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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..

News: Excitebots Crashes Out At Retail

Excitebots Crashes Out At Retail

What is wrong with the North American game-buying public?

Excitebots: Trick Racing is bloody good fun. In fact it's one of the best racers we've seen on the Wii so far, and should really be owned by every self-respecting Wii gamer. So why the heck has it sold such a pathetic number of copies? The game shifted a feeble 13,000 units in North American last month. Granted, it was only available for 10..

News: Nintendo DS: Over A Million Served In NA During April

Nintendo DS: Over A Million Served In NA During April

The plucky handheld is truly unstoppable

The world's economy might be in the dumps but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from selling hardware like it's going out of fashion. The company's massively successful DS range shifted 1.04 million units in the United States during the month of April. The DSi clocked up 827,000 sales while the older DS Lite scored 215,000. The DS range has now sold 30 million..

News: Wii Sports: The Biggest Selling Video Game Of All Time

Wii Sports: The Biggest Selling Video Game Of All Time

Multiplayer favourite knocks stablemate Super Mario Bros. off the top spot

Nintendo has revealed that Wii Sports has sold 45.7 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest selling video game in history. The previous number one was the NES classic Super Mario Bros., which made its way into 40.23m households. Both games have been featured in hardware bundles in some countries, which makes the..

News: They Sold a Million: Nintendo's Biggest Titles Revealed

They Sold a Million: Nintendo's Biggest Titles Revealed

List of top-selling titles puts Sony and Microsoft to shame

We don't need to tell you that the DS and Wii have been pretty damned successful. However, it's always interesting to see numbers that illustrate just how damned successful the two consoles have performed, so here goes (figures are for worldwide sales): Nintendo DS Brain Training - 17.4 millionNew Super Mario Bros. - 18.4 millionMario Kart..

News: Nintendo 2009 Fiscal Year End Figures = Massive Win

Nintendo 2009 Fiscal Year End Figures = Massive Win

The Big N continues to rake in cash, despite the global credit crunch

The world economy may be up a creek without a paddle but Nintendo isn't feeling the pinch all that much. For the financial year ending March 31, 2009, the Kyoto-based video game veteran reported record figures for both sales and operating profit. Sales clocked in at 1.83 trillion yen - a rise of 9 percent from last year..

News: EA is Rewarded For Embracing The Wii

EA is Rewarded For Embracing The Wii

Sales nearly doubled on last year's total

When the Wii was released super-publisher EA caught a bit of flak for not giving the format the respect it deserved. Thankfully the company has changed its attitude and has been duly rewarded with a massive jump in sales. According to EA's financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009, 14% of its overall revenue was generated by titles on..

News: Monster Hunter G Gives Wii a Sales Boost In Japan

Monster Hunter G Gives Wii a Sales Boost In Japan

But it's still not enough to catch the 'reborn' PS3

Capcom's Monster Hunter G has given Wii a much-needed kick up the arse in Japan, where the console is currently being outsold by Sony's resurgent PS3. Sony's machine has been enjoying a rare period of sales supremacy thanks largely to killer titles such as Resident Evil 5, Yakuza 3 and - although it's not actually a video game - Final Fantasy VII:..

News: Hollow Victory for Nintendo as Latest Pokémon Title Tops Japanese Charts

Hollow Victory for Nintendo as Latest Pokémon Title Tops Japanese Charts

Oh noes! Mystery Dungeon sales down!

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky (AKA: Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai) was recently released in Japan and promptly sold 141,000 copies, which equates to around a 30% sell-through. This retail performance was enough to place it at the top of the Japanese multi format games chart. However, when looking at the figures posted by the..

News: The Wii is in 8 Million Japanese Homes

The Wii is in 8 Million Japanese Homes

The Japanese simply cannot get enough of this machine

According to Japanese magazine Famistu, the Nintendo Wii crossed the '8 million sold' mark in Japan on April 19th. Enterbrain has also released the top five selling Wii games in Japan (it's worth pointing out that Wii Sports was not bundled with the console): 1. Wii SportsLaunch: 12/2/06Life-to-date: 3,481,469 copies 2. Wii FitLaunch:..

News: WiiWare Threshold Is Really About Quality Control

WiiWare Threshold Is Really About Quality Control

It’s all about stomping down on shovelware declares mysterious WiiWare developer.

Following this morning’s revelation about WiiWare sales targets as told to Kotaku the mysterious NDA breaking WiiWare developer has contacted Eurogamer in order to set the record straight: I'm concerned this recent threshold news is generating an artificially negative wave of press. The spirit of the threshold..

News: WiiWare Sales Targets: More Details Emerge

WiiWare Sales Targets: More Details Emerge

Solid figures quoted by WiiWare developer

We recently heard about Nintendo’s sales targets for WiiWare games, and it didn’t make particularly pretty reading if you’re a developer. In a new twist, Kotaku has apparently been contacted by a developer “familiar with the subject” and they’ve given what appear to be fairly solid numbers: North America If game is over 16MB - 6,000 unitsIf..

News: Nintendo’s Stock Drops 7.5%

Nintendo’s Stock Drops 7.5%

Falling Wii sales to blame

Following the news that Wii sales were 17% down on this point last year, the value of Nintendo’s stock has plummeted by 7.5%. It’s hardly a shocking plunge but considering the general shoddy state of the global economy at present it certainly could have been a lot worse.

News: March NPD - MadWorld Debuts With Sales of 66,000

March NPD - MadWorld Debuts With Sales of 66,000

Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected.

While MadWorld certainly has received a lot of praise from the media and many gamers, Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected. The NPD has confirmed that for the month of March, MadWorld managed to sell 66,000 units, a disappointing return for highly-anticipated hardcore..

News: Retail Success Eludes GTA: Chinatown Wars

Retail Success Eludes GTA: Chinatown Wars

A case of the right game on the wrong platform?

It might be the highest-rated game in the history of the Nintendo DS, but critical success hasn’t translated into commercial victory for Rockstar’s GTA: Chinatown Wars. The game failed to make the top 10 or 20 best-selling games for the month, and has sold well below the 200,000 copies that Rockstar was hoping for. In fact, only 88,000 copies have..

News: DSi Sells 435,000 as Nintendo Dominates US Console Market

DSi Sells 435,000 as Nintendo Dominates US Console Market

"It prints money!", etc

While the jury is still out on just how significant an update the DSi is over the DS Lite, the American public has voted emphatically with their wallets by snapping up almost half a million of the machines since launch. To put this figure into perspective, the DS Lite sold 226,000 units in the same time frame. Strong DSi sales will only help continue Nintendo’s dominance..