Nintendo Wii still in the lead of console sales

19 01 2008

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The Wii finished the year as the top-selling console, with nearly 6.3 million units sold domestically. That compares to 4.6 million units for the Xbox 360 and nearly 2.6 million units for the PS3 for the year, according to NPD data. Among handheld devices, the Nintendo DS fared even better, with 8.5 million in sales for the year compared to 3.8 million for the Sony PSP. For game software, sales totaled more than $8.6 billion in the U.S. for the year, up 34% from the previous year. The most popular games in November remained at the top of the list for December. The top-selling game of the month was “Call of Duty 4″ from Activision Inc., which moved nearly 1.5 million units. Activision also had the No. 3 title for the month with “Guitar Hero III” for the PlayStation 2, which moved 1.25 million units.

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