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Nintendo Wii games overtake PS3 titles

Wii software outsells PlayStation 3 games

Nintendo has overtaken Sony to become the worldwide leader in video game sales, according to research firm iSuuply.

Combined game sales of the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS games totalled $1.2bn during the third quarter of 2007, up 31 percent from the second quarter of this year and more than double the amount sold a year prior.

By comparison, combined PlayStation 3 (PS3), PS2 and PlayStation Portable (PSP) game sales totalled $1bn. Microsoft reached $318m in total Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 games sales.

The news marks the first time that Nintendo has accomplished the feat since being displaced by Sony in the mid nineties when the original went head-to-head with the Nintendo 64.

"Because Sony was slow to reduce the price of the PlayStation 3 and to produce compelling games, third-party game publishers are flocking to other platforms," said iSupply. "If the PlayStation 3 can't promote more game sales, developers may begin to feel working with Nintendo outweighs the benefits of working with Sony."

See also:

PlayStation 3 review

Nintendo Wii review

Xbox 360 Elite review


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