Well now, younger readers may not recall when the Nintendo Wii stalked the earth (well, the UK) forever in 'short supply' or 'in under-supply challenges' but it would appear that this has finally caught up with the once all-conquering balance pad controller.
According to ace stats counter-upper, Gfk Chart-track, the Xbox 360 outsold the ailing, saturated Wii by 4-1 last year and will soon surpass it. CVG's
been told the figures and it's broadcast them early, stating that: "Microsoft's console was less than 200,000 sales behind Wii at the end of December, having sold over four times more units than Wii in 2012..."
It continues, "Despite a reported 33% decline in video game console sales last year, Xbox 360 is said to have outsold its current-gen rivals by a "significant margin" in Britain during 2012."
On a global scale, "As of September 2012, Wii had sold through 97 million units, compared to Microsoft's 70 million Xbox 360s sold worldwide (October 2012) and Sony's 70 million "sold in" PS3s (November 2012)."