Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles over Thanksgiving Week

Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles over Thanksgiving Week


Nintendo reports that “more than 2.5 video game systems sold every second” during the Thankgiving week – Nov. 22 to Nov. 28.

550,000 Wiis sold, and more than 1 million DS and DSi went home for the holidays for a grand total of more than 1.5 million consoles sold.

Press Release:

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 30, 2009 – Nintendo’s internal tracking numbers show that the company sold more than 1.5 million Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ video game systems combined in the United States during Thanksgiving Week. That works out to more than 150 Nintendo systems sold every minute continuously for the week – or more than 2.5 every second.

Nintendo estimates that during the week:

  • More than 550,000 Wii home consoles sold, demonstrating that consumers nationwide have responded to the new suggested retail price of $199.99.
  • More than 1 million Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi portable systems sold. This number surpasses the all-time hand-held hardware sales record set by Game Boy™ Advance during Thanksgiving Week 2002.
    “Holiday shoppers are finding value in our products’ prices, and through a game-play experience that is unique to Nintendo,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

Note that the internal Nintendo of America numbers referenced in this release represent sales from Sunday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 28.

To top