Nintendo Wii News
Wii surpasses 20 million sales milestone
By Hector Cortez Jun 12, 2009, 14:01 GMT
With more than 289,000 sales in May, U.S. Wii sales crossed the 20 million mark after just 31 months on the market.
The Nintendo DS continued its strong sales and placed No. 1 across all platforms for May, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. U.S. consumers purchased nearly 390,000 Nintendo DSi systems and nearly 244,000 Nintendo DS systems in May, for a combined total of more than 633,000 hand-helds. Total Nintendo DS franchise sales are at more than 31 million in the United States.
Nintendo’s Wii console also hit a major milestone in May. With more than 289,000 unit sales in May, U.S. Wii sales crossed the 20 million mark after just 31 months on the market, making it the fastest-selling console in history.
Six games published for Nintendo platforms finished in the top 10 best-sellers of May in the United States. These include Wii Fit at No. 2 with nearly 353,000 sold, EA Sports Active at No. 3 with nearly 346,000 sold, Pokémon Platinum Version at No. 6 with nearly 169,000 sold, Mario Kart Wii at No. 7 with more than 158,000 sold Punch-Out!! at No. 8 with nearly 157,000 sold and Wii Play at No. 10 with more than 109,000 sold.