VGChartz writes: In recent weeks, PS3 and Xbox 360 have alternated between outselling and being outsold by the Wii in the Americas. The reasons for this are two fold. Nintendo has been shipping larger than normal allocations of Wii to Others and Japan to meet demand and to cover the Smash Brothers and Wii Fit launches in Japan. Sony has been benefiting from the release of Devil May Cry 4 and the victory of Blu Ray over HD-DVD while Microsoft has been meeting the demand of those who wanted an Xbox 360 at Christmas but were unable to find the desired model.
Through eight weeks of the year (February 23rd 2008), about 15% of 2008, totals look like this in the Americas.
In the console battle, May is shaping up to be the most important non-holiday month in quite some time. Nintendo appears to be going for the jugular – with Wii Fit, Mario Kart and a new Pokemon (DS) all releasing about the same time as GTAIV to offset any potential loss in income