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Holiday 2007: Wii on top, 360 trailing, PS3 in distant third

A year ago, when Nintendo and Sony released their current-generation video game consoles, eager customers braved the cold and waited in line overnight for a chance at being among the first to purchase one. A year later, however, the situation is dramatically different: The Sony PlayStation 3, once expected to dominate the market, has languished because of high prices and a lackluster game lineup. And the Nintendo Wii, which was expected to bring up the rear in sales, has surged ahead of the competition and has literally been sold out for the entire year. Nintendo just can't make enough of the consoles. It is literally the gotta-have-it tech gift of holiday 2007.

Nintendo's influence on today's video game market cannot be understated. Though Microsoft arguably invented the current market for casual gamers with its Xbox 360-based Xbox Live service, the Microsoft console is still seen as being exclusive to hard core gamers only. Nintendo's cute and relatively inexpensive Wii console, with its innovative motion sensitive hand controllers and overly-simplistic games, has resonated far more with casual gamers and opened the market up to a much wider audience. By the end of the holiday season, Nintendo will dominate the video game market again, with its Wii console handily outselling the Xbox 360 despite being on the market less than half the time. And the PS3? Despite some price cuts, it's still a distant third, barely even an afterthought for most consumers.

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PS3 Limps on and on3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

I don't think anyone should be talking smack. The numbers will show how distant a second 360 is and how distant a 3rd PS3 is.

"Nintendo will dominate the video game market again, with its Wii console handily outselling the Xbox 360 despite being on the market less than half the time. And the PS3? Despite some price cuts, it's still a distant third, barely even an afterthought for most consumers."

Descriptive words. When your gonna say things like that, you better be very accurate. I wouldn't say that before getting the official NPD stats for November.

"Wii console handily outselling the Xbox 360"

Lets say 360 sells 150k less than Wii. That's guys line is a little too creative for my taste.

"And the PS3? Despite some price cuts, it's still a distant third, barely even an afterthought for most consumers."

Lets say PS3 sold half of what 360 did. Half is barley even an afterthought? Again, not my taste in wording.

SDFm3rc3427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

why not bro?

We're not thick or in denial. I'm a major Sony fan but even I can see when a ship's sinking. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out Sony has a 800lb monkey on their backs.

Let's just face it yeh? The PS3s foundations have been built on quicksand, and the results are showing that the brand is starting to sink.

Wait for the NPD all you want, it's not gonna save us bro, seriously, i'm about to jump!

trane0073427d ago (Edited 3427d ago )

Looking at your recent comments, its seems you've jumped a long time ago.

"HD DVD posses the higher PQ and has considerably less grain than Blu-ray."
"the PlayStation 3 brand on a whole, is in a world full of sh!t."
"MS is solely intent on squeezing the very last breath away from Sony."

It must be the new "in" thing for fanboys troll their ass off and then try to say "im a fan of" sony, microsoft, or whatever as if it gives them reassurance for their fanboy comments when they damn sure know they aren't.

PS3 Limps on and on3427d ago

Is it ironic that you said that and the avatar you have?

Anyway, good call. I already jumped. I'm not being a fanboy. The 360 is the best console for gamers and that's my console of choice for that reason.

All I'm saying is that the words that guy used aren't appropriate.

rofldings3426d ago

what the hell bloodmask ... windowsitpro.com?

season0073426d ago

lol...i caught you man....being a fake MAJOR SONY fan...haha..

you don't have to metion about being a major sony fan every single time you pose or reply something... is it better convincing if a major sony fan like...eh....you? jump from PS 3( o well i guess you don't even own one) to xbox 360?

welll to me you are just another troll...and a worse one compared with most others, at least they attack PS 3 and they mostly admit they are xbots trolls lol...you want to sound like what? a middle person but prefer xbox 360 while you like Sony brand more?

TOTAL BS....

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fe103427d ago

Jump to Gears of War 2, Ninja Gaiden 2 :)

wageslave3427d ago

Marvel. Universe. Online.

name3427d ago

A windows site -_- *sigh*

The Killer3427d ago

ps3 is not so high now!
about games they are all here but its just not yet the so hyped games!
sales is equal to 360 world wide bases!

Baba19063427d ago

wow thats a bad article. amazing how this lacks of good arguments. im impressed that this kind of stuff gets posted 0o. we all know the ps3 has sold more consoles in its first year than the 360 did in its first year. but anyway. stupid fanboy war.

Ureval3426d ago

Where did you hear that?

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