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Nintendo ups its sales projections

Written by Dave Horvath @ 06 Apr 2007 7:43 User comments (3)

Nintendo ups its sales projections Basking in the glory of a highly profitable lineup of console games, Japanese game maker Nintendo has revamped their sales target for this year. Nintendo now states that it expects its official sales from the beginning of the year through March to be up from its expected 900 billion Yen ($8.1bn; 4.1bn) to an astounding 966 billion.
Credit can be given to its still wildly successful DS handheld, a successful launch of its new Wii console as well as several sleeper titles that gained massive popularity such as its Brain Teasing exercises.

Many analysts are surprised at Nintendo's success and the speed at which its units are continuously selling out even when faced with stiff competition from Sony's PS3 and the highly successful Microsoft Xbox 360.

Nintendo is expected to release its official sales figures on April 26.

Source:
BBC

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3 user comments

16.4.2007 8:06
vinny13
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Well I'm not suprised, it's Nintendo. Since 1985 it has been popular in North America. It will probably always be popluar. And their always cheaper then the compition, which is a big gain.

26.4.2007 8:52

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Well I'm not suprised, it's Nintendo. Since 1985 it has been popular in North America. It will probably always be popluar. And their always cheaper then the compition, which is a big gain.
Although am a Nintendo fan I have to slightly disagree with that.. Nintendo did really bad with the Gamecube, and the n64 didn't really turn that much heads either, don't get me wrong though I love both of them. Gamecube lacked alot of good third party games...

36.4.2007 9:41

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[quote] Well I'm not suprised, it's Nintendo. Since 1985 it has been popular in North America. It will probably always be popluar. And their always cheaper then the compition, which is a big gain.

Although am a Nintendo fan I have to slightly disagree with that.. Nintendo did really bad with the Gamecube, and the n64 didn't really turn that much heads either, don't get me wrong though I love both of them. Gamecube lacked alot of good third party games...
They've outsold the competition in Japan this time as well, even if Sony's catching up.

This time Wii is cheaper than a brand-new PS2 was years ago. Gamecube lacked third party support, but Wii seems to have it. They came out right with PS3, unlike N64 being late to PSX.

They went a different direction, but Nintendo stepped up. This time isn't last generation; it's truly a three horse race.
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