Perrin Kaplan (pictured), vice president of marketing for Nintendo said, "I do think that we're selling to additional and different customers," compared with the Microsoft and Sony consoles. We've had an incredibly healthy start and we think there's going to be a pretty long tail on this product."
A Microsoft spokesperson said the company had enjoyed "a fantastic January," with Xbox 360 boosted by Lost Planet. Sales of Xbox 360 are up 18% compared with the same month a year ago. The company will be happy that Xbox 360 beat PS3, with few shortages of either machine. On the other hand, the cheaper Wii did suffer shortages in January, but still managed to trounce the competition.
Nintendo Wii sold 436,000 units in January according to NPD, with Xbox 360 selling 294,000 units and PlayStation 3 hitting 244,000.