Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is reportedly set to surpass Nintendo’s Wii in lifetime sales here in the UK.
Recent Chart-Track data claims that the Xbox 360 is only a few thousand sales away from overtaking the Wii, following an impressive 2012 for Microsoft’s machine.
Nintendo confirmed late last year that the Wii, which launched in 2006, has sold around 8 million units in the UK. Now, according to figures supplied to CVG, the Xbox 360 is less than 200,000 unit sales behind beating that 8 million figure.
On a global scale the motion-controlled Wii will remain top-dog for the foreseeable future, laying claim to some 97 million worldwide sales. Both Sony’s PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 are said to have sold in the region of 70 million consoles.
However, this UK sales trend is hardly shocking. The drawn-out reveal and subsequent launch of the new Wii U, will mean that consumers will no longer be looking to pick-up an ‘old’ Wii. Not only that but the 360 has enjoyed increased sales in its later years, which, along with no concrete signs of a new Xbox (from Microsoft at least), make this news altogether less than surprising.