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DS and Wii Set High Standards in Spanish Hardware Sales

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

3DS working towards one million sales in the country

As we get closer to the latest official Nintendo updates on worldwide hardware and software sales, more data continues to emerge for various territories. In recent days there's been information on 2013 sales in the UK, for example, but some further figures have now emerged showing sales of the last two console generations up to the close of 2013, this time covering Spain.

Bolo Muñoz Calero of IGN Spain has published the following figures — thanks, Nintenderos — that show sales to date for two generations of consoles, with Nintendo's systems showing the strongest performance overall.

1. Nintendo DS: 4,500,000
2. Wii: 2,800,000
3. PS3: 2,500,000
4. PSP: 2,400,000
5. 360: 1,100,000
6. 3DS: 900,000
7. PS Vita: 250,000
8. PS4: 157,000
9. Wii U: 80,000
10. Xbox One: 35,000

In terms of the current generation of systems we have the 3DS leading on the handheld score while the PS4 has surged to an early lead in the home console arena. At 80,000 units the Wii U is struggling in comparison, though its year-long head start was still sufficient at the point of this data to stay ahead of Microsoft's latest system.

The table below also shows the first week's sales of each home console (the first row) and then the first Christmas period (second row), though the latter category is a little too loosely defined.

There's still a long way to go in the current generation, and these trends in Spain certainly bear some similarities to those of other territories. It'll be interesting to see more regional information from Nintendo at the end of the month.

Thanks to Oscar for the tip.

[via es.ign.com, nintenderos.com]

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User Comments (11)

Monkeh

#4

Monkeh said:

Wow, more than twice as many PS3's than 360's? Guess Spain likes the Sony/Nintendo (PS3+Wii/PS4+WiiU) combo, as do I.

FJLink

#6

FJLink said:

I have to say that the DS is just too easy to pirate. You can buy flashcards at lots of small computer repair stores around here.
The 3DS is doing pretty good, though!

Goginho

#7

Goginho said:

Huh, almost double the amount of Wii Us. By the end of the year, I'm guessing it will be the other way around, twice as many Wii Us than PS4s will have been sold.

Ebitwomaru

#8

Ebitwomaru said:

I am Spanish and I have to say: Spain is Playstation's territory and all started with the PS1. End of the story.

People do not know what a Wii U is here and I've met many of them who do not even know that the Wii is made by Nintendo. That's a serious problem.

K-Gamer

#9

K-Gamer said:

Just curious but is it more poor over in Spain? Because these numbers would be weird in Japan, US etc.

JaxonH

#10

JaxonH said:

Man, N-Life has been obsessed with sales lately! Gripping onto every little update from every little country. My goodness, you'd think we were investors or something...

maceng

#11

maceng said:

Spain is a country of very old people, almost like Japan. But it is difficult for an adult to be seen playing games on a 3DS, for example, just opposite of what happens in the nation of the rising sun. So, you have a very limited population (children and teens) that enjoy playing video games.

Also, yes, the economy has been very hard on the last 4-5 years to even consider buying a high-end console that costs as much as you spend on food for a family over a month. Still, I'm very surprised for the PS vita numbers (about 30% of total sales for the 3DS!!). I think i some of the higher ratios 3DS-to-Vita that I've ever seen outside of Japan.

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