Wii January Sales Beat PS3, Xbox 360 By Almost 2:1

February 21, 2007

So apparently the Wii is still a difficult find at retail, or so says the line of forty individuals that were lined outside of Target on Sunday morning last weekend. It seems as though as fast as Nintendo can manufacture the little white boxes, they are bought up by customers eager to get their Wii on, a statement supported by [url=http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601204&sid=aeP6KYaQ4o_k&refer=technology]recent news[/url] from financial site Bloomberg, which noted that the Wii outsold both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in January with 436,000 units sold in the U.S.

According to the report, which based its finding on NPD data gathered by Credit Suisse analyst Heath Terry, The Wii outsold its competition by nearly a 2:1 margin, with Microsoft’s console sold 294,000 units while the PS3 followed close behind with 244,000 units sold. While the Wii’s sales figures have fallen a touch since the December craze, during which 604,000 units were reported sold, the same can be said of both the Xbox 360 and PS3 as well.

Sony’s console fell slightly, having registered 491,000 units sold in December, while demand for the Xbox 360 fell sharply from December’s 1.13 million units, though admittedly that number was a bit artificially inflated due the scarcity of the competition at retail.