Total Wii And DS Software Sales Are Up

In addition to the hardware sales info, Nintendo also released software sales data for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. DS software sales are down domestically, but Wii software sales are up in Japan.

What's more, Wii software experienced significant sales spikes outside Japan. Total software sales are up as well.

Let's have a look at the data:

Nintendo DS

• Japan*
Apr. - Dec. '07: 33,340,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 27,110,000 units
Life-to-date: 142,120,000 units

• The Americas*
Apr. - Dec. '07: 51,140,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 64,550,000 units
Life-to-date: 187,750,000 units

• Other*
Apr. - Dec. '07: 62,410,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 721,100,000 units
Life-to-date: 203,520,000 units

• Total
Apr. - Dec. '07: 146,890,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 163,780,000 units
Life-to-date: 533,380,000 units

*New titles
• Japan
Apr. - Dec. '07: 345 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 332 units
Life-to-date: 1235 units

• The Americas
Apr. - Dec. '07: 2,390,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 3,030,000 units
Life-to-date: 8,700,000 units

• Other
Apr. - Dec. '07: 2,530,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 4,180,000 units
Life-to-date: 10,220,000 units

Nintendo Wii

• Japan*
Apr. - Dec. '07: 10,710,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 11,040,000 units
Life-to-date: 32,100,000 units

• The Americas*
Apr. - Dec. '07: 46,410,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 90,290,000 units
Life-to-date: 169,660,000 units

• Other*
Apr. - Dec. '07: 27,230,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 62,460,000 units
Life-to-date: 110,470,000 units

• Total
Apr. - Dec. '07: 84,350,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 163,780,000 units
Life-to-date: 312,220,000 units

*New titles
• Japan
Apr. - Dec. '07: 840,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 910,000 units
Life-to-date: 2,440,000 units

• The Americas
Apr. - Dec. '07: 1,490,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 2,190,000 units
Life-to-date: 4,600,000 units

• Other
Apr. - Dec. '07: 1,270,000 units
Apr. - Dec. '08: 1,840,000 units
Life-to-date: 4,130,000 units

"Other" includes new titles in the European and Australian markets. The sales figures do not include DSi Ware titles, nor do they include Virtual Console or WiiWare titles. Starting January 2009, games bundled with hardware will not be factored into software sales.