Wii Could Overtake Xbox 360 in '08

Reggie Fils-Aime has his sights set on Microsoft

It's fair to say that Microsoft has used its one-year head start on Sony and Nintendo well. By the end of 2006, more than 10 million people had bought an Xbox 360 already, and that's before big names such as Halo and Grand Theft Auto hit. But according to Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime, that might not be enough.

For Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, it's not a question of if the Wii will surpass the Xbox 360. "The question is when," he told Dean Takahashi of the San Jose Mercury News.

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TheMART4320d ago

Could be, the PS2 also sells like hell with that low price. Low price sells. Especially anything around 200 EUro/dollar or below.

But I truly believe the Wii was selling so much @ CHristmas, parents buying presents for their childeren. The rest of the year, grown ups are buying consoles, and want a grown up console with grown up games, graphics and an online premium service.

The Wii will still sell good, but sales will decline at a high rate. If not, Nintendo did really well. But I don't see a last gen machine with only new controls outdoing next gen HD stuff the next 5 years. I really don't

Master of Menace4320d ago (Edited 4320d ago )

I read that they have shipped 10 million, and actually sold about 8.9 million. But anyway the story is right, that is not enough. Sony have sold at least 1.7 million, that is about 20% of XBOX 360 sales. Wii has sold 4.5 million, which is more than 50%. Both these consoles sales will have to have an effect on XBOX 360 sales overall. Keep in mind that PS3 has yet to be released in Europe.

THAMMER14320d ago (Edited 4320d ago )

You read some where. Well where is your link to prove it. Because at CES it was officaly anounced that they sold 10,000,000+. You should stick to the article.

I think the Wii just mite sell alot but most people I know own a 360 and a Wii.

Master of Menace you are just trying to be bias and shady now dude. the console war is over. Yeah it is going to launch in europe but do you really think it will sell out at it's price. Come on man. It will not catch up to the 360 in march. Mabey in 08 - 09. LOL

I'm not trying to flame you or anything but dude this is about games, ask your self where are your games. The PS3 need to catch the Wii 1st bro. And that is real BABY.

Master of Menace4320d ago (Edited 4320d ago )

Gives you all the sales of the next gen war, Thammer. And you are so mistaken if you think the console wars are over. Only someone biased toward the 360 would hope for that. Keep hoping, man.

Havince4320d ago

xbox just has 2 much of a head start, im pleased the wii is doing so well tho

eclipsegryph4320d ago

Well it will certainly take some work, and Nintendo is going to really need to work hard to keep up the pace already... but if they can, more power to them!

omegaheat4320d ago

I guess this guy is becoming the Kutaragi of Nintendo. I also think it's insulting to boast about the success of the Wii, cosidering that the Wii is obselete hardward practically overpriced at 100 bucks or more. The Wii was initially supposed to launch at $100+ because Miyamato knew that the system was using old hardware and that Nintendo was going after a different audience (casual gamers). I also read an article how Nintendo blantantly stated that they were all about profit. Nintendo Wii is brilliant gaming, but come on Nintendo you're selling the system for $50 less than a core Xbox360. There's no warrant for the Wii's price. Nintendo is stealing from the consumers and looking for a sucker for a gimmick.

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