Although the Xbox 360 sales are still high and Sony does its best to boost the PlayStation 3 sales, it’s still Nintendo who records the best sales, just as it happened throughout the year. According to the latest NPD data, 687,000 Wii units were sold in September, as well as 537,000 DS units. This means first and second place in the console wars!
Also, games published for Nintendo systems proved to be very profitable as well, since exactly four titles made the top 10: Wii Fit grabbed was the runner up with 518,000 copies sold, Mario Kart Wii finished fourth (353,000 sold), Wii Play jumped at number 7 (243,000) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed finished at number 8. Impressive!
Nintendo knows why it still sells like ice-cold water in a hot day: unique controls! “The four Wii games in the top 10 all feature controls just not possible on other video game systems,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The Wii Balance Board and Wii Wheel give players new ways to interact with their games, while the Wii Remote controller transforms into a pool cue, table tennis paddle or lightsaber.”
However, September’s results surely weight a lot less than the ones of November and December when sales are boosted to ultimate levels. We’ll see what happens this year and we’ll keep you informed.