Nintendo announced (via GamesIndustry International) that it has sold:

  • A combined 11.5 Million 3DS/3DS XL and 2DS units in the U.S.
  • They have sold 16 Million games for those systems in the same territory
  • This gives the 3DS an attach rate of 1.39 games per unit

 

IHS iSuppli released new estimates on the install base of the Nintendo 3DS, citing a lower lifetime potential due to competition from iPhone and other devices that play games that weren’t present when the DS launched.

  • IHS forecasts a global installed base of 3DS devices at 11.6 million by the end of 2011
  • By 2015, IHS forecasts a global installed base of 70 million 3DS devices
  • This compares to total sales of DS/DS Lite of 91 million at a comparable point in its sales cycle

 

 

This week Nintendo announced that the Wii has sold more than 7 Million units for the third consecutive year. According to Nintendo’s internal sales figures:

  • The Nintendo DS™ family of portable video game systems has sold more than 47 million in the United States since the original model launched in November 2004
  • This Nintendo DS is now the best-selling video game system of all time in the U.S.
  • The Wii™  marked its third consecutive calendar year with U.S. sales of more than 7 million – a feat never before accomplished in the history of video games by a home console.
  • Nintendo has sold more than 34 million Wiis in the U.S. now

Nintendo today announced that they sold 2.7 million Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems in November. This includes:

  • 1.2 million Wii systems
  • More than 1.5 million Nintendo DS systems

“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.

VentureBeat reported that Nintendo has shipped:

  • 67 million Wii game consoles
  • 510 million Wii games

and sold:

  • 125 million DS units
  • 688 million DS games.

This is 20 million Wii consoles in the fiscal 2010 (ending March31s), down from 25.9 million in fiscal 2009.

MCV reported that in the U.K., there are now:

  • 10.05 Million Nintendo DS units
  • 10.02 Million PlayStation 2 consoles

This means that 1/6th of the population on the U.K. owns a DS and/or a PS2

MCV reported that the Nintendo DS now has an install base of 113.48 Million units worldwide. This is an increase of 13% since March 6th, 2009. The DS has been selling at a rate of two to one for every Wii sold over the past six months.

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DFC Intelligence, recently released more details from their October 20th report on 8,000 consumers:

  • 54% of respondents in North America had played a game on their mobile phone in the past year
  • 69% of respondents in Europe had played a game on their mobile phone in the past year
  • 45% of respondents in North America had paid to purchase an application for their mobile phone
  • 36% of respondents in Europe had paid to purchase an application for their mobile phone
  • Apple’s App Store is the most popular service for purchases
  • 15% of respondents owned an iPhone or iPod touch (Europe and U.S.)
  • 29% of respondents owned a Nintendo DS (Europe and U.S.)

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According to reports from DFC Intelligence, the worldwide market for portable and mobile games is expected to grow to $11.7 billion by 2014.

By 2014, sales for games on the iPhone/iPod Touch are expected to account for about 24% of total portable game software sales

“The dedicated portable game systems from companies like Nintendo and Sony are still expected to lead the market, but it appears growth for these devices has peaked. The platforms from Apple are expected to be responsible for the bulk of market growth over the next few years,” says DFC analyst David Cole.

DFC also released some results from a study on the mobile game habits of over 8,000 game players in North America and Europe:

  • 54% of respondents in North America had played a game on their mobile phone in the past year
  • 69% of respondents in Europe had played a game on their mobile phone in the past year
  • 45% of respondents in North America had paid to purchase an application for their mobile phone
  • 36% in Europe had paid to purchase an application for their mobile phone.
  • Across both North America and Europe about 15% of respondents already owned an iPhone or iPod Touch, compared with 29% that owned a Nintendo DS

These reports are available individually or as part of one of DFC Intelligence’s ongoing research services.

MCV reported numbers from GfK-ChartTrack regarding the number of Nintendo DS units that have sold thru in the UK. As of December 2008, the number was:

  • 8.8 Million 
The 9 Million mark should be easily achieved in the next several months given the growth in the UK market, which was up 37% in the first five weeks of the year over 2008.