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May 20, 2008

Xbox 360 sells 10M in the USA, Wii moves out to pass

Posted by David Hunter at 12:19 PM ET.

Microsoft wants everyone to know that the Xbox 360 is the first game console in the current generation to sell 10 million units in the USA. Unsurprisingly, they don’t mention that the Nintendo Wii will likely pass the 10 million mark by the beginning of June and it has been on the market one year less than the Xbox 360.

Moreover, the Wii outsold the Xbox 360 in the USA by a ratio of 3 to 1 in April and at that rate will shortly be leaving the Xbox 360 in the dust. Not to mention that Wii units have been profitable from day one too. Still Microsoft can claim a lead over Sony’s PS3 for the big bucks loss leader consolation prize although in April in the USA that lead was only 188,000 to 187,100 units so one wonders how long that will last.



Filed under Coopetition, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Xbox

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