The 9th Soul

Nintendo Claims Victory in September with Wii and DS

Posted in entertainment by Fated Blue on October 17, 2008

Crediting the Wii and DS’ unique control schemes, Nintendo today claimed victory in September’s sales figures.  According to the latest NPD data, the Nintendo Wii sold almost 687,000 units in the month, while the DS finished second with almost 537,000 units sold.

The Wii also saw the biggest monthly sales increase with 234,000 more units sold over August’s numbers, while the system also saw a year-over-year increase of more than 37% versus September of last year.

Four games for Nintendo systems made the top 10, with Wii Fit at #2 (almost 518,000 copies sold), Mario Kart Wii at #4 (over 353,000 sold),Wii Play at #7 (almost 243,000 sold), and finally Star Wars: The Force Unleashed at #8 (more than 223,000 sold).

“The four Wii games in the top 10 all feature controls just not possible on other video game systems,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The Wii Balance Board and Wii Wheel give players new ways to interact with their games, while the Wii Remote controller transforms into a pool cue, table tennis paddle or lightsaber. Consumers have truly responded to this variety of entertainment options.”

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