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Nintendo Tops Sales Charts…Again!

You would think that Nintendo was releasing that ridiculously sexy black Wii in order to boost sales. Wrong. Nintendo doesn’t need to do anything to help the Wii sale more. They are straight up smashing the charts. Still.

The Wii sold 277,000 units last month, a month before the black Wii was released. They killed the competition selling near 100,000 more units than both of the HDC’s. If you think Ninty is only killing it in hardware sales, you’d be wrong again. Four of the games in the Top 10 are Wii games, and two of them are DS titles. That’s right, Nintendo dominates 60% of the list. Shit’s gotta be kind of embarrassing to the “big boys”. They should just quit.

I’ll post the full Nintendo press release after the jump, but I want to share a video with you first. IGN has put together a jealousy and awe inducing video montage showing off some of the changes in Super Mario Galaxy. In case you’ve somehow forgotten, Galaxy comes out May 23. That’s in 10 days. 10 DAYS!!!! Enjoy, and stay thirsty my friends.

Nintendo News

Nintendo Tops U.S. Video Game Hardware Sales in April

According to the independent NPD Group, Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™ family of systems outsold all other gaming hardware in the United States during the month of April. Even before the announcement of the new Wii hardware package, U.S. sales of the Wii console topped 277,000 for the month. Meanwhile, the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems sold more than 440,000 units nationwide. Together, Nintendo video game system sales represented 60 percent of all hardware sold in the United States in April.

“Consumers recognize the unprecedented combination of value and fun offered by Nintendo game systems,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “But including even more hardware and software with every Wii system should drive consumer interest even higher.”

New additions to the basic Wii package in North America went on sale May 9. In addition to a Wii console, one Wii Remote™ controller, one Nunchuk™ controller and a copy of the Wii Sports™ game, each system now comes bundled with a copy of Wii Sports Resort™ and a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory. Consumers can also choose between two hardware color schemes: white or black. The suggested retail price of the system remains unchanged at $199.99.

Six of the top 10 best-selling games of April play on Nintendo systems. These include Pokémon™ SoulSilver Version at No. 2 with nearly 243,000 sold, New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii at No. 3 with more than 200,000 sold, Pokémon HeartGold Version at No. 4 with more than 192,000 sold, Wii Sports Resort™ with Wii MotionPlus at No. 5 with more than 179,000 sold, Just Dance by Ubisoft at No. 8 with more than 144,000 sold and Wii Fit™ Plus with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory at No. 10 with more than 130,000 sold.

8 Responses to “Nintendo Tops Sales Charts…Again!”  

  1. 1 Nintendo Gaming

    Though they are still printing money, they are definitely printing less of it!

    It will be interesting to see how they do when Move and Natal hit the market and if they need to respond with a new home console.

    Also 3DS will probably sell by the bucket load but then when the DS was released there were no iphones or itouches to compete with…

  2. 2 Mike W

    I think Natal & Move won’t hurt them too much. I’m more interested to see what they announce @ E3!!

  3. 3 Mel Thomas

    lol, funny site, I’d like to comment on the url, it’s VERY cool, could not have made a better post myself.

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