Max Brenn reports for eFluxMedia on November 18:
"One year! One year was enough for Nintendo Wii to become the leader of the video games consoles market. Launched in November 2006 Nintendo Wii didn't seem to be able to get through Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's rivalry, due to its inferior technical specifications.
But Nintendo Wii had a good price and an innovative gameplay and only one month after its release, it went atop the hardware gaming sales charts.
It's true that there are still two months until the end of 2007 and many surprises could still appear, but it is unlikely that Wii's position will change in the next period..."
Brenn discusses Sony's PS3 situation and Microsoft's preparation for the year's end and to more directly compete with Wii. In conclusion, he writes:
"Practically, at the moment Nintendo Wii doesn't have a real rival to compete with, except itself... The US market is expected to absorb as many consoles as Nintendo can ship here, which means that Nintendo Wii will top again the gaming hardware charts."