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This should come as no surprise to anyone, but, according to Videogame Charts, Nintendo has sold over 3 million Wiis worldwide. The Wii has been selling out almost instantly from every store, and this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down after Christmas. Nintendo has been […]

This should come as no surprise to anyone, but, according to Videogame Charts, Nintendo has sold over 3 million Wiis worldwide. The Wii has been selling out almost instantly from every store, and this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down after Christmas. Nintendo has been having a good year so far, topping the Amazon sales chart with the DS and selling out everywhere with the Wii. The numbers so far for the Wii are 1,010,000 in Japan, 1,320,000 in the U.S. and 860,000 in Europe. The DS, which was launched 2 years ago, has sold 14,230,000 in Japan, 10,420,000 in the U.S. and 10,380,000 in Europe.

Other than Nintendo, the numbers thus far are pretty interesting. For comparison, the XBox 360 has sold 300,000 units in Japan, 4,950,000 in the U.S. and 2,490,000 in Europe after a year while the PS3, which launched 2 days after the Wii, has sold 480,000 in Japan, 700,000 in the U.S. and we have yet to see a European release.

  1. Do you have any idea what the demographics are of those 3 million plus users? I know nintendo has traditionally aimed at the younger markets, but I think this system has the potential to crack into a more mature segment.

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  2. […] AnalysisThis cute YouTube video is PG13-ish and probably not safe for work (unless you work in a dive bar), but it’s also a great 3 minute illustration for why the Wii is succeeding in the market beyond all expectations. Ask yourself if this movie would make any sense whatsoever if the couple were having sexy fun with a PS3 controller or (good god, no), a 360 gamepad. […]

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