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June NPD sales data

Posted 9 years ago by in DS, News, Wii | 2 Comments

PlayStation 3 405.5k
PSP 337.4k
Playstation 2 188.8k
Xbox 360 219.8k
Wii 666.7k
Nintendo DS 783k

01. PS3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUN OF THE PATRIOTS KONAMI 774.6K (Does not include bundles with PS3 hardware)
02. NDS GUITAR HERO ON TOUR ACTIVISION 422.3K
03. 360 NINJA GAIDEN II MICROSOFT 372.7K
04. WII FIT W/BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA 372.7K
05. WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA
359.1K
06. 360 BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY ELECTRONIC ARTS 346.8K
07. WII MARIO KART W/WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA 322.4K
08. WII LEGO INDIANA JONES: THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE LUCASARTS
294.5K
09. NDS LEGO INDIANA JONES: THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE LUCASARTS
267.8K
10. PS2 LEGO INDIANA JONES: THE ORIGINAL ADVENTURE LUCASARTS 260.3K

At this year’s E3, Nintendo said that we would be impressed by the NPD data for June. So…What do you guys think?

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Nintendo responds to NPD data

Posted 9 years ago by in DS, News, Wii | 1 Comment

After 20 Months, NPD Data Shows Wii Emerges as the No. 1 U.S. Home Console

Equaling its status on a worldwide basis, Wii has become the best-selling video game console in the United States. According to independent sales tracking information from the NPD Group, more than 666,000 Wii consoles sold for the month of June, and nearly 10.9 million Wii consoles have been sold in the United States in the 20 months following its November 2006 launch. The system is credited with breaking down the psychological barriers between gamers and non-gamers.

Wii was created with the goal of expanding the gaming universe through its intuitive motion-sensing controller, said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of Americas executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. As we have demonstrated this week during the E3 Media & Business Summit, Wii continues to pioneer new ways for people to interact with their video games and with one another.

The portable Nintendo DS finished as the top-selling U.S. video game system in June, with more than 783,000 units sold. To date, more than 20.8 million Nintendo DS units have been sold in the United States.

The report also shows that six out of the top 10 best-selling games for June are made for Nintendo systems, including Guitar Hero® On Tour (No. 2), Wii Fit (No. 4), Wii Play (No. 5), Mario Kart® Wii (No. 6), LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for Wii (No. 7) and LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for Nintendo DS (No. 9).

Ghostbusters trailer (E3)

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Shigeru Miyamoto only recently made a remark that E3 is no longer a place to introduce new games for the core gamer. Additionally, it has been discovered that the legendary video game mastermind provided a response about making franchises such as Zelda and Mario more accessible. Unfortunately, it looks like those who have been hoping that the next Zelda would ramp up the difficulty won’t find the next Zelda game to be any tougher. If anything, the next Zelda title could be even less hardcore than we’re accustomed to. “Frankly, some of the so-called ‘franchise games’ are quite difficult for nongamers to play, so making accessible games for these players is key. With Zelda, we have to consider how to make it accessible for new gamers to pick up and play and enjoy just as hardcore gamers have. For example, we’ve got the Touch Generations series. Now, we’re not necessarily going to make our “franchise” games in that style, but we’ll take what we know and have learned — the philosophy behind those games — and incorporate it into franchise games. That’s a philosophy that’s very strong at Nintendo.”

First NHL 2K9 footage

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Konami is following in the footsteps of Capcom’s Mega Man 9 with a revival of their own. Gradius Rebirth is scheduled to hit WiiWare this summer and is an original entry in the series. Other than that, no further details on the game have been provided.

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At Nintendo’s Developer Roundtable conference yesterday, a question was brought up regarding the possibility of combining the newly announced Wii add-on, Wii MotionPlus, to actual Wii controlers in the future. Last night, Shigeru Miyamoto responded and explained that Nintendo is considering integrating Wii MotionPlus with the Wiimote and they are also considering just leaving the add-on as…An add-on.

1. [PS2] Persona 4 (Atlus) – 193,000
2. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 30,000 / 2,353,000
3. [NDS] Densetsu no Starfi Taketsu (Nintendo) – 29,000
4. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 25,000 / 1,560,000
5. [NDS] Daigasso Band Brothers (Nintendo) – 23,000 / 190,000
6. [WII] Biohazard Zero (Capcom) – 21,000
7. [NDS] Derby Stallion DS (Enterbrain) – 20,000 / 206,000
8. [NDS] Hanayori Dango: Koi Seyo Onago (Konami) – 20,000
9. [NDS] Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daigekisen (Bandai Namco) – 16,000

10. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 16,000 2,277,000

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Nintendo has been holding another event to reiterate the games that they displayed at yesterday’s media briefing. However, an interesting tidbit has come from a Q&A portion of the session. When asked whether Shigeru Miyamoto still has interest in creating a new Pikmin game, he replied with a short but simple response: “We’re making Pikmin.”