It was a strange month for console sales and they were down across the board. It'll be interesting to see how much the black Wii increases sales next month as there has apparantly been high demand for it so far...
Nintendo’s April sales
NPC numbers are in for April and Nintendo is selling strong. With sales numbers for the Wii of 277,000 and DS systems of 440,000 units it’s hard to believe that anyone in the US still doesn’t have a Wii or DS.
“Consumers recognize the unprecedented combination of value and fun offered by Nintendo game systems,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “But including even more hardware and software with every Wii system should drive consumer interest even higher.”
The Wii Sports Resort that features the Wii MotionPlus sold 179,000 units. At this time, there is no data on how Wii MotionPlus attachment is selling on it’s own. The top Nintendo games for April are:
“Pokémon™ SoulSilver Version at No. 2 with nearly 243,000 sold, New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii at No. 3 with more than 200,000 sold, Pokémon HeartGold Version at No. 4 with more than 192,000 sold, Wii Sports Resort™ with Wii MotionPlus at No. 5 with more than 179,000 sold, Just Dance by Ubisoft at No. 8 with more than 144,000 sold and Wii Fit™ Plus with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory at No. 10 with more than 130,000 sold.”