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How many units will Wii sell in the US in October?
(10/4/09 - 10/31/09)

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Daily Volume 1
Total Volume 281,552

How many units will Wii sell in the US in September?
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Daily Volume 0
Total Volume 327,012

How many units will Wii sell in the US in August?
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Daily Volume 2,001
Total Volume 309,584

How many units will Wii sell in the US in July?
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Daily Volume 1,001
Total Volume 469,759

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Publisher Nintendo Studio Nintendo Genre Console
Release Dates 11/19/06 12/2/07 12/8/07 12/7/06

Wii, formerly known as "Revolution," promises to forever change the way gamers play. Nintendo takes a completely different direction with its next generation system from the strategy of Microsoft and Sony. In place of high definition graphics and 7.1 channel sound, the Wii offers gamers new gameplay through a motion detecting set of controllers.

Little is known about the Wii's hardware specifications as Nintendo does not wish to compete on this level. The CPU is designed by IBM and called "Broadway" and the GPU is designed by ATI and called "Hollywood."

The video output is capable of 480p and 16:9 widescreen; however component cables are required for 480p and they are sold separately. The audio output is stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II. The Wii does not feature a hard drive but instead offers 512MB flash memory. Additionally memory can be added using SD cards. The console connects to the Internet using built-in Wi-Fi.

The Wii uses a motion sensing controller shaped like a TV remote. Many games also use a "nunchuk" controller that attaches using a cable to the "Wii-mote." The Wii-mote is detected by the console using a sensor bar that must be placed on top of a TV. The sensor bar is not wireless and attaches to the Wii by a cable. The Wii-mote requires 2 AA batteries.

Wii takes backwards compatibility to the next level by allowing players to play vintage NES, Super Nintendo, and N64 games through downloads on its Virtual Console. The Wii also accepts Gamecube discs, controllers, and memory cards. Nintendo has stated that online play of Wii games will be offered for free; however, this service is not available at launch.

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Nintendo: 3.2 Million Wiis Sold

Kotaku - January 25, 2007

Submitted by Bluerealm117 (608) at 4:36PM PST on January 25, 2007

Nintendo: 3.2 Million Wiis Sold
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Nintendo #1 in February, Wii Top Console 335,000 Units... - March 15, 2007

Submitted by zukaus (1) at 5:14PM PST on March 15, 2007

Nintendo #1 in February, Wii Top Console 335,000 Units Sold, DS Top Handheld 485,000 Units Sold
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Nintendo Could Control Over 50% of the Market

J. Brightman - May 29, 2007

Submitted by Tyrigo (922) at 11:38AM PST on May 29, 2007

Nintendo of America Vice President of Marketing George Harrison expects the current console lifecycle to extend beyond the traditional five years and he fully believes that Nintendo will be in complete control with potentially over 50 percent of the market. He also had some harsh words for Sony and Microsoft.
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Wii price drop confirmed: $199 starting this weekend

Engadget - September 22, 2009

Submitted by mrahaju (47) at 10:21PM PST on September 22, 2009

The rumors were true, and Nintendo's knight in shining armor is finally about to see its first-ever price drop. Beginning on September 27th at Best Buy (and everywhere else, naturally), the happy-go-lucky machine will be offered for just $199.99. Interestingly, it appears that suits at BB expect Nintendo to make an official announcement on the drop this Friday, yet retail stores won't begin selling at the discounted rate until Sunday.
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Kotaku: Wii Price Drop Early Oct

kotaku - September 11, 2009

Submitted by PhilHarrision (120) at 6:42PM PST on September 11, 2009

Rumour: Advance retail listings forwarded to Kotaku indicate that Nintendo is planning to issue its first price drop on the Wii, with a less expensive version of the console—currently priced at $249—coming the first week of October.
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