Nintendo sells 714,000 Wiis in April

By Justin Mann on May 15, 2008, 7:07 PM
Microsoft may be celebrating a milestone of their own for console sales, but how did the current number one console fare in light of the GTA IV release leaving them in the cold? Quite well, it seems, with the Nintendo Wii taking the number one place for console sales in April. The most recent figures put the Wii at 714,000 sales last month, which completely dwarfs Microsoft's and Sony's sales at around 188,000 each. Nintendo's handhelds units also exceeded the PS3 and Xbox 360 by an impressive amount, showing that Nintendo's current strategies are doing well.

Those are impressive figures given that no high profile games for the Wii came out in April, with which Nintendo gives partial credit to Mario Kart Wii. The numbers are likely to more favor Microsoft and Sony in May, as more high profile games are on the horizon for both of those consoles as opposed to the Wii.




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sngx1275 said:
"Those are impressive figures given that no high profile games for the Wii came out in April, with which Nintendo gives partial credit to Mario Kart Wii."What? Mario Kart is a high profile game, and it came out about 2/3rds of the way through the month, so I'm certain that had something to do with Wii sales. Plus I heard Nintendo had recently upped production allowing places that have been sold out 99.99% of the time since launch to actually have the Wiis on the shelves for a couple hours.
OUTLAWXXX said:
God damn, I seriously think that in 2 yrs the wii is just gonna be this sad gimmick... Got a few good games like super smash but that was even a bit killed when you try to play w/ those wii remotes and end up wishing you could get a hold of at least a gamecube controller, Whatever, Moms know it's cheap and thats what the market craves even though the wii is soo horrible :(
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