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Nintendo Cleans Up Over the Holidays

by Paul Strauss
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Nintendo announced today some facts and figures from the 2006 holiday selling season, and the Big N racked up some pretty impressive numbers:

  • During the November – December holiday period, over half of all gaming systems sold in the U.S. were Nintendo brand products.
  • Nintendo sold every single Wii console that was shipped into retail channels the 44 days between launch and the end of the year. In total, over 1 million consoles were sold.
Mario Cashes In
  • The Nintendo DS series sold another 1.6 million units in December, bringing its total to over 5.3 million units sold throughout 2006.
  • More than 86% of Wii purchasers also purchased The Legend of Zelda, meaning that over 900,000 copies of the game were sold. Another 600,000 copies of the GameCube version also were snatched up by shoppers.
  • On average, Wii owners each purchased three games (in addition to the pack in Wii Sports) over the holidays.

As a result of these extraordinary figures, Nintendo expects to announce record financial performance for the fiscal year which ends on March 31, 2007. Not too shabby for the house that Mario and Donkey Kong built.



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