Wii takes the console crown

You should always watch the quiet ones with the nunchuck controllers, they say. And the mysterious ‘they’ are right: while Microsoft and S

You should always watch the quiet ones with the nunchuck controllers, they say. And the mysterious ‘they’ are right: while Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles were distracted by their processing arms race, Nintendo’s Wii has sneaked in and outsold them both.According to research by the NDP Group, a stonking 436,000 Wiis were sold in the US in January, compared to 294,000 Xbox 360s and a measly 244,000 PS3s. Sony’s powerhouse got an even bigger drubbing in Japan, where the Wii racked up over a million sales – more than twice as many as the PS3. Even Mario’s eyebrows were raised by that one.Figures for the UK haven’t been confirmed, as the PS3 isn’t on sale here till March, but are likely to follow a similar pattern. Analysts are even suggesting that Wiis will become about as commonplace as toasters, with the prediction that a third of all Japanese and US homes will have one by 2011.We’re fully behind the Wii, of course, and quite frequently indulge in lunchtime games of Wario Ware. But, believe us, once you’ve played Motorstorm on the PS3, you’ll have no option but to buy both.