Whether or not you like Nintendo, you can’t disprove these 10 facts for the first half of 2007 based upon NPD and NPD Canada figures:
–Through the first half of 2007, the total Wii hardware sell-through in the United States and Canada combined is more than 2.3 million units (2.1 million United States, 222,000 Canada).
–For the first half of 2007, Nintendo represents nearly 70 percent of the industry growth in the United States and Canada combined.
–In June alone, Wii was once again the top-selling home console with nearly 435,000 units sold in the United States and Canada combined (381,800
United States, 53,000 Canada).
–In June alone, Nintendo DS was the top-selling video game system overall with nearly 608,000 units sold in the United States and Canada combined (562,000 United States, 46,000 Canada).
–Nintendo remained the top video game publisher in the United States and Canada in June, as well as the top publisher for all of 2007.
–In June alone, Nintendo has six of the top 10 best-selling games in the United States, including the top four: Mario Party 8 and Wii Play for
Wii, and Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for Nintendo DS.
–Of the top 30 best-selling games in the United States for all of 2007, half are for Nintendo systems.
–The three best-selling games in the United States for all of 2007 are for Nintendo systems: Pokémon Diamond, Wii Play and Pokémon Pearl.
–Wii already boasts more than 180 games, including 120 downloadable Virtual Console titles. By the end of the year, that total number will climb to about 330 games, including an additional 100 new games from every major third-party publisher, along with an additional 50 Virtual Console titles.
–Approximately 300 games are already available for Nintendo DS, with another 140 titles expected by the end of the year from every major third-party publisher.