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And Nintendo Takes the Lead

by Alex Nash

Hey, did you see that white and blue blur that just went flying by? That was Nintendo shooting past Microsoft as the number one home video game console on the market right now. That’s right kids, the Nintendo Wii has, in the last few days, surpassed the Xbox 360 in total unit sales, putting Nintendo in first place in the home console race.

While the news isn’t exactly official in any manner, sales tracking site Video Game Chartz reported 2 days ago of the passing of the torch. Nintendo should be extremely happy with the reception that the Wii has garnered over the past 9 months. The amazing thing about this story is the fact that in a mere 9 months, Nintendo’s console was able to surpass total sales of the Xbox 360 which has been out almost 2 full years now.

This announcement truly is a testament to the power of the casual gamer, as sales of the Wii have been highest from groups of people not traditionally associated with purchasing or playing video games. Congratulations Nintendo, it looks like your plan for capturing the attention of “non-gamers” has worked out beautifully.

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One Response to “And Nintendo Takes the Lead”

  1. Ron Says:

    Remember when the 7th Gen consoles were announced and EVERYONE said the Wii (then the Revolution) would be a distant third? I can’t help but wonder what that humble pie tastes like.

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