The Nintendo Wii has been again the bestselling console in the United States in January of 2010 according to new numbers released by the NPD Group.
During January, U.S. consumers purchased more than 465,000 Wii systems and more than 422,000 systems in the Nintendo DS franchise, which includes Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo DSi.
"Holiday shoppers depleted our supplies even after our fourth holiday season," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "We appreciate the nearly 900,000 consumers who turned to Nintendo to get a great value for their entertainment dollars."
Of course overall video game sales fell in January compared to the record breaking December 2009 video game sales. In the December Nintendo sold 3.8 million Wii consoles. The Wii sale number dropped by about 3.3m in January. The Wii is still on top as the Xbox 360 and PS3 also fell in the same way.
Six of the top 10 best-selling games of January play on Nintendo systems. These include New Super Mario Bros. Wii at No. 1 with more than 656,000 sold, Wii Fit Plus with the Wii Balance Board accessory at No. 3 with more than 368,000 sold, Mario Kart Wii with the Wii Wheel accessory at No. 5 with more than 310,000 sold, Wii Sports Resort with the Wii MotionPlus accessory at No. 6 with more than 294,000 sold, Just Dance by Ubisoft at No. 9 with more than 191,000 sold and the Wii Fit Plus disc at No. 10 with more than 186,000 sold.
The Nintendo Wii is actually out of stock right now on Amazon.
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