According to the latest unofficial sales figures, the Nintendo Wii is closing rapidly on the Xbox 360, having surpasses 4 million consoles sold by the end of 2006, the latest figures suggest the Big N may also have beaten their next target - 6 million consoles by the end of March 2007.
Sales figures from VGCharts.org puts worldwide sales for the Wii at 6.03 million, a week ahead of the company's previously predicted milestone. If these figures prove accurate what they also mean is that the Wii is rapidly closing on the Xbox 360 - having already quadrupled sales of the system in Japan. The 360 presently stands at 9.66 million sales, according to the tracking site.
It all means that Microsoft are going to have to pull out all the stops to stay ahead, while the PS3 has an awful lot of catching-up to do, especially in PAL regions. The ten million mark must now be in Ninty's sights, and while the 360 will almost certainly reach this number first, the Wii is certainly gaining rapidly, perhaps proving the cleverness of Nintendo's next-gen strategy; the appeal of the system to non-core gamers, etc.