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Wii Sells 3 million in US During The Holidays Says Nintendo

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Nintendo Announces Healthy Holiday Sales Figures

As everyone looks ahead to the possibilities in store for 2010, Nintendo of America is looking to extend the glow of the holidays with some fresh December sales information. The following items were announced by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata in Japan:

* Although official U.S. sales data for December and all of 2009 will be announced by the NPD Group on Jan. 14, it appears that U.S. consumers responded enthusiastically to Nintendo’s Wii™ home console in December. Nintendo estimates that December sales in the United States will exceed 3 million units.

* Nintendo estimates that the portable Nintendo DS™ lineup, including the Nintendo DSi™ video game system, set a new all-time calendar-year U.S. sales record for any console or hand-held system.

* Nintendo software also continued to perform well. Although the NPD Group will provide the full sales numbers for each game, Nintendo estimates that lifetime U.S. sales of New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii are approaching 4 million. The game, which is the first Super Mario Bros. game to include simultaneous four-player action, launched in the United States on Nov. 15.

“The millions of people who bought Nintendo hardware during the holidays can look forward to enjoying great games on those systems now and in the future,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks for Nintendo DS, and Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii are all currently providing Nintendo fans with amazing experiences and fun adventures for the whole family.”

 

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EDIT: Tried to clean up the OP.  Failed.



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Amazing that something as incredible as this gets little attention.



Bet between Slimbeast and Arius Dion about Wii sales 2009:


If the Wii sells less than 20 million in 2009 (as defined by VGC sales between week ending 3d Jan 2009 to week ending 4th Jan 2010) Slimebeast wins and get to control Arius Dion's sig for 1 month.

If the Wii sells more than 20 million in 2009 (as defined above) Arius Dion wins and gets to control Slimebeast's sig for 1 month.

It would be incredible if Nintendo was selling just a video game console, it's primarily a sports simulator and a fitness machine for the majority of those sales, still awesome.

The ds is the real monster though.



Oh wow that gif is hilarious haha. But yea it seems Nintendo had a pretty good holiday season... guess that is kinda an under statement.



LOL @ the gif, the wii is just too beast for people to comprehend!



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Woooo! Take that doom-sayers :P
Love the gif too! XD



jarypo_87 said:
It would be incredible if Nintendo was selling just a video game console, it's primarily a sports simulator and a fitness machine for the majority of those sales, still awesome.

The ds is the real monster though.


You say that in a condescending way, so I ask: What is wrong with that? It is still a video game console with all types of games.



Hahaha. That's the best animated .gif of Nintendo raining death down from the heavens since that other one with all the piranha plants shooting fireballs down at the city.



Is this the new record or does DS still hold it?



currently playing: Skyward Sword, Mario Sunshine, Xenoblade Chronicles X

jarypo_87 said:
It would be incredible if Nintendo was selling just a video game console, it's primarily a sports simulator and a fitness machine for the majority of those sales, still awesome.

The ds is the real monster though.

So, what's that make the HD consoles, movie simulators? Mario Kart Wii and New Super Mario Bros don't fit in either of those categories, anyway.


Btw, that gif is fucking awesome.