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Wii is the fastest selling console in UK

Telegraph.co.uk - August 30, 2007


Submitted by rikitikitik (298) at 5:57PM PST on August 29, 2007


According to the article, the Wii has become the fastest selling console in the UK, reaching 1 million consoles sold after just 38 weeks of sale. In comparison, the PS2 took 11 more weeks to reach that milestone while the 360 took 22 more weeks. All figures are from Chart-Track.
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Wii Controls 80% of American Female Market

Kotaku - November 25, 2009


Submitted by yajimari21 (382) at 3:12AM PST on November 26, 2009


At a BMO Capital Markets event for game companies and investors earlier this month, Reggie Fils-Aime presented two slides that, based on Nintendo of America research, put the population of female "primary players" of home consoles at roughly a third of the population of their male counterparts. Of course, Fils-Aime brought this up in order to demonstrate how much of that market is dominated by female Nintendo console-owners: 80% or, roughly, nine million.
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Square Enix will not support the Wii's Virtual Console

Kotaku - April 25, 2007


Submitted by Animate (7) at 11:47AM PST on April 25, 2007


Square Enix will not support the Wii's Virtual Console
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How the Wii is creaming the competition

CNNMoney - April 24, 2007


Submitted by RoommateDave (528) at 8:56AM PST on April 24, 2007


How the Wii is creaming the competition
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Wii will last more than 5 years

Videogameblog - March 30, 2009


Submitted by PhilHarrision (418) at 2:52PM PST on March 30, 2009


Marc Franklin, Nintendo’s Director of PR, “…what you’re seeing is this average business model, the typical business model of, say, the five to six year generation of hardware is just not valid anymore. The Wii is a very approachable, accessible platform that’s going to interest gamers for years to come.”
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Wii to pass 50 Million in Sales this month

Kotaku - March 24, 2009


Submitted by Animate (7) at 6:02PM PST on March 24, 2009


Japanese financial news source Nikkei.net predicts that the Nintendo Wii will break 50 million in worldwide sales this month. This latest milestone means that the Wii will have sold faster than the PS2 did during its first three years when Sony achieved 50 million PlayStation 2 consoles shipped.
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Rumor: Wii MotionPlus Delayed.

kotaku - March 9, 2009


Submitted by felipedmoreira (378) at 5:27PM PST on March 9, 2009


courtesy of IGN's Wii podcast. According to the team, who are often aware of Nintendo-related events well before their official announcement, "Nintendo is internally struggling with Wii MotionPlus, trying to figure out a few hiccups" which would delay the release of the peripheral past its original June release date. In addition to the hardware delays, it was also rumoured that Wii Sports Resort would be pushed back along with it.
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Pachter predict 3.25 Million Wii sold In Dec

Gamasutra - January 12, 2009


Submitted by apujanata (5) at 3:45PM PST on January 12, 2009


Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says that, with Wii supplies significantly increased over the holiday season, the console sold an estimated 3.25 million units last month. Pachter estimates 1.35 million Xbox 360 consoles, and 750,000 PS 3 consoles. Pachter predicts a $2.625 billion sales month for December 2008, a 10 percent increase over the year prior, with $2.42 billion in next-gen software sales.
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Walmart.com to offer '10Ks' of Wiis

MSNBC - December 7, 2008


Submitted by andip (941) at 5:15PM PST on December 7, 2008


Nintendo's Wii has emerged as one of the few hot products this holiday season, and Wal-Mart will offer "tens of thousands" of the hard-to-get video game consoles on its Web site starting on Monday. Walmart.com said it will offer the Nintendo Wii console for $249.24, and a "value bundle," which includes the console and other items like an extra set of controllers, for $329, while supplies last.
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Nintendo on next gaming console, likely won't be 3D

Joystiq.com - March 30, 2010


Submitted by FoxHoundADAM (318) at 9:02AM PST on March 30, 2011


"We've not said publicly what the next thing for us will be in the home console space, but based on what we've learned on 3-D, likely, that won't be it," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime
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