Friday, December 19, 2008
Wii sales soar
Register Hardware reports: [edited]
Wii shipments in the US totalled 2.04 million in November, according to the market bean-counting firm, NPD. The nearest competitor for the month was Microsoft's Xbox 360, with shipments of 836,000 units. Sony's Playstation 3 trailed far behind in November with only 378,000 units shipped.
For portable consoles, the Nintendo DS shipped 1.57 million units, marking the second-highest total of game console shipments for a non-December month. The Sony PSP moved 421,000 units in November.
The Wii outdid shipments of the Xbox 360, PSP, Playstation 3, and Playstation 2 combined.