Friday, January 07, 2011

Wii & DS set new records for sales in 2010

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The close of 2010 produced two sales milestones for Nintendo in the United States.

According to Nintendo’s internal sales figures, the Nintendo DS™ family of portable video game systems has sold more than 47 million in the United States since the original model launched in November 2004. That tally makes Nintendo DS the nation’s best-selling video game system of all time.
For the second major milestone of 2010, Nintendo’s internal figures show that the Wii™ home console marked its third consecutive calendar year with U.S. sales of more than 7 million – a feat never before accomplished in the history of video games by a home console. To date, the Wii system has sold more than 34 million in the United States alone.
“When we look back at 2010, we see consumers time and again turning to the value and enjoyment of our products,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “When we look ahead to 2011, we see new portable technology and more great Wii games that need to be seen to be believed.”
Nintendo is set to release its new Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system in the United States in March. The portable system lets players see 3D content – without the need for special glasses. More details about the system will be announced in the future.

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It's nice that Nintendo has done so well, but 2011 will be a really telling year as to which direction they will be taking with the Wii. Will they upgrade the home console, announce a new one, or just leave the Wii as is? 

Have a wonderful weekend guys. Have you been getting caught up on all your post holiday games? I've still got a few to play but I'm getting there. Have fun!


Anonymous said...

we are only 4 years in minimum console life is at least 5 years unless ur dumbsoft

wii is 2010 global best selling console and DS still out sells every other system smartphones iphone 4 havnt touch DS and kinect/move have failed against wii nothing has changed wii and DS still number 1 sellers and are gaining a bigger lead over competition by the day

kinect is also frying x360s with reports of red ring of death return in huge numbers when using kinect

conbined ds dsi wii overall numbers are massive and 3DS release is just around the courner
psp is dead globally and hanging on in japan the games industry is called NINTENDO

Biohazard said...

It's mostly happening with the older Xbox 360 models, which is predisposed to getting RROD's due to how ineffective the model disperses heat. The RROD's do indeed occur when owners are using Kinect, but if the Xbox 360 uses a lot of power, it is bound to get the error. Besides, Kinect was mostly designed for the slim models.

Anonymous said...

I think with 3DS having 3D visuals they could do a Firmware upgrade on wii to support 576p as this still keeps it from being a HD console but can compete with Graphics at 720p more easily i think Galaxy3/Pikimin3/Conduit3 in 576p would look stunning its easily done and would even make devs have to try harder with visuals as they would stand out more if they didnt.

Anonymous said...

biohazard NO EXCUSES A X360 IS A X360 and i call foul its effecting older models HHhmmmm so microsoft can fake new sales during 2011 its so obvious this is there secret plan to gain slim sales from dieing older models less than 50% of x360s leaving the factory actually surive in the userbase MICROSOFT IS LYING TO YOU WAKE UP

Anonymous said...

native resolution of wii is ALL SD RESOLUTIONS....640x480 to 800x576 no firmware update needed and it wouldnt work the wii gpu is hardware and EDram set to SD resolutions only MAX res =576p as the gpu EDram is only big enough for SD

Anonymous said...

Wii's max resolution is 854x480p 640x480 is 480i,854x480p is ED/HD same as 576p,SD resolution is 480i/576i,Enhanced definition is what i play Galaxy2/MH3/DKCR/Goldeneye/and all my wii games and they are sharper in doing so but 576p firmware upgrade would be nice.

Anonymous said...

infact the Wii SDK2.1 indicates wii can do 720p and is blocked by firmware not restricted by hardware so your wrong and wii supports SD/ED resolutions as ED was once considered HD ie why on wii game boxes it says ED/HD plus SDK2.1 indicates a 1944 million pixel fillrate 1.944 billion fillrate,3DS has 1.6 billion to render games twice makes it 800 million fillrate 4 each screen almost twice ps2 4 each screen as ps2 was 522million pixel fillrate per sec,Cube 622 million,Xbox1 588 million and wii has 2 to 4 times RAM of all them consoles except 3DS and Xbox 1 did 720p the Wii can do it in its sleep.

Anonymous said...

480= usa SD 576=pal SD both therr in tv mode on euro/uk wii's WHAT FIRMWARE UPDATE FIRMWARE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GPU BUFFER AT ALL

pal wii euro/uk=480p /480i/576i 4:3/16:9 widescreen

SD/ED resolution is there as standard firmware has nothing to do with gpu resolution and 576 is already supported no update needed but its i not p as p requires 60hz

in euro/uk sd =576i and pal 60 is 480i or 480p pro scan tvs can also show 576p but almost nothing supports that they switch to 480p insted magical firmware updates dont exist in THE REAL WORLD

Anonymous said...

show mii the edram for 720p dont come here making things up 3MB =2MB BUFFER=480P OR 576I AND 1MB TEXTURE CATCH 720P NEEDS AROUND 10MB ISNT THERE EDRAM= 2MB RESOLUTION BUFFER 1MB TEXTURE CATCH

720p sdk is total BS grow up

Anonymous said...

720p wii = you tell lies and 576 is supported in PAL wii from release day in 2006 SHUT UP IDIOT

Anonymous said...

wii tv mode menu eurapean wii is 480i/480p/576i firmware update for what as its already there

Anonymous said...

the guy maling up dev kit lies is a sad act FANBOY

Anonymous said...

There are some real technical forums out there that discuss whether 720p is possible. Considering we still don't know the official specs/full capabilities I thinks it is possible.
If the PS2 was able to run in 720p mode, and the Gamecube was undoubtly the rendering beast of last gen...
Lastly, the Wii IS 2-3x more powerful than Gamecube, so you do the math.
There may even be evidence out there that the Wii chipset has an integrated physics chip!

I think 720p is possible.