Industry News | Nintendo Wii May Exceed 4 Million Target

By Adam Riley 30.11.2006 18

Over on GamesIndustry.biz, there is a summary of what Nintendo of America's president, Reginald Fils-Aime, recently stated at the Reuters media Summit.

Fils-Aime stated the the company is presently working hard at producing enough Wii systems to meet demand and is definitely still heading towards the four million target by the year's end (31st December, not the fiscal year), with a strong possibility of that number being exceeded as "We will sell everything we make so now it's simply a manufacturing thing." He reiterated by saying beating the target would be "challenging based on manufacturing capacity".

However, there is not only the Wii and DS to think about, according to Reggie:

"We think that Game Boy Advance certainly has at least one more holiday season left in it. For us, it continues to be a great stepping stone for five, six, seven year-old consumers to have their first great handheld gaming experience and then transition right into DS. [ It has had ] just as good a selling season so far [ as the Nintendo DS ]."

According to him, there are still many more Third Party in the offing over the next nine months. Whether that means there are NO First or Second Party GBA games is unknown, though, meaning the chances of Mother 3 and Rhythm Tengoku being translated remain extremely slim, yet Final Fantasy V and VI should still make it to Europe.

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Smilie yay go Nintendo! its good to hear that they keeping the GBA one more year! Smilie

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

*says farewell to the GBA he never bought

4 million is it possible??....nah

Yes it is even more i reckon! Smilie

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

With the amount of preorders, if nintendo are gonna make that many, then people will easily buy them...

No there is no spoon

They have a fair number of factories I'd imagine to be churning out this many...hopefully they'll not stimp on the quality in order to get more out there. Normally Nintendo are good on that score.
From what's being said though I think they can make that target, or close to it, if they do manage to produce them.

Yep Nintendo have shit load of factories in China producing countless Wii's, DS's and GBASP's.

Nintendo need more than 4m, i am pretty sure Nintendo will at least reach 4m.

Nintendo need at least 10m units of their consoles to keep up the demand.

GBASP, well why not, it is outselling the PSP in America, Europe, Australia and Nintendo make a healthy profit for such an old console.

( Edited on 30.11.2006 17:55 by Mr.Ashcroft )


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

Yea i belive they'll hit 10-12 mil within a financial year.

With PS3 hitting a huge slump, anythings possible at the minute right?




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PS3 really isn't going to shift that well, not until a price reduction. Even if people want it not a lot can afford something that expensive. 'course, I expect enough of their fan base will save up for it that they're not gonna be out of the running.

Only way im getting it is by calling it a late xmas presant Smilie and im buying my Wii myself for Christmas Smilie




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In america the GBA is still huge...

I hope they make tons of Wiis simply because i don't have a preorder

Avoid Games Like the Plague, productivity++

ZeroSimon said:
In america the GBA is still huge...I hope they make tons of Wiis simply because i dont have a preorder

it is still popualr in Europe and Australia, it's popularity has only really declined in Japan probably due the DS's massive success.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

Sounds promising...

They will exceed the 4 million target. It's a console that appeals to everyone and everyone's talking about it not to mention that the simplicity of the main console's hardware makes it far easier than even the 360 to churn out.

Nintendo is unto a good thing and if they can keep the momentum up well into Q4 07 and beyond, there'll be no catching them. In otherwards,

they would have

1) Proved what we all know that analysts speak a pile of steamy crap.(As they did with the DS against the PSP)

2)Proved that the HD era in games MAY have been a bit too soon and charging people that extra bit of cash for cleaner visuals alone just isn't the deal.

3) Retained their rightful position as the King of the Console World.

Yup this will be better than watching the crowning of Aragon from Return of the King. Iwata will be respected as a true games company genius and knighted by the Queen...... with a Wiimote.

As I said before they're SERIOUSLY unto a good thing. All I want them to do now is ban Ubisoft and other companies importing Playstation 2 butt fffugly tripe unto the Wii and encourage games being designed from the ground up so that althought Nintendites are being exluded from the HD era, we're still getting a visceral package in our Wii games.

Also ensure that contol functionality on Wii games is near perfect and trust me peeps

Wii will win it all....Smilie

whoever is the king of the consoles... with have all kind of shity games on it, coz it the the console thats selling the most.. so dvelopers will put all kind a rubish on it just to make a buck! look at the PS & PS2.....

and Wii is huge everyone is talking about it.. AMAZON sold all their stock in 7 minutes it even beat Harry Potter and we all know how huge HP is Smilie

( Edited on 01.12.2006 10:54 by BULLY )

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

Pff... 4 Million? Allard has far bigger plans for the 360

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

SmilieSmilieSmilie 100 Billion Consoles..... Smilie

I see all these people insulting the Nintendo corporation because of the lack of mature content. Yet there is something about Nintendo (at least their games) that strikes a certain unadulterated feeling of joy!!!  Pokemon Y - 1048-9263-5562

and Wii is huge everyone is talking about it.. AMAZON sold all their stock in 7 minutes it even beat Harry Potter and we all know how huge HP is

And Coldplay's X&Y.

4million by 31st of Decemeber is possible providing things go good, such as deliveries turning up on time. 4million worldwide sales though is quite achieveable. Hopefully 7-8 by April

C3 Convict On The Run! said:
and Wii is huge everyone is talking about it.. AMAZON sold all their stock in 7 minutes it even beat Harry Potter and we all know how huge HP is
And Coldplays X&Y.4million by 31st of Decemeber is possible providing things go good, such as deliveries turning up on time. 4million worldwide sales though is quite achieveable. Hopefully 7-8 by April

And we all know how popluar Coldplay is and how muc everyone likes to yap about how shit they are.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clich. They were the statement and the definition."

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