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Console sales across the UK have boomed over the past 12 months, and Nintendo's Wii reigns supreme, according to the latest stats. Market watcher GfK Chart Track has revealed that, between September 2007 and September 2008, the collective installed base of all the big five consoles - that’s the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Yet another console topic that will cause more flaming

    Another console topic that will fuel more flame wars concerning my console is better then your console banter.

  2. Nick Beer

    not surprising

    Too skint to go out? Stay in and play Medal of Honour!

  3. Hallainzil

    If the Xbox won, then not by much...

    "The PS3’s sales have risen from 400,000 units to 1.4m units..."

    1.4m - 0.4m = 1m

    "...the Xbox 360’s rise from 1.3m units to 2.3m units..."

    2.3m - 1.3m = 1m

    Assuming there's a bit of rounding going on here, it's possible that the Xbox did ship more units this year, but not many.

  4. Joe K
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    No surprise

    During the last Great Depression the movie business exploded as people craved escapism from reality.

    Now during this one every can happily shoot their fellow unemployed collegues in the face all day long in Resistance 2 and Gears of War.

    See you there.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Incomplete Analysis

    Are more units being sold because the cost per unit is less ?

    More pertinent analysis is required - are we spending more on these things or are we spending less - i.e. are Nintendo and Sony revenues for this segment in the same period increasing or decreasing?

  6. John Sims

    Consoles / games killing Pubs?

    I wonder if anyone has factered in the rise in console and game sales and fall in people going to pubs. Maybe it's not just the smoking ban that's killing the pub trade - maybe it's World of Warcraft!

    P.S. Still no dead vulture picture - get it sorted Reg!

  7. It'sa Mea... Mario


    Games will get you through times of no money but money will not help in times of no games...

    something like that anyway ;-)

    Aciiiiiiiiiiiiiid face to go with the 'other' version of that phrase.

  8. Zmodem

    sells will soon be down

    its just people thinking of the future. with it still being a year or few for the nation get freeview and documentrys and movies on every night on c5. its too expensive to go out down the pub. and need something to do when you stay in

  9. rick buck
    Paris Hilton

    Games, not jobs.

    We got games,

    We 'aint got jobs.

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