Nintendo is still hot for the holidays. In November alone, eager holiday shoppers in the United States snapped up more than 2.7 million Wii and Nintendo DS systems. That equates to more than 1.2 million Wii systems and more than 1.5 million units from the Nintendo DS family of systems, 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."
Nintendo has something for everyone, including hot bundles for the holidays:
Some exclusive games for the Wii console include Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, Wii Party, Kirby's Epic Yarn, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, FlingSmash (which comes bundled with the new Wii Remote Plus controller) and Donkey Kong Country Returns. On the portable Nintendo DS family of systems, shoppers can choose games like DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Art Academy, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
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