The Financial Times
reports that Nintendo's Wii has outsold Microsoft's Xbox 360 in global sales - this is despite the former having been on sale for less than a year, compared to the 360's first appearance being made in 2005. The businessmen's organ of choice tells us that:
"The report is based on sales figures from Enterbrain in Japan, NPD Group in the US and GfK of Germany, which tracks European sales. Sales figures from each console's launch date through the end of July (and the end of August in Japan) were added up, with the Wii just barely edging out the 360: 9 million for the Wii, 8.9 million for the 360, and 3.7 million for the PlayStation 3."The Guardian
, however, looks over at Nexgenwars and sees its figures as Wii 10.7m versus 360 at 11.4m with Sony's PlayStation 3 sitting at 4.5m. It compares this to VGChartz 11.45m Wiis, 10.89m 360s and PS3 at 4.57m.
Now, here's a question... with all these Wiis sold, does the console have fanboys or is it only played by happy, multi-cultural families? Answers to the Forum please.