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Nintendo Wii Interest Beat PS3, Xbox 360 Post-Launches RRS feed

  • Question

  • by Gary Adamo

    According to PriceGrabber.co.uk, Wii trumped both PS3 and Xbox 360 when it comes to online searches after each system launched.

    The word straight from PG:

    Three weeks post the launch of the Sony Playstation 3, PriceGrabber.co.uk has drawn comparison between pre and post launch hype for the three lead consoles - Playstation3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.

    Pricegrabber.co.uk, a leading UK shopping comparison site which features merchants including Comet.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk and Play.com, found that in the six weeks since launch, searches for Playstation 3 are not as popular in comparison with the post-launch periods for its two main rivals.

    However, despite this, interest in PlayStation 3 has been steadily growing. Searches in the two weeks prior to launch for PS3 were up by 100%. Searches for the same term at the current time are up by a further 127%, showing a growing interest in the console.

    In comparison, though, the big winner in the console wars appears to be Nintendo, with searches for the Wii console increasing by 579% in the six weeks post its launch date. Searches post launch for ‘Xbox console’ increased by 250%..

    Additional popular searches this month have included Plasma TV’s and LCD TV’s - perhaps a sign that people are hoping to get the best experience possible with the console they choose to buy.

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:52 AM