Are Wii on to something?

“It’s neck-and-neck but Nintendo looks to have just slipped past Microsoft in terms of total US sales for current generation game consoles. What’s more, it’s pulling away with a 3:1 sales lead for the month of June. NPD Group reports more than 666,000 Wii consoles were sold in June compared to 405,500 PlayStation 3s and 219,800 Xbox 360s. That makes for a total of 10.9 million Wiis sold in the US since it launched in November of 2006. Impressive. Even more so considering that Microsoft had a one year head-start to reach a second place position of about 10.4 million US console sales.” (Engadget post)

Now I’ve heard loads about how the Nintendo Wii is just a novelty and won’t last… but it’s been a year and half now, more accessories keep coming out, the games haven’t waned and the sale figures are staggering. Okay, the graphics could be better perhaps? But that is besides the point, the aim of the console is to target everybody and it looks like it just might have done that. I don’t think I could go back to a finger-molesting controller for the next-gen console.

Maybe, just maybe… Nintendo has hit the nail on the head and done it right this time? 😉


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