Wednesday, December 08, 2010

FT.com / Technology - Xbox sales overtake flagging Wii

Game over for Nintendo, with Xbox winning in consoles and smartphones decimating the portable game device market?

The Wii’s dominance of current-generation console sales is being overturned as rivals Microsoft and Sony imitate its success with easy-to-use controllers and games that appeal to a wider audience.

Ahead of official figures on Thursday from the NPD research firm, analysts at Wedbush Morgan Securities expect sales of 1.075m Xbox 360 consoles in November, up 31 per cent on a year ago, compared with 975,000 Wii sales, down 23 per cent. They expect 650,000 Sony PlayStation 3 units sold, down 8 per cent year-on-year.

FT.com / Technology - Xbox sales overtake flagging Wii

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