Wii sales up, PlayStation 2 still in the lead

By Justin Mann on April 20, 2007, 5:57 PM
Keeping their momentum for the year up, Nintendo is celebrating the Wii as it continues to outsell other consoles. While in sheer numbers the Xbox 360 still has a gigantic lead, the Wii came in first place for March sales of new consoles, and so far maintains the lead for new consoles sold during 2007. In March, around 259,000 Wiis were shipped, with the Xbox 360 in second at 199,000 and the PS3 in third at 130,000. However, much to Sony's delight, the PS2 outsold all three of the new consoles with 280,000 sold

Still, Sony can't be pleased with the PS3s performance. Worldwide, the PS3 trails the Wii by more than half and the Xbox 360 by more than a third, claiming only 14% of total sales compared to the other two. Some believe Sony will begin to implement price cuts to help push the PS3 faster, though as long as they manufacture it at a loss it will be difficult for them to do.

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souljah1 said:
hell yea i wish sony would cut their prices but for now i'm looking forward to a Wii
Julio said:
I got a Wii and the wow factor has diminished considerably. It's not as fun to play yourself or with another person, it's much better suited to group entertainment.At this point I believe the best values are the PS2 and the Xbox 360. I would go with the Xbox especially if you've got a HD-capable TV.
Fornacis said:
PS3 will be in the lead soon. Sony just needs a few titles like FinalFantasy/Grand Turismo out for PS3.PS3 has more capabilities in the long run than the others, and it will shine soon. I'm thinking PS3 will be the big seller this Fall.
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