In an effort to prove Steve wrong/start contributing to the blog again I bring to you this:
According to VGcharts.org Nintendo’s little white (or black with gold Triforce) console has been sold over 3 million times. In a little over a month Nintendo has managed to sell about 41% of what the XBox 360 has sold in over a year. Granted, I like the 360…and it has sold well throughout the past year (as long as you don’t count Japan). The 360 HAS, however, kept up it’s sales figures. Anyone remember what it was like trying to get a 360 on eBay? It was horribly hard to get one for under $600 even after Christmas. As I look on eBay now a 60 GB PS3 with a bid started at $650 by a guy obviously just trying to make his money back has had NO BIDS for the past 7 days. The rest of the pack doesn’t look too good either, with mostly 20 GB models but almost nothing crossing over the $1000 mark.
In fact, even with the manufacturing shortages and whatnot Sony has only managed to sell approximately 1.18 million PS3’s in the same span of time as the Wii has sold 3.19 million. And there are more and more reports of PS3’s being in stock and not being sold or returned because of consumer interest in the Wii.
Of course even with the huge amount of consoles out there they are still incredibly hard to find. I have woken up at very early o’clock in the morning twice now to only be 4 or 5 too late to get my hands on one. And now that I’ve had a slight mishap involving my RAZR and a wall (pictures later), it looks like some of my Wii fund will be going to buying me a new phone.
Steve, congratulations on the nearly a billion comments on the Triforce Wii.