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Nintendo WII Outselling PS3 2 to 1?, What Happened?

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By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game has gone from top dog to underdog in record time.
Despite the buildup and hype around its arrival in November, the PS3 has been outsold so far — at a rate of almost 2-to-1 — by the Nintendo Wii.

In February, the Wii was the top-selling console video game system with an estimated 335,000 sold, outpacing the Microsoft Xbox 360 (228,000) and the PS3 (127,000), according to The NPD Group.


The battle for the living room: Sony, Microsoft square off with online offerings

For Sony, that performance "is simply abysmal," says Newsweek's N'Gai Croal. "The PS3 is sucking wind right now. …. Price is a factor. Some of the negative buzz is a factor. Some of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is a factor. And the lack of a large number of triple-A software titles is a factor.

wow."

Nintendo's $250 Wii, released the same week as the PS3 ($500-$600), has sold about 1.9 million so far, compared with 1.1 million PS3s.



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By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game has gone from top dog to underdog in record time.
Despite the buildup and hype around its arrival in November, the PS3 has been outsold so far — at a rate of almost 2-to-1 — by the Nintendo Wii.

In February, the Wii was the top-selling console video game system with an estimated 335,000 sold, outpacing the Microsoft Xbox 360 (228,000) and the PS3 (127,000), according to The NPD Group.


The battle for the living room: Sony, Microsoft square off with online offerings

For Sony, that performance "is simply abysmal," says Newsweek's N'Gai Croal. "The PS3 is sucking wind right now. …. Price is a factor. Some of the negative buzz is a factor. Some of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is a factor. And the lack of a large number of triple-A software titles is a factor.

wow."

Nintendo's $250 Wii, released the same week as the PS3 ($500-$600), has sold about 1.9 million so far, compared with 1.1 million PS3s.



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It has nothing to do with the fact that theres twice as many Wiis in production, right?
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the PS3 still hasn't released in the UK yet so that is why
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I dont like the wii..ill rather buy a ps3...wii...I mean Wii buy it??
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By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game has gone from top dog to underdog in record time.
Despite the buildup and hype around its arrival in November, the PS3 has been outsold so far — at a rate of almost 2-to-1 — by the Nintendo Wii.

In February, the Wii was the top-selling console video game system with an estimated 335,000 sold, outpacing the Microsoft Xbox 360 (228,000) and the PS3 (127,000), according to The NPD Group.


The battle for the living room: Sony, Microsoft square off with online offerings

For Sony, that performance "is simply abysmal," says Newsweek's N'Gai Croal. "The PS3 is sucking wind right now. …. Price is a factor. Some of the negative buzz is a factor. Some of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is a factor. And the lack of a large number of triple-A software titles is a factor.

wow."

Nintendo's $250 Wii, released the same week as the PS3 ($500-$600), has sold about 1.9 million so far, compared with 1.1 million PS3s.



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It has nothing to do with the fact that theres twice as many Wiis in production, right?


Or the fact that PS3, compared to the Wii, has yet to release in PAL regions?

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Still to early to declare victory or defeat but if Sony dosen't get a reins on this downword they are on they will loose the next console war.
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Still to early to declare victory or defeat but if Sony dosen't get a reins on this downword they are on they will loose the next console war.


my friend said to me yesterday,It just seems like yesterday that Xbox was a joke and Sony would rule this business forever. Things move fast.


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lets see.... they have about the same amount of games.... there are more wiis in production, they cost less.... and since they cost less more people can buy them.... oh and just so you know the Game Boy Advance outsold the PS3.....
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By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game has gone from top dog to underdog in record time.
Despite the buildup and hype around its arrival in November, the PS3 has been outsold so far — at a rate of almost 2-to-1 — by the Nintendo Wii.

In February, the Wii was the top-selling console video game system with an estimated 335,000 sold, outpacing the Microsoft Xbox 360 (228,000) and the PS3 (127,000), according to The NPD Group.


The battle for the living room: Sony, Microsoft square off with online offerings

For Sony, that performance "is simply abysmal," says Newsweek's N'Gai Croal. "The PS3 is sucking wind right now. …. Price is a factor. Some of the negative buzz is a factor. Some of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is a factor. And the lack of a large number of triple-A software titles is a factor.

wow."

Nintendo's $250 Wii, released the same week as the PS3 ($500-$600), has sold about 1.9 million so far, compared with 1.1 million PS3s.



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It has nothing to do with the fact that theres twice as many Wiis in production, right?


I don't agree with this statement. It is because it has yet to release is other countries, but it's definately not this. My 2 friends have been looking for Wii's for the past few weeks and everywhere is completely sold out, while PS3's are in surplus.
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By Mike Snider, USA TODAY
Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game has gone from top dog to underdog in record time.
Despite the buildup and hype around its arrival in November, the PS3 has been outsold so far — at a rate of almost 2-to-1 — by the Nintendo Wii.

In February, the Wii was the top-selling console video game system with an estimated 335,000 sold, outpacing the Microsoft Xbox 360 (228,000) and the PS3 (127,000), according to The NPD Group.


The battle for the living room: Sony, Microsoft square off with online offerings

For Sony, that performance "is simply abysmal," says Newsweek's N'Gai Croal. "The PS3 is sucking wind right now. …. Price is a factor. Some of the negative buzz is a factor. Some of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is a factor. And the lack of a large number of triple-A software titles is a factor.

wow."

Nintendo's $250 Wii, released the same week as the PS3 ($500-$600), has sold about 1.9 million so far, compared with 1.1 million PS3s.



Message Edited by wazoo11 on 03-20-2007 09:57 PM


It has nothing to do with the fact that theres twice as many Wiis in production, right?


Considering that most folks here can find wal-marts or gamestops that they can walk into and get a PS3 but the Wii's are hard to find say that hardware production is now a non issue.
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