Nintendo shares up 5.6% due to December NPD results

Friday, 11th January 2013 15:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo shares are up 5.6% due to US sales figures released by NPD last night.

Bloomberg reports its the largest jump in company shared since September 18; however, Tokai Tokyo Securities feels the gain may be “short-lived unless [Nintendo] can sustain sales momentum.”

Last night, Nintendo reported Wii U moved 460,000 units in the US in December 2012, with life-to-date sales of 890,000 since its November 18 release, generating over $300 million in hardware sales.

Over 1.25 million 3DS units were sold in the US for the month of December, bringing its US lifetime sales to 7.7 million.

Wii contributed $270 million in sales for December, moving 475,000 units. Overall, the system as moved 40.8 million units life-to-date.



  1. OlderGamer

    They sure look doomed to me…

    #1 2 years ago

    Yep. Sure do.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Francis O

    You know how gamers are. If something doesn’t sell a million copies in a day or two, its doomed. Anyway…. wait till Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Zelda, and Nintendo’s heavy hitter come out. Then we’ll see how their stock is affected.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. polygem

    launch was good…not wii like but good.

    “…and the total global figure can be estimated at somewhere around 2.5 million, perhaps nudging towards 3 million.”

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Ljink

    I don’t know why people trash Nintendo every time their systems come out. They’ve been doing this for over 25 years starting with colorTV box! I think they know what they’re doing. It’ll take more than a “mediocre” launch to doom Nintendo. You forget to mention their handheld market which they’re dominating on the PSVita. If anybody is doomed it’s Sony’s next Playstation.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Nfanboy

    @5 I agree completely.

    It looks to me that many videogames “so called” journalists keep reporting that Nintendo is doomed or that the Wii U will be crushed by the PS4/720. And this is RIDICULOUS ! It won’t happen. Nintendo has been around for a century, Sony will disappear before Nintendo will ever do.

    Even someone like Patcher, a “supposed” analyst claimed that Nintendo was going to “dreamcast themselves” of the videogames industry. This is RETARDED. Even if the Wii U fails – and NOTHING at this stage could give any indication of that happening – Nintendo will be fine. Nintendo has 10 billion in cash… 10 BILLION !!! And they would simply disappear like that ?

    Terrible that constant anti-Nintendo bashing…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. polygem

    @5,6: i agree with you…#1 is just joking…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    I was being sarcastic, Poly is right.

    I get sick of all of the Nintendo bashing too. Nintendo stock went up, while other companies have been facing delisting, reductions, and even junk bond ratings.

    Nintendo is fine.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Ljink

    Feels like Codename: Kids Nextdoor on this site. “get over here #1″ anyway I know OlderGamer was kiddin’. I’m just sick of everyday I see something about Nintendo sucking even though they don’t. Nobody ever mentions Sony and Microsoft stocks because they sell more than videogames. If Nintendo even falls a bit everybody jumps them even though all they do is sell videogames! Microsoft has phones, WINDOWS, and tablets. Sony has TVs, headphones, and all kind of media. I just don’t think it’s fair that all the haters words are overshadowing the people who like Nintendo. I don’t want either company to fail.

    #9 2 years ago

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