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New Mario Sells 10 Million in Under Two Months as Nintendo Unleashes 2009 Sales Figures

by Chris Faylor, Jan 28, 2010 10:20am PST

Marking the recent end of its third fiscal quarter, Nintendo today released sales figures on its hardware and notable software releases, and the results are impressive.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks DS

The month-and-a-half between New Super Mario Bros. Wii's mid-November debut and December 31, 2009 saw the side-scrolling platformer sell an astonishing 10.55 million copies globally, with Wii Fit Plus doing 13.58 million since its October release.

As for hardware, the Wii has now sold 67.45 million units worldwide, with the various iterations of the Nintendo DS adding up to lifetime sales of 125.13 million units.

A breakdown notable software and per-region hardware sales is below:

Wii Hardware Sales as of December 31, 2009

    Lifetime - 67.45 million

      Japan - 9.72 million

      North America - 32.92 million

      Other - 25.71 million

Notable 2009 Software Releases

Nintendo DS Hardware Sales as of December 31, 2009

    Lifetime - 125.13 million

      Japan - 29.92 million

      The Americas - 44.99 million

      Other - 50.23 million

    of which Nintendo DSi

      Lifetime - 16.43 million

        Japan - 4.66 million

        The Americas - 6.16 million

        Other - 5.61 million

    of which Nintendo DSi LL / XL

      Lifetime - 700,000 units

        Japan - 700,000 units

        The Americas - Not Yet Released

        Other - Not Yet Released

Notable Nintendo DS 2009 Software Releases





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