Nintendo Sales Trump Competition in US

By Adam Riley 13.02.2009 5

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The January sales update has been released by the NPD Group and shows complete Nintendo domination for yet another month over in the US. In fact, sales are far higher than anyone could have expected coming off the back of such stellar sales in November and December. Clearly Nintendo is having no trouble with its stock supplies now and the worldwide recession has yet to seriously affect the company in North America right now.

Check out the Top 10 software and hardware sales for the month of January, 2009:

Software Top 10
1.) Wii Fit (Wii, Nintendo) - 777,000
2.) Wii Play (Wii, Nintendo) - 415,000
3.) Mario Kart Wii (Wii, Nintendo) - 292,000
4.) Left 4 Dead (360, EA) - 243,000
5.) Call of Duty: World at War (360, Activision) - 235,000
6.) Skate 2 (360, EA) - 199,000
7.) Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii, Activision) - 155,000
8.) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS, Nintendo) - 135,000
9.) Mario Kart DS (NDS, Nintendo) - 132,000
10.) Lord of the Rings: Conquest (360, EA) - 113,000

Hardware
1.) Wii - 679,200 | 18,219,000
2.) Nintendo DS - 510,800 | 28,052,000
3.) Xbox 360 - 309,000 | 14,169,000
4.) PlayStation 3 - 203,200 | 6,997,000
5.) PlayStation Portable - 172,300 | 14,513,000
6.) PlayStation 2 - 101,200 | Unconfirmed

Of note, if the rate of Wii Fit sales continues at its current pace then it will actually overtake the PlayStation 3's installed hardware base by April this year! Clearly Sony needs to make some important changes to avoid being completely crushed this generation, with Wii taking the casual audience and Xbox 360 catering for the core gaming crowd.

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Nintendo

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Wahoo!!!

Can't believe just how HUGE Wii Fit is, and to see two DS games, especially such old ones, re-enter the Top 10 is very surprising.

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

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Of note, if the rate of Wii Fit sales continues at its current pace then it will actually overtake the PlayStation 3's installed hardware base by April this year!

lol.......

and to see two DS games, especially such old ones, re-enter the Top 10 is very surprising.

game bundles, or do people now know the difference between quality and trash?

Sony needs to get out of the kitchen and read some old cook books before they loose anymore fingers.

-The customer is always right (video game customers anyway) even if they are stupid and ideas are far fetched.

-Apologizing to customers when you have been an ass to them helps repair wounds.

-Putting out silly features on your console just to firm up your grip in other markets is lame and consumers know this.

-Multiple hardware configurations is confusing, expensive, and dumb. This is the console market not the PC market.

-Launching with shite games is stupid.

Wii: Out of the box, plug in, no step three.

Birdo Is A Tranny said:
game bundles, or do people now know the difference between quality and trash?
I wish Smilie

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

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