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Nintendo responds to NPD data - 3DS data revealed, Wii numbers, huge Pokemon sales, more

Nintendo has responded to the latest NPD report. 3DS/Wii/Pokemon Black/White sales have been revealed.

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eagle212715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

NDS: 460,000
3DS: 400,000

that's a lot of handhelds. :)

VampiricDragon_2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

and the 3ds didnt even launch in a holiday wi=hich makes me think holiday sales when all the big first party stuff comes out will be insane

Raven_Nomad2715d ago

Why would Nintendo risk a new console when they sold 1.1 million worldwide last month? Thats just crazy...

Trroy2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

1.1M is the combined DS, 3DS, Wii number in the US, not the combined Wii number WW. The Wii, by itself, sold much less (290K in the US), and probably didn't top 400K WW.

It'd be smart of Nintendo to release a Wii HD this year, IMO.

Trroy2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

Correcting myself, according to VGC, the Wii stands at about 700K WW for March, which is about the same as the other two consoles... maybe a little less.

kingdavid2715d ago

I dont think theyre gonna launch a new console only months after they released a new handheld. Very risky strategy.

Give it a year to 2 at least.

fatstarr2715d ago

its obvious that if this console is releasing 2012 quarter 3 is the earliest date.

what type of e3 is that, since when has any company had a product which was previously unheard of shown off at e3 and it was slated to to be released by December of that year. thats just unheard of

petko232715d ago

wii only 290k?
so it sold less than ps3 and x360. finally

VampiricDragon_2715d ago

it evens out when you take into account the other regions

so really they havent made ground

Trroy2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

That's totally backwards. The Wii's best region is the US. According to VGC, the Wii is at about 700K WW for March. Both HD consoles are ahead of that number, and VGC tends to overestimate Nintendo.

I guess its fair to say that number is close enough to the HD consoles to say it "evens out", though.

Venox20082715d ago

just wait for a price cut :)

Dsnyder2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

Pokemon black is pretty good. Just beware the new pokemon. Best one to get is Sandile because it evolves into this badass red crocidile that can kill everything and look awesome doing it. Best thing about the game was the ramped up storyline and the fact that I could transfer my SS pokemon over to it. Typlosion should be level 100 in no time :)

petko232715d ago

wii is slowly starting to die. in march sold less than ps3 and x360 in US. every week ps3 sells 15k more in japan.
i believe ps3 will outsell wii eventually

VampiricDragon_2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

maybe in 10 years at the current pace. but the gens wont last that long

aside from localizing zelda, xenoblade,last story, pandoras tower, kirby wii 2, pokemon wii,dragon quest X

the wii is history

Trroy2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

It will, because the Wii will be on the market for many years less. That's not to say that the Wii brand isn't super successful -- it is. It's just that Nintendo's cycle will probably be faster than MS or Sony's, by nature.

CaulkSlap2715d ago

Nintendo already won this generation financially. Essentially re-sold overpriced Gamecube hardware based on a gimmick controller. It's just sad that everyone fell for it. Nothing but shovelware and oversimplified games. Whole thing has just been a big step backwards for gaming imo. DS at least has a lot of good games and a gimmick that actually adds to gameplay. We'll have to see with 3DS.

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