Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nintendo looks pretty good in red & green

Mainly because they had a merry little Christmas for themselves.

Sales figures (mainly guesses) anyone?

  • 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. 
Impressive! Or not, your call...