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October NPD – Nintendo statement focuses on hardware sales

Friday, 14th November 2008 07:05 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Nintendo focused on the fact its hardware platforms dominated American October sales in its post-NPS statement yesterday, saying a stunning performance last month extends “their leads as the best-selling hardware of this generation.”

Combined sales of 1.3 million units across Wii and DS bring lifetime US figures for Wii to more than 13.35 million and DS to more than 23.02 million.

“Nintendo provides consumers with the best value not only among video games, but also among most entertainment options,” said NoA marketing boss Cammie Dunaway.

“Nintendo also provides an incomparable range of experiences that everyone can enjoy, whether you’ve been playing for years or are just getting into video games.”

Full thing after the break.

Wii and Nintendo DS Top October U.S. Sales

Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ topped the U.S. sales charts and combined to sell more than 1.29 million units in October. Nintendo sold 803,210 Wii consoles and 491,176 Nintendo DS systems in October, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. These figures bring the lifetime U.S. sales for Wii to more than 13.35 million and Nintendo DS to more than 23.02 million, extending their leads as the best-selling hardware of this generation.

Nintendo’s total hardware unit sales represent a 25.7 percent increase over October 2007. They also account for 59.3 percent of the industry’s total hardware unit sales.

Wii Fit™, the game that combines fun and fitness, sold nearly half a million copies in the United States in October, six months after it launched. The lifetime U.S. sales for Wii Fit now total more than 2.83 million.

“Nintendo provides consumers with the best value not only among video games, but also among most entertainment options,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo also provides an incomparable range of experiences that everyone can enjoy, whether you’ve been playing for years or are just getting into video games.”

Three games made for Nintendo systems placed in the top five best-selling games of the month, including Wii Fit™ at No. 2 with 487,234 copies sold, Mario Kart Wii™ at No. 4 with 289,869 copies sold and Wii Play™ at No. 5 with 281,844 copies sold.

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  1. Tonka

    What? No mention of Wii Music huh?

    #1 6 years ago