Friday, December 12th 2008

Nintendo Sets New Game Console Shipment Record

Nintendo has had a happy hunting season in the month of November, with record-breaking sales of the Wii game console in the US. According to data compiled by NPD and sourced from TG Daily, Nintendo shattered its own record it set in November 2007, of 981,000 units sold, with a phenomenal 2 million units sold in November '08.

Given the state the economy is in, game console shipment estimates for November 2008 by NPD, come as a big surprise. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony shipped 3,254,000 static consoles last month, which compares to only 2,217,000 units in November and translates to a 47% increase in shipped units year over year and 139% sequentially. Sales of console by Sony saw a sharp drop at the expense of Nintendo and Microsoft. The month saw equally good sales of game titles (covered here), again with those for the Xbox 360 and Wii holding the top spots.


Source: TG Daily
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32 Comments on Nintendo Sets New Game Console Shipment Record

#1
NeoCrisis
heh I have a Wii and its collecting dust for the past 7 months. Its the same with alot of my other friends that have it.
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
i dont see locations mentioned - is this USA, or global?
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Mussels
i dont see locations mentioned - is this USA, or global?
US markets.
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#4
Triprift
Not suprising as Nintendo are tageting the whole family with there games not just the teenage kids or us big kids lol.
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#5
intel igent
for some odd reason nintendo alway's seem's to make the sale's......

why?
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#6
magibeg
Because it's "Nintendo", the name brand even the parents know.
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#7
Weer
Because they're selling a last-gen console for half the price and calling it next-gen. Somehow, it's so incredible that they're getting away with this, that it has to be reiterated constantly.
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#8
intel igent
by: magibeg
Because it's "Nintendo", the name brand even the parents know.
so where's mah sega then?

i never really was a fan of nintendo after SNES....

just my $0.02
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Id get one for a few of the games they have. However, none of my local shops ever seem to have one :(
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#10
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: intel igent
for some odd reason nintendo alway's seem's to make the sale's......

why?
Because the nintendo appeals to older people and not just kids.

by: Weer
Because they're selling a last-gen console for half the price and calling it next-gen. Somehow, it's so incredible that they're getting away with this, that it has to be reiterated constantly.
The xbox360, ps3 and wii are all last gen consoles. <-- that has to be reiterated constantly
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#11
lemonadesoda
The seasonality in those sales figures is truly amazing.

Thankfully, for PC manufacturers and retailers the PC industry isnt subject to the same degree of seasonality.
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#12
AphexDreamer
by: DrPepper
Because the nintendo appeals to older people and not just kids.



The xbox360, ps3 and wii are all last gen consoles. <-- that has to be reiterated constantly
Well acutely the 360 GPU Xenos is very smiler to the R600 in architecture and the PS3 uses a Cell Processor so I don't really see how this couldn't be next gen when the Xbox didn't even have HDR and the PS2 had some crappy chip. PC all the way for me anyways, screw consoles. I go to my friends house for that.
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#13
intel igent
by: DrPepper
Because the nintendo appeals to older people and not just kids.
lol i am older and it doesn't appeal to me, then again i'm not much of a gamer......
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#14
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: AphexDreamer
Well acutely the 360 GPU Xenos is very smiler to the R600 in architecture and the PS3 uses a Cell Processor.
Well its not very similar its pretty much half way between an r500 and r600. The ps3 uses a G70 like gpu which is a seven series geforce and they both use Dx9c so I'd say they were last gen since dx11 is coming out. I think all this next gen hype is rediculous anyway.
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#15
AphexDreamer
by: DrPepper
Well its not very similar its pretty much half way between an r500 and r600. The ps3 uses a G70 like gpu which is a seven series geforce and they both use Dx9c so I'd say they were last gen since dx11 is coming out. I think all this next gen hype is rediculous anyway.
Well I guess its last gen now, if you account for the use of CUDA and Stream processing and stuff like that. But when they were called next gen, they had some stuff in'em to make that claim true. Console are just always behind PC's, I really find them pointless. Why not sell their Hardware in a PC case already.
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#16
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: AphexDreamer
Well I guess its last gen now, if you account for the use of CUDA and Stream processing and stuff like that. But when they were called next gen, they had some stuff in'em to make that claim true. Console are just always behind PC's, I really find them pointless. Why not sell their Hardware in a PC case already.
The ps3 is almost a pc, It can browse the internet etc, it just needs some games. I wish they came with bigger HDD's though and had pretty much every codec and could be updated that way so they would be true media centre console pc things.
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#17
tkpenalty
by: AphexDreamer
Well I guess its last gen now, if you account for the use of CUDA and Stream processing and stuff like that. But when they were called next gen, they had some stuff in'em to make that claim true. Console are just always behind PC's, I really find them pointless. Why not sell their Hardware in a PC case already.
You do realise how much cheaper consoles are in contrast to PCs? A $500 console will be able to play a whole lot more games that are more graphically intensive than a $500 PC (tower only). A console only has one PCB, and that has all the stuff on it, so therefore it effectively reduces manufacturing costs.

If you want to play games only a console is better for you, if you want to do anything else for the same price, of a console then a PC, but you'd sacrifice gaming to some extent with the PC at the same price as the console.

In a nutshell you're comparing apples with oranges.
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#18
tigger
I'm the only one
The ps3 uses a 7900gtx,and the xbox360 uses a custom ati gpu with unified shaders.
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#19
Swansen
by: Triprift
Not suprising as Nintendo are tageting the whole family with there games not just the teenage kids or us big kids lol.
Truly though, the Wii doesn't even compete with the PS3 or the 360 as it is in a completely different market, instead of targeting gamers, they target the average person, most of whom rarely play games or have never.
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#20
Weer
by: DrPepper

The xbox360, ps3 and wii are all last gen consoles. <-- that has to be reiterated constantly
I think you are slightly confused.

The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 are Current generation consoles.

The Wii is not.
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#21
tigger
I'm the only one
The wii is a games console,the other two are slightly confused and dont really know what they are,games console,multimedia center.
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
the game consoles 'out power' a PC at the same price range, because the consoles sell at a loss. they make the money back from the games/
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#23
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Mussels
the game consoles 'out power' a PC at the same price range, because the consoles sell at a loss. they make the money back from the games/
and the peripherals.
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: DrPepper
and the peripherals.
that too. missed that.
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#25
farlex85
by: Weer
I think you are slightly confused.

The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 are Current generation consoles.

The Wii is not.
It is the current generation of nintendo's counsel, their sales figures speak to that, thus it is current gen. They have simply taken another marketing approach, focusing on gameplay improvements over pretty things, and as you can see, it has payed off in spades. They can get away with it b/c gameplay always wins over graphics, and nintendo continues to deliver original gameplay in a way for some reason no one else cares to match. Remember the 64? Using "outdated cartridges" to deliver LOZ, Mario 64, Goldeneye, ect, some of the most influential games of the time, bleeding edge tech isn't what makes gaming good, it just helps make good games even better. ;)

Kudos Nintendo
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