July 25, 2007 - Nintendo on Wednesday announced first-quarter (the period between April and June 2007) financial results, and updated its forecasts for the coming year. The latest data reaffirms what everybody already knows, which is that the DS and Wii are both epic success stories.
The Big N revealed that cumulative Wii hardware sales now stand at 9.27 million worldwide (3.81 million being sold in the Americas alone). Meanwhile, cumulative DS sales are at a whopping 47.27 million (with 14.14 million sold in the Americas).
Nintendo had previously forecasted Wii hardware shipments of 14 million for the year, but it has since revised that number to 16.5 million, effectively upping shipments by 2.5 million units. In laymen's terms, this means that the firm expects to sell another 12.3 million Wii systems around the world between now and March of next year, increasing the total Wii worldwide installed base to 22 million.
Microsoft said this week that it sold 11.6 million Xbox 360 systems worldwide through June, which would put it a little more than two million systems ahead of Wii. It should be noted that in June, Wii outside Xbox 360 by nearly 200,000 units, and it has, in fact, outsold Microsoft's system every month this year. Given that Microsoft has no foothold in Japan, where Wii continues to dominate, Nintendo's console could and very likely will become market leader before the end of the year, if not sooner.
Nintendo has upped DS hardware shipments from 22 million to 26 million, boosting numbers by four million units for the year.
The company has increased its projections for Wii and DS software sales, too. Wii has jumped from 55 million to 72 million and DS from 130 million to 140 million.
Finally, Nintendo provided worldwide software sales numbers for key Wii and DS titles. Approximately seven Wii and 32 DS games have topped the million mark around the globe. First-party results here:
- Wii Sports - 8.32m (includes those bundled in with hardware)
- Wii Play - 4.49m
- Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 3.61m
- WarioWare Smooth Moves - 1.82m
- Super Paper Mario - 1.25mMario Party 8 - 1.03m
- Nintendogs - 14.79m
- New Super Mario Bros. - 10.52m
- Pokemon Diamond&Pearl - 8.76m
- Brain Age - 8.61m
- Animal Crossing - 8.01m
- Mario Kart DS - 7.83m
- Brain Age 2 - 5.33m
- Super Mario 64 DS - 4.97m
- Big Brain Academy - 3.73m
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - 3.08
- English Training - 2.86m
- Yoshi's Island DS - 2.47m
- Pokemon Ranger - 2.16m
- WarioWare Touched - 2.15m
- Tetris DS - 2.05m
- Kirby - 1.73m
- Common Sense Training - 1.53m
- Mario Basketball 3on3 - 1.50m
- Mario&Luigi RPG2 - 1.39m
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 - 1.24m
- Super Princess Peach - 1.15mDiddy Kong Racing DS - 1.04m
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