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Console sales across the UK have boomed over the past 12 months, and Nintendo's Wii reigns supreme, according to the latest stats.

Market watcher GfK Chart Track has revealed that, between September 2007 and September 2008, the collective installed base of all the big five consoles - that’s the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the Wii, the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable - jumped from 8.8m to 17.3m units in the UK.

Sales of Nintendo’s Wii now stand at 3.6m units, up from 1.1m units in September 2007 - a 227 per cent increase. The PS3’s sales have risen from 400,000 units to 1.4m units, during the same period, a Wii-beating increase of 250 per cent. But the Sony console was beaten in pure unit-shipment terms by the Xbox 360’s rise from 1.3m units to 2.3m units, a jump of 76.0 per cent.

Things are looking up for handheld consoles. Sales of Nintendo’s DS almost doubled over the past 12 months, rising from 3.8m to 7.1m units, while Sony’s PSP sales tally went up from 2.2m to 2.9m units - a more modest increase of 31.8 per cent - during the same period.

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