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Wii continues to lead in post-Christmas sales

updated 05:30 pm EDT, Thu April 5, 2007

Wii leads post-Xmas sales

Allaying speculation that early figures were just a spike, the Nintendo Wii has remained on top of next-generation console sales since Christmas, Newsfactor reports. Figures produced by the research firm NPD Group indicate that between November 2006 and February 2007, approximately 1.86 million Wiis were sold. The console's success is attributed mainly to three factors: greater availability, the lowest price ($250) and an original control scheme, which is reputed to be easy for even non-gamers to use.

In somewhat of a surprise however, Sony's Playstation 3 rose out of third place to sit at 1.1 million units. The console has generally been beleaguered by a number of problems, such as severe launch shortages, a high price ($500-600), and a lack of exclusive games. Though still dominant in total sales (having launched in 2005), Microsoft's Xbox 360 did not live up to expectations set by the holidays.



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