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April's figures showed the Wii was outselling the PlayStation 3 four-to-one in Japan, and last month the gap widened even further, with the cheaper Nintendo console now five-to-one ahead, reports Bloomberg.

Bloomberg, quoting figures from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain Inc, revealed that 251,794 Wiis had been sold in Japan in May, five times as many units as the PS3. Microsoft's Xbox 360 lagged even further behind, with 11,082 units changing hands last month. Exact figures were not given for PS3 sales, but they are likely to be in the region of 50,000.

The story was much the same in the battle of the handhelds, with the Nintendo DS having sold 620,670 to the PlayStation Portable's 123,673 during May.
Source Still selling like mad.
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And this despite there still being shortages of the Wii!
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This proves that there are more people willing to spend $220 than $500, much more than 2.273 times as many, as in it isn't a proportional relationship, but an exponential one. Simple economics sure are complicated! Oh wait-
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and the wii is more fun. I could afford a X-Box360 and a PS3 if i wanted one. But i just got a wii because well im not a console fps person and They offer me no games i like
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It has been well known for months that the Wii was outselling PS3 large margin.Wii is enjoying alot of exposure due to affordable price and decent line-up of opening games. Question is how long can it last? There upcoming lineup is the weakest of the 3 systems. Widely known to be the weakest of the 3 grahpically also. How long can u live of the motion censor gimmick of waving ur arms around? Don't see how people can give up games like Mass Effect and Too Human for X360 and GT5 and Metal Gear 4 for PS3. Is waving ur arms around really that much fun?
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It's going to be interesting to see if Nintendo releases a new and better version of the Wii in a few years. With as much success as the Wii is getting now, just imagine what will happen with the next system.
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It has been well known for months that the Wii was outselling PS3 large margin.Wii is enjoying alot of exposure due to affordable price and decent line-up of opening games. Question is how long can it last? There upcoming lineup is the weakest of the 3 systems. Widely known to be the weakest of the 3 grahpically also. How long can u live of the motion censor gimmick of waving ur arms around? Don't see how people can give up games like Mass Effect and Too Human for X360 and GT5 and Metal Gear 4 for PS3. Is waving ur arms around really that much fun?
I think the Wii will be a strong performer for a good time to come, but that bubble is bound to burst. I have one and it I use it much less than my 360 and PS3. The graphics are just to crappy for me and it hinders the experience - It's hard to go from 360/PS3/PC graphics to something like Zelda.

I bought it for the classic games/virtual console. And the hopes that a good Star Wars game will come out that allows me to yield a light saber.

I honestly think once the price of the PS3 drops, and the 360 for that matter, the Wii will have the table turned on it.
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Um...Well most dont play those games... And Just like lots of people said. Nintendo has the masses. When HANNA MONTANNA (Disney game) has outsold EVERY psp game like 2:1 You know sony messed up.


Also graphics arent everything
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I find my PS3 alot more fun then my Wii. The only game I found fun on the Wii was zelda.

Alot of the Wii games are for the younger crowd IMHO.
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I find my PS3 alot more fun then my Wii. The only game I found fun on the Wii was zelda.

A lot of the Wii games are for the younger crowd IMHO.
I'd have to agree, it seems to me that Nintendo is "doing a Sony" in that it is the company with a huge fan following this time around but seems to be getting just a tad overconfident, by which I am referring to the totally gimped online infrastructure (Friend Codes are the epitome of suckitude).

As a financial investment for Nintendo, they've struck gold and are going to be doing quite well for themselves for a long time to come, but for more serious gamers, I find the Wii sadly deficient.

Twilight Princess was fun, but as mentioned, most of the games and the console itself cater towards younger crowds and party gamers, which isn't necessarily a bad thing (it sure as hell isn't for Nintendo) but for people like me (and, I would imagine quite a few people here) who just want to play GTA IV, MGS4, Oblivion, Haze and Crysis in all their next-gen glory, its going to have to be the "real" next-gen consoles and PCs all the way...

I remember laughing off a quote by a Sony big-wig who called the Wii an impulse buy, but now I find myself agreeing...
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