Wii Passes Xbox 360 in Worldwide Sales

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by TaMs, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. TaMs
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    So it has finally happened. xbox360 had year headstart and nintendo still pwned them.
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    Don't know how long nintendo can keep this up.


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    http://www.vgchartz.com/news/news.php?id=508

    Next question is when ps3 will kick in. My guess is between years 2008-2009.
     
  2. Alastair

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    When it'll kick in?
    They'll only have a minor sale increase when games that people love like Metal Gear Solid come out.
     
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    Wow, the Japanese sure don't like the 360.
     
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    Dunno, it's just matter of time. blu-ray is kind of winning format war atm. And there's alot of good games coming to ps3. Probably buying after i've played brawl too much and there's games like gt5 available.

    But wii is good enough so let's talk about wii. just added that ps3 thing for fun, because i was bored. Awesome madness
     
  5. MC DUI

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    Who cares the Wii is poop, the only reason it gets buttloads of sales is that thousands of ignorant parents are out there buying them for their crying bratty little kids.

    The Wii seriously needs some new games or mine is getting packed away and a better console can take it's place in the TV cabinet.
     
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    They don't consider actual sales $$$ or the XBOX 360 figure would obviously be larger. Then again with games costing almost the same, perhaps it's smarter to build your user base through cheap consoles.
     
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    Yes, that's an interesting point. I would have expected the sales to be low, but lower than PS3? I guess X360 is less of a Japanese-orientated console (Microsoft vs. Nintendo/Sony, both Japanese companies, hardware developed in Japan).

    I heard an interesting argument that the Wii is so successful in Japan compared to the PS3 due to the dramatic size difference. The PS3 is just too big physically. Can't remember where I read that though...
     
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    nexgenwars is a god damn joke, I don't know why it was ever popular, it's statistics are just made up

    stop going there
     
  11. Warm Woolly Shee

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    Wii is going to pick up around '08/'09. Before this summer, developers didn't know it exists.

    Konami, Capcom, Square, EA - all the big companies are putting their weight behind Wii now, and shelving PS3 projects.
     
  12. Smack

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    The figures are for consoles sold, not revenue generated. Besides Microsoft loses money on every console sold. So yes it is smarter to build your base with a cheaper console in which you profit from.
     
  13. psykopat

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    long life to the wiiiii [​IMG]
    we must wait the lauch of metal gear and gta on the ps3 to see if sony can get more % [​IMG]
     
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    google says that nexgenwars.com can harm my computer. [​IMG] And yes wii sells because it's new and cheap. But i personally got bored with it too soon. Still waiting for good games.
    little offtopic: yoshi has unreleased he's true power of heaven!
     
  15. Hitto

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    I dunno how you people get bored so fast with it. Do you all play 24/7?
    Give Godfather a try, it's very good, I'd overlooked it, and to my surprise, it kicks ass.