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8 Days Since Launch, 600,000 Units Sold

Discussion in 'Nintendo News & Rumors' started by i0n, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. i0n

    i0n :eek:

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    Just eights days on from the North American launch Nintendo is reporting sales of some 600,000 console units, amounting to a staggering $190 million in sales.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was no doubt the favourite launch title amoung shoppers, accounting for a massive 75% of all hardware sales moving 454,000 units.

    Nintendo itself has said that it expects to ship a total of 4 million consoles globally during the six weeks between the system's launch on November 19 in North America and the end of 2006. The Japanese launch of the system will follow North America on December 2nd.

    "Even with sales already in excess of 600,000 units, demand continues to exceed supply, as it's clear this is one of the 'gotta-have' products for the holiday season," commented Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. "We've shipped retailers several times the amount of hardware the other company was able to deliver for its launch around the same time -- and we still sold out.”

    He added: “Given the inclusive nature of Wii game play, we're seeing this new form of video gaming is already a huge hit with gamers and newcomers alike. It continues to be a phenomenal launch.”

    Link: Gamasutra - Nintendo: 600,000 Wii, 454,000 Zelda Sold In First Eight Days
     
  2. bondbond611

    bondbond611 WiiChat Member

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    thanks for the news, been looking for info regarding its sales figures.
     
  3. ShadowElliot

    ShadowElliot Diamond: Chimchar Wanter

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    Wow, thats awesome news i0n!
     
  4. Think_Tank

    Think_Tank Reppin' the big N in GR.

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    Way to go Nintendo!!!!
     
  5. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Wii is doing great! :cool:
     
  6. chessaholic

    chessaholic WiiChat Member

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    considering that those figures are just for north america, that is good! Wii should hit well over the million mark after Japan, Australasia and Europe launches.
     
  7. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    It's doing quality :) I think its ironic that I know NO-ONE whos getting a Wii (though I recon all my mates/family will once they've played mine) and no-one has really heard of a Wii, yet they're are sooo many people from the UK on here and other sites, craving the Wii, cool too
     
  8. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    yeah thats good if your looking to get a wii at launch. if not so many pple knows about it.
     
  9. rich-69-50

    rich-69-50 triforce worshipper

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    yeah, as soon as i get one all my mates will probably want one too!!!
     
  10. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    damn it is the oppistite for me i know loads of plp that are getting it:yikes:
     
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    My friends are all expecting me to get one, and bring it to uni. I'm going to anyway, but I wish I wasn't so predictable.
     
  12. nork

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    wow

    that's a whole lotta wii...

    :shocked:
     
  13. Cirrus

    Cirrus Twilight Godess

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    Nintendo's back!
     
  14. BlightedArt

    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

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    ^ So happy to read that previous post.

    C'mon though, you gotta be jumping for joy for Nintendo and its employees. Awesome work Ninty. :D
     
  15. martin8768

    martin8768 Wii Would Like To Play

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    wow thats great is that just US of all NA?
     
  16. Trulen

    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    Can't they like sell... 5 a day until I get mine? ;-;

    Then they can go and sell out.
     
  17. BlightedArt

    BlightedArt vv OMG Emo hampster!! vv

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    I can't remember the exact numbers, but I worked out yesterday that this is roughly "twice as successful" as the Xbox 360s first week-or-so of launch.
     
  18. martin8768

    martin8768 Wii Would Like To Play

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    lol good idea i wish i was on of the 600,000 people who got a wii :frown2:
     
  19. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    All of NA. Zelda has been selling 1 to 1 with Wii in Canada i heard from somewhere.
     
  20. Hellfromabove

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    Hey guys, long time viewer of these forums and first time poster. I just wanted I work at Best Buy as the supervisor of the media (containing video games) department. After the PS3 came out all people would talk about was that system or ask when they could recieve them. As soon as the Wii came out the demand on the PS3 dropped tremendously. I'd say 1:5 people now ask for the PS3 while the other 4:5 ask for the Wii. I am really happy about that myself. IDK just wanted to post it. Thanx.

    -See Ya!!!
     

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