Nintendo: DS and Wii hit 47 million and 34 million US milestones

Tuesday, 4th January 2011 14:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Nintendo has announced it hit two Wii and DS sales milestones during 2010 in the US.

According to the company’s internal sales figures, the DS line had sold more than 47 million in America since the original model’s launch in November 2004 by the end of 2010.

In addition, Wii sold 7 million units in the US during it’s third consecutive year at retail.

Nintendo said this was a first, as no other console in “the history of videogames” has accomplished this feat.

At of the close of 2010, Wii has sold more than 34 million units in the US alone.

“When we look back at 2010, we see consumers time and again turning to the value and enjoyment of our products,” said NOA’s president Reggie Fils-Aime.

“When we look ahead to 2011, we see new portable technology and more great Wii games that need to be seen to be believed.”

Nintendo is set to release 3DS in the US and UK in March, and you can check out the latest shots of one – stolen from a Chinese assembly line – here.

3DS is out February 26 in Japan.



  1. back_up

    US = land of casual
    These people are also buying kinect :lol:

    #1 4 years ago
  2. jacobvandy

    @1 I’m glad you feel comfortable making sweeping generalizations based on such a small percentage of our population… Even if we assume that nobody has ever bought more than one Wii or DS (many have), 47 and 34 million is only 15 and 11 percent of the people in the country. Not to mention, those two demographics are very likely to overlap, meaning all Nintendo buyers are probably less than 20% of the 307 million people that live here.

    Compare that to the UK, where the entire region has a population the size of Nintendo buyers in the US.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. lexph3re

    We are so over populated and poor smh

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Impressive numbers, though the Wii is down in the US pretty heavily year on year, having done ~9.6m in 2009 and ~10.1m in 2008.

    #4 4 years ago

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