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Wii! On top of the Next-Gen Console wars

Wii! On top of the Next-Gen Console wars

According to Video Game Chartz, Wii has already passed the sales of XBOX 360 which has been in the market for a while, with a heavy lead against the two giant consoles (Playstation 3 and XBOX360) and still on fire, in terms of sales.

Nintendo Wii, Since its launch, the monthly sales numbers of the console have been higher than its competitors across the globe. According to the NPD Group, the Wii has sold more units in North America than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined in the first half of 2007. This lead is even larger in the Japanese market, where it currently leads not only in total sales, but usually outsells both consoles by 3:1 to 6:1 every week. In Australia, the Wii exceeded the Xbox 360 to become the fastest selling games console in Australian history.

While Microsoft and Sony had experienced losses producing their consoles, in the hopes of making a long-term profit, Nintendo claims to have optimized production costs to obtain a significant profit margin with each Wii unit sold. -