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3DS, the software sales

After one week on North American store shelves, Nintendo is already reporting record sales for 3DS. Can the same be said for software sales? Read on to find out!

Nintendo, Wii own Britain

A staggering one in three households in the U.K. own a Wii, Nintendo revealed today, while a further one in six Britons own that plucky little portable, the DS. The impressive numbers were compiled by stat tracker GfK Chart-Track. Given the first party push happening this holiday season, Nintendo may very well control one in two households by the end of the year. World domination, anyone?

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From Nintendo’s megaton presser yesterday, some numbers: Virtual Console now has 347 titles, WiiWare has 189, and DSiWare 12 76 Wii titles have sold in excess of 1 million copies 22 of which are first-party 54 of which were made by third-parties 108 DS titles have reached 1 million or more The DS number breaks down further into: 45 first-party and 63 third-party games There’s no “...

Press Release: Nintendo Reports Third Quarter Financials For Fiscal Year 2009

Global Sales Mark 17% Growth Over Previous Year Despite nearly unprecedented strength of the yen against major foreign currencies, Nintendo Co., Ltd. on Thursday (Japan time) reported 9-month (April to December 2008) global sales of 1,536 billion yen, an increase of nearly 17% over the same period in 2007, along with 501 billion yen of operating profits, up 27% from a year ago. This marks the four...

Mario Tennis Remake Tops Japanese Sales Charts

“New Play Control!” promises to add motion controls, wide screen support, and a maybe some new content to classic Gamecube titles.  It’s been done before, with Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, the idea definitely has merit – but western audiences will have to wait unil March to see if these “Wii-Makes” are worth revisiting.  Still, looking at Japanese sales can g...

October Wii’s best month since December 2007

Starman apparently now provides invincibility from both Goombas and a crumbling economy. Power up! In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Nintendo sold a staggering 800,000 Wii consoles in the United States during the month of October. It was the best month for Wii sales since December 2007 and a sizable jump over September’s 687,000. The nearest competitor, M...

Zelda sales comparison shows Ocarina on top

The chart above is a comparison of the worldwide sales of each of the 3D Zelda console games. A 3D chart comparing 3D Zelda sales—cue the mind blow! More than a decade since its release, 1998’s Ocarina of Time stands as the best-selling 3D Zelda game to date with 7.6 million copies sold. The latest entry in the series, Twilight Princess, is gaining on the legendary Nintendo 64 classic, sel...

Monthly Wii production ramps to 2.4 million

Oompa doompa-dee-do, Nintendo is ramping production for you. In an interview today with the Los Angeles Times, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says the company has increased monthly Wii production to 2.4 million units. He doesn’t name any names, but Fils-Aime also takes a jab at Sony. “One of our competitors projects they will sell 10 million consoles worldwide this year...

Wii to exceed N64 lifetime sales next month

When there aren’t any asses left to kick, why not kick your own? VGChartz is reporting today the Nintendo Wii has topped 30 million units in worldwide sales. The video games sales-tracking site projects lifetime Wii sales will surpass those of the Nintendo 64 in August. This projection is based on sell-through data for the week ending July 26, according to which Nintendo has sold 30.01 milli...

Rock Band for Wii debuts at #4, Guitar Hero: On Tour for DS at #1 on Amazon sales chart

For everyone (including myself) who wondered how Rock Band for Wii would fare, it debuted at number 4 on Amazon’s weekly sales chart.  Here’s the top five: 5. Wii Play (Nintendo) 4. Rock Band Special Edition (EA Games) 3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)

DS hits 100 million software sales in Japan

Japanese sales tracker Media Create has announced 100 million units of DS software have been sold in Japan since launch. 100 million in almost three and a half years! That’s quite a feat when you compare software sales to Japan’s PS2 power house which took four years and three months to hit the 100 million software mark. Twenty one of the 922 DS games released have sold more than 1 m...

Carnival Games goes platinum

VG Chartz is reporting Carnival Games has surpassed one million copies sold worldwide. Released in Aug. 2007, the exclusive Wii minigame collection has since exceeded virtually all sales expectations despite receiving mediocre review scores. Carnival Games is currently averaging an aggregate score of 56 on Metacritic. Carnival Games was developed by Washington-based Cat Daddy Games, a studio prima...