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Wii set to beat Microsoft's all time sales tally?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by CantGetAWii, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    I hadn't realized that Microsoft has sold that many consoles, I thought the number was a bit smaller than that.
     
  2. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    Brawl + Wii = Win. Just watch.
     
  3. Celestial

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    I thought Microsoft were on like... 14 million...
     
  4. George

    George Wii 4 teh Wiin

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    U'd expect wii to win on sales anyway cus it appeals to all types of gamers.
     
  5. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    lol......if you read more carefully, by saying "sold" Microsoft means "shipped" consoles or "sold" to shops......it's not the number of consoles sold to customers.....

    that's how 17.7 m. consoles have been produced, and 16.03 m.consoles are sold to customers....so there are 1.67 m. consoles in shops, world wide...i hope i made it clearer now..... :p

    also, the last weekly sale figures show that, the total mumber of Xbox360 sold worldwide (week ending 29th December) are less than the number of Wii sold only in Japan, at that week!!!

    this makes the difference rise to about 3.5 million.....

    source: vgchartz.com

    also, wii has now the higher software sales......

    *best selling game of the year 2007: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl

    *Game of the Year 2007: Super Mario Galaxy

    this shows that Nintendo is on the top right now, xbox360 slowly is pushed backwards and ps3 sales start to increase, to beat xbox360....

    (lol....just a quick view of 2007 sales and so on)
     
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  6. LoganSix

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    Shhhhh, don't spread logic like that, it confuses the hard core gamers.
     
  7. ChristmasWii

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    Brawl and Mario Kart are still coming. Nintendo will win.
     
  8. zap'em up

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    yes i think its already decided that the wii is going to win becuz lets face it...if it has already sold more units then the xbox 360 in one year then its going to beat it cuz they can sell the same amount of consoles as 2007.
    1. Wii
    2. 360
    3. PS3 hopefully will rise nd beat 360 though
     
  9. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    really need to stop this its getting real old. As a gamer who really cares how many consoles are sold? you should be caring when you are going to get some better games, for what ever system you own. The wii is 250 bucks who is not going to buy it? Like i have always said you drop the other two consoles down to that price from start and the sales numbers will be a lot closer than they are now.
     
  10. LoganSix

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    And if you gave all three systems the same graphics card, hardware, and price then.... well, Wii would still have the controls that the other two don't have and appeal for the non-traditional gamer.
     
  11. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    i think you need to check your stats on the software side because the wii software is not on top, the ds maybe but the wii is not close, second yes mario galaxy is a great game and contender for game of the year but it hasnt sold that great.(still trying to figure that out) even after christmass it hasnt sold that well.

    You would think that with all these wii's that are out there in homes that that game wich is nintendos trademark charector would have sold at least half of what the number of consoles out there are. Which is another topic that is being talked about in the industry as to what is realy being sold on the wii. Its a sad day for gaming when games like wii play and other mini games are out selling quality titles like galaxy. One article said they don't think the majority of wii owners are buying wii games at all.

    Hell when Adam Sesslar has to tell you to buy galaxy, and other games then you know somthing is wrong he is a big fan of the wii.
     
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  12. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    that's true.......there are games for all types..!! :)
     
  13. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    i mean it's on the top between the 3 home consoles....

    i was talking about sales, when i said "game of the year", it was about the awards of the gaming sites.....not sales.....
    it sold 4 million and still selling (top5)how much do you want to say "sold well"

    games that are fun are selling the most like "Mario Party 8", could have been the worst ever on other consoles, but rocks on wii....still love it, even if childish

    wii might be selling more because of the price but less because of the graphics (which are okay in opinion)

    the other 2 might be selling less because of price and more because of graphics.....

    lol....it's been a long story with these console sales......i think Wii is going to win...nothing can stop it now, it's so popular and great titles coming....#

    *remember that Nintendo "dropped" the graphics, to "drop" the price, which seems to be working....
     
  14. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    true but at the same time just think about it its not a whole lot of use being put into the cotrolls of the wii games as of late. Most of them are so weak in that department they have to give you the option to go back to the gc controller.(defeats the whole purpose of buying a wii)

    Yes nintendo brings out the best in the wii games, but you have to think how much longer will they put there all into games when the games that show no effort to make are outselling them? as of right now there is not even a game out there on nintindeo that is worthy enough to outsell galaxy.(why nintendo fans arent you buying this game?)

    Then if you take away the controlls and give them the option to use gc or classic controller what was the real point in getting a wii then? What makes the wii so great is THE CONTROLS you take that away and its just another mediocre console.(game cube) By taking away the controlls and giving that other opiton is playing into the fact that the wiimote and nunchuck are just gimmicks ( i don't think so) but thats just the truth.

    What im trying to say is stop buying , and supporting those games that give you that option,(leave that for the vc) and buy the games that make use of what the wii is about. THE CONTROLS. Because if im correct thats what made you want to buy a wii in the first place.
     
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    If if if.... the point is: The XBox and PS3 do cost more than the Wii. The Wii is profitable at it's price point. The Wii does have an advantage because of the controls. And most importantly the Wii is outselling the Xbox and PS3 at a 2 to 1 and 4 to 1 ratio.
     
  16. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    i agree.....

    about the controls as well.......wii games that are not using motion controls at a nice way suck......it's like they are ps2 games.....like Ice Age 2 game and so on......but most games use motion controls.....i think
     
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    Just to give you an idea, I'm a gamer but I'm 90% sure I am not getting Mario Kart and I had to be convinced to get Brawl.
     
  18. Bumble14

    Bumble14 New Wii Addict

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    1.) The wii is not on top of the games being sold for the 3 consoles. Xbox 360 is demolishing both Sony and Nintendo with a software attachment rate of what I believe is around 6 games per console. 360 has 30 games that have currently sold 1 million + copies. 360 is winning the software battle.

    2.) The Wii is selling well because it is the first gaming system to appeal to ever age range. My parents own a Wii- because it is fun. My parents simply would not be able to pick up a 360/PS3 controller and figure out how to play any games. The pricepoint helps the Wii sell, but for the ost part it is because of how easy it is to play. This is why games like Galaxy, Zelda, etc are not selling as well as the Halo's because the majority of the Wii's install base bought the system for games like Wii play and Wii sports--not for actual games--people who want to play actual games are buying the 360/ps3, hence the high software attach rate on the 360.

    3.) The Wii will win because of reason #2 above, but to try and even put Wii in the same class as ps3/360 is a joke. The next gen race is between Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo has created an entirely new niche market of gaming that is in a class of it's own. The Wii will sell like gangbusters regardless of anything 360 and PS3 come out with--because the systems are not comparable.
     
  19. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    ok...so....

    1) sorry....i wasn't clear....i meant in the weekly software sales, of course xbox360 has sold more, since it launched 1 year earlier

    2)i agree...but also because it's fun.....and has every type of game

    3)they are in the same class, according to games generation.....just because Nintendo is smarter to reduce graphics and price and try a wider audience, that does not mean that they are not in the same class.....
    -that's also because there are gamers that are buying wii as well, so wii is included in gamer's choice as well, like them or not......

    also, 100m people who got a ps2 are not gamers.....part of them at least....
     
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    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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