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Xbox 360 beats Wii on web searches

Microsoft's Xbox 360 woes attract web attention

Microsoft's Xbox 360 has become the most searched-for games console, surpassing the Nintendo Wii due to new games, price drop rumours, and inquiries about hardware issues.

That's according to web analysis firm Hitwise, and marks the first time since Wii launched on November 2006 that a different system has become the most sought after video game console on the internet.

While online traffic is a good indicator surrounding the success of a given product, inquiries of failing Xbox 360 units and Microsoft's newly announced 3-year warranty extension are sure to have contributed to the increase in addition to 360 price drop rumours and its strong line up of upcoming games.

Since debuting, Wii has outsold both Xbox 360 and PS3 in that order for consecutive months.

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