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

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

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    January 28, 2010 10:26 AM

    And it continues to print money, good job Nintendo, I'm a little dissapointed Wii Sports Resort outsold NSMB:Wii though.

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      January 28, 2010 10:31 AM

      Wii Sports Resort came out many, many months before NSMBWii

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        January 28, 2010 10:34 AM

        I know, still makes me sad. The lifetime figures will probably be about the same.

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