According to a report by DFC Intelligence the Wii will not be the bestselling 7th generation home console in the US. DFC believes that the Xbox 360 by the time it is done selling will have passed the Wii.
“Amazingly Microsoft didn’t have to do much exaggerating as in its seventh full year on the market the Xbox 360 had a stellar performance. For its generation, the Xbox 360, not the Wii, will end up as the number one selling console system in the US,” said DFC.
DFC has given its forecast for the three 7th generation home consoles. The Xbox 360 is expected to sell 46.1 million units by 2017 in the US, while the Wii is expected to sell 42.1 million units. The PlayStation 3 lags behind with 33.5 million units sold.
“Shockingly it was in the later years of its life that the Xbox 360 really took off,” DFC added. “The success of Microsoft and the Xbox 360 during the past two years highlights a radical changing of the guard in the game industry. Much has been made about a steady video game sales decline in the past three years.”