WII VERSUS XBOX, ANDROID VERSUS IPAD

  • The Wii Machine is still the most popular game console, with 2.6 million units sold in December, according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, but those sales numbers are followed very closely by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 with 2.5 million. Sony’s PlayStation 3 sold 1.2 million.
  • It’s worth noting, however, that Nintendo’s Wii Machine has been out for four years, but the new Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 has been out just a few months. Wii machine sales dropped 32 percent in December, 2010 compared with the same month the previous year; Xbox sales were up 91 percent and Sony’s PlayStation 3 had a 12 percent decline.
  • Tablets using Google’s Android operating system are hot, especially the Samsung Galaxy Tab. A study by Gartner Research predicts 55 million units will be sold in 2011.

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