In the US, Nintendo enjoyed another strong year in terms of console sales, with 15.5 million units shifting in 2010.
Eight and a half million of those units were the various different DS consoles, and seven million were Wii consoles, according to statistics from the NPD group.
In a release, Nintendo of America senior director of corporate communications, Charlie Scibetta, said:
“Nintendo has sold more game systems than anyone else for five years running.
“Of the quarter billion hardware systems sold in the United States during the past 10 years, Nintendo sold more than half. We look forward to bringing fun new experiences to consumers when Nintendo 3DS launches in March.”
Nintendo is claiming a big part of this success was in the software, with Wii-exclusive games Just Dance 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Epic Mickey in the top five games for December – a lucrative time for hardware sales too that accounted for nearly five million of Nintendo’s overall year’s sales.