Nintendo sets new industry records

In 2008, Nintendo became the first company to sell over 10 million console units in a single year in the United States. According to independent sales data from the NPD Group, Nintendo sold 10.17 million Wii consoles in 2008, representing 55% of all next-generation console sales for that year.

In addition, Nintendo's portable DS handheld gaming unit sold 9.95 million units in 2008, representing 72% of all handheld gaming units sold for that year.

News source: Nintendo of America

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