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Nintendo has sold over 650 million consoles in 30 years

From Famicom to Wii U, Nintendo has sold a lot of systems

Nintendo has sold over 650 million consoles since Famicom launched in 1983.

Between launching Famicom 30 years ago and 31 March 2013, 268.97 million Nintendo home consoles had been sold. Add the 385.15 million handheld consoles shifted since the launch of Game Boy in 1989 and you have 654.14 million. That's a lot of consoles.

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The most successful Nintendo console is the Nintendo DS which has sold 153.93 million since launching in Japan in 2004.

The company's latest consoles have a long way to go to catch up. 3DS has sold 32.48 million while Wii U sales stand at 3.61 million.

Here are the Best and worst selling Nintendo consoles.


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  1. ledreppe Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 14:04

    I've helped that total by owning every home system and a DS and 3DS. Well done Nintendo, the competition's got some way to go before it can beat that, I don't think Sony will sell that many when the Playstation becomes 30 years old!

  2. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 17:40

    0.000001% are the ones I bought. =P

  3. 22312065 Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 19:22

    How people live in the world? What's that a ratio of.

  4. RSE III Tuesday 6th Aug 2013 at 23:28

    I think this proves that Nintendo's handheld consoles have always been much better than other companies.

  5. ONMisreal2401 Friday 9th Aug 2013 at 16:10

    I feel quite disappointed that the Wii U isn't selling as good as I thought it would...

  6. marka23 Saturday 10th Aug 2013 at 10:29

    Very few companies believe in the Wii U at the moment so it's lacking the kick ass games it needs to get going

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