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The Xbox 360 was the best-selling gaming console in 2011, according to data compiled in a new report.
According to GeekWire.com, which collected data from public earnings reports, says Microsoft sold more Xbox 360 consoles than the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 for the calendar year. This marks the first time the Xbox 360 lead console hardware sales for the year since 2006 when the PS3 and Wii first launched.
In 2011, Microsoft sold 14.9 million units compared with 14.1 million for the PS3 and 10.33 million for the Wii. For the holiday quarter, Microsoft took the lead with 8.2 million consoles sold where Sony sold 6.5 million PS3s and Nintendo with 5.6 million Wiis during the same period.
Life-to-date, Nintendo Wii still leads everyone with 95 million Wiis
sold compared with 66 million Xbox 360s for Microsoft and 62 million PS3s