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Wii is 'most played' console

Research claims more people will purchase Wii than other platform, as new titles announced

Nintendo has hit back at industry observers who claim that the Wii is a fading platform, citing an NPD study that indicates that the motion-based console is the most played platform in the US.

Reggie Fils-Aime, hosting the firm's E3 Expo press conference, also claimed that a separate recent study showed that more people were intending to purchase a Wii than any other console.

He also cited last December's sales results, when the Wii broke US records for the number of consoles sold in a single month, while the platform has also sold the highest number of software units since its launch 43 months ago than any other platform in a similar timeframe.

Fils-Aime attributed so-called 'bridge titles' that keep people playing between the blockbuster hits, announcing the launch of Just Dance 2, and a follow-up to Nintendo 64 smash hit Goldeneye, which will be released in November.

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