Wii U.S. sales surpass Xbox 360 (VGChartz)

No surprise here. According to the semi-reliable VGChartz, Wii surpassed the Xbox 360 in the U.S. as of June 1, 2008. Nice job Nintendo.

18 Responses to Wii U.S. sales surpass Xbox 360 (VGChartz)

  1. wii wii says:

    Good job for Nintendo, they have a lot of Wii owners out there!

    Nothing like saying according to the ” SEMI RELIABLE ” to make a good news post go sour. =)

    Then gain, it looks pretty obvious, the Wii is the undeniable winner so far, and probably for the long run. So it does not matter I guess…

  2. DRock067 says:

    VGChartz, is becoming more reliable. they just brokered a deal to supply a German Nintendo Mag with sales charts.

  3. NinKenDo says:

    Soooo NOW 3rd parties are going to take them seriously right? They will start making top tier game for the market leader with their top development teams…. right? … or will they continue to churn out crap, becauze Nintendoz iz for Babiez and idiotz who will buy anything… *sigh*

  4. Deax2er says:

    a major portion of the gaming industry is still in denial of the Wii’s success. They just can’t believe their eyes, and continue to garner full support for 360, or Ps3 first Then Wii….And that strategy is only going to put stakes into wallet and they are going to bleed cash.

  5. Joltman says:

    Awesome.
    IIRC, I believe the actual surpassing occurred last month…

  6. Bree says:

    Nintendo went out on a limb with the Wii and I’m glad it’s worked out for them. It turns out gamers appreciate innovation rather than just the same old tried-and-true omg-we-have-better-graphics tactic. I’m glad a gaming company gave something new a try, and I’m even happier it was my beloved Nintendo that started it all. I’ve never been a fan of XBox or Play Station so I think it’s hilarious that a Nintendo system (that you play by waving around a remote!) is outselling both companies now.

  7. Now all that is left is to surpass XBOX 360 is in million unit sellers and total software sales in the Americas in which they are 31 million units behind.

  8. Craig says:

    It looks like Xbox 360 and PS3 sales are slowing down too. The Wii had a burst during the holidays, but the number of consoles appears to be increasing at the same rate throughout the graph.

    Maybe these sales figures will make Sony and Microsoft realize that you aren’t going to get the best numbers by appealing to just the “hardcore” audience. I’m a 360 owner too and it took me a few years to come to the realization that graphics don’t make a game. The eye candy looks pretty and makes it easier to be sucked into that environment, but after the glimmer goes away you’re left disappointed, looking for the next piece of eye candy.

  9. DonWii says:

    Wii surpassed 360 in the Americas, North and South. It is a few units away, I believe, from beating out 360 in the U.S. alone.

  10. gametaku says:

    It’s much easier to make money off of something that is known than something that is unknown. That’s not an excuse, but more of a reason why less devs and pubs aren’t taking the plunge. As I’ve said before the Wii’s worldwide sales nee to equal the combined sales of the 360 and PS3 before we start seeing true major shifts. that should happen by the middle of next year if sales continue at the right their going and the investments a few dedicated teams are making on the platform succeed.

  11. Jeff says:

    I expect the major press sites and most publishers to continue to move the goalposts back farther for Nintendo. They just can’t ever seem to grab the upper hand over their competitors.

    The Wii is too hardcore (2005), but wait! Wii is for kids and Nintendo fans only (2006), but wait! it’s for grandmas (2007), but wait! it’s for girls (2008) but wait! it’s for casuals (2008).

    The Wii has such a chameleon-like userbase that’s hard to pin down. It’s almost as if all types of gamers own it and thus would expect all types of software, such as shooters and racers and RPGS, complex games and simple games, like the selection a market leader deserves.

  12. KillerHeroes says:

    So despite the huge sales slapping them in the face, developers still don’t want to take the Wii seriously *cough*Ubisoft*cough*.

  13. M.I.S. says:

    Wouldn’t it be just the most fun thing ever (apart from gaming) to see these prehistoric dinosaurs unable to evolve from their bigger is better mindset and go extinct?

  14. wiizy says:

    of course innovation over crap.. lets go celtics in the basketball playoffs, kobe is not jordan..

  15. RoyalRook says:

    It’s a Mad World baby, mad world.

  16. gametaku says:

    What evidence do we have that new users are making up a bulk of the sales? If anything I think they’re adding significantly to them, but with so many of the games labeled casual have appealed to gamers as a whole. I think Nintendo and a few other companies have just been making games that appeal to us in a new or different way. A way that has somebody who loves Zelda playing Nintendogs on the toilet.

    I think it’s been more than just bringing in new people or “casuals” as they’re often labeled, but reappealing to the core, or really everyone in general.

  17. JOBERI says:

    I am not really superb with English but I come up this very leisurely to read .

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Wii U.S. sales surpass Xbox 360 (VGChartz)

No surprise here. According to the semi-reliable VGChartz, Wii surpassed the Xbox 360 in the U.S. as of June 1, 2008.

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