Bullish Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, has opened his mouth again. This time, he tells us that the Wii's total sales will surpass those of the Xbox 360 in the US by June.
He pointed to Super Smash Bros. Brawl
as one of the games that will drive Wii sales past those of its Microsoft rival.
By SPOnG's reckoning (using the NPD figures released for console lifetimes
as of December 31st 2007 combined with January sales figures
) Nintendo had sold 7,674,000 Wiis as of the end of January, while Microsoft had sold 9,380,000. Given the Wii's consistently strong sales in the US, it looks likely that it will overtake the 360 - whether it will do it by June, however, remains to be seen.Smash Bros
became the fastest Wii game to hit one million sales
in Japan after it launched on January 31st.Sources: Bloomberg, MCV