It seems Nintendo will never tire of regaling us with impressive sales stats. The latest figures to come our way show that six million Wiis have been sold to consumers in Europe. If that wasn't enough, the company has also revealed that DS sales (again, to consumers) have now topped 20 million.
If both of those
weren't enough, it has been confirmed alongside some impressive Nintendo financial results
that over 20 million Wiis and over 64 million DSes have been shipped to distributors and retailers worldwide.
Still hankering for more? OK then, we've also got some sales figures for Nintendo's leading software titles. (The figures for both software and hardware in Europe, it should be mentioned, are for estimated sales - that is to consumers, not retailers).WiiWii Play
- 2.3 millionThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- 1.3 millionSuper Mario Galaxy
- 1.3 millionMario Party 8
- One millionDSDr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
- 8 millionMore Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
- 2.8 millionMario Kart DS
- 2 million
The last time SPOnG brought you impressive sales figures from Nintendo was... all of a day ago. Yesterday it was all about Japan, with the Wii having hit the 5 million sales mark
With the Xbox 360 having shipped 17.7 million consoles
as of January 4th and the PS3 somewhere behind that†
, it's a reasonable assumption that the Wii has now overtaken it as the new-generation console with the largest installed base. That is, of course, assuming that Microsoft hasn't sold over 2.3 million 360s in the last three weeks. SPOnG would take that bet.†VG Chartz puts the figure at 9.43 million worldwide. Although they are often unreliable, it is a fairly safe assumption that they're not over 8 million out. Sony has not recently released a worldwide sales figure.