Despite being on the market a year longer than the Wii, Nintendo's latest console has taken less than a year to overtake the Xbox 360's worldwide sales. According to VGchartz.com, the Wii has sold 10.57 million systems, while the Xbox 360 has sold 10.51 million units.
Effective on August 24, the Xbox 360 console will be the victim of price drops. The Premium bundle will be reduced to ?249.99, Core ?179.99 and the Elite will have an estimated retail price of ?299.99.
In what was previously one of the advantages of the 'Elite' console, Microsoft have confirmed that the Xbox 360 Premium bundle (not core) will now be available with a HDMI port.
Microsoft have found themselves looking straight into a $1.15 billion (US) repair bill. According to CRN.com, Microsoft has admitted that all of the 11.6 million 360's sold in the past 19 months suffer from a design flaw resulting in hardware failure.
Dominating the market since launch, the Wii's reign of dominance isn't showing any signs of weakness. The latest console sales figures have revealed that the Wii is outselling the PS3 on a six to one ratio in Japan.
It wasn't all that long ago when we reported that modded Xbox 360 consoles will be banned from Xbox Live, and that was the case for some time, until now.
After being seated last in the previous generation?s console wars, Nintendo now finds themselves dominating the market with two innovative machines, the DS and Wii. Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo America has talked to The New York Times about their reign of dominance.
The latest firmware update for the PS3 has arrived, but can it help boost the falling consoles sales...
Yves Guillemot, chief executive of Ubisoft, Europe's second-largest game publisher, says the PS3 is too overpriced to compete with rivals Nintendo and Microsoft.
Since Sony enabled Folding@Home on the PS3, the console has already contributed more than half of the total processing power of Folding@home. With that said, Microsoft has had a look at the possibilities of a client on the Xbox360.
Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft?s entertainment division, recently claimed that the original Xbox system is graphically superior to Nintendo's Wii.
One thing that currently drives the console world is new kinds of user interaction with games. Sony's PS2 is now handing all its "Eye Toy" glory over to the PS3 with the new "Playstation Eye".
Nintendo's Wii will no doubt continue to lead the current generation console sales but will supplies be an issue?