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Wii Excels In The US

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Zelda reaches sales of 410,000 copies in the US, 87% of Wii owners snapping it up on launch day.

Nintendo announce the sales figures for the first 8 days of Wii in the US, selling 600,000 with a total of 1,000,000 to be available by the end of 2006.

"In only the first seven days of availability after its Nov. 19 launch, Wii sold nearly half a million systems in the United States alone (as reported previously by Nintendo, total sales of Wii in the Americas reached 600,000 in its first eight days of availability).

The data also reveals that the Wii title The Legend of Zelda®: Twilight Princess achieved sales of 412,000, representing 87 percent of all Wii purchasers, the highest industry rate of sale for any launch title since introduction of Super Mario® 64 with the Nintendo® 64 a decade ago.

In addition, despite the inclusion of Wii Sports software with every system sale, Wii buyers also purchased an average of two additional games, compared to approximately one game per system for the installed bases of either competing new home system."

It's not suprising that Zelda has sold so well, what is surprising is that this it the first time Nintendo has used the franchise to launch a new console, move over Mario, Zelda is the new king queen!

[via nintendo.com]

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