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30 million Wiis sold in the US

If you went out this week to pick up a Wii, congratulations! You're part of history. Nintendo just announced that the Wii has now exceeded 30 million units sold in the US, forty-five months after its launch. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo released some rare sales data, disclosing not only...

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New Nintendo hardware coming when the company finds a 'very interesting idea'

At least, that's according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, speaking to a sharp-tongued investor during the company's quarterly financial results briefing question and answer session. When asked about the longevity of the current Nintendo hardware on the market, Iwata said, "As soon as a new...

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790K people bought Chrono Trigger DS (and other Square sales figures)

Note: numbers reflect 10k increments Square Enix has released an accounting of its software sales for fiscal year 2009 -- which ended March 31 -- and remakes ruled. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, a refresh of the 1992 Super Famicom installment in the famous role-playing series, sold...

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Japan's February software charts dominated by PSP games

Sales for PSP titles in Japan were strong in the month of February according to data collected by Famitsu (via IGN). Four PSP games dominated the top ten, while two of them crowned the top three. Tales of the World 2: Radiant Mythology, which had been at number one for several weeks, is...

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Nintendo boasts NPD success that 'offset' competitors

Nintendo issued a celebratory press release following the announcement of the NPD numbers last night, pointing out an impressive statistic: "While the video game industry grew by $150 million (12 percent) year-on-year, Nintendo's total sales grew by $300 million in January, offsetting declines on...

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January NPD: Industry up 13% over Jan. '08, handhelds down 80% from Dec.

With the 2008 holiday season behind us, this month's NPD sales data brings with it figures showing the inevitable -- and dramatic -- decline in hardware sold for the month of January '09. For instance, last December the Nintendo DS was the top-selling platform, with 3.04 million units moved that...

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Namco Bandai drums up Japanese sales for 12/8 - 12/14

Japanese gamers evidently don't want to work; they just want to bang on the virtual drum all day. Or, more specifically, the Wii release of Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin, which barely eked out a first-place spot over Animal Crossing: City Folk in Media Create's Japanese software sales charts for...

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Data shows Wii games discounted fastest

Not all that waggles on Wii is gold. It turns out there's a reason we've been seeing so many Wii games in bargain bins: they're twice as likely to under-perform at retail than PS3 or 360 titles. Blend Games has obtained a new report from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) which...

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Fable 2 slays Far Cry 2 in UK sales charts

More appropriately, we should probably say, "Fable 2 slayed Far Cry 2, then farted on it, did a heroic pose for the crowd, brought it a shoddy necklace, bought it a house to live in and invited it to unprotected group sex with three random villagers." Peter Molyneux's farcical epic debuted at the...

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NYTimes looks at Wii's software sales problem

Despite consistently strong hardware sales, the Wii has thus far lagged behind its competitors when it comes to the all important software tie ratio. The New York Times looked into the problem today, with an article highlighting Wii owners' reluctance to buy games at the usual rapid pace. On...

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