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Submitted by Zir0 744d 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)

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ceballos77mx  +   744d ago
Congratz to MS!!
Welshy  +   744d 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  +   744d 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  +   744d ago
Grats to MS but I personally don't think Nintendo even cares about Wii sales anymore.
chrismichaels04  +   744d 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-  +   744d 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.
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gamertk421  +   744d ago
Woohoo!
Welshy  +   744d 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  +   744d 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  +   744d 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  +   744d 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  +   744d 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  +   744d ago
Not a headline I expected to read.. can't imagine Wii will overtake again.
Welshy  +   744d 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  +   744d ago
Lets see if the Xbox 360 can overtake the Virtual Boy sales in Japan next.
cee773  +   744d ago
Ohhhh snap I see what you did there!
josephayal  +   744d ago
Supreme Victory for MS
GetSnooked  +   744d ago
Sales don't matter, it's the enjoyment that counts!
ijust2good  +   744d ago
Xbox domination in UK.
Dan_scruggs  +   744d 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.
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ijust2good  +   744d ago
WELL THE REASON THEY STOPPED CAUSE IT SUCKS. WII U SUCKS EVEN MORE. NEXT GEN DOES NOT INCLUDE WII U, SORRY.
Jek_Porkins  +   744d 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  +   744d ago
Congrats to MS...
thebudgetgamer  +   744d ago
Hey alright.
urwifeminder  +   744d ago
Wow that's a rather big achievement well done ms are on a roll lately.

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