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Wii and Nintendo DS Outsell NES and GameBoy

By Chris Faylor, Jan 29, 2010 11:00am PST

Having updated its lifetime hardware sales figures, Nintendo today confirmed that the Wii has outsold the Nintendo Entertainment System--making...

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"I don't find this impressive. The market for games has grown tremendously since the NES/GB"

- Jafnahar see all 12 comments

Nintendo Touts Holiday Sales Figures

By Chris Faylor, Jan 05, 2010 3:00pm PST

Kicking off new year with self-congratulatory press release, Nintendo began today by listing off some of its accomplishments in 2009, such as its...

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"I wish Nintendo appealed to me as much as they appeal to the family-fun market. Funny thing is ..."

- Defacil see all 7 comments

Nintendo Sells Over 1.5 Million Wii, DS, and DSi During Thanksgiving Week

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 30, 2009 5:11pm PST

Nintendo revealed internal tracking numbers showing shoppers purchased more than 1.5 million units of Nintendo hardware, including the Wii, DS, and...

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"I finally ordered a DS, cause I found out it has a Tetris Attack port (Planet Puzzle League I ..."

- Avatar see all 10 comments

September Sales: PlayStation 3 Beats the Xbox 360, Wii for the First Time

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 5:01pm PDT

Sony had a big month in September, with the PlayStation 3 claiming the top spot in console hardware sales for the first time, according to NPD's US...

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"Haha, my best friend would go buy a PS3 tonight if they announced a remake of FF7. Otherwise ..."

- DinK see all 71 comments

Halo 3: ODST Tops September Sales as The Beatles: Rock Band Beats Guitar Hero 5

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2009 4:35pm PDT

Bungie's stand-alone Halo 3 expansion topped the NPD sales charts in September, beating Wii Sports and Madden NFL 10 by a significant margin with...

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"Didn't Activision release a statement about how awesome GH5 was doing compared to TB:RB a couple ..."

- quadeh see all 4 comments

Nintendo Q1 Profits Down 60% From 2008

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2009 9:11am PDT

Nintendo's 2009 first-quarter net profits fell 60% compared to the period last year while net sales are down 40%, new financial documents released...

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""Net profits were 42.31 billion yen ($442 million)" ...not bad for three months if you ask me."

- deceiver see all 53 comments

UFC Named the Undisputed King of May Software Sales

By Nick Breckon, Jun 11, 2009 4:04pm PDT

THQ's mixed martial arts hit UFC 2009 Undisputed reigned supreme over the North American console software charts in May. The fighting...

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"I save witty responses for the deserving. Austere01 Oh sorry I mean cakeseaters (nice new tag ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 39 comments

Xbox 360 Reaches 30 Million Console Sales

By Alice O'Connor, May 28, 2009 9:26am PDT

Microsoft today dropped an Xbox 360 statbomb, showering figures on a range of metrics including the fact that the Xbox 360 has now sold over 30...

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"I still love my Ps3 mroe then my 360, i was hugely against the ps3 until i got one and now my ..."

- Ruaerikoholic see all 93 comments

April NPD Sales: Wii Fit, Nintendo DS Top Slow Month

By Nick Breckon, May 14, 2009 3:53pm PDT

Lacking the monster sales of last April's Grand Theft Auto 4, the NPD charts for April 2009 mark a fairly uneventful period in North American...

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"its worse to see the PC top 20 each week. WOW & Sims for as long as I can remember. Atleast the ..."

- Dodgy see all 7 comments

Lifetime UK Hardware Sales Revealed

By Nick Breckon, Apr 22, 2009 11:25am PDT

A chart included in European game retailer Game's latest financial papers has revealed the lifetime hardware sales data for the UK games market....

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"I really would like to see official numbers for the whole of europe. UK has about 60 million ..."

- razorblade79 see all 20 comments

Nintendo DSi Smashes DS Lite's First Week Sales

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 16, 2009 6:29pm PDT

Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo DSi posted far higher sales during its first week of sale than its predecessor the DS Lite managed when it...

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"i did the same... and now i'm enjoying it more than my 360. (playing chrono trigger newgame+, ..."

- Demius see all 17 comments

March NPD Sales: Resident Evil 5 Breaks 1.5 Million, Pokemon Platinum and Halo Wars Debut Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 16, 2009 3:35pm PDT

Offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of game sales, research group NPD has released its take on the software and hardware sales in the US...

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"Well good for them. I just beat RE5 tonight as a matter of fact. I went to my next door ..."

- k1ld0r see all 28 comments

Wii Ships 50 Million Units, Declared Fastest Selling Console Ever

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 9:12am PDT

Nintendo's ever-popular Wii has shipped a stunning 50 million consoles worldwide since its 2006 debut, with the company claiming that it's the...

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"and what metacritic scores determines a "quality game". unless its 85+ i don't see this is valid..."

- brainchild420 see all 33 comments

February Console Sales: Wii Fit, Street Fighter 4 Lead

By Nick Breckon, Mar 19, 2009 3:45pm PDT

Nintendo's lineup of Wii and DS titles continues to dominate the North American console sales charts, with Wii Fit once again being named the...

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"Is it possible to post the number of units sold for PC sales as well? The PC sales never have ..."

- Decepticon Matrix see all 16 comments

Nintendo DS Ships 100 Million Units

By Chris Faylor, Mar 11, 2009 10:36am PDT

Nintendo announced today that it shipped the 100 millionth Nintendo DS unit on March 6, 2009--4 years, 3 months and 14 days after the portable...

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"I think almost everyone knew that GBAS came to the end of it's road when the DS came. I know I ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 12 comments