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Official Sales Thread
« on: November 20, 2006, 09:12:59 PM »
Not much to report just yet. However, the Wii seems to have completely sold out, so whatever it shipped is what it sold.<BR><BR>According to this <a target=new class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=21226">article, Reggie says Wii is on track to sell 1 million by early december. There's no reason to doubt that will be the case. <img src="http://img62.exs.cx/img62/7817/reggiehead.gif" border="0"><BR><BR>Anyone care to do any speculating on future Wii sales? I predict it is going to outsell the PS3 until the PS3 comes down in price and becomes more readily available. After that, I have no idea what will happen. 
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RE:Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 09:47:25 PM »
As stated b4, no one is sure of the accuracy of this, but it should give you a rough estimate of whats been sold/shipped so far.




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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 12:01:28 AM »
I read somewhere that Nintendo may have actually already sold 1 million consoles. Maybe the article was mistaken. Don't quote me on that, but they've obviously sold as many as they shipped, so whatever the shipping number is, the sales number is going to be exactly the same, give or take a couple here and there if there are some lame ass towns where the internet doesn't exist.

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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006, 12:50:29 AM »
If BNM's numbers are about right (they look decent to me), then:

87.1% for Microsoft
9.7% for Nintendo
3.2% for Sony

Not bad considering Nintendo has been on the market for three days.  GameCube only has about 14% of the last-gen marketshare, and it had around 6% at the end of 2001.  Wii could have over 25% by the end of the year.

What will be really interesting is seeing how Wii and PS3 are doing in a few months when the PS3 supply is fixed and the new game releases thin out.   Xbox 360 will probably win for a couple of months there.  I really hope Nintendo has a couple more games than it announced last week.
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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006, 02:40:27 AM »
$5 says Nintendo is in 1st place same time next year, or at least by January 2008.

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006, 02:45:09 AM »
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$5 says Nintendo is in 1st place same time next year, or at least by January 2008.


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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006, 04:14:16 AM »
Gamasutra reports that Wii has an initial tie-in ratio of 3.0!  Yowie-zowie!
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On the Playstation 3, GameStop found its top titles were Resistance and Madden, while on Wii, The Legend of Zelda and Red Steel were the top sellers. The Wii and PS3 achieved software/hardware tie ratios of 3.0 and 1.5 respectively.
I assume these numbers are just for GameStop/EB Games.  My assumption is that the tie-in ratio of these stores is higher than that of stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy, so it's probably lower in real life.  However, it does at least give us something to talk about.
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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2006, 06:22:00 AM »
Yeah, the PS3 tie-in is probably lower overall too, though.  Wii is going strong...I can't wait until the Japanese and European launches...it could become the number 1 next-gen console in Japan in just one day.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2006, 07:05:37 AM »
"Gamasutra reports that Wii has an initial tie-in ratio of 3.0! Yowie-zowie!"

Don't a lot of stores force bundles at launch though?  That sort of thing could skewer the results.  But then I imagine the PS3 would have that affecting it as well, unless WiiSports or VC titles are counted which I doubt.

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2006, 07:29:14 AM »
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Yeah, the PS3 tie-in is probably lower overall too, though.  Wii is going strong...I can't wait until the Japanese and European launches...it could become the number 1 next-gen console in Japan in just one hour.


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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2006, 08:08:15 AM »
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Gamasutra reports that Wii has an initial tie-in ratio of 3.0!  Yowie-zowie!
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On the Playstation 3, GameStop found its top titles were Resistance and Madden, while on Wii, The Legend of Zelda and Red Steel were the top sellers. The Wii and PS3 achieved software/hardware tie ratios of 3.0 and 1.5 respectively.
I assume these numbers are just for GameStop/EB Games.  My assumption is that the tie-in ratio of these stores is higher than that of stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy, so it's probably lower in real life.  However, it does at least give us something to talk about.


Horray! Red Steel is selling strong. That meas Ubisoft will have a good return on their investment, and most likely continue making games for Wii! This also means its feasible that a Red Steel 2 will come out, giving them a chance to redeem themselves on the control front.
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RE:Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2006, 09:01:35 AM »
Well Ian I bought a Wii , Wii remote, Nunchuk and 6 games. And in Toys R us there were a lot of people who bought atleast 1 - 4 games at launch. So in a way cheaper system = more games sold. And a lot of 3rd parties will be happy with sales and Nintendo will be happy with all the profit from Wii, accessories, LOZ and 3rd party royalties they are going to rake in.  
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RE:Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2006, 09:08:16 AM »
Games and accesories are hard as hell to find around here too so i thinkg everyting is selling good. I bought BDZ:BT2, a Wii card and a Classic OCntrooler then ran out of money, went back to town the next day and EVERY single Nunchuck is sold out EVERYWHERE!. Also found Shop-ko who was the BEST place to buy GC stuff SUCKS for Wii, they are five and ten dollars higher priced on everything.

