Wii and Nintendo DS Top U.S. Sales

Wii and Nintendo DS Top U.S. Sales


Nintendo products (DS and Wii) saw a massive sales spike in the U.S. in October. In fact, the DS outsold every other gaming platform except for the Wii, which alone nearly outsold the 360, PS3, and PSP combined.

Hard numbers are as follows:

Wii 803,000 units

DS 491,000 units

360 371,000 units

PSP 193,000 units

PS3 190,000 units

PS2 136,000 units

Press Release:

November 13, 2008 – Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ topped the U.S. sales charts and combined to sell more than 1.29 million units in October. Nintendo sold 803,210 Wii consoles and 491,176 Nintendo DS systems in October, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. These figures bring the lifetime U.S. sales for Wii to more than 13.35 million and Nintendo DS to more than 23.02 million, extending their leads as the best-selling hardware of this generation.

Nintendo’s total hardware unit sales represent a 25.7 percent increase over October 2007. They also account for 59.3 percent of the industry’s total hardware unit sales.

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