Nintendo has claimed market leadership of the home console market in Germany. The German financial newspaper €uro am Sonntag cites industry insiders who in turn cite the following sales figures from the ´Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK)´:
Monthly sales in July paint a clear picture of the current trend:
I recently estimated on the basis of current Videogame Charts figures that Nintendo also just snatched worlwide market leadership in the home console market. The GfK figures should be regarded as more reliable, though.
EDIT At the Games Convention, I confronted SCED´s head of PR, Uwe Bassendowski, with the above figures. He gave me the GfK´s weekly figures (13th - 19th of August):
He insisted on adding the PS2 numbers, saying that in overall hardware sales Sony was the clear market leader and sold the most consoles right now.
Source: €uro am Sonntag (German)
Thanks to: MaxConsole