Wii Outsells Xbox, PS3 in January

By Ed Oswald, www.BetaNews.com
The Nintendo Wii continues to be a consumer favorite, according to sales data for January released by the NPD Group Wednesday. Meanwhile, the aging PlayStation 2 edged out the Xbox 360 for the number two spot.

Nintendo’s next-generation console remains a big hit, selling some 436,000 units during the month in the United States, and had two titles in the top ten bestselling games. That number isn’t too far off from its December sales — traditionally the highest selling month — when it sold some 604,000 units.

Sony came in second, but not with the PlayStation 3. Instead, the PS2 continued to show strength, barely topping Xbox 360 sales showed the biggest cooloff after a blockbuster month where it sold some 1.1 million units. NPD said 294,000 consoles were sold, and altogether three titles, including #1 game “Lost Planet: Extreme Condition” made the top ten.

The PlayStation 3 kept the pace, coming in fourth, selling 249,000 units.

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