July 25, 2007 - Nintendo on Wednesday announced first-quarter (the period between April and June 2007) financial results, and updated its forecasts for the coming year. The latest data reaffirms what everybody already knows, which is that the DS and Wii are both epic success stories.
The Big N revealed that cumulative Wii hardware sales now stand at 9.27 million worldwide (3.81 million being sold in the Americas alone). Meanwhile, cumulative DS sales are at a whopping 47.27 million (with 14.14 million sold in the Americas).
Nintendo had previously forecasted Wii hardware shipments of 14 million for the year, but it has since revised that number to 16.5 million, effectively upping shipments by 2.5 million units. In laymen's terms, this means that the firm expects to sell another 12.3 million Wii systems around the world between now and March of next year, increasing the total Wii worldwide installed base to 22 million.
Microsoft said this week that it sold 11.6 million Xbox 360 systems worldwide through June, which would put it a little more than two million systems ahead of Wii. It should be noted that in June, Wii outside Xbox 360 by nearly 200,000 units, and it has, in fact, outsold Microsoft's system every month this year. Given that Microsoft has no foothold in Japan, where Wii continues to dominate, Nintendo's console could and very likely will become market leader before the end of the year, if not sooner.
Nintendo has upped DS hardware shipments from 22 million to 26 million, boosting numbers by four million units for the year.
The company has increased its projections for Wii and DS software sales, too. Wii has jumped from 55 million to 72 million and DS from 130 million to 140 million.
Finally, Nintendo provided worldwide software sales numbers for key Wii and DS titles. Approximately seven Wii and 32 DS games have topped the million mark around the globe. First-party results here:
Wii Sports - 8.32m (includes those bundled in with hardware)
Wii Play - 4.49m
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 3.61m
WarioWare Smooth Moves - 1.82m
Super Paper Mario - 1.25mMario Party 8 - 1.03m
Nintendogs - 14.79m
New Super Mario Bros. - 10.52m
Pokemon Diamond&Pearl - 8.76m
Brain Age - 8.61m
Animal Crossing - 8.01m
Mario Kart DS - 7.83m
Brain Age 2 - 5.33m
Super Mario 64 DS - 4.97m
Big Brain Academy - 3.73m
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - 3.08
English Training - 2.86m
Yoshi's Island DS - 2.47m
Pokemon Ranger - 2.16m
WarioWare Touched - 2.15m
Tetris DS - 2.05m
Kirby - 1.73m
Common Sense Training - 1.53m
Mario Basketball 3on3 - 1.50m
Mario&Luigi RPG2 - 1.39m
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 - 1.24m
Super Princess Peach - 1.15mDiddy Kong Racing DS - 1.04m