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Microsoft claims Nintendo Wii third-party sales claim is wrong

by rawmeatcowboy
11 August 2008
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Microsoft is out to shoot-down Nintendo’s third party sales information. They have released a bunch of figures to combat what Nintendo said late last week.

* Total third party sales for the Xbox 360 since launch is currently 67,929,999 units, followed by the Wii at 33,394,311 units and the PlayStation 3 at 19,976,325 units.
* Third party sales for the Xbox 360 since the launch of the Wii and PS3 is 54,065,728 units, still almost double the Wii’s 33,394,311 units.
* If you take the total number of units sold and divide that by the number of titles released since November 2006, the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are selling more units per title on average than the Wii. This puts the Xbox 360 at 217,252 units per title, the PS3 at 156,065 units and the Wii at 132,517 units.

We all knew this was going to happen. These claims have turned into spin stories, and I expect Sony to jump in with some data very soon.