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News: Mario & Sonic's Winter Olympics Outing Shifts 6M

Mario & Sonic's Winter Olympics Outing Shifts 6M

Quite possibly more profitable than the actual Olympics

The real Winter Olympics in Vancouver may be watched and beloved the world over, but you know what else is beloved all across the globe? Video games, and especially ones starring Mario and Sonic. Combine that with the Olympics and hoo-boy is there money to be made. Sega and Nintendo would like to remind everyone just how much money they're..

News: Wii Software Sales Outmuscle Xbox 360

Wii Software Sales Outmuscle Xbox 360

Life is short - play more

Wii overtook Xbox 360 for lifetime software sales in the US last year, according to a new report. Point-of-sales data from NPD show that 175m games have been snapped up in the 38 months that the Wii has now been on sale in this region. It is estimated that software for 360 has sold 164m units since that machine came to...

News: Wii, DS Have Record-Breaking Year In US

Wii, DS Have Record-Breaking Year In US

Hojillions and hojillions served

According to the NPD sales numbers for December, Nintendo sold more than double the hardware as all of their competitors combined, totaling around 7 million Wii and DS units sold. That's a spicy meatball, but certainly not the only one on top of the company's pile of money-shaped spaghetti that was 2009. In fact, the DS and its various incarnations managed to sell..

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: US Holiday Wii Sales Top 3 Million

US Holiday Wii Sales Top 3 Million

Nintendo systems no slouches in Europe either

Official NPD numbers for December aren't revealed until January 14, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata from tooting the company's money-making horn. According to Iwata, Nintendo managed to sell over 3 million Wii's last month in the US, beating last year's 2.15 million and toppling the previous home console record held by the PlayStation..

News: Japanese Wii Sales Double in a Week

Japanese Wii Sales Double in a Week

In translation: ker-ching!

Famitsu have reported the Wii's sales figures have risen from 46,674 units to 101,000 units over the week ending 6th December, boosted by the launch of Super Mario Bros. Wii in the homeland. The notion that the Japanese only like small devices continues to be thwarted however by the DSi LL, with sales of over 62,000 in the same week, making up over half of the total..

News: DS is the UK's Best-Selling Console Ever

DS is the UK's Best-Selling Console Ever

Handheld machine tops the 10 million mark in Britain

We all know that the DS is only rivalled in popularity by lollipops and puppies, but perhaps we underestimated its appeal until Nintendo announced it's sold over ten million units in the UK alone, making it the most-bought console these Sceptred Isles have ever seen. Considering the population of the UK is estimated at 61 million that's a..

News: Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

Six million Brits served since 2006

Nintendo has proudly revealed that the Wii has shifted six million units in three years, making it the fastest selling home console in the history of the UK video game industry. Since its launch in December 2006, the popular system has entertained and enthralled countless stiff-upper-lipped Brits and made its way into living rooms up and down The Sceptered Isle..

News: Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

Sony Boss: All Your Sales Are Belong To Us, Nintendo

Says PS3 is picking up speed, Wii flagging

Sony Europe exec Andrew House has a history of mouthing off about his company's chances so his latest little outburst is hardly suprising. In an interview with Games Industry.biz, House touched upon the current surge in PS3 sales and compared it with Nintendo's recent struggles with Wii hardware: I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major..

News: LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Takes Top Spot

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Takes Top Spot

Highly-rated platformer goes to No.1 in both Europe and North America

Frontier's LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias has stormed to the top of the North American and European WiiWare charts. This is hardly an unexpected achievement, when you consider how fantastic the game is. Our very own Marcel Van Duyn gave it a well-deserved 9/10 in his review...

News: Ubisoft: The DS Salad Days Are Over

Ubisoft: The DS Salad Days Are Over

DS market is in decline, says publisher

There was a time when the Nintendo DS was a pretty sure bet as far as sales were concerned but publisher Ubisoft has gone on the record stating that the DS market is shrinking. The company's UK boss Mark Slaughter had this to say about the sorry situation: Overall, for everybody there is a decline in the DS market in its entirety. So instead of that being a..

News: Wal Mart: Wii Price to be Rolled Back Next Month

Wal Mart: Wii Price to be Rolled Back Next Month

Worldwide price cut may be on the cards - but will UK gamers see the benefit?

It's a funny time in retail at present. The global economy is still reeling from the worldwide recession and in the UK - where the value of the Pound has plummeted - Nintendo has been forced to push up the trade price of its Wii console, which in turn has resulted in some retailers exploring the possibility of increased..

News: Wii Sports Resort Sales Go Through The Roof

Wii Sports Resort Sales Go Through The Roof

Who'da thunk?

It'll come as no surprise to know that the recently released Wii Sports Resort is selling by the bucket load. Today, Nintendo has revealed that the game has now broken the million mark in sold copies across Europe. In case you didn't know, Wii Sports Resort is a collection of sports games that showcases the Wii MotionPlus peripheral; it's also the sequel to the best selling game ever,..

News: Japanese Monster Hunter 3 Sales Slump

Japanese Monster Hunter 3 Sales Slump

Is Capcom's mega-hit running out of steam?

The Monster Hunter series is massive in Japan. Stupidly massive. The Japanese simply cannot seem to get enough of it...or so we thought. Latest reports from the Land of the Rising Sun appear to indicate that Monster Hunter 3 - which saw release earlier this month - has stalled at retail. The game sold a staggering one million copies in its first week and..

News: Dragon Quest IX: 3.5 Million Served

Dragon Quest IX: 3.5 Million Served

RPG is selling like hot cakes in Japan

Saying that Dragon Quest is popular in Japan is like saying that Americans are rather partial to hamburgers or that Brits like to indulge in a hot cup of tea every now and then. Since going on sale July 14th, Dragon Quest IX - the latest entry in the long-running franchise - has shifted an incredible 3.39 million units. The game is developed by Level-5 and is..

News: Wii Sales Starting to Crash?

Wii Sales Starting to Crash?

Not enough big Wii games on shelves, admits Iwata

The more business-savvy amongst you will be aware that the Wii isn't selling as well as it has been previously. At a recent Nintendo investor's meeting, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was asked during a Q&A whether a price drop would be coming for the Wii. He replied: It's not the case of the...

News: Nintendo Sales Drop as Global Economy Goes Down the Crapper

Nintendo Sales Drop as Global Economy Goes Down the Crapper

Even The Big N is susceptible to to the downturn

Nintendo has just released its financial statement for the previous quarter and the results make for interesting reading. Despite the fact that the manufacturer is beating away all competition from rivals such as Sony and Microsoft, net sales were down down by 40% compared to the previous year. Net...

News: Wii Sports Resort Goes Big In Japan

Wii Sports Resort Goes Big In Japan

360,000 copies sold in first week

The sequel to Nintendo's astonishingly successful Wii Sports has smashed its way to the top of the Japanese sales charts, according to figures released by Media Create. Wii Sports Resort sold a whopping 360,000 copies in its first week on sale. According to Japanese magazine Famitsu, 353,000 of that figure were shifted in its first four days at retail, making it..

News: DSi Selling Like Hot Cakes In Europe

DSi Selling Like Hot Cakes In Europe

One million served since launch

Nintendo has confirmed that its DSi console has shifted a million units since it's European launch at the start of April. It's taken a mere eight weeks for the new hardware to clock up this impressive amount of sales. To put this success into perspective, its predecessor the DS Lite took 13 weeks to hit the same target. Speaking of the DS Lite, the launch of the DSi..