Fri, Sep 12, 2008 | 07:19 BST
August NPD: Nintendo praises double hardware win, Wii nearly hits 12 million
Nintendo focused on yet another hardware win in its post-NPD press release last night, saying that Wii’s 448,000 sales in the US last month had brought the machine’s American install base close to 12 million.
DS’s 514,000 sales made it the most popular Stateside games machine in August.
Five Nintendo format games had been in the top ten this time, said the firm, the highest being Wii Fit at number four.
“The positive public response to Nintendo DS and Wii has stayed strong throughout 2008,” said Nintendo’s chief smiler, Cammie Dunaway.
“New titles like Madden NFL 09 All-Play for Wii have joined top 10 veterans like Wii Fit, demonstrating the wide and long-lasting appeal of Nintendo games.”
Nintendo NPD press release
NPD Says Nintendo DS and Wii Finish 1 and 2 in August U.S. Sales
Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ again topped the hardware sales charts for August, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. In August, more than 514,000 portable Nintendo DS systems sold in the United States, bringing the lifetime U.S. total to nearly 22 million. In August, more than 448,000 Wii consoles sold in the United States, bringing the lifetime U.S. total to nearly 12 million and extending its lead as the best-selling video game console of this generation.
Five games made for Nintendo systems placed in the top 10 best-selling games of the month, including Wii Fit™ at No. 4 with nearly 395,000 sold, Mario Kart® Wii at No. 5 with nearly 329,000 sold, Wii Play™ at No. 6 with more than 200,000 sold, Madden NFL 09 All-Play for Wii at No. 9 with nearly 116,000 sold and Guitar Hero: On Tour for Nintendo DS at No. 10 with more than 111,000 sold.
“The positive public response to Nintendo DS and Wii has stayed strong throughout 2008,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “New titles like Madden NFL 09 All-Play for Wii have joined top 10 veterans like Wii Fit, demonstrating the wide and long-lasting appeal of Nintendo games.”