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« on: March 26, 2007, 10:25:29 PM »

Apparently the Wii is the little console that could, as according to VGCharts, it has just sold over 6 million units in only a few months:

1.98m Japan
2.37m Americas
1.68m Others

Now, if you take the numbers another way, how popular the Wii is just scary. The Gamecube was around for about 5 years, and in that time it's sold 21 million units. At this rate, it'll surpass the Gamecube sales in 2 years, and pass the 10 million mark by end of the year (if not MUCH sooner based on the data).

And for reference, here's the other consoles:

360:
0.38m Japan
5.88m Americas
3.40m Others (9.66 million total)

PS3:
0.83m Japan
1.32m Americas
0.52m Others (2.67 million total)

The Wii is so popular it's almost scary.
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 10:42:49 PM »

oooohhhhhhh thats why they are so hard to find.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 10:45:06 PM »

SAY IT!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 10:49:19 PM »

Quote from: Devil on March 26, 2007, 10:45:06 PM

SAY IT!!!!

Nintendo's making money?
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 10:53:05 PM »

Actually between the profitable at launch Wii and the juggernaut DS, maybe it should be....

Nintendo is making a SHITLOAD of money!  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 11:00:59 PM »

Um, I just read numbers on another site that says projected Wii sales are just over 5 million, with some analysts suggesting it could be even higher "perhaps even approaching 6 million", but other than VGCharts I am not seeing confirmation of that anywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 11:02:43 PM »

Quote from: Devil on March 26, 2007, 10:45:06 PM

SAY IT!!!!

OK I'll say it for you. Who gives a crap if Nintendo's sold 6 MILLION Wiis, no one's announced a hockey game for it yet! What's so great about a Wii in every household if I can't use my Wiimote as a hockey stick damn it!!
Umm...that's what you wanted me to say...right Devil?  icon_confused

Oh oh...am I going to get busted by the thread derailment cops for this little outburst!?!?  paranoid
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 11:44:04 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on March 26, 2007, 11:00:59 PM

Um, I just read numbers on another site that says projected Wii sales are just over 5 million, with some analysts suggesting it could be even higher "perhaps even approaching 6 million", but other than VGCharts I am not seeing confirmation of that anywhere.

VGCharts either just makes numbers up, or they have true insider information. Honestly, who knows.

All I know is that the Wii consistently sells in the 60-70k a week in Japan, so those numbers more or less match up.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 11:44:09 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on March 26, 2007, 10:49:19 PM

Quote from: Devil on March 26, 2007, 10:45:06 PM

SAY IT!!!!

Nintendo's making money?

Nope.  Nintendo's fucking importing money.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 11:55:46 PM »

Thanks to all of you!

kron - We all know if you want sports, Nintendo is not where you should to put your money.

Derail Away!! icon_wink
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2007, 01:52:25 AM »

Quote from: Devil on March 26, 2007, 11:55:46 PM

Thanks to all of you!

kron - We all know if you want sports, Nintendo is not where you should to put your money.

Derail Away!! icon_wink

Amen to that brotha! Hopefully EA or 2k will get off their collective asses and make an engaging sports game with the Wii-mote. Tiger showed a lot of promise, as did Madden, so we know that we some elbow grease they can make that pig fly. Even in the SNES days Nintendo was always behind Sega in sports game sales, so it would be a miracle for them to pull it off now.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2007, 01:57:44 AM »

Actually it's more like:

Nintendo has license to print money!
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2007, 01:59:29 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on March 26, 2007, 11:44:04 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 26, 2007, 11:00:59 PM

Um, I just read numbers on another site that says projected Wii sales are just over 5 million, with some analysts suggesting it could be even higher "perhaps even approaching 6 million", but other than VGCharts I am not seeing confirmation of that anywhere.

VGCharts either just makes numbers up, or they have true insider information. Honestly, who knows.

All of the above.  From what I gather it's a combination of:

1) Officially available numbers like the Media Create stuff
2) Unofficially available numbers that gets leaked to them (NPD) in which case the numbers are slightly fudged by being estimated for all of North America.  Since NPD only reports for the US then that keeps them going afoul of NPD's lawyers by having identical numbers but it's pretty much in the correct ballpark.  This is mainly re: software since the NPD hardware numbers are usually "officially" available and don't need to be fudged.
3) Current month "estimates" (ie made up stuff).  So while all of the official NPD stuff ended in February, their current console install bases will include their estimates of what have been sold in March.  They then correct those estimates when official numbers have been released.

So when they say they estimate Wii is at 6 million, that includes through March while any offiicial numbers will only be current through February.  And six million is what Nintendo has stated they would be shipping through March so it's a pretty safe estimate. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2007, 06:15:29 AM »

my Wii still only gets turned on once a week....i got excite truck for it(or should i call it ...'dodge that F*&^ing tree'),its an okay title,but to be honest i bought it out of the fact that there was nothing else for me to buy

the VC for me though is a great success,i love that
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