Nintendo’s internal tracking numbers show that the company sold more
than 1.5 million Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 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 home consoles sold, demonstrating that
consumers nationwide have responded to the new suggested retail price
* more than 1 million Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi
portable systems sold. This number surpasses the all-time hand-held
hardware sales record set by Game Boy™ Advance during Thanksgiving Week
“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.
Note that the internal Nintendo of
America numbers referenced in this release represent sales from Sunday,
Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 28.