Speaking to Mackenzie Financial, Nintendo of Canada VP and GM Ron Bertram spoke about the Wii launch numbers North America. According to him, there will be 1 million consoles available at launch, compared to 400,000 PS3 consoles. From the interview:
“We’re looking at a million (units) for North America at launch. When Sony came out (with their PS3 announcement), they said 300,000 (actually Sony said 400,000).
“If we get what we’re supposed to get, this will be our most plentiful launch in the 15 years I’ve been at Nintendo. All signs are actually extremely positive.”
As many know, it’s one thing to have a million consoles, but another thing to actually sell a million consoles. While the 400,000 PS3s will most likely sell out to the loyal Sony fans on the first day of launch, Nintendo might have difficulties convincing the general gamers to get a Wii at launch.
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