More post-2007 figures have emerged into the world - this time for Japan. Nintendo, it turns out, sold three times as many Wiis as Sony did PlayStation 3s.
3.63 million Wiis were sold in Japan, according to market researcher Enterbrain. Sony, meanwhile, managed to sell 1.21 million PS3s. The Xbox 360, predictably, trailed at the back with 257,841 units sold.
The DS, meanwhile, led the pack with 7.14 million units sold. The PSP managed 3.02 million sales.
Overall, the Japanese games industry had a record year, up 9.9 percent from the previous year to 687.7 billion yen (£3.2 billion). The hardware market grew 25.0 percent to 327.41 billion yen (£1.52 billion) while the software market shrank 1 percent to 360.25 billion yen (£1.67 billion).
Sony reports that in the US it sold 1.2 million PS3s
over the holiday period. Microsoft, meanwhile, has said that it has reached 17.7 million Xbox 360 sales worldwide
.Source: The Times