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iSuppli: Wii to pass 30 million in 2008

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2008 19:37 User comments (7)

iSuppli: Wii to pass 30 million in 2008 According to market research commission by iSuppli, Nintendo's Wii console will reach 18 million sales globally by the end of 2008, jumping from its 2007 figure of 18 million. If iSuppli's figures are correct, it would put a decent gap between the Wii console and the projected 25.7 million units for the Xbox 360 console (by end of 2008).
The Wii is no stranger to popularity, being present in 3.2 million homes by the end of 2006 and then jumping to 18 million a year later. According to iSuppli however, the Xbox 360 managed to retain a lead as the console in most homes by the end of 2007 with 18.2 million units.

Suffering from a shaky first year in the generation, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) lagged behind at 10.3 million by the end of 2007, having sold 1.8 million in its short time on the market at the end of 2006. iSuppli's report did not mention any other games hardware.

The report cited the low price of the Wii console, bundled with its ability to attract more than traditional gamers and its innovative gameplay as the reasons for its predicted continued success. It is competing with two systems that have focused more on high-performance hardware to produce the generation's best GFX experience and also double as home entertainment hubs amongst more attractive features.



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115.2.2008 21:29
T3XAN
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Wow it really jumped from 18 million to 18 million what a staggering number!

216.2.2008 5:37

i read it the same way they sold 18mil by end of 07 & hope to have hit the 18mil my end of 08?! that is crappy growth, are they canceling it?! (sarcasm)

316.2.2008 9:36

That number would be bigger if they would keep more in stores. I can't find one.

416.2.2008 10:35

Agree, they're nowhere to be found.

My son is still bugging me for one.

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519.2.2008 11:17

The wii.... well, its a good beginner's console (Not recommended for anybody 11-12+ who like their gaming normal. The graphics arent really that good, and some games arent much fun. The 360 and PS3 are better.... I don't like the wii

624.2.2008 0:02

not really any suprise here. wii had the cheapest console + zelda at launch to drive demand up then they had mario galaxy (highest rated game ever) now they have a new mario kart and super smash brothers coming out to keep these things flying off of store shelves. I also noticed they didn't report projections for the ps3 and kind of dismissed it as "lagging behind" even though it sold 10 million faster than the 360 and has outsold the 360 for about 3 months now.

79.4.2008 4:52

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The report cited the low price of the Wii console, bundled with its ability to attract more than traditional gamers and its innovative gameplay as the reasons for its predicted continued success. It is competing with two systems that have focused more on high-performance hardware to produce the generation's best GFX experience and also double as home entertainment hubs amongst more attractive features.
Saying all this just goes to show you that its pretty clear cut that if you keep things simple then you will eventually come up on top.

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