Nintendo has announced today that the Wii console is closing in on 40 million units sold in the U.S. VGChartz says differently. Through their data, the Wii has 42.5 million units sold since its launch back in 2006. Nintendo sold 228,000 units in February.
By comparison, the XBox 360 has sold 36.7 million and PS3 has sold 22.2 million in the U.S. Globally, with all units sold thus far since their launches, the Wii stands tall at 95.1 million units versus XBox 360′s 65.2 million and Playstation 3′s 62.1 million. Outside of the Wii, Nintendo also sold 262,000 3DS and 135,000 DS handhelds during the month. Globally, the 3DS stands at 16.5 million units globally while the PS Vita charges on at 1.4 million. All numbers are according to VGChartz.
And the numbers roll on
Nintendo also announced today that Super Mario Galaxy has surpassed 5 million unit sales for the US, according to NPD - the 9th Wii title to reach the milestone. Nintendo has been quiet of late as it prepares to launch its Wii U at this year’s E3.
Nintendo has been very quiet during this week at the Game Developers Conference, but the company is expected to have a huge E3 show this year as it fully prepares to launch the Wii U later this year.