As part of his end of year in-depth NPD analysis, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews examines the Nintendo Wii's decline in sales in 2010, speculating about whether Nintendo will see further downtrend in 2011 and how a price cut could cause a Wii rebound.
As the previous article's diagrams showed, only the Xbox 360 showed growth in 2010. The PlayStation 3 held its ground at 4.3 million systems. Nintendo's two systems, the Wii and Nintendo DS, were each off by over 2 million units from 2009, and Sony's ailing PSP and aging PS2 both fell into further irrelevance.
The Wii is in the equivocal position of being the first-place console 2010, but also experiencing a precipitous year-over-year decline from 2009.