Nintendo Wii sells well, but PS2 still sells better

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 24 2007 @ 10:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Wii console from Nintendo was the best selling next-generation console in March with a total of 259,000 units being sold in the U.S, according to data from NPD Group.

The Microsoft Xbox 360 ranked second with sales of 199,000 units and the PS3 follows with 130,000 units.

One of the funny things is that the best selling console is still the Sony PlayStation 2, which was sold 280,000 times in March:
And PlayStation 2 gaming titles are still performing well in the market, demonstrating that the games are an important element in the equation. According to NPD, the best-selling title this year is Sony's "God of War II" for the PS2, with 833,000 units sold. Nintendo's "Wii Play," by contrast, came in second with 644,000 units.

Video game related sales rose 54 percent in the first three months of 2007, to $3.3 billion, NPD said.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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