Wii top selling 'next-gen' console in South Africa

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The Core Group, the guys who distribute the Nintendo Wii locally has released a statement on Friday claiming that they have now outsold both the Xbox 360 and PS3 in the last quarter of last year.

In possibly the first real breakdown of sales across the country the Core Group has stated that they have sold 46% of the next gen consoles, followed by the 360 on 29% and the PS3 on 23%….

This pretty much replicates what’s happening throughout the world.

According to RJ Van Spaandonk (Group CEO) 100 000 next gen consoles were sold in the fourth quarter of last year which is a whole lot more than I expected to see.

The breakdown (thank Ewie) is as follows

Wii  – 24 000
360 – 15 000
PS3 – 13 000

According to MyADSL the SA gaming market is valued at R321m which is not a shabby number at all.

el33tonline has quite a detailed breakdown of all the information as well which is a very interesting read. 

Nintendo’s Wii is ahead of the game in SA, and abroad

Last Updated: February 4, 2008

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