Nintendo Sells More Than 1.5 Million Video Game Systems

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Nintendo’s internal tracking numbers show that the company sold more than 1.5 million Wii, Nintendo DS and DSi video game systems combined in the United States during Thanksgiving Week. That works out to more than 150 Nintendo systems sold every minute continuously for the week ,or more than 2.5 every second.

Nintendo estimates that during the week:

  • more than 550,000 Wii consoles sold, demonstrating that consumers nationwide have responded to the new suggested retail price of $199.99.
  • more than 1 million Nintendo DS and DSi systems sold. This number surpasses the all-time hand-held hardware sales record set by Game Boy Advance during Thanksgiving Week 2002.


“Holiday shoppers are finding value in our products’ prices, and through a game-play experience that is unique to Nintendo,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

The internal Nintendo of America numbers referenced in this release represent sales from Sunday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 28.

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