Monday, March 19, 2007

Wii Will Destwoy Joo!

The Nintendo DS and Wii, put together, are now dominating the competition. Even the PS2 is now outsold by the mighty Wii. All bow down to our Wiis!

See the NPD article on Gamasutra.

Straight from TotalVideoGames:

Nintendo Trumps Rivals (Again)
North American hardware sales for February show Wii and DS basking at the top of the table...

Author: Jon Wilcox | Date Added: 16/03/2007
As the turnaround of fortunes that began with the release of Nintendo DS continues with Wii, February hardware sales figures in North America have been released showing Nintendo's two formats topping the chart. Not only that, but the figures have shown that sales of Wii (335,000 units) almost topped the sales of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined (228,000 and 127,000 units respectively).

Sales figures for DS stood at 485,000 units for February, easily beating the 176,000 PSPs sold last month, with Nintendo throwing in the extraordinary stat that their two platforms represented 54% of hardware sales in that month. Ten of the top twenty titles in North America have also been exclusive to Nintendo's systems.

"We're gratified that the explosive appeal of Wii, in terms of both new players and new ways to play, has created unprecedented demand, substantially beyond supply," says Reggie Fils-Aime, President, Nintendo of America. "But we also understand that there are hundreds of thousands of consumers still waiting to get their hands on the system so we continue to both ship more units to retail every week and work non-stop to build capacity."

It is moments like this I am proud to own a Nintendo DS, and have a Wii, at home.

Or see a more thorough article on 1up, or the slashdot article, or the original article, near a I can tell.

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