Nintendo DS, Wii Set 2010 Sales Records
Nintendo has a few things to gloat about from 2010, including the fact that its Nintendo DS is now the best-selling game system ever.
According to a press release from the company, more than 47 million DS units have been sold in the U.S. since the first DS was launched way back in November 2004, which puts it past the Playstation 2 to become the best-selling video game console ever.
The company’s internal figures show that Nintendo moved more than 7 million Wiis in 2010, making it the third year in a row that has happened, and pushing the Wii up to more than 34 million units sold in the U.S.
The holidays were a particularly good time for Nintendo, apparently — it estimated 3 million Wii sales for December alone. Between Playstation Move and Microsoft Kinect, apparently Americans are still screaming for motion-controlled casual gaming.