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Nintendo DS Moving Closer to 100M In Lifetime Sales January 29, 2009 6:28 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hardware Sales, News, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Video Games.
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nintendologo-012909Nintendo has released their hardware sales figures for the April 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 period as well as life-to-date totals.  The biggest bit of news from the report is that the Nintendo DS handheld is inching closer to 100 million sales worldwide.

The handheld has sold 25.67 million units in Japan, 31.93 million units in the Americas and 38.62 million in other territories for a total of 96.22 million units sold life-to-date.

Nintendo’s Wii is also doing incredibly well for the company, selling through 44.96 million units life-to-date (7.80 million in Japan, 20.40 million in the Americas and 16.76 million in other territories).

US Video Game Hardware/Software Sales for April May 18, 2007 1:26 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hardware Sales, News, Software Sales, Video Games.
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The Nintendo brand continues to sell amazingly well, while Sony is still stuck in neutral with their new Playstation 3, which was the second to last selling system for the month, only able to outsell last generation’s Nintendo GameCube.

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Nintendo Wii/DS First Again for February March 22, 2007 11:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hardware Sales, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Sony, Video Game Sales.
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Nintendo’s Wii and DS were the top selling console/portable gaming systems for the month of February.

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HD DVD and Blu-ray sales data January 8, 2007 3:47 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Blu-ray Disc, CES, Hardware Sales, HD DVD, High Definition Optical Disc, News.
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In press releases during CES, both backers of HD DVD and Blu-ray have announced sales data for their respective formats. But there is no clear data on the Blu-ray side. (more…)

Nintendo Wii Hardware Sales at 4 million January 7, 2007 8:35 pm

Posted by Gian Carmen in Hardware Sales, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Video Game Sales, Video Games.
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VGCharts, which is a website dedicated to keeping track of videogame hardware and software sales, has the Nintendo Wii at 4 million sales worldwide. It’s unclear how accurate this is because VGCharts does not release their source. We should soon get a report from Nintendo relating to if they have hit their 1 year sales goal.

The charts also show the numbers for the Xbox 360 and PS3. If the numbers hold, this would be great news for Nintendo and its fans for their hopes to claim the number 1 spot this generation.

Following are the breakdowns for each region.

Wii- 4.00 million

Japan- 1.2 million

Americas-1.86 million

Other Regions- 0.94

Xbox 360 – 8.34million

Japan- 0.32

Americas-5.38 million

Other Regions-2.64 million

PS3- Total 1.40 million

Japan-0.55

Americas-0.86

Other Regions- 0.0

Source: — [VGCharts]

HD DVD/Blu-ray war heats up and system hardware sales for November December 15, 2006 12:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Blu-ray Disc, Hardware Sales, HD DVD, News, Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation 3, Video Games, Xbox 360.
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With November out of the way, sales data is starting to trickle in for the Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox HD DVD add-on, one front of the High-Definition format war.

For the month of November, Sony sold 197,000 Playstation 3’s in the U.S., while Microsoft sold an impressive (for an add-on) 42,000 HD DVD add-on’s for its Microsoft Xbox 360 player.

It should be noted that while Sony had more PS3’s sold, it’s impossibile to gauge how many of those owners of the system are using the console as a Blu-ray device. On the other hand, it can easily be assumed that all 42,000 owners of the HD DVD drive are using that device specifically for HD DVD movie playback, since the device isn’t used in any form for video game playback (the Xbox 360 is equiped with a regular PC DVD drive, hence the need for an add-on).

Elsewhere on the video game front, Nintendo sold 476,000 units of its new Nintendo Wii console, taking an early lead on the Playstation 3 by more than double the units.

Nintendo is said to be having no problems with their production of the unit while Sony is having issues but are still promising 2M PS3’s shipped by the end of the year (Sony originally were hoping to have 400,000 units for the U.S. launch, but were only able to supply half of that).

For the month, console sales were paced by the Playstation 2 at 664,000, the Microsoft Xbox 360, which has been out since last Christmas, at 510,000 and the Nintendo GameCube at 42,000.

On the portable front, Nintendo’s DS was the best seller with 918,000 sold, followed by the Nintendo Game Boy at 641,000 and the Sony Playstation Portable at 412,000 units sold.

Here are the installed base figures as of November, 2006 for all current video game systems in the U.S. (Console and Portable):

PS2: 35.8 million
GBA: 34.3 million
DS: 7.6 million
PSP: 5.7 million
Xbox 360: 3.4 million
Wii: 476 thousand
PS3: 197 thousand