Wii Are the Champions

Nintendo game console outsells Sony and Microsoft combined
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2007 3:29 AM CDT
A visitor swings a wireless game controller as he plays a golf simulation by Electronic Arts (EA) with a Nintendo Wii console at the Electronic Arts (EA) booth at the Games Convention, the fair for interactive...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Vdeo gamers were reaching for the Wii-mote in July after buying up an impressive 425,000 Nintendo Wii consoles—more than twice the sales of either X-Box 360 or Playstation 3.  It was a strong month for video games as a whole, with console sales more than doubling since June to $286 million.

The industry is on pace to make record US sales of up to $18 billion this year, reports Bloomberg. Nintendo is in a dominant position, with both the Wii console and the top hand-held player, the DS, which outsold Sony’s PSP in July—405,000 units to 215,000 for the PSP.