Nintendo president, Reggie “I’m about kicking ass, I’m about taking names” Fils-Aimes has never been one to mince his words, but latest choice quote might be a bit of a tall order. The firm’s US boss has claimed that by June this year, the Nintendo Wii will have shifted more units in the territory than the Microsoft Xbox 360.
In a Bloomberg article full of long words, numbers and complicated financial stuff that we don’t really understand (“Nintendo, which counts the Americas as its biggest market, advanced 4.1 percent to 53,300 yen, the highest since Jan. 23″), Fils-Aime is quoted as saying:
“The Wii will surpass the Xbox 360 in total U.S. sales by June, helped by video-game titles including Super Smash Bros. Brawl.”
The Nintendo Wii currently sits 1.6 million units behind the Microsoft Xbox 360 in North America, and there are a total of 18 weeks until the stated June deadline (that’s if we’re talking the end of the month). Mathematically this means that Nintendo would need to outsell the rival console by a total of 320,000 units each month in order to surpass its total unit sales in the region.
Bit of a pipe dream even considering support from the likes of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit? Probably.