Nintendo conquers Europe

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cop-doughnuts Nintendo have announced, by means of a particularly German press release, that they have made obscene amounts of money in Europe last year. Nintendo’s market-dominant waggle machine has sold 8.3 million units in in 2008, bringing total euro sales figures to a staggering 14.2 million. Up 58% from the previous year, this benchmark makes it the largest annual home console seller in Europe…ever. This should hardly come as a surprise to anyone – the Wii is still flying off shelves like donuts at a cop convention.

Ninty’s other money generator did similarly brisk trade – The DS sold plenty, making 11.2 million people’s daily commutes just that little bit more pleasant.

Nintendo of Europe’s MD, Marketing and PR Laurent Fischer had this to say – probably before fist-pumping the sales director, and jubilantly screaming “Woooooo!” : “The sales trend on both Wii and Nintendo DS, hardware and software during 2008 shows that more and more people in Europe are enjoying video games as part of their daily lives.”

“This proves that Nintendo’s wish to expand the gaming population has strong potential in Europe.”

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Last Updated: January 16, 2009

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