Wii Ahead Of Xbox 360 In Hardware Sales?

While Microsoft is the company that's just been touting global console sales figures, it may well be Nintendo's Wii that has the largest installed base for a new generation console.

17.7 million Xbox 360s have been sold worldwide since launch, according to Microsoft. Using the figures currently available and a bit of educated guesswork, it's not unreasonable to suggest that the Wii has topped that figure - despite having been on sale for a year less than the 360.

According to Reuters news agency, by the end of September last year the 360 had sold 13.4 million units. The Wii, meanwhile, was a smidgeon behind with 13.2 million units sold. That means that to have exceeded the 360's sales, more than 4.5 million Wiis needed to have been sold since then, while 4.3 million 360s have been sold in that period.

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DiLeCtioN4033d ago

they were both close in sales last time i checked so i dont see why this is not possible

Anything but Cute4033d ago

I still don't believe Microsoft's spin on it's numbers.

FunnyBone4033d ago (Edited 4033d ago )

(105 Ignores and 0 Tracking you)

No One cares what you think...

How about that. ...AnythingButSmart!!!

Last time I checked the Wii was half the price and geared toward little kids...

It's not really in the same class as the 360/PS3 or to make it fair PS3/360...

Nintendo can sell as many as they please.I'm sure most REAL gamers could care less....

The only people missing out in 08 are the SILLY FANBOYS...

Coke-a-Cola4033d ago (Edited 4033d ago )

be interested until they put the power under the hood. PS3 ...

Still the numbers are so very impressive.

mighty_douche4033d ago (Edited 4033d ago )

The Wii has smoked everything so far this Gen, nearly 4 million Wii's sold in December and thats only because they couldnt supply them quick enough or it would of been more.

Nintendo were spot on with the Wii (personally i hate the thing), sure it doesnt have the "HD" graphics and other fancy crap but it SELLS and to Nintendo/Sony/M$ thats what matters..... MONEY, not how many Fanboys you have willing to eat your sh!t.

killer_trap4033d ago (Edited 4033d ago )

i agree. well said.....i liked mario galaxy though.

edit: well said execpt for the eat $hit part. no bodey should do that. it's bad for you. unless it's cow $hit, i read that it has some healing powers. or was that piss!!!! i'm not really sure.

Says you4033d ago

get the ww charts and see how many sony sold and oh Halo 3 didn't even sell 8 million only 6 million.

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