Nintendo's doing pretty well. Did you know that Nintendo accounted for 52 percent of all hardware systems sold in 2007? That's more than all other manufacturers combined, we're told, to rub in the face of its rivals.
DS was the top-selling US system, with nearly 8.5 million sold, including more than four million in November and December alone.
Wii placed second, with nearly 6.3 million sold over the year, more than 2.3 million of which sold in the final two months. Obviously that figure would be even higher if you could have got your hands on one.
"By the end of 2007 we were sold out of virtually all hardware, and much of our stock of software and accessories was sold out as well, thanks to the broad appeal of Wii and Nintendo DS to core gamers, women, families, grandparents - and seemingly everyone in between," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's exec VP of sales and marketing.
Since launch, Nintendo has sold more than 17.6 million DS systems and nearly 7.4 million Wiis in the US. Super Mario Galaxy has shifted over 2.5 million copies since its Nov. 12 release.
Jan 18, 2008