@ happy squirrel and fishyjoe
i guess you can make a valid argument that the Wii can be related to this article, but i was trying to compare the similarities of this article to the ps3.
The Wii sold almost double in its first year plus a few months, than the ps2 did in its first year plus a few months, worldwide. So unlike the ps2, Wii sales so far are considerably different than the ps2 IMO. they are more similar to the ps3 sales cause first year (plus a couple months) sales of the ps2 were about 9.2 million (i think), and the ps3 had around 8.9, so i'm thinking the ps3 is more similar to the ps2 than Wii-ps2.
The PS2 was exclusive to Japan most of the first year. Making a launch comparison on a worldwide basis fails for this reason.
The PS2 sold more in its first two days than the PS3 did for the first 8 months in Japan.