2010's Global Console Sales At A Glance

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Some supplementary information provided as part of Nintendo's latest financial results has got something interesting tucked away amidst all the chest-beating: global home console sales data for 2010.

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That's data for all three home console platform holders across the United States, Europe and Japan from January 2010 until around September.

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What's interesting is that, considering the figures were published by Nintendo, about the only conclusive thing they show is a global and sustained decline in Wii sales. There are a few other patterns - the Xbox 360's surge in the US, the PS3 picking up in Europe and Nintendo not even bothering to include Microsoft's console in Japanese figures - but that Wii drop-off is simply the most obvious and important of the lot.

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Deidara273
Deidara273

I almost feel sad that the 360 sales in Japan are so low that they don't bother to show them