UK Console Sales Update!
|GameCube has enjoyed a bumper week at UK retail, with sales of the console surpassing main rival Xbox for only the second time in several months, while all major home consoles, with one notable exception...
GameCube has enjoyed a bumper week at UK retail, with sales of the console
surpassing main rival Xbox for only the second time in several months, while all
major home consoles, with one notable exception, enjoyed a healthy, if
predictable, rise in the run up to Christmas.
For the week ending November 22, GameCube sold slightly more consoles than
Xbox, with sales for the period approaching 19,000 units.
'Cube sales increased around 35 percent in total, suggesting that Mario
Kart's recent release and the subsequent 'Cube and Kart bundle was a strong
factor, pushing past Xbox whose sales, despite some staggeringly generous
bundles available at present, only rose by a fraction for the period.
More bad news for Nokia, however, as sales of N-Gage were down by almost a
quarter on the previous week, with a little over 200 units sold through
ChartTrack's 6,000 accredited specialist retailers.
PS2 remains way out in front, however. Last week saw a rise in sales of a
fifth, with over 65,000 consoles sold in total. A market in decline? Seems that
somebody forgot to tell Sony..
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