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Over 4.5M Wii and over 4M 3DS sold in US in 2011

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Nintendo sold more than 12 million total hardware units in the US in 2011, it's announced, marking the fifth year in a row the company's accomplished the feat.
The 12 million number includes more than 4.5 million Wii consoles, more than 4 million Nintendo 3DS systems, and more than 3.4 million units of the Nintendo DS family of handhelds.
The 3DS numbers are highlighted as being more than the original DS and even the Wii managed in their first nine months.
The latest sales bring the installed base for Wii and Nintendo DS to 39 million and more than 51 million, respectively, it says.
In software, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 became the fastest-selling titles in the history of their respective franchises, and also the first Nintendo 3DS titles to sell 1 million units each in the United States.
On Wii, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword became the 45th Wii title to sell more than 1 million units in the US, while Mario Kart Wii passed 11 million units sold and New Super Mario Bros. for DS crossed 10 million total units sold.
In the press release, Nintendo also confirms new Mario Party and Pokémon instalments are "on the horizon", though no dates or platforms are specified.
"One of the strongest software lineups in our history helped Nintendo have a great holiday season and to close 2011 with a full head of steam," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.
"Not only have the new Mario and Zelda titles already broken records, but with strong reviews and satisfied customers sharing their positive experiences, all three are also shaping up to be the latest long-tail titles from Nintendo.
"Couple that with a massive first- and third party lineup in the first part of the year and the prospects for 2012 are extremely promising."


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We have 5.14m without last week for Wii

I'm assuming they're using NPD? If so it was 3.475k Jan - Nov.

meaning 1.1m for Dec for Wii?



 

My prediction to be right after all looks like.



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Also interesting to see PS3 numbers now, we could be spot on (1.3m) given all year PS3 and Wii have been within 70k of each other bar september when PS3 had full price cut month. Majority here seem to think 1.5 - 1.7 given Nov growth, but just seems unrealistic they're that close all year, inc Nov, and then jump 500k ahead in Dec.



 

Something wrong here.... VGC has it at about 5.4m for USA alone (1m more) and yet the Wii install base at 39m is almost spot on.



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Seece said:

Also interesting to see PS3 numbers now, we could be spot on (1.3m) given all year PS3 and Wii have been within 70k of each other bar september when PS3 had full price cut month. Majority here seem to think 1.5 - 1.7 given Nov growth, but just seems unrealistic they're that close all year, inc Nov, and then jump 500k ahead in Dec.

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Wow! I did not realize the Wii and PS3 were that close this year. Did that all happen mainly during the last month or so?

I know you said all year, but I also know that for a while there the PS3 was doing really well against the Wii in most territories.



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kowenicki said:
Something wrong here.... VGC has it at about 5.4m for USA alone (1m more) and yet the Wii install base at 39m is almost spot on.

Hmm, that is v odd you'r right

Perhaps we have last year overtracked, but then I swear we got updates through this year on lifetime userbase ..

Install base next week will be 39.4~, so if they've just hit 39m that's 400k over, and perhaps we have a previous year under by 500k?



 

Great, now all the doomers can shut up! :D

Holy crap @ DS numbers!!



miz1q2w3e said:
Great, now all the doomers can shut up! :D


2011 is doomed!

 

 

OT: Now that these numbers are in, do you think that Nintendo can do this yet again this year? The 3DS is bound to do way more in sales, the Wii and DS should do less but still be OK, and we have hopefully the Wii U coming out as well.



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Wii LTD as of Nov was 37.60~ so 1.4m~ for Wii in Dec NPD?