/// Xbox Still Holds Console Lead, but Here Comes the Next Generation

November 9, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Microsoft said yesterday that the Xbox 360 has now been the best-selling videogame console for 22 straight months, but can that winning streak continue? Starting Nov. 18, Nintendo will start selling the Wii U, marking the beginning of the next generation of videogaming hardware. Nintendo has not said how many Wii U’s it expects to sell, but it is forecasting 10 million units combined for both the original Wii and the Wii U this year. Already, retailers have sold out of the limited quantities made available for preorders, but more will be available on launch day. In a previous interview with AllThingsD , Nintendo North American President Reggie Fils-Aime said, “We are looking to max out production as quickly as possible.” Meanwhile, in the month of October, Microsoft said it sold 270,000 Xbox units, or more than any other console. Based on data from the NPD Group, it says it continues to hold a 56 percent market share of the current generation of consoles, including the original Wii U and the Playstation 3

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Xbox Still Holds Console Lead, but Here Comes the Next Generation


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