Nintendo must be having trouble finding new ways of calling themselves awesome. Today, they would like you to know how awesome they are in terms of selling consoles.
According to info released by industry analysts at NPD group, the DS and the Wii were the two best-selling video game systems in the United States. The Nintendo DS was the top-selling U.S. system of 2007, with nearly 8.5 million sold, including more than 4 million in November and December alone. Wii placed second, with nearly 6.3 million sold through the year, more than 2.3 million of which sold in the final two months.
"By the end of 2007 we were sold out of virtually all hardware, and much of our stock of software and accessories was sold out as well, thanks to the broad appeal of Wii and Nintendo DS to core gamers, women, families, grandparents â€“ and seemingly everyone in between,"said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s executive vice president of sales & marketing. "And that momentum continues here in the early weeks of 2008."