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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by jess4mick, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. jess4mick

    jess4mick WiiChat Member

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    :cornut: latest figures November Belongs to Nintendo
    DS top-selling system by a landslide; Wii does nearly a million units for the month. What about software sales?
    by Matt Casamassina
    US, December 13, 2007 - Videogame software sales tracker NPD Group released November data and, unsurprisingly, Nintendo's DS handheld and Wii home console held the number-one and two spots respectively. More than 1.5 million gamers picked up the DS in November and about 981,000 players picked up a Wii, according to NPD data. Microsoft's Xbox 360 console pulled in another 770,000 gamers; PlayStation Portable 567,000; PlayStation 2 496,000 and PlayStation 3 466,000.

    The top-selling game of the month was the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 4, with nearly 1.5 million in sales. Nintendo's anticipated platformer, Super Mario Galaxy, took the second spot with upward of 1.1 million. Other notable Wii success stories for the month include Wii Play (at number five) with more than 560,000 units sold; the Wii version of Guitar Hero III (at number eight) with more than 425,000 additional units sold (putting its LTD numbers at around 715,000), Mario and Sonic at the Olympics (at 11) with nearly 330,000 units sold, Lego Star Wars at nearly 180,000 units sold and High School Musical at roughly the same figure. Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles sold through 120,000 copies in November.

    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has sold through almost 500,000 copies in America since it released. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure continues to struggle at retail with less than 35,000 total sales.
     
  2. Mc_Evan

    Mc_Evan Happy X-Mas !

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    Yea call of duty 4 =]
     
  3. Dbomb3

    Dbomb3 wiiwii

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    wOoOoOoOoOoOow. never woulda guessed
     
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    RedProdigy NOD fanatic

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    Nintendomination continues. Interestingly, High School Musical outsold all of the PS3 exclusives this month and Mario and Sonic almost got into the Top 10. Software sales is not a problem on the Wii.
     
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    SensesFail WiiChat Member

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    YEAH COD4! played seven hours straight today! lol ((no life :/))
     
  6. Dubb's Wii

    Dubb's Wii All Mighty

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    Does COD4 support online play?
     
  7. sagema

    sagema 3D Artist

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    COD4 is winning the best game of the year awards on Gamespot 17% (voting portion). Look at the percentages. Ironically Mario Galaxy, Halo 3 have almost a dead even tie at 11%, with other games like Bioshock close behind. Nothing personal but I'm offended Halo 3 and Mario Galaxy are losing to this game.

    http://www.gamespot.com/best-of/
     
  8. Budo

    Budo Raging Clue

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    Not a bad list, I'm just glad Halo and Galaxy aren't being fanboy'd to the top, and other games are getting a fair shot.
     
  9. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    it does
     
  10. thedaini

    thedaini Drunken Monkey

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    Does a cat pee standing up? uhh... wait nevermind. Yeah it supports online. But it's not out for the Wii :mad:
     
  11. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    i am sad that mohh2 for wii didnt fare well.:mad2: its a good game
     
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    I would buy it but the retarted developers didnt even include offline 4-player splitscreen!!!! How dumb can a person get!?
     
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    Dubb's Wii All Mighty

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    My cat pees standing up :p
    Doesn't yours??
     
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    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    If I'm not mistaken, I haven't seen an offline 4-player split screen since the days of Golden Eye and Perfect Dark. Do correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm really sure none of the CODs, MOHs, Halos, etc. have offline 4-player split screen.
     
  15. sarasota

    sarasota Let the Wii pwnage begin.

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    Yeah, and on top of all this, I just read something on CNN.com where Gamestop will be giving guaranteed rainchecks on Wii's for January....probably mega-old news, but I thought that was pretty cool......
     
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    Medal of Honor: Vanguard does...
     
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    Big_League_Slugger WiiChat Member

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    I thought Halo did as well.
     
  18. Pazas

    Pazas B.A.M.F.

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    COD 2 + 3 on consoles other than the Wii had 4 player split screen. Before that it was a PC exclusive series so no offline splitscreen there.

    Halo 1 + 2 both had 4 player offline split screen, halo one was not even online enabled, except for a map pack update.

    Metal of Honor - all installments on the ps1 (first 4 games? definately at least 2) had 4 player split screen, as well as the first few on the ps2, not sure exactly which though.

    But yes it is becoming more common, or rather less unheard of, to skip offline multiplayer. However it is my experience that most gamers tend to considerate a nice feature, and although unnecessary, strictly speaking, still appreciated. Off course I have had very little exposure to various gaming communities other than my own, so that's probably entirely inaccurate.

    Numbers aren't surprising really, aside from the fact that the Wii totally kicks ass, it appeals more to the casual and even previously non gaming audience and market with its intuitive controls and attractive price tag. (Off course I'm stating the obvious here, but for any ghost readers or people new to gaming who haven't seen it in the other 45 octillion places it has been posted)

    It would seem however that the Wii doesn't due as well in the hardcore market, but as I've never seen any actual data to back that up, it probably just seems that way.

    PS: yes octillion is a real number.
    Million, Billion, Trillion, Quadrillion, Quintillion, Sextillion, Septillion, Octillion, Nonillion, Decillion, Undecillion, Duodecillion, Tredecillion, Quattuordecillion, Quinquadecillion, Sexdecillion, Septendecillion, Octodecillion, Novemdecillion, Vigintillion, Googol (a 1 followed by 100 Zeroes), Centillion, Googolplex (a 1 followed by a Googol of zeroes)

    Of course this is the Short Scale (U.S.A. and Modern British) way of counting and completely disregards numbers such as billiard, and trilliard. And I'm so much of a geek that I knew Million - Octillion, Googol and Googolplex without looking it up. I hate math, and I learned to count to octillion in 4th grade. Yes I'm serious, my teacher was tough. (of coarse we didn't have to count every single number between 1 - octillion, we just did million, billion, trillion, ect...

    Just since I already hijacked this thread heres some trivia, a googolplex is so large that to write it down would take more space than is available in the known universe. And that's in a font so small it's unreadable by human eyes.
     
  19. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    though mohh2 may not have split screen, it does have a kick ass online mode even though it lacks voice chat. pretty good considering its wiis first online fps.anyone agree. i think splitscreen was just a fad.
     
  20. Pazas

    Pazas B.A.M.F.

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    What do you mean by fad? If you mean a trend that didn't really provide a different experience but that was incorporated into lots of games because of hype, than I would have to disagree. It was the only available pvp gaming format on a console before consoles went online.

    Yes, I do agree that MoHH2 has a fun online mode, although the lack of voice chat is disappointing on the developer and Nintendo's part. The controls are also some of the most intuitive I have experienced for the Wii, even better than MP3:C.

    Edit: PS: The Doors rock. All hail the lizars king!
     

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