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Wii is the Number 1 Home Console in U.S. According to NPD Data

Equaling its status on a worldwide basis, Wii has become the best-selling video game console in the United States. According to independent sales tracking information from the NPD Group, more than 666,000 Wii consoles sold for the month of June, and nearly 10.9 million Wii consoles have been sold in the United States in the 20 months following its November 2006 launch. The system is credited with breaking down the psychological barriers between gamers and non-gamers.

“Wii was created with the goal of expanding the gaming universe through its intuitive motion-sensing controller,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “As we have demonstrated this week during the E3 Media & Business Summit, Wii continues to pioneer new ways for people to interact with their video games and with one another.”

The portable Nintendo DS? finished as the top-selling U.S. video game system in June, with more than 783,000 units sold. To date, more than 20.8 million Nintendo DS has been sold in the United States.

The report also shows that six out of the top 10 best-selling games for June are made for Nintendo systems and are as follows:

  • Guitar Hero On Tour (No. 2)
  • Wii Fit (No. 4)
  • Wii Play (No. 5),
  • Mario Kart Wii (No. 6)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for Wii (No. 7)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for Nintendo DS (No. 9)

Comments [3]

  • Redeema - July 20th, 2008 at 5:30 pm
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    I know that Wii Play isn’t so much a game as it is a remote with tech demos included, but that thing has been on the best selling list every month since the day it came out. Talk about legs. Also, for everyone saying that the Wii doesn’t sell games, 4 of the top 10 ain’t bad. Especially considering the DS has twice as many systems out there and in theory should sell more games than anything else. Now, I’ll just sit back and wait for the Sony and MS spin on this.

  • jimbobaroonie - July 21st, 2008 at 2:14 pm
     

    Well it is not as expensive as the ps3 and it doesnt have a lot of problems like the 360. I got my wii at www.consumerdepot.com and it is tons of fun!

  • dayko - July 21st, 2008 at 4:02 pm
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    I love the Wii. My whole family plays on it. For me I’m more of a 360 person.

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Date: July 18, 2008

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