"Our momentum has not let up since the holidays and we expect it to continue throughout the year," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "We have the industry's strongest lineup of games for everyone from core to casual gamers."
- February sales, according to NPD, in the United States:
- Nintendo sold more than 1 million hardware units combined, accounting for nearly half (47.6 percent) of all hardware sold.
- Nintendo DS games topped all software sales, with more than 3.6 million units sold. Consumers purchased nearly 2.9 million software units for Wii. Four of every 10 games sold were for Nintendo systems.
- Three games in the top five sellers for February play on Nintendo systems, including two from third-party publishers.
- Nearly 1.7 million accessories were purchased for Wii, more than for any other system. More than 1.2 million accessories were sold for Nintendo DS as well.
Everyone reading this needs to keep in mind that NPD does not track world wide sales data. This information is mainly concerning the American market.
What I find most encouraging is the third bullet point where we find that two of the three Wii games that appear in the top five sellers list were not made by Nintendo. As great as Nintendo is it also has a reputation among third-party developers that only Nintendo owned titles ever do well on their systems.