Nintendo Wii Outsells Xbox 360, PS3 During February

Market research firm NPD Group reports that during February, consumers bought 335,000 Wii consoles, while Xbox 360 sold 228,000 units, followed by PlayStation 3 with 127,000. The Wii is simply the cheapest console and it appeals to the "traditional gamers", including those who have never purchased a console before and would never have purchased a PS3 or a 360. Essentially, the Wii is stealing sales from its competitors, as well as creating its own niche in the market share. Sales of the three newest consoles dipped compared to January, when consumers bought 436,000 Wii, 294,000 Xbox 360, and 244,000 PS3.

The Nintendo DS is the only video game system to experience a sales boost over last month's figures, selling 485,000 units (up from 239,000 during January) propelling it to be the top system for February. The PlayStation 2 continues to be a strong seller, likely because of its price point and unbeatable library, with 295,000 units – nearly the same as its previous month's sales but down from the amazing 1.4 million during the holiday month. PSP also fell to 176,000 from 211,000. While Microsoft's console was not at the top for hardware, it lead the software list with five of the top 10 games best sellers. Crackdown was the number one seller for February with 427,000 units. Gears of War, MLB 2K7, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and NBA Street Homecourt occupied the latter half of the top 10. With an apparent shortage of Wii controllers, Wii Remote-bundled Wii Play was the second best seller with 371,000 sold.

News source: DailyTech

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I hate will because i buy a :
-xbox360
-ps3.

then i blame Nintendo saying:
-Lack of games. (it's a new console, you'll known?).
-The control stink, better to use a intuitive controller (i wonder how intuitive can be a control with more that 8 axis).
-It's for kids (for a date "adult games" are played by kids and teens but "kids" games are played by childs and for adults).
-Mario Stink.
-Lack of graphics (of course nobody but a bunch of people own a high definition screen).

IMHO to own a xbox360 or a ps3 is not exclusive so you also can own a wii.

Magallanes said,
then i blame Nintendo saying:
-Lack of games. (it's a new console, you'll known?).
-The control stink, better to use a intuitive controller (i wonder how intuitive can be a control with more that 8 axis).
-It's for kids (for a date "adult games" are played by kids and teens but "kids" games are played by childs and for adults).
-Mario Stink.
-Lack of graphics (of course nobody but a bunch of people own a high definition screen).

IMHO to own a xbox360 or a ps3 is not exclusive so you also can own a wii.

most excuses shown to diss the wii are downright dumb, fact is that while there has been a small lack of titles recently you do have to notice that the wii has scarcely been around for 5 months and already delivered Zelda, Q1 also shows great development on games such as paper Mario, super smash brothers, Resident Evil, Metriod, Mario party etc. Which should easily stop the "lack of games", furthermore the capabilities of resurrecting dead titles via the virtual console just opens up greater amount of game play than any of the other systems.

Ive also seen the argument of how the control stinks on the wii used thousands of times, and that is absurd. Wii would not be a hit if the controls sucked. Fact that people still mention that is because they have NOT used the console and think that something sucks because its different. This argument is no smarter than when people screamed that two joysticks on a controller would suck. Just wait till some shooter like metriod comes so that the massive shooter addicted fanboys test out the control and see how much better it is.
The "its for kids" thing is also a really really bad comparison. personally im in my 20s and find Wii the best console with the best games given that it has different range of games from hardcore (metriod, zelda, resident evil) to the just plain fun games (mario party, warioware smooth moves) something that in my opinion prooves far more worthwhile than a over-glorified shooter (Halo) or a single good RPG that is repeated in 10 different version (Final Fantasy); Claiming that any nintendo systems is just for kids is just a way to create bad rep. for nintendo by using people's fears on what others might think of them if they had a "kid system".

The lack of graphics is another thing that bugs me, while its true that both 360 and PS3 are superior graphically truth is that most of those graphics go to waste almost instantly with the fact that people DONT HAVE A HDTV 70% of the time; if I buy a $400-$600 i better hope it doesnt ask me for a $2000 accessory so I can use it right. Also never ever in my mind will how pretty a game looks make up for how crappy the gameplay is in a system.

GC was not a flop worlwide, it just was not that popular in the US but it worked well in Japan in Europe. As for games on Wii, there are many exciting ones, it all depends on what you're searching for. And stop with these "another mario?" crappy comments. Yes, another Mario! why not? I've always loved every Mario game that Nintendo released, the latest one had some of the best gameplay I've ever experienced. Same thing for Zelda and the others. I'm sorry if I enjoy shooting water on some mud-covered flowers instead of trying the next key combinations on my pad to cut the throat of a solider and bath in his blood.

So in the end, it all comes down to what you enjoy playing but don't assume everybody only searches for more and more violent "adult" games (I have nothing against that kind of game, it's just not my kind). Nintendo realised that a long time ago and we can see the result today in the Wii. I didn't see a single game on PS3 yet that could justify me buying one (and I honestly searched). I'll probably wait for something like Final Fantasy XIII to get it.

After the flop the GC was, it's good Wii is getting on top. I really don't know why people love it so much though. :P

All well and good with the Wii, but they need to get more quality games out there, and soon. I got sick of only playing Rayman and Wii Sports, so at the moment I'm playing GC-games on my Wii

I remember how Nintendo was predicted to be on the bottom and no matter how much positive press, always some it's going to die comes up.

What I find impressive is this, Nintendo is quickly approaching xbox 360 current install base at the pace there going.

What has happened is Nintendo has demonstrated with sales figures that it's in the running and as a result more developers will start porting games over / developing new games. If it does surpass's the xbox 360, expect to see a ton of games for the Wii.

The truth is I want a ps3, but I can justify spending that much money. I'm not in to the sports / fps on console so the xbox 360 doesn't pull me in. I decided to go with the Wii because it does have a selection of games I like (rpg/adventure/action adventure) and it's dirt cheap to pick up choice games from the gamecube list.

This is great and all for Wii, but what the f--- kind of games are there to look forward to?! I mean, jeez, if I saw a game I liked for Wii, I'd get one myself but I don't see a single one!! Another Mario? Metroid? C'mon!! I'd rather get a 360 or PS3 any day over the Wii considering what games are out/will be out. :\

Based on what are they saying that the Wii is "stealing sales from competitors?"

Have sales of the 360 declined since the Wii's release? Doesn't look like they have to a significant degree.

Other than the Wii I got on launch day (after waiting in line a total of 2-1/2 hours), I've never seen one for sale.

I know the DS is cheaper than the Wii/360/PS3, but selling 485,000 consoles in a month is still a lot, considering how long it's been out for now. Nice job Nintendo!

yay sony is finally where it should be... on the bottom and they cant say this is because of supply shortages... I can find a PS3 anywhere I go, Wii's though, no where to be found

Is it so hard for websites to specify the country/region they're talking about? Really ****es me off that I have to go and investigate if it's US-only data (note my annoyance is at the source website, not Neowin =). You'd think that website editors would notice that they are read the world over by now ...

GreenMartian said,
And I can't imagine where else in the world would MLB be in the top 10 best seller list :P

Japan? call me crazy but I've heard they like baseball over there.....even american players.