As everyone knows sales of the Nintendo Wii console are spectacularly high. New market research figures indicate that sales of the Wii console are closing in on the Xbox 360.
About 10.32 million units of Microsoft's console have been sold so far while the Wii is currently sitting at 10.10 million units:
The numbers come from new-to-us website VG Chartz, which claims to base its figures on over-the-counter sales data from a selection of retailers around the world, or when the latest numbers were taken. It doesn't say how many retailers it uses, or name them, but it claims its estimates are "very accurate projections of the latest console sell through figures worldwide".
Whether you take the numbers with a pinch of salt or not, they have the 360's 10.32m sales made up of 430,000 in Japan, 6,64m in the US and 3.25m everywhere else. The equivalent Wii numbers are 3.32m, 4.07m and 2.71m, respectively. Not bad, given that the Wii hit store shelves around a year after the Xbox 360 did.
And the PS3? VG Chartz puts it on 4.11m units, 1.08m in Japan, 1.78m in the US and 1.25m elsewhere.