Nintendo has announced that according to sales figures reported by the independent NPD Group, the Wii and Nintendo DS have set new sales records for the month of November in the US.
The Wii sold 2.04 million units in November, setting a new video game hardware record for a non-December month. The Nintendo DS sold more than 1.56 million units in November, becoming the second-highest total for a non-December month in history. Nintendo points out that its systems represented 66 per cent of all hardware sales in November, including 59 percent of all console sales and 79 per cent of all portable hardware sales.
The Wii has now sold 15.4 million in the US since it launched in November 2006, while the Nintendo DS has now sold nearly 24.6 million in the US since it launched in November 2004.
"Nintendo's record-breaking sales demonstrate that consumers are looking for the best value not only among video games, but also among all entertainment options," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Shoppers are looking for gifts that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and Nintendo provides an incomparable range of experiences that gets the whole family involved."
Four Wii exclusive titles features in the top 10 US best-sellers for November, including Wii Play (796,000 units), Wii Fit (697,000 units), Mario Kart Wii (637,000 units) and Wii Music (297,000 units).