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