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Wii beats 360 and PS3 to 1 million sales in Canada

Nintendo system outsells PS3 and Xbox 360 combined in 2008

Nintendo's Wii has become the first of the current generation of home consoles to sell over one million units in Canada.

The system has sold just under 1,060,000 units by the end of July according to data from NPD, reports CTV.ca.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 has so far sold just over 870,000 units in the region, with Sony's PlayStation 3 selling just over 520,000 units by the end of July.

For the first seven months of 2008, the Wii sold more units than both the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined. Nintendo's console sold 376,000 units, compared to 200,000 PS3s and 154,000 Xbox 360s.

The Xbox 360 was first of the systems released in Canada, in November 2005, with the PS3 and Wii following a year later.

NPD states that sales of hardware, software and peripherals in Canada were up 54 per cent in 2008, to CAD 920,000.

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