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Nintendo Sales Update

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2001 @ 7:02 p.m. PST

More Box-bashing stats from across the pond.

Total North American shipments of NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) have now reached 1.1 million, with more than 800,000 sold through in the U.S., Canada and Latin America markets.
  • While retailers report out-of-stock situations everyday, Nintendo is shipping more than 100,000 NINTENDO GAMECUBE units every week to replenish supplies.
  • Due to the overwhelming success of the North American launch, Nintendo Co., Ltd. in Japan has announced an increase in NINTENDO GAMECUBE production.
  • Super Smash Brothers Melee(TM) has reached sales of more than a quarter of a million units in just nine days in the U.S....making it, by far, the fastest selling game for any new console launched this year.
  • Total NINTENDO GAMECUBE titles available will reach 21 by calendar year end, and 37 by fiscal year end.
  • The top selling video game system across all platforms in November was Nintendo's portable Game Boy(R) Advance. It sold through 20 percent more units than any video game console.
  • In November, U.S. sales of all Nintendo systems (NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Nintendo(R) 64, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color) nearly equaled the combined sales of all systems from all other manufacturers.
  • Nintendo will enjoy the best selling U.S. holiday season in its 17-year history.
  • The video game industry overall is hotter than ever, with total 2001 retail revenues now on track to exceed $8 billion for the first time ever (+19% vs. 2000).
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