360 overtakes Wii in UK software sales

Sales of Xbox 360 overtook those of Wii in the UK last year, making Microsoft’s console the top grossing format in software terms in the UK in 2009.

Xbox 360 raked in 459m in sales throughout the period according to numbers from ELSPA, generating more revenue than any other platform. Wii still won in raw unit terms, however, with 18m games sold.

The news marks a mixed few days for Nintendo’s machine. Record breaking performances in the US and Europe, as well as an impressive recovery in Japan, have been countered by publisher apathy from Capcom and Sega.

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