Nintendo: Lifetime DS sales hit 144 million, Wii almost 85 million

Earlier today, Nintendo reported its earnings for the last quarter of 2010, as well as the nine months leading up to December 31, and it found the firm with low profits and cutting its Wii sales forecast to 16 million units from 17.5 million units for the year to March.It also reported the life-to-date sales of its DS line and Wii

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Dark_Charizard2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

So how much more to go for DS to outsell PS2?

Muletroid2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

it already did

i actually thought DS sales were like at 120m not this much

Seferoth752848d ago

What is even more impressive is Nintendo did it without selling a faulty console and forcing people to buy new ones.

Course fanboys will argue that portable consoles are some how not console to protect Sony and their achievements.

deadreckoning6662848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

The DS is the best selling console ever...if that makes you angry..ur stupid lol.

"Course fanboys will argue that portable consoles are some how not console to protect Sony and their achievements."

Bubbles for speaking the truth. Even Jack Tretton and Kaz Hirai would agree that a portable console is in fact a console.

hatchimatchi2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

actually, my wii that I bought on launch day has some really annoying artifacting. It's only when I use component cables and it's not my cables because I've bought about 3 different sets, 3rd party and 1st party. It's the system itself.

The only console this gen with widespread faultiness is the 360. The ps3 and wii have their errors like any other system but the 360 is a complete mess.


Ha, so true. the DS is awesome. I've bought 3 of them and 1 DSi. It easily has one of the best software libraries ever.

BiggCMan2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

But what about all the iterations of the DS? There was the original, then the Lite, then the DSi, and finally the XL. None of them are different at all when it comes to hardware, only the 3DS is so that should be counted as a new handheld I believe. But what I am saying is that I bet millions of people bought each one of those iterations. If there was only one DS, do you really think it would have sold this much? I personally don't think so. Its the same with the PSP. Probably wouldn't have sold what it has if the 2000, 3000 and GO were released. Thats what I hate about the handheld market though. Something comes out, and within 5 years theres at least 2 new redesigns. It will most likely be the same with the NGP.

kramun2848d ago


Wait up, aren't home consoles the same? How many different SKUs are there with the ps3 and 360? There are many different HHD versions plus the phat and slim types.

It's always been that way with consoles, handheld or otherwise.

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eagle212848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

lifetime ps2 is like 147 milion give or take a million...DS will hit over 155m probably...

El_Colombiano2848d ago

DS will hit 175 Million. Hell even 200 Million at it's death.

pain777pas2848d ago

3DS will be very successful commercially. Because of BC many DS owners will simply upgrade. DS has earned its way with a wide range of titles. Nintendogs to Brain age. The DS served a variety of people.

eagle212848d ago

Congrats, awesome sales. Can't wait for 3DS and Zelda 2011. :)

NYC_Gamer2848d ago

at this rate the wii might even pass the ps2

ChristianGamer2848d ago

Wow at wii...we thought the gimmick would phase wrong we were.

Fishy Fingers2848d ago

Impressive. Everyone I know owns a Nintendo machine of one type or another. Even my mum owns a Wii and DS, she used to criticise me for "wasting" my money on consoles/gaming.

Nintendo changed the face of gaming and made it mainstream.

-Alpha2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

Sony made it mainstream. Nintendo big-banged it further to non-gamers IMO.

Wh15ky2848d ago (Edited 2848d ago )

Sony made gaming appeal to older kids and young adults. Nintendo have made it appeal to everybody else.
I grew up in the late 80s and early 90s playing on atari, sega and nintendo consoles. When I was about 16 I stopped gaming, in those days console gaming was for kids and PC gaming was for geeks. Then the Playstation came along and gaming became cool.

kramun2848d ago

I grew up in the 80's as well. Why would you stop gaming just because other people assumed gaming was for kids? I've been gaming for most of my life and I've never really cared what anyone else thought.

Wh15ky2847d ago (Edited 2847d ago )

I didn't care what anyone else thought, that was what I thought.

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