Nintendo’s take on August NPD: DS sold twice as many units as any other system

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 September 2009 15:25 GMT

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In August, Nintendo hardware sales continued to increase month-to-month, with DS tops for the second month in a row, and Wii the second best selling console, again, for August.

Combined, DS and Wii moved 830,300 units while broken down, DS moved 552,900 and Wii 227,400.

“August NPD results showed an increase in month-to-month sales for both Wii and Nintendo DS hardware systems, demonstrating the continued appeal of our value-conscious products,” said Nintendo in a statement.

“For the fifth consecutive month, the Nintendo DS enjoyed outstanding retail performance, selling through twice as many units as any other system in August and breaking the record for monthly hardware sales for August.

“Wii is the only console that continues to consistently sell more than a quarter of a million units each month, as it has done in every one of the past 34 months since its launch in 2006.”

Nintendo had four of the top 10 best selling software titles, three being for Wii, which included: Wii Sports Resort moving 754,000 units, Wii Fit 128,000, Mario Kart Wii 120,000, and Fossil Fighters on DS moving 92,000 units.

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