Nintendo Wii Still Selling Hot, Online Multiplayer On-the-Way?
Here are more statistics sure to prop up Shigeru Miyamoto's ego. In the latest edition of "Wii Outsells Competition", Nintendo's console reports higher sales than any other previous or next-gen system for the month of February, 2007. It beat the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 and nearly tripled-up fellow November inductee, PS3.
According to market research firm NPD, the Wii was bought up some 335,000 times last month, far ahead of the PlayStation 3 at 127,000. The PlayStation 2 kept things close for Sony, however, with the Guitar Hero-driven system selling a still-impressive 295,000 times. Microsoft's year-old Xbox 360, which is now officially cooling off after the steamy Gears of War winter, sold 228,000 units.
Word of Nintendo's continued success comes on the heels of somewhat ignored news that primarily PC-dominated game site Gamespy will be providing the Big N with online multiplayer technology. Gamespy, which has hosted Call of Duty sessions for ages, complete with leaderboards and friends lists, is reportedly lending its knowledge to Nintendo's still unannounced online multiplayer community.
Good news all around for Nintendo fans, but underneath all of that hoopla remains one fact: Sony is still selling more home consoles than any of the competition.