Wii takes back No. 1 position from PS3 at retailer
by Marcus Lai

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Nintendo Co.'s Wii home video game system took back the No. 1 sales position from Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 at over the weekend due a recent restock that increased sales for the motion-sensitive console.

On Sun., Wii sales increased 400 percent when Amazon held a restock of the popular video game product for its customers.

The sales surge bumped the PS3 to No. 2 from a No. 1 position.

Wii has been a mass market hit, selling 2.84 million units in the U.S. to date. Top titles include Wii Sports, Wii Play, and Mario Party 8.

Sony has enjoyed rebounded sales following a price break that lowered the 60GB PS3 SKU to $499 from $599. The PS3 reached the No. 1 sales position at Amazon's Computer & Video Games division on July 10, one day after the official price drop announcement.

Nintendo expects to ship 14 million Wii units worldwide this business year, compared to Sony's 11 million PS3 units worldwide this fiscal year.

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