Yep, Microsoft and Sony sell game consoles too

Remember Sony and Microsoft? No? Well, neither does the average Amazon customer.

According to a release sent out by the online retail giant Friday, the Nintendo Wii and all its accessories dominated video game sales during the holiday shopping rush and not one mention was made of Sony's Playstation 3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360.

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doctorstrange3640d ago (Edited 3640d ago )

im pretty sure those sales figures arn't right

edit oh wait VGchartz

CommonSense3639d ago

well i have a family that never wants to have anything to do with video games, and yet this year my aunt n uncle brought a Wii and everyone made a huge fuss over it.

i think what gamers are forgetting is that a lot more ppl don't play video games than do. the wii tapped into that market.

The Wii being popular is the same reason really garbage blockbusters do the best at the box office. it's all hype and word of mouth from people who don't know what they are talking about. My aunt gets a Wii, thinks it's the greatest thing in the world cuz she doesn't have a clu what a video game is, then tells all her friends about it.
Not only that...Wii is cheap, and it's tiny and easy to carry around and the controllers are easy for anyone to use AND the mini games are mindless and accessible.

I used to have a lot of respect for nintendo (i've owned every nintendo including virtual boy). Now i have a lot of respect for their business knowledge, but have no interest in them as a console maker.

PirateThom3639d ago (Edited 3639d ago )


Does the article say something like:

"PS3 - about 800, but only in Japan
Wii - 20,000,000 worldwide
360 - 300,000,000 in the US alone"

PotNoodle3639d ago (Edited 3639d ago )

"With 43.75 million units sold, the Wii easily dominates the market, which is also home to 26.49 million Xbox 360 units and 18.82 million Playstation 3 consoles."

And it uses VGChartz as a source :P

Voiceofreason3639d ago

Yeah why not? They always update their estimates according to NPD and other sources so it isnt like they are way off by millions.

CViper3639d ago (Edited 3639d ago )

thats a slight problem.

ViRaL-3639d ago

might as well wait for NPD

Voiceofreason3639d ago

That was like 2 months ago... Do you really think they havent sold any more since then?? That's just ludicrous.

Silver3603639d ago (Edited 3639d ago )

Think about it this way. Would you want to play GeoW or MGS4 on the Wii? The Wii sells mostly to a casual audience. And while they may make money selling a peripheral as a game. It won't last beyond a generation. Where will these customers be when it becomes time to upgrade? They are not like us hardcore gamers needing the best gear. Maybe I am biased ( I have both a PS3 and 360), but I just don't see myself going backwards in AI or graphics to play a game on the Wii. Some may say it is about fun, I say I want fun, graphics and Great AI. The bar has been raised since last generation. And I for one do not intend to look back at an underpowered console.

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PimpHandHappy3639d ago

wanted a Wii

My dad played it and enjoyed it

The Wii is hitting a total different market! These ppl dont have a history with games! They just see it and think that looks fun!

are buying FUKN Wii's

ChampIDC3639d ago

Yup, and these people will just want to stick with the Wii forever. They won't feel the need to upgrade to Nintendo's next console. They're perfectly happy with their Wii Sports, Wii Play, and Wii Fit.

Downtown boogey3638d ago

SUCKS! I bought it one day and then noticed how Nintendo screwed me over and sold it... After that I bought a PS3 and been happy with it ever since! Wii has absymal graphics, the motion controls don't really work as intended, 3rd party support underwhelming most games are BAD (no hardcore games). The only good thing is that you can aim at the screen really.

tatotiburon3639d ago (Edited 3639d ago )

There's not doubt that Nintendo Wii is the king of this generation in numbers and the motion controller is a big step in the gaming industry. I hope the nintendo team bring us real good games for us, not simple boring family games like wii music, i want games like the conduit, metroid, zelda, mario, good jrpg like the ones wee see in DS. The wii has potential for innovations, variety and fun, please Nintendo don't waste it.

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