Despite recession, Wii still on pace with record PS2 sales

WiiThe Wii phenomenon has slowed this year. Consoles are easy to find. And excitement has been subdued. But the Wii is still selling at a record pace, says Anita Frazier, analyst at NPD, the official tracker of U.S. video game sales.

“There is a lot of speculation about Wii and whether Nintendo will take a price cut as sales comps to last year show declines,” she said Thursday. “It’s interesting to note that the Wii is still selling at levels comparable to what the PS2 was doing at about this point in its lifecycle.” With 138 million sold worldwide, the PS2 is the best selling console of all time.

This of course is great news for Nintendo. Not so great for those wanting to save some money and still own a Wii. In any case, the console moved 277k units last month, followed by the Xbox 360 with 215k, and the PS3 with 210k. DS blew them all out of the water though, with 552k sold in August.