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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.