Harrison: We'll Sell 35 Million Wiis in U.S. by 2012

According to a new Bloomberg report, Nintendo is so encouraged by the great start the Wii has had that the company is now anticipating U.S. sales of 35 million units by year 2012. To put that in perspective, the PS2 (probably the most popular console to date) has sold a bit over 38 million units in the U.S. so far. So if the Wii can reach that goal within five years, it will have done very well indeed.

In fact, Nintendo of America marketing head George Harrison indicated that his company may even reach that goal some time in 2011. In order to do so, he said that Nintendo is increasing Wii production at factories in China to meet demand.

Nintendo has sold 2.5 million Wii consoles in the U.S. through April according to NPD data (compared with 1.3 million for PS3 and 5.4 million for Xbox 360), but the company likely could have sold even more units in the time since launch last November had more stock been made available. "Demand is much greater than we anticipated," Harrison said. "A year ago no one thought we would be in this position."

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BubblesDAVERAGE4754d ago (Edited 4754d ago )

was i the only one thinking ...that thats not that good


dknight4754d ago

Dude, within the next couple of weeks the Wii will sale over 3 million in the US.

The PS3 is just over 3 million now worldwide.

gta_cb4753d ago

you mite be suprised... well guess we will have to wait...
... man its taking forever ;)

DrWan4754d ago

err..yah..u will but attach rate will suck. all the mom that buys it and they will only play Wii Sport and forget bout the system and it will collect dust after a while.

alot of friend's wii are just collecitng dust and no new games were being bought...

just not for the very hardcore IMO.

attachrate will drop as more ssytem gets to the hands of the non-gamers. they will play it for a bit and then forget it and get on with their lives.

sorry for the negativity

ITR4754d ago

I doubt that.

Attach rate is at 3-4 games per Wii sold at Target and Wal-Mart.
Not to mention extra Wiimote, nunchuck, classic, and wiipoint card sales.

Non-gamers play brain age and big brain academy and mini-games.
They sell into the millions.

Stop with the negative spin.

big_tim4754d ago

That it will still be supported then. I expected the system to be replaced is 2-4 years from lunch with a more powerful unit. Call it a Wii2

ITR4754d ago

Who knows..I expect a new Wii in 2009.

THE_JUDGE4754d ago

Yea, I don't see that happening. Once the adults who bought it realize its time to get a job and the little kids realize they keep making the same games over and over for it, it will stop selling so much. Definetly no PS2 numbers.

ITR4754d ago

Thank you for stereotyping people.

You also just stereotyped any PS2 owner as well.

lil bush4754d ago

well thats there problem, they've should have made an hd console from the start........

gta_cb4753d ago

problem?... i dont think its a problem for selling that ammount in the USA alone... could be wrong, but i am pretty sure its not a problem.

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