NPD figures: Nintendo focuses on giant hardware sales

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 14 March 2008 07:22 GMT

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Nintendo’s response to last night’s NPD figures focused on the fact DS and Wii had acheived nothing short of stunning success in America last month.

“The latest video game industry sales figures reported by the independent NPD Group show that Nintendo DS and Wii topped the US charts for February,” said the statement. “Nintendo DS sold nearly 587,600 units and Wii sold nearly 432,000.”

Cammie Dunaway, NoA’s executive vice president of sales and marketing said, “Our momentum has not let up since the holidays and we expect it to continue throughout the year. We have the industry’s strongest lineup of games for everyone from core to casual gamers.”

Get hardware figures here (Nintendo properly won), software figures here and the rest of Nintendo’s statement after the link.

NPD Reports Nintendo’s Solid U.S. Sales for February

The latest video game industry sales figures reported by the independent NPD Group show that Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ topped the U.S. charts for February. Nintendo DS sold nearly 587,600 units and Wii sold nearly 432,000.

“Our momentum has not let up since the holidays and we expect it to continue throughout the year,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We have the industry’s strongest lineup of games for everyone from core to casual gamers.”

February sales, according to NPD, in the United States:

* Nintendo sold more than 1 million hardware units combined, accounting for nearly half (47.6 percent) of all hardware sold.
* Nintendo DS games topped all software sales, with more than 3.6 million units sold. Consumers purchased nearly 2.9 million software units for Wii. Four of every 10 games sold were for Nintendo systems.
* Three games in the top five sellers for February play on Nintendo systems, including two from third-party publishers.
* Nearly 1.7 million accessories were purchased for Wii, more than for any other system. More than 1.2 million accessories were sold for Nintendo DS as well.

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