Nintendo's Wii beats PlayStation and Xbox

The Nintendo Wii has become the fastest-selling game console in UK's history, with more than one million consoles sold since it was released in December, latest figures show.

The Wii passed the milestone just 38 weeks after going on sale, 11 weeks faster than the PS2 had taken to reach this target, and 22 week faster than the Xbox 360, according to Chart Track, an independent sales tracking company for the gaming industry.

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unsunghero284158d ago

The Wii is doing very very well, and no matter how many times people say it this momentum is showing no signs of stopping...

xbox360elitegamer4158d ago

yeah sure there is not way this baby is slowing down now, will all ways be on top!

Bloodmask4158d ago

has captured the heart of everybody. It is basicly the new Ipod. When Ipod minis first came out you couldn't find them for months.

I say good for Nintendo. They pretty much made console gaming what it is today. Now where is that new Wii Zelda that has been rumored to be in production.

pshizle4158d ago (Edited 4158d ago )

is not a next gen gaming console ...

unsunghero284158d ago (Edited 4158d ago )

Only Xbox 720, PS4, and Wii 2 will claim the title of "next gen" within the next 5 years.

You're allowed to have your opinion. I disagree with it. But you're allowed to have it.

Personally, I think that it could be argued that Wii is the only "next gen" (God I hate that buzzword) console because if you were to strip the 360 and PS3 of their power, you would essentially have the Xbox and PS2. The Wii is trying to actually change gaming, and just now it's producing games that aren't possible on the other consoles.

Look at Metroid Prime 3: a gaming experience that is absolutely unparalleled on any other system now or ever in the history of gaming. I think games like MP3 should be recognized because of that. IMO, a next-gen game is one that wasn't possible before that generation. And the Wii has a lot of games now and coming soon where that's the case.

BaMYouRDeaD4158d ago (Edited 4158d ago )

I couldn't agree more. Yes, I will probably get a bunch of disagrees and maybe even a bubble or 2 taken away for saying that, but I firmly believe that the Wii is not a next-gen console. A controller does NOT make up a system.

Yes, the Wii is making A LOT of money.
Yes, it is a success.
Yes, it is outselling the PS3 and 360.
No, it is not a next-gen console.

I have nothing against Nintendo (I still play my Gamecube), but this is just what I feel about their current console.

Deity014158d ago

It's not next-gen, it's like a tiny Xbox 1 without a hard drive and a motion-sensing controller, not next-gen.

ReBurn4158d ago

But it isn't "next gen" anymore. PS3, 360 and Wii are now "current gen".

alaaji4158d ago

I just posted about this on another thread. Can you guys get your definitions straight?

Next gen is not out yet but current gen is out now.

Quote from "The Princess Bride"
Vizzini: Inconceivable! (in your case "Next-gen!")
Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

FlamePhoenix4158d ago

Current Gen refers to what console is doing the best, not when it was made!!! look it up if you dont believe me.

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iceman20004158d ago

wii it for kids en olde pibel
forde sell mor dei Farari
wii isen sim class

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