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Wii and DS top European console install base

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The latest IDG data released by GameStop has revealed that the active European games console market consists of an install base of around 150 million units.

Of those, 114 million are current-generation machines that are still on the market with both the Nintendo DS and Wii holding the majority with 46 million and 24.9 million units respectively. Such figures were as of December 2010, so may have risen slightly since.

The full breakdown is as follows:
– Nintendo DS, 46 million units
– Nintendo Wii, 24.9 million units
– Sony PSP, 14.8 million units
– Sony PlayStation 3, 14.7 million units
– Microsoft Xbox 360, 13.7 million units

[Thanks, MCV]

Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.

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