I waited on Red Steel and it seams I may have to wait longer cuz it is selling out everywhere at every store here.
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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2006, 11:20:40 AM »
I think everything is selling great.  A second shipment already hit my area and after calling 5 stores and them saying they were sold out I walked into walmart to grab the last one.  The sellout continues despite the resupply and thats certainly a good thing.  Games do seem low at most retailers as well.

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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2006, 11:32:45 AM »
I'm glad I picked up my games and controller while  I could, even though I still have no Wii.  Hopefully I'll have one soon ;__;
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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2006, 12:30:23 PM »
I think Nintendo said in NWR's podcast that there will be 1 million shipped by Thanksgiving. Don't know how accurate that above site's numbers are, but 1M will be the sales cap this week.

Then I guess roughly another 200K/week until the end of the year in North America = 2 million? That's a fast ramp up.
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2006, 03:11:11 AM »
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"Gamasutra reports that Wii has an initial tie-in ratio of 3.0! Yowie-zowie!"

Don't a lot of stores force bundles at launch though?  That sort of thing could skewer the results.  But then I imagine the PS3 would have that affecting it as well, unless WiiSports or VC titles are counted which I doubt.
These figures came from GameStop/EB Games, which had no forced bundles except for online (which was a small percentage of total units available).  
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RE: Official Wii Sales Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2006, 11:50:20 PM »
For the sake of posterity, Nintendo reported yesterday (Nov. 27th) that 600,000 units were sold in the first week.

Edit: Just looking over the nexgenwars thing BlackNMild posted and I started wondering how it works.  It looks like they extrapolate sales and then have it update the numbers based on an average number of units sold per minute (or whatever).  As of this post the program seems to be claiming the following approximate sales rates:

Xbox 360: 36-37 units per min.
PS3: 5-6 units per min.
Wii: 14-15 units per min.
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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2006, 03:11:10 AM »
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Originally posted by: Requiem Horray! Red Steel is selling strong. That meas Ubisoft will have a good return on their investment, and most likely continue making games for Wii! This also means its feasible that a Red Steel 2 will come out, giving them a chance to redeem themselves on the control front.


It also encourages 3rd parties to offer Wii support.

If an unpolished launch title like Red Steel can still sell very well, it means that companies should have jumped on board long ago and they'll scramble to do so now.
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2006, 03:33:05 AM »
If Nintendo can keep just a 3 to 1 tie in Ratio then they'll be sitting ok.  Considering everything makes them money.

Edit:  On Nexgenwars 53% of the people picked Wii.  I wonder if they are going for just the US or the World.  If thats a case I expect a real spike in the number a week from now.
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« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2006, 04:16:34 AM »
The Nextgenwars numbers must be worldwide, as Xbox 360's total sales worldwide were 6 million about two months ago.

What's fun about that site is you get to see how far off they are when actual numbers are announced by Nintendo or the other companies.
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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2006, 04:18:23 AM »
The numbers for the Wii are only in the US. We haven't even seen the sales from Japan and Europe yet, but expect the Wii to be over a million in a week.
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« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2006, 07:21:45 AM »
Ah, but can we expect the Wii to be near 4 million by January 1? Or is 3 million a more likely estimate?

600,000 IS not too shabby a number, but Nintendo should hopefully iron out their supply issues to meet the demand while the hype is strong, and at least satisfy January and March's after-christmas non-gamer impressment rush. Interestingly enough, great non gamer games are coming out in Q1: Wii Play, Wario Ware, and Mario Party 8. If Nintendo really plans to build on nongamer and casual hype, then they need to supply for those months too.

Besides... we've got what? 5 weeks left till 2007? Even at the extravagant number of 200,000 units a week (WAY MORE than DS shipments), Nintendo will be at 1.6 mil for the Americas...

Of course, Nintendo may be doing a smart rollout strategy for this (i.e. holding back units to create artificial shortages and hype), in effect ensuring a steady, healthy weekly supply of wiis so as to make the hype a long, steady broil instead of a flash in the pan. Long, sustained supplies and hype are more beneficial for casual and non-gamers, whereas hardcore gamers are better suited for the BUYITNOWORELSENEVER demands of an all-at-once sellout.

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« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2006, 07:49:43 AM »
it looks to me like 4 million will be hard to reach, probably more like 2.5 - 3 mill by end of year.  Still not bad, and with all the non-gaming hype it looks like a strong entrance into 2007.

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