Wednesday, August 08, 2007
10 million Wiis sold, top console by next week
Nintendo´s Wii has broken through the significant barrier of 10 million units sold worldwide, according to Videogame Charts. At the current pace, Wii will become the top console by August 19th. Let me talk you through it.
Currently, Wii is a mere 290.000 units away from claiming the top spot. In Japan, Wii has sold 70.765 units more than the Xbox360 last week. In the US, the number was 56.941 and in Europe we are looking at a weekly surplus of 46.855 units.
Add those figures up and you find that Wii is closing the gap on Xbox360 by 174.561 units every week. At that pace, it will take 1,66 weeks for Wii to level with its competitor. That would be around the end of next week, say Sunday, 19th of August.
EDIT Actually, the current sales figures have already gone down to a difference of only 220.000, reducing the time span to 1,26 weeks. This equates to one week and around 1,75 days - so expect Nintendo to claim the throne between Friday 17th and Saturday 18th.
EDIT By the way, according to the NexGenWars figures, the difference between Wii and Xbox360 is still 1,20 million units. Hence Nintendo would be market leader within 6,89 weeks - around the first week of October.
Source: Videogame Charts