Console Wars : Wii takes a hit, Sony takes the lead.
The latest sales figures are in and it now seems the gloss is starting to come off Nintendo’s flag ship product the Wii. With reported sales in the last 6 months at $766.1 US Million, down 52% on last years figures, most are picking that this is a clear sign that the Nintendo Wii is on its way out.
The decline in sales of the Wii appears to be closely matched with the growth in sales of the Apple iPhone. As previously reported on GameGuide, the iPhone is infact the most popular portable gaming console of all (according to apple), with game titles well in excess of any other in its category.
Meanwhile the news is all good for Sony as the Playstation 3 has now become the #1 console in the United States.
While the report paints a bleak picture for the execs at Nintendo, it would be fair to say that there has been a stack load of other factors that has impactedÂ the globe, and while Nintendo may be licking a few wounds they have always shown a uncanny knack to hang in there and pull one out of the bag once in a while.