoyment that counts!
ijust2good  +   745d ago
Xbox domination in UK.
Dan_scruggs  +   745d ago
YAY Microsoft finally passes up the sales of one of their competitors in one region of the world after the Nintendo stopped supporting the hardware and moved on. Just 30 million more systems sold and they will finally catch up to where Nintendo is right now. So close (he says sarcastically).

In other news XBox is also the highest selling system that uses green as a primary identifying color. VICTORY.
#7.1 (Edited 745d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
ijust2good  +   745d ago
WELL THE REASON THEY STOPPED CAUSE IT SUCKS. WII U SUCKS EVEN MORE. NEXT GEN DOES NOT INCLUDE WII U, SORRY.
Jek_Porkins  +   745d ago
Sheesh, Microsoft has a lot of positive news lately for the Xbox 360, the growth of Xbox Live is something extremely positive, and now this. I can see why Microsoft wasn't in a hurry to announce the next Xbox, I doubt they ever expected such success this generation. Congrats to them, not like Nintendo should feel bad about the Wii, it did manage to see 100 million units pretty much as a gaming console only, I realize it offered stuff like Netflix later, but the power years of the Wii were the years when people were only buying them to game on, they didn't even have a DVD player built in.
fabod86  +   745d ago
Congrats to MS...
thebudgetgamer  +   745d ago
Hey alright.
urwifeminder  +   745d ago
Wow that's a rather big achievement well done ms are on a roll lately.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

The PS4's Lineup is Very Mysterious, and That's Why It's Exciting

6m ago - OnlySP: As part of the game’s media, we sometimes know a lot more information than we’d like to.... | PS4
20°

PushStartPlay Review: Bloodborne

12m ago - The story to Bloodborne is seemingly brief, but yet very deep and meaningful at the same time. T... | PS4
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
20°

It's a Texas Showdown in MLB 15: The Show's Challenge of the Week

17m ago - It's the Rangers vs. the smoking hot Astros in MLB 15: The Show's Challenge of the week. | PS3
30°

State Of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Xbox One Review | ImpulseGamer

1h ago - IG: I hate judging games based on their looks but when shortcomings of its presentation start to... | Xbox One
20°

Does Not Commute Review – Driving me crazy | Lazygamer

1h ago - LG: I’m a bit of an addict when it comes to mobile gaming but at the same time I have the concen... | iPhone