Microsoft and Nintendo were scrambling for the top position in Christmas 2006. With Sony languishing in the shadows till March 2007, who would emerge on top as the console/handheld of choice? Nintendo, of course…
In the critical December retail period, the Nintendo DS Lite confirmed its #1 position in Australia, trouncing all competitors in both the handheld and home console market. This is a trend that continued throughout the year, making the Nintendo DS the highest selling games console of 2006.
According to Nintendo Australia, the Nintendo Wii and DS Lite dominated the market comprehensively-
Once released, Wii officially broke the Australian record for the biggest launch of a video game system in history. In a few short weeks Wii has established itself as the current ‘must have’ item. Demand quickly outstripped supply and although new stock shipments are constantly arriving, the Wii remains a very ‘hot’ item with Nintendo managing to sell over 50,000 units in just 3 weeks of December.
Despite being labeled as an ‘inferior console’ for the low-end specifications, the Nintendo Wii continues to impress and show that it’s not just all about pretty graphics or whether the console can support 1080p resolution. Nintendo proved yet again… gameplay overcomes all.
Source: News from Nintendo
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