2 Million And Closing: Wii Puts the 360's Lead in Jeopardy

Despite the Xbox 360's Next-gen lead of 9.8 million installed units, the Wii has been catching up fast, nearly equaling Microsoft's success in a third of the time it took the 360 to achieve its current figures. Click the link to find out just how close the sales figures between these two systems really are, and whether there's anything Microsoft can do to bolster their sales.

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nice_cuppa4745d ago

i got my wii at launch.
my misses loves it.
i love my 360.
i love/like my ps3.

pswii360 ftw !

Short_E4745d ago

its a shame really, nintendo are doing well but i feel sorry for all the people that bought the wii at launch, because there would have bean alot of people buying it thinking it was next gen and not really knowing its nothing more then a xbox1
the sales are great but i feel for the people who will get shafted in a year or two when the wii is collecting dust because nobody wants to support it, even now its getting ps2 ports, updated gamecube games and just bad ports of true next gen games
the poor wii doesnt even get a section to itself in game stores here, its just shoved on the end of an istle or pushed out of the game section all together in most stores in NZ

i dont like bad games
i dont like dust
i dont like wii

ITR4745d ago

NZ lost then.
Aussie just doubled their profits in Nintendo land.

FadeToBlack4745d ago (Edited 4745d ago )

I would have to agree with you. I have owned the wii little over a month now and the novelty has worn off and its collecting dust. Even if the Wii surpasses 360 sales I dont think it will remain there at the end of the lifecycle. I can't see them playing off the gimmik for 5 years. Nintendo is also in the same shoes as sony at the moment, they have few good games and the rest are crappy ports. But the main difference is that sony has some good games comming in the future, what does nintendo have comming mario galaxy? and what else?? Unless you like last gen tech or are a kid that is easily ammused please stay away from the wii and buy a 360 or ps3.

anthonsh4744d ago (Edited 4744d ago )

"has some good games comming in the future, what does nintendo have comming mario galaxy? and what else??"

Off the top of my head, these are the Wii games I'm following at the moment.

-Super Mario Galaxy
-Metroid Prime 3
-Madden '08, fully online w/ wiimote actions (which were awesome 90% of the time in '07, and should be perfected in '08)
-Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
-Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
-Fire Emblem
-Disaster: Day of Crisis

EDIT: Oh! I forgot Mario and Sonic go to the Olympics!
EDIT2: And Battalion Wars 2

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FirstknighT4745d ago (Edited 4745d ago )

Funny picture!!! I personally dont put the Wii in the same category of next gen. The Xbox360 and ps3 are the only ones that should carry that title. The Wii console is definitely last gen power but I guess you can make an argument that it has next gen gameplay. Although motion controllers have been around before the wii but never fully utilized like the wii.

FadeToBlack4745d ago (Edited 4745d ago )

Montion sensing does NOT make it next gen, trust me. Motion sensing has been around for years. I also have to note that the motion sense in the wii mote is far from accurate all the time, and at times is frustrating with games such as wii sports that require some precision.

eclipsegryph4745d ago


You're right, the motion sensing doesn't make the Wii Nintendo's CURRENT-Gen console. (I think it's about time the whole "next-gen" schtick was put to rest.)

But the fact that the Wii is Nintendo's entry into the, generally considered, Seventh Generation of home video game consoles, that certainly validates it as last year's next-gen, this year's current-gen console.

It's not that hard of a concept to grasp.

FadeToBlack4744d ago

It shouldent be that hard of a concept to grasp that no matter how you dislike the tern "nextgen" thats the term used, so live with it. And the Nintendo wii is definaztly no nextgen tech revolution with its magical motion sensing wand and worse than xbox 1 visuals. People can deny it and disagree with me all they want, but its simply the truth. By the way where is their great library of games to utilize their controller. Look at the new mario party 8 for example, couldent even score a 6 out of 10. The reviewer stating that that game seemed like a rushed gamecube port.

BitbyDeath4745d ago

No offense to Wii owners but i see the Wii as more of a handheld device that you can't carry around than a nextgen console.... Just my opinion tho

So ignore it if you want

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