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Nintendo officials have claimed victory in the December sales results, with a reported 70% increase on year-on-year figures. These results compare particularly favorably ...

David Jenkins, Blogger

January 19, 2004

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Nintendo officials have claimed victory in the December sales results, with a reported 70% increase on year-on-year figures. These results compare particularly favorably to the PlayStation 2, whose world-wide sales have fallen by 8% in the last two months of the year and by a massive 27% in North America. Microsoft’s fortunes have been harder to gauge due to a lack of official sales figures but the company is claiming an improvement year-on-year – although this is only thought to be by a few percentage points. It remains to be seen what effect these figures will have on the global installed user base, but pre-Christmas figures gave the GameCube a lead over the Xbox of around 100,000 units. Neither console has any chance of catching the PlayStation 2 though, which recently passed the 70 million shipments mark. Source: GameInfoWire.com

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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