Xbox 360 overtakes Wii as most searched for console

Microsoft's Xbox 360 has surpassed total online searches for Nintendo Wii said web analytics firm Hitwise on Friday. New games, price drop rumors, and inquiries about hardware issues were all cited for the increase.

The news marks the first time since Wii launched on November 2006 that a different system has become the most sought after video game console on the internet.

While online traffic is a good indicator surrounding the success of a given product, inquiries of failing Xbox 360 units and Microsoft's newly announced 3-year warranty extension are sure to have contributed to the increase in addition to 360 price drop rumors and its strong line up of upcoming games.

Since debuting, Wii has outsold both Xbox 360 and PS3 in that order for consecutive months.

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