Bloomberg reports that the Nintendo Wii outsold the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in the U.S. last month. Nintendo sold 666,000 of its Wii consoles in June compared to the 405,500 PS3’s sold and 219,800 Xbox 360’s. It’s interesting to note that the PS3 sold nearly 200,000 more units for the month than the Xbox 360.
Both Sony and Microsoft recently increased the size of the hard drive inside their respective consoles to lure new buyers. The minimum hard drive on the PS3 will now increase to 80GB with the Xbox 360 growing to 60GB. NPD Group says 10.9 million Wii consoles have been sold since it launched in November of 2006 – that tally pushes the Wii past the Xbox 360 in total U.S. sales despite the Microsoft’s consoles one-year head start.
Just a quick update on the console wars. This has been an interesting generation, as it looks like the Wii is expanding the market so much all three can be winners. With online markets and downloadable old-school content, all three platforms have IMMENSE libraries. It might even be hard, at this point, to know how many games, exactly, are playable on each system. I’ve been seeing torrents with 5000+ roms for various boxes.
Regardless, interesting times in the gaming world. Transformative, even (Boom Blox, FTW).