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Nintendo’s Wii has become the first next-gen console to pass the 1 million sales mark in Canada, outpacing both the Xbox 360 and PS3. According to data from The NPD Group, the console has also outsold its rivals for the first seven months of the year so f

David Jenkins, Blogger

August 26, 2008

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Nintendo’s Wii has become the first next gen console to pass the 1 million sales mark in Canada, outpacing both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. According to data from The NPD Group the Wii has an installed userbase in Canada of just under 1.06 million, as of July 2008. This compares to 870,000 for the Xbox 360, which launched a year earlier, and 520,000 for the PlayStation 3 – which launched just two days before the Wii. As of June, worldwide sales for the Wii stood at 29.62 million, compared to 19 million for the Xbox 360 and 14.4 million for the PlayStation 3. As reported by the Associated Press via CTV.ca, the Wii also outperformed both consoles in the first seven months of 2008, with 376,000 unit sales - compared to 200,000 for the PlayStation 3 and 154,000 for the Xbox 360. Currently, five of the top 10 selling games in the July Canadian sales chart are for the Wii, led by Mario Kart Wii.

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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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