Nintendo Games Take Half the Software Pie in 2008

nintendoYikes. We all know that the Nintendo Wii and DS are literally just shredding the competition. To pieces. Dominating all challengers. Nintendo, were it a man, would be kicking other companies, were they men, in their nuts, if they had them. And then there would be tears, and possibly gloating.

So, what else can Nintendo tack to its 2008 accomplishments to contribute to the “don’t-mess-with-us-bitch-we-are-Nintendo” swagger? Well, possibly this: Nintendo games made up almost half of all software sales last year. Forty-nine percent of all game sales.

Yes, really. I guess people love that Wii more than that PS Triple and XBox 360 after all. Basically, they sold 132 million games, with 70 million being Wii games.

All I have to say is this: Damn, that’s a lot of games.

Source- Gamasutra

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2 thoughts on “Nintendo Games Take Half the Software Pie in 2008”

  1. rofl Sup bitches, it’s Chad Warden!
    He’s a YouTubePoop icon btw. Like Walrusguy…well, no, Walrusguy is even awesomer.

    What the ffffffffffffffudgecake!!! Nintendo, you sick evil bastard of a company, make a truly kickass game with good graphics and near-perfect gameplay and stuff and then I won’t have to regret having a Wii and only a handful of games to play on it.

  2. I gave up on Nintendo a while ago. We can all agree that they don’t do enough to merit 5% of the software pie, much less 50, but it’s not going to change anything. What needs to happen is more attempts by Microsoft and Sony to break into the casual gaming market. Casual gamers are, no doubt, getting tired of Nintendo’s tiring remakes, but don’t have a viable alternative, not being hardcore gamers. If Microsoft or Sony were to make an inexpensive console with casual games in mind, they could easily cut a good chunk out of this market. But would it be worth the cost to develop such a thing?

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