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Wii could outsell PS2, says Iwata

Games Industry - July 16, 2007

Submitted by Making_Waves (706) at 10:59AM PST on July 16, 2007

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said he believes the Wii could outsell PlayStation 2 over the course of its lifetime to become the most popular console ever. Sony's PS2 sales of 100 million units is an extraordinary number that our home game console business has not achieved, Iwata told Reuters. But if we can make our bid to expand the gaming population a continued success, we could exceed that. More than 120 million PS2 units have been shipped since the console launched in 2000. Nintendo sold 5.8 million Wii consoles between December 2006 and March 2007, and is predicting that a further 14 million will be sold by March next year.

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