Hello, Liquid here; one of the new Site Staff on ZU.

You heard right, Nintendo saved Christmas. You might be thinking “How in the world could one company save a huge holiday such as Christmas?” Well, according to Jesse Divnich  at EEDAR, the company estimated that over 3.2 Million Wii units were sold during the month of December – the highest on record for any single console platform.

“Without these sales, the industry would have likely felt the full wrath of the recession – much like other industries closely linked to gaming,” said Divnich.

“We believe the simple to use design, cheaper and wider variety of software titles, and the already ‘hot effect’ in place on both systems, all played a role in driving both the Wii and the DS to the top of their segments. Simply put, Nintendo saved Christmas.”

EEDAR has also anticipated that about 3 Million DS units were sold during December in the US.

So it seems Nintendo is still unaffected by the economy crisis. Not looking too good for Sony and Microsoft.

Source:Nintendo saved Christmas with 3.2 million Wii sales – EEDAR
  • HomeSlice

    Now now, that last comment about Sony and Microsoft is unsupported, unrelated, and unnecessary. Nintendo’s commercial success this holiday season is a victory for the gaming industry as a whole, and casual remarks like this one are only going to divide and offend.

    Grumble grumble…

    [goes back to playing Chrono Trigger]

  • Arjen

    Ha … go, Nintendo!
    I’m pleased to hear Nintendo did so well.

    Sony and Microsoft aren’t doing well? Well, the more Nintendo rules the market, the better in my opinion. No offense to X360/PS3 owners, of course.

    • quote from that website:

      “the PSP outsold the PS3 with 880,000 machines”

      not a good sign for the ps3. no offense to owners, of course

  • Keaton-king

    It seems Nintendo is still superior to Microsoft and Sony.

  • Nagrom

    Well, that’s good to know.

    Though I really wish they would stop pumping out all these crap titles like “My stop smoking coach” and “my fitness coach” because that’s just ridiculous. DS is for gaming, not… coaching.

    I’m hating the direction Nintendo is going, but at least they’re not all blood and guns and gore like a lot of Sony and Microsoft titles.

    • my MATH coach?! at this rate “blood and guns and gore like a lot of Sony and Microsoft titles” will sound better than the DS!

      (i bet as soon as someone reads this they’ll suggest “my gun coach” or something to whoever makes those games)

  • By_Farore

    Good news for their economy. I just hope they bring more ”real” games in 2009, or at least announce them.
    Or else it won’t be long before they drop. Casual gamers aren’t called casual for nothing. They’re not usually the ones ready to spend their money on the newest games once they move over to something else. In my opinion.

  • gerudodesert3

    zelda is a great game and all just want to say this game has inspired my personality. the first time i saw zelda was when my brothers this game called zelda. i was four or five years old. i felt like kind of playing it. even though it seemed like a boys game it was the most funnest game i ever played. this was ocarina of time. i played and played.i am 12 now and and i got twilight princess when i was ten. zelda twilight princess was the best game i ever played in my life. i finished the game all by my self. i love all nintendo games. im a big fan of zelda.

  • Vamachara

    W00t! Go Nintendo!! I’m not a big fan of XBox & I hate Playstation. Keep it up Nintendo!

  • Ratheronfire

    Once again, Nintendo saves the video gaming industry from a potential crash.

    I love Nintendo.