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Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

Posted by James Newton

2.7m served

While hardware sales for Wii and DS are definitely tailing off compared to their glory years, this time of year has always been kind to both consoles and it looks like this year is no different.

According to numbers from the NPD group, Nintendo sold a total of 2.7m Wii and DS systems across North America last month, with DS just shading the share at 1.5m units compared to Wii's 1.2m. Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo's senior director of Corporate Communications, was pretty pleased with the result, surprisingly:

According to our internal numbers, Nintendo sold 600,000 Wii systems during Thanksgiving Week alone, an increase of 50,000 over 2009. Holiday shoppers are obviously responding well to the great value Nintendo products offer, from our special bundles to the social fun of our games.

Good stuff.

Nintendo Sells More Than 2.7 Million Wii and Nintendo DS Systems in November

Nintendo is still hot for the holidays. In November alone, eager holiday shoppers in the United States snapped up more than 2.7 million Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems. That equates to more than 1.2 million Wii systems and more than 1.5 million units from the Nintendo DS family of systems, according to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. sales of video games.

“According to our internal numbers, Nintendo sold 600,000 Wii systems during Thanksgiving Week alone, an increase of 50,000 over 2009,” said Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America’s senior director of Corporate Communications. “Holiday shoppers are obviously responding well to the great value Nintendo products offer, from our special bundles to the social fun of our games.”

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User Comments (21)

Arcanum

#2

Arcanum said:

600,000 wii's all priced at $200 without taxes is $120,000,000.....O.o

CorbsAdmin

#3

Corbs said:

Just think what it's going to be like come March when 3DS hits. I bet that thing sells out like crazy.

Lobster

#4

Lobster said:

@JakobG There's a ratio of 1 Wii sold per 10 Americans, so not quite, but close!

@Corbie I know I'm hoping to get one first day.

Anyway, congrats, Nintendo!

SuperMarioFan96

#5

SuperMarioFan96 said:

Crazy to be doing this 5 Christmas's in (or in DS's case.... 7!!!!). Admittedly, 360 actually sold slightly higher than Wii (not DS), but Wii was still up compared to last year..... the month that NSMBW came out!

Also, Donkey Kong was #6 for the month, and that's despite the fact that it was only out for a week and that NPD has begun combining all versions of one game and Donkey Kong is only on one platform. Also, Just Dance 2 was #3 (behind Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed) and Wii Fit Plus was #10.

TrueWiiMaster

#6

TrueWiiMaster said:

And all this with the Wii being the only console not upgraded and the DS's successor coming in a few months. Beat that competitors.

XCWarrior

#7

XCWarrior said:

Don't forget only 500k PS3 were sold all month. The sinking ship that is Sony has to be fearing for the worst at this point.

King_Boo

#9

King_Boo said:

So that puts the US around 35 million Wii units, just a guess. 10 million more should take two more years and we're on to the next system's information.

wallyobass12

#10

wallyobass12 said:

Glad to see the japanese value our money :)

Now publish another animal crossing, mario kart and smash brothers

lets get it together

Cats

#12

Cats said:

Like many of you, I've owned a Wii and DS for quite a while now. I'd still like to see more interaction betwixt the two.

For example: The original animal crossing allowed you to upload the pattern design tools to the GBA. Why did they toss out all but the suitcase? I was mildly disappointed.

Cats

#13

Cats said:

Still, I'm glad the system is still selling strong, it means I have a higher possibility of seeing more titles and further expanding my library. I like not having a defunct system around the house.

Hopefully they can get Namco to make a real Soul Calibur game that uses the classic controller. My favorite is for the dreamcast because of the Edge Master, and the customizable opening movie.

thanos316

#14

thanos316 said:

My friends at work been saying how wii sales are slowing down this year, and then to hear that the wii is still selling truck loads last month just makes me smile. The Wii still has life in it thats why i see nintendo is in no rush to bring out a new system and i agree with that strategy. so in the long run i hope that their r&d department is hard at work on the succersor to blow any crap sony and microsoft bring to the table in the next year or so..

super-nintendo

#17

super-nintendo said:

Nintendo is just so awesome with games and appeal. I'm so happy to see people are responding to truly unique gameplay experiences with a great games line-up. :)

MasterGraveheart

#18

MasterGraveheart said:

Hey Sony! Hey Microsoft! We got two words for ya!

"Dreeeeaaaaammmm Laaaaaaannnnnd!"

(Punch-Out!! reference, if none of you got it...)

salty1264

#20

salty1264 said:

nintendos consoles and handhelds are going down in sales a bit cause everyone has one but nintendo will be rich when the 3ds comes out

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