Nintendo Sells 46,000 Wii Remotes Every Day

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  1. Ron
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    According to Nintendo, the company has sold more than 65 million Wii remotes in the United States since the launch of the console in November 2006. It averages 46,000 Wii Remotes sold every day.

    "This demonstrates that Wii owners like to play and they like to play together. They're not the stereotypical gamers playing alone in their parents' basement," Nintendo says.

    Here's the breakdown of U.S. Wii remote controller sales by retail tracking group NPD:

    • 30.41 million included with the Wii hardware
    • 12.92 million sold with Wii Play
    • 18.56 million white versions sold separately
    • 2.44 million black versions sold separately
    • 467,500 pink versions sold separately
    • 465,200 blue versions sold separately

    NPD also reports Nintendo has sold an additional 52.9 million Nunchuk controllers in the United States through September.

    On November 7, Nintendo will launch the The Wii Remote Plus, a new controller that combines the traditional Wii remote and Wii RemotePlus add-on. [/p]

    Source (IGN)
     
  2. Goli

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    I find that PR in news like this is very important:
     
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    Take that, $ony and Micro$oft!
     
  4. Yuan

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    While software attach rate...
     
  5. DeMoN

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    I was wondering why the number was so high.
    This is the reason. [​IMG]
    Separately, it's probably around 10k (I didn't actually do the math).
     
  6. Yuan

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    Wii Play doesn't count as a game. But I didn't noticed they counted the bundled ones too -_-, it is the same to say Wii Sports is the best-selling game ever.
     
  7. Ron
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    How come people need to buy so many wiimotes? [​IMG] Oops.
     
  8. trumpet-205

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    That's very nice Nintendo.

    That reminds me, I need to buy another set of Wiimote as a backup. Waiting on the news of this "Wiimote Plus".
     
  9. TyRaNtM

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    In stores November 7th.
    Link: HERE.
     
  10. raulpica

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    It's not just an inflated number [​IMG]
     
  11. Juanmatron

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    4 WiiMotes X 1 Wii = 4 WiiMotes

    4 WiiMotes X 70.000.000 Wiis = 280.000.000 Wiimotes!!
     
  12. SamAsh07

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    Woh-ho, I get a feeling some women use that Wiimote as something "else", no wonder so many are sold every single day! But whatever the cause, Nintendo is benefiting from it, and as long as their earning dough, it's all goooooood
     
  13. Silent Storm

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    Funny, I was thinking the same thing.
     
  14. shakirmoledina

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    wii is a party console mainly so it would be expected tht ppl wanna buy more remotes for the family to play together
    kinda strange, wouldnt this show tht kinect may not profit as much