Wii Nears 35M Units Sold Worldwide, DS at 84M

Nintendo has weighed in with its latest financial results, revealing that the Wii hardware has sold 34.55 million units since it launched in 2006, with the Nintendo DS having sold 84.33 million units worldwide in the time since its 2004 marketplace debut.

The company has sold 10.1 million Wiis and 13.73 million Nintendo DS units in the past six months, with Nintendo elaborating that 299.85 million units of Wii software have been sold since 2006, with lifetime Nintendo DS software sales at 454.63 million.

That 84 million figure puts the Nintendo DS ahead of the previous Game Boy Advance hardware, which has sold 81.36 million units worldwide.

Rival Sony announced yesterday that its higher-priced PlayStation 3 hardware has sold 16.84 million units worldwide since its 2006 launch. Microsoft has not weighed in with worldwide Xbox 360 sales since March, when the console was at 19 million.

As for financials, Nintendo reported net sales of 836.8 trillion yen and a net profit of 144.8 trillion yen in the period between April and September 2008, a respective 10.4% and 9.4% jump over the same time last year.

However, the company lowered its overall net profit expectations by 15.9% for the fiscal year--from 410 trillion yen to 345 trillion yen--citing "strength of the yen against the dollar and the euro."

From The Chatty
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    October 30, 2008 9:18 AM

    Goodbye gaming. It was fun while it lasted but now I suppose I'll just have to setting with playing with my virtual dog or waving a plastic stick around and pretending I'm conducting an orchestra.

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      October 30, 2008 9:46 AM

      Nothing wrong with the wii in my books. It's more accessable sure and maybe a little goofy but it's fun. I have enjoyed several titles even adult themed ones(no more heros). I don't think that the wii is making any kind of dent in our prescious "core" gaming.

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        October 30, 2008 9:51 AM

        "adult themed"? i don't think this means what you think it means.

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        October 30, 2008 3:04 PM

        erm, i dnt think waving around flurescent kitchen lights qualifies as adult gaming....

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      October 30, 2008 10:00 AM

      Were they sold out of Wiis near you? :P

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      October 30, 2008 11:32 AM

      The market has shown that there's enough room for at least 2 players, possibly 3 if Sony can get its game division to start turning a profit soon.

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      October 30, 2008 3:00 PM

      Drama Queen!

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