Nintendo DS Sweeps UK Console Ownership

Installed base closes on 24 million

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Nintendo DS Sweeps UK Console Ownership
Gfk Chart-Track has produced figures for the installed base of some consoles in the United Kingdom. And we're not doing so badly with 23.9 million in people's homes and pubs. We say, 'some consoles' because the PS2 which remains on sale, is excluded from the pack.

The Figures as of June 27, 2009
Nintendo DS = 9.1m
Nintendo Wii = 5.4m
Microsoft Xbox 360 = 3.9m
Sony PSP = 3.3m
Sony PlayStation 3 = 2.2m
Nintendo DSi = 0.3m

Source: GI

The installed base of consoles in the UK has reached 24.2 million units in the UK, according to data from GfK Chart-Track.

As of June 27, 2009, the Wii has sold 5.4 million units, 2.3 million up on the 3.1 million units sold by June 28, 2008.

Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 grew from 2.2 million units to 3.9 million, an increase of 1.7 million units in the 12 month period.

Sony's PlayStation 3 had sold 2.2 million units by the end of last month, an increase of 900,000 units from the 1.3 million sold in June 2008.

The Nintendo DS leads the hardware market by a significant margin, as it now stands with 9.1 million units sold in the region, up 2.7 million from 6.4 million in 2008.

Since launch in April 2009, the DSi has sold 300,000 units in the UK, 92,000 of which were sold in its first weekend.

Sony's PlayStation Portable has sold a total of 3.3 million units in the UK, up 1.1 million from the 2.2 million recorded in June 2008.

UK installed base of consoles by June 27, 2009:



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