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Nintendo US holiday sales impressBy Hanleigh Daniels 10 December 2010 | Categories: news
Nintendo has announced that its holiday sales in the US for the month of November alone stand at over 2.7 million gaming systems.
Broken down that comes to more than 1.5 million units from the Nintendo DS family of systems and north of 1.2 million Wii consoles, according to the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. sales of video games.
“According to our internal numbers, Nintendo sold 600 000 Wii systems during Thanksgiving Week alone, an increase of 50 000 over 2009,” said Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America’s senior director of Corporate Communications. “Holiday shoppers are obviously responding well to the great value Nintendo products offer, from our special bundles to the social fun of our games.”
It has also recently come to light that the rise of mobile phone gaming might already be proving itself to be a threat to traditional handheld systems, such as the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Nintendo DS, but Nintendo doesn’t seem to be struggling with selling its portable systems.
The company filed a request last month with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the popular pop-culture phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong”, in order to commemorate the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii.
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