Microsoft: “The Wii third party game story is not a pretty one”

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 11 August 2008 14:00 GMT

This GI report casts aspersions on Nintendo’s claim that third-parties fair best on Wii, with senior Microsoft PR bod David Dennis saying that, “No matter how you slice it, the Wii third party game story is not a pretty one.”

Microsoft reckons, quoting NPD data:

  • Total third party sales for the Xbox 360 since launch is currently 67,929,999 units, followed by the Wii at 33,394,311 units and the PlayStation 3 at 19,976,325 units.
  • Third party sales for the Xbox 360 since the launch of the Wii and PS3 is 54,065,728 units, still almost double the Wii’s 33,394,311 units.
  • If you take the total number of units sold and divide that by the number of titles released since November 2006, the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are selling more units per title on average than the Wii. This puts the Xbox 360 at 217,252 units per title, the PS3 at 156,065 units and the Wii at 132,517 units.

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