Wii demand rises in Japan in wake of launch

I Suppose this is obvious to some, but the demand for Nintendo’s new console has risen considerably amongst the Japanese from this time last year. According to the Computer Entertainment Software Association and its annual study of Japanese game consumers, 48.9% of game consumers say they are interested in acquiring Wii, compared with 20.9% this time last year.

And that little money making machine the DS has gained ground as well, with 54.3% of respondents already owning a DS (up from 26.8% in 2005), and the “intent to buy a DS” also increasing from 13.7% to 19.1%.

Great, popularity has built even more. But, Infendo regulars, what’s it going to take to sustain it?

[Image from Joystiq]