Latest US charts… Wii plummets

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The lack of Wii consoles must be starting to trouble Nintendo…

The Wii was beaten by the PS3 (possibly for the first time) in America this week and absolutely thrashed by the Xbox 360. Yes it’s true.. the Wii came dead last.

360 – 330,501
PS3 – 192,730
Wii –  173,798

And no you are not reading that wrong, the 360 sold 330 thousand consoles in one week….

The software sales are in the normal order though

360 – 2,093,041
Wii  – 1,684,993
PS3 –    867,715

What must be worrying for the PS3 however is that it had two huge releases this week.

Unreal Tournament III entered the chart at the 25th spot with 69k units sold and The Orange Box entered the chart at the 41st spot with a total of 36k units. There are rumours of a limited Unreal release that need to be taken into consideration as well.

To put an ugly spin on it for the PS3… the top rated PS3 game is Motorstorm (15) which is bundled and next is Unreal at 25… The 360’s top unbundled game is Call of Duty 4 at 8 (It has the top two spots but they are bundled games) and the Wii’s top unbundled game is Super Mario Galaxy at number 3.

In the top 50 games the PS3 has 8, the Wii has 11 and the 360 has 13. The rest are made up of PS2 and DS games

Video Game Chartz – Nintendo – Sony – Microsoft – American Weekly Chart

[Thanks to Doobiwan for this]

Last Updated: December 19, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Burns ZA

    Yeah, thats a turn-around for the books. If you don’t have the stock you cant sell, has Ninetendo ever had a period where stock of the Wii was bountiful?
    Software sales are huge though. Considering the talk was that the wii wouldn’t have a high attach rate the software sales fly in the face of that.

  • scotty777

    Um… that does seem like a little bit of console bashing…
    The ps3 does only have half the hardware sales then the xbox and wii.

    As it stands:
    Ps3 : 7.70 million
    xbox : 15.06 million
    wii : 16.80 million

    So the ps3 has half the sales of the xbox, but the xbox has been out twice as long as the ps3. balances out hey…

    oh If you look at the software sales, you can clearly see they support my data as well. because the ps3 has half the install rate, therefor it should only have half the sales.

    Plz guys, like the web site, but add a little more data into your stories so is not to mislead. I mean, After reading that, It will make people think that the ps3 is a piece of crap. anyway… sorry. myadsl didn’t have any good threads, so I crashed here 😀
    regards
    scotty

  • LazySAGamer

    Scotty, remember the 360 had no new releases this week while the PS3 had two huge releases…

    This is bad for the PS3, I left the link so that you can follow it and fiddle the numbers anyway you want.

    The software attachment rate of the PS3 is shocking in the US

  • doobiwan

    Scotty, come now 😉

    You can’t blame the 360’s weekly lead on the 360’s year lead. Just look at the Wii! The software, sure, half the consoles, half the sales does make sense.

    The 360’s win this week is due to better games, pricing and availability.

  • scotty777

    yes… sure… but still early days for this console war…

  • well consider price… ps3 game is 500-1000 in sa, average wii game ? I know the 360 is about 250 -600…

  • Oh and after all the bad press orange box got… ..

  • doobiwan

    OB doesn’t surprise me, but I was quite surprised at UT3’s poor performance. Some sites have mentioned limited availability because they rushed it out the door. We’ll see in next weeks numbers.

    We’ll see if the reverse is true if Criterion don’t sort out the 360 version of Burnout Revenge 😉

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