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News: Xenoblade and Kid Icarus Missing from NPD's April Chart

Xenoblade and Kid Icarus Missing from NPD's April Chart

For different reasons

The NPD Group has published its list of best-sellers across the United States for April, but two of Nintendo's biggest titles are nowhere to be seen. Xenoblade Chronicles' exclusivity deal with GameStop meant it wasn't eligible for the top ten. Before the official chart analysts from PiperJaffray had predicted the...

News: The U.S. Sales Results are in for Nintendo

The U.S. Sales Results are in for Nintendo

Not bad, not brilliant

While Nintendo, or to be precise 3DS, continues to dominate in Japan, it's always interesting to see how the company is performing outside its homeland. In the UK our only regular insight is the weekly software chart, and courtesy of the NPD Group we now have our monthly insight into how the big N is performing in the U.S. In...

News: Super Mario Galaxy Blasts Past 5 Million Milestone

Super Mario Galaxy Blasts Past 5 Million Milestone

Come in, number nine

Super Mario Galaxy just became the ninth Wii game to pass 5 million units in the United States after just four years on sale. Mario's first intergalactic adventure joins an auspicious list of other games sitting above the 5m mark in the U.S.: Wii Play (13.06 million) Mario Kart Wii (11.3 million) New Super Mario Bros.

News: NPD Group Reveals America's 2011 Best-Sellers

NPD Group Reveals America's 2011 Best-Sellers

Where's Nintendo?

After we brought you the UK's best-selling games of 2011, the NPD Group has revealed the biggest sellers for the United States. In a truly shocking event, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 outsold the rest, but Ubisoft's rival juggernaut threequel Just Dance 3 edged into second place. As with the UK charts, there are no...

News: Nintendo Crows About November Sales for Wii and 3DS

Nintendo Crows About November Sales for Wii and 3DS

The figures are in

Now November is long gone it's time to review how Nintendo did in the sales front across the United States. We know the 3DS beat the DS first-year sales in just 8 months, that Mario and Skyward Sword set series sales records, but here's Nintendo's official overview. November was a the biggest month yet for 3DS, with 795,000...

News: 3DS Sales Jump 260 Percent in US After Price Drop

3DS Sales Jump 260 Percent in US After Price Drop

Jumps to second place

The much talked-about 3DS price drop had the desired effect in the United States, helping to shift 235,000 units of the machine in August. Of those sales, 185,000 machines sold after the price drop on 12th August, a 260% increase on the same period in the July. The upped sales were enough to take it to second place in the...

News: Ocarina of Time 3D was Second Best-Selling Game of June

Ocarina of Time 3D was Second Best-Selling Game of June

United States figures are in

Although The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D launched in the middle of the month, 11 days was all it took for the Zelda remake to establish itself as the second best-selling single-format game for the month of June. According to independent market research company NPD Group, more than 283,000 copies of the game were...

News: Pokemon and 3DS Helped Nintendo to a Record-Breaking March

Pokemon and 3DS Helped Nintendo to a Record-Breaking March

2.4m critters sold

Pokémon Black & White were monster sales successes in March, shifting nearly 2.5m units across North America and raking in the dough for Nintendo. The new games, combined with the 3DS launch, resulted in Nintendo's best March ever for portable gaming. In four days on sale the 3DS sold just under 400,000 units, not far behind the DS family's month-long sales of 460,000..

News: Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units

Wii is the Fastest Console in U.S. History to Shift 35 Million Units

Several Nintendo titles reach new milestones

If you need proof that the Wii is still going strong, you only need to look at the month of February as Nintendo shifts another 5 million consoles in the United States in less than a year, with several games breaking new milestones to boot. Having sold 30 million Wii consoles back in August, Nintendo has now broken the 35 million barrier in the U.S..

News: Nintendo Expecting Consumers to Buy Ho-Ho-Hardware This Christmas

Nintendo Expecting Consumers to Buy Ho-Ho-Hardware This Christmas

NPD sales figures show Nintendo's dominance in the U.S.

It's approaching the season of giving but, for the most part, that giving requires some buying at some point and the President at Nintendo of America is confident that consumers will be buying a lot of Nintendo hardware this Christmas as the Holiday season is more important to the company than its rivals. Apparently. Speaking at the BMO..

News: Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

It's them, taking ten of the top U.S. spots

The month of July saw Nintendo dominating the U.S. sales charts, shifting more machines than its competition and moving over 192,000 happy homes for copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Additionally, nearly 142,000 copies of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 were sold, making it the top-selling handheld title. So how was the month of August? Once again, Mario's..

News: Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

650,000 units makes Big N the top dog

The monstrous machines at the NPD Group have crunched the numbers for July and spat out an unsurprising statistic: Nintendo sold more hardware than its competition. Shifting 400,000 DS machines and 254,000 Wii consoles, the company outsold Microsoft and Sony comfortably, though with 440,000 units sold of the Xbox 360 Microsoft came out on top with the..

News: Nintendo Leads U.S. Sales for March

Nintendo Leads U.S. Sales for March

Mario leaps over the competition

The independent NPD Group recently assessed March U.S. gaming sales, placing Nintendo systems and games at the top of the list. The DS/DSi and Wii took the top two spots in platform purchases, moving 700.8K and 557.5K units respectively, with Sony's PSP system selling a comparatively unsubstantial 119.9K units. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 hold the third and..

News: Nintendo Doubly Outsold Everything Else Combined In US Last Month

Nintendo Doubly Outsold Everything Else Combined In US Last Month

Wii alone stomped the might of Sony and Microsoft

We had already heard from Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata that the Japanese giant was looking at record December console sales figures this year in the US, but now we've got cold hard NPD sales numbers to see just how many Wiis and DS's were shifted. Turns out that Iwata's "approaching 3M sold" Wii estimate earlier this month was conservative..

News: Nintendo Still Dominating NPD Charts

Nintendo Still Dominating NPD Charts

MotionPlus off to a good start.

Another month, another Nintendo sales win for the U.S. Despite declining overall hardware sales by 38 percent year-over-year, Nintendo still managed to carve out over half of console and portable sales for the month of June, with Wii moving around 374,000 units and the DS family raking in a bazonga 766,500 handhelds. Observe: All three home consoles saw modest..

News: Reggie: Wii Games Must Sell a Million to Make a Profit

Reggie: Wii Games Must Sell a Million to Make a Profit

That’s a lot of copies, how many have made the cut?

Unfortunately, not that many. In fact, most games typically sell less than 150,000 copies according to a New York Times article, where Nintendo of America’s head honcho Reggie Fils-Aime shared this interesting information. Fils-Aime said “[one million titles] was a lower threshold than for the other consoles,” and to make that number..

News: Halo 3 Gets Wii-Fitted

Halo 3 Gets Wii-Fitted

Bungie's third iteration in its console-profiling Halo series has recently been 1upp-ed in sales by Nintendo's calorie-zapping Balance Board title.

As well as topping the NPD charts for last month in the U.S of A for what seems like the gazillionth time, Wii Fit has also reached the milestone selling amount of six million (that's a lot of flab dancing about right now). In comparison, the XBox 360's..

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