Time to get a new editor (or Spencer being a grammar nerd)

July 12, 2007

Posted by Spencer:

This is a very interesting article in the New York Times talking about the state of video game consoles and how Nintendo is pretty much cleaning up with the competition. What caught me as interesting in the article was the following:

“While both Nintendo’s $250 Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3 were introduced last November, Nintendo has sold 2.8 million machines, twice as many as Sony.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, introduced 18 months ago, has sold 5.4 units, according to NPD Group, a market analysis firm.”

If this is to be believed there have only been five and just less than a half Xbox 360’s sold in the last year and a half.

I suppose it is supposed to be assumed that the number of units is in millions. I think that is bad editing on the part of the Times.