Wii sales to reach 50 million by March 2009

Videogamer reports that Nintendo has made a massive statement of intent, forecasting massive sales of both its Nintendo DS and Wii console for the coming financial year, which if correct will see the Wii only a breath away from 50 million unit sales and the DS a whisker away from 100 million unit sales.

It's the massive upturn in forecast Wii sales which will strike fear into the competition though. 12-month sales of 25 million would see the console open up a seemingly unbeatable lead in this console generation and leave the PS3 and Xbox 360 to battle it out for second place. In the same time frame the Nintendo DS is forecast to sell a further 28 million units.

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BeaArthur3857d ago

Are we sure they can even produce that many by then?

Drekken3857d ago

I am sure they can. I will buy one if that 3D headtracking demo ever comes to life in a real game... that would be sick!

BeaArthur3857d ago

What I meant was, they seem to have trouble producing them fast enough and 50 million (including the ones that are already out) is a lot in less than a year.

green3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

They just ramped up production to 2.5 million a month.So if demand continues then it will definitely happen.

wiizy3857d ago

that should be easy to achieve with production going up

afghani3857d ago

when will ps3 reach the 50 million milestone? i mean it will surely never sell as much as the ps2 did? but what do u guys think? i live in europe and here the ps3 is selling nearly as much as the wii.

CNIVEK3857d ago

...around 2011-2012...if ever. The same could be said about the 360, except that by then, MS will have their next console on the market.

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Kaz Hirai3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

Those who defy Lord Stringer, Emperor Kutaragi and Krazy King Kaz shall feel our wrath!
Once I have disposed of Nazisoft, Nintendouche will be next! Their own Judgment Day is nigh!

The PS3 will instill discipline in our children! Everyone will know discipline!

49 days until Judgment Day, Nazisoft!


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