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Wii tops U.S. console sales in January

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 Feb 2007 15:51 User comments (7)

Wii tops U.S. console sales in January According to data released by market research firm NPD, Nintendo's Wii was the biggest selling gaming console for January 2007 in the United States. U.S. gamers bought up 436,000 Wii consoles during the month, which was released last November and sells for $250. The second best selling console was Sony's PlayStation 2 (PS2), moving 299,000 units.
Microsoft had a close third place with 294,000 units moved, up 18% from the 250,000 Xbox 360 units sold last January. The PlayStation 3 (PS3) console stayed behind the Xbox 360, selling 244,000 units during the month. The video game hardware and software sales totaled $1.3 billion in January. Game sales hit an impressive $549 million.

"Lost Planet: Extreme Condition," took the No. 1 spot for game sales and was one of three Xbox 360 games in the top 10; the other two were "Gears of War" (No. 3) and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas" (No.9). The PS3 title, "Resistance: Fall Of Man" was the only PS3 game in the top 10 at No. 8. Two PS2 titles and two Wii titles also made the top 10.

Source:
Reuters

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7 user comments

121.2.2007 17:08

PS3 in last and Wii and PS2 in the top 2 spots...

Goes to show that graphics alone arent everything gamers want.

ha ha sony. ha. ha.

221.2.2007 17:36

Here is the top 20 best selling January 2007 titles:

-Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Xbox 360) Capcom
-Guitar Hero 2 W/Guitar (PS2) Red Octane (Activision)
-Gears of War (Xbox 360) Microsoft
-Warioware: Smooth Moves (Wii) Nintendo
-Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) Nintendo
-Resistance: Fall Of Man (PS3) Sony
-Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360) Ubisoft
-Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GameCube) Nintendo
-Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Collectors Ed. (Xbox 360) Capcom
-Call of Duty 3 (Xbox 360) Activision
-Madden NFL 07 (PS2) Electronic Arts
-Madden NFL 07 (PS3) Electronic Arts
-Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii) Ubisoft
-WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007 (PS2) THQ
-Final Fantasy Xii (PS2) Square Enix
-Madden NFL 07 (Xbox 360) Electronic Arts
-Fight Night Round 3 (PS3) Electronic Arts
-Karaoke Revolution American Idol W/ Microphone (PS2) Konami
-Call of Duty 3 (PS3) Activision
-Madden NFL 07 (Wii) Electronic Arts

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Feb 2007 @ 17:37

321.2.2007 18:33
tabletpc
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well we all knew this was going to happen especially with sony's new 600.00 piece of junk malfunctioning everytime they do a firmware update

422.2.2007 8:00

I have to say this Who The F*ck is still buying Ps2's still especially in January. The graphics for the console were dated when it was released in 2000 (dreamcast looked far better).

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Feb 2007 @ 8:04

522.2.2007 8:22

I'm just glad to see the Wii do so well. It also explains a lot from the articles posted before about the Wii having stock shortages. This article answers that question.

623.2.2007 9:51
DarkMods
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PS3 sucks everybody laugh at it ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

727.4.2008 20:16

Wii rocks........

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