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The Nintendo Wii has contributed greatly to overall hardware sales in the U.S., putting up much better numbers in 2007 than the GameCube in its later years. The GameCube and original Xbox have for the most part disappeared, but Sony's PlayStation 2 remains a force, maintaining its sales and matching the Xbox 360. Its intended successor, the PS3, comes in third in next-gen console sales.
Though Europe's market is only half of that in the U.S., Nintendo has managed to duplicate its sales success with the Wii in the territory. System sales for the PlayStation 2 continue to surpass those of the Xbox 360, and the PS3 takes second in the next-gen console sales competition, also overtaking the Xbox 360. As these charts only track January - September sales, it is important to note that they do not take into account hardware and software sold during the holiday season.