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2008 NPD: Nintendo Sells Over 10 Million Wiis in US, New Lifetime Sales Figures for Each Console

by Nick Breckon, Jan 15, 2009 5:06pm PST

Shacknews' analysis of NPD Group's 2008 U.S. console sales data has revealed that Nintendo saw a banner year for total system sales, selling over 10 million Wiis--more than doubling its install base--and moving nearly as many Nintendo DS handhelds.

The 2008 total U.S. hardware sales are as follows:

  1. Wii - 10,224,400

  2. Nintendo DS - 9,951,500

  3. Xbox 360 - 4,735,200

  4. PSP - 3,829,300

  5. PlayStation 3 - 3,685,000

  6. PlayStation 2 - 2,106,100*

In combination with the lifetime figures NPD issued for 2007, the above data allows for an updated look at how each console is performing overall in the United States.

Lifetime U.S. hardware sales, as of December 2008:

  1. PlayStation 2 - 43.22 million*

  2. Nintendo DS - 27.60 million

  3. Wii - 17.60 million

  4. PSP 14.30 million

  5. Xbox 360 - 13.89 million

  6. PlayStation 3 - 6.94 million

While Sony recently claimed 50 million total PlayStation 2 sales in North America, the above figures only pertain to the United States.

(*NPD did not report PlayStation 2 sales for the months of January and May 2008.)