Activision Blizzard: Wii to sell 16m in 2009

Activision president Mike Griffith has predicted that in the next year 16 million Wiis will be sold over 2009, forecasting healthy sales increases for all the remaining leading formats.

For calendar year 2009, we expect the installed base of hardware in North America and Europe will be up eight million units for the PS3 and up eight million units for the Xbox 360,” said Griffith in the company’s Q4 2008 earnings call, before going on to reveal: We expect the Wii to add more than 16 million units.”

The Activision boss also speculated on the combined sales of the portable market: We expect handhelds will grow in excess of 21 million units.”

Activision has posted a $72 million fourth quarter loss, despite a yearly combined revenue of $5 billion.

